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Old 01-28-2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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BTGorman, welcome to the board, funny thing is that I bought my 86 hilo from a gentleman in Austin last May for $800
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #12
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I have been looking for an economical means of camping and stumbled on Hi Lo trailers. We could tow with a Dodge Caravan (02) or Saturn Vue (06) or my husband has a Silverado (02). I just want something light but safe and would like to see one of these units before deciding. This forum helps alot and has leaned me in this direction despite the company being oob. Would any of you suggest a private owner or dealer. Not sure a dealer could offer much of warranty at this point. Please advise. Thanks SLJ
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #13
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Shasha,

Where are you located? There may be a hi-lo owner near you that would let you take a look at his trailer.

I would not be concerned about purchasing a hi-lo from a private party or a dealer. What would concern me is whether the side framing of the particular Hi-lo you are considering is wood or metal. We recently had to replace our older hi-lo because the wall framing became too soft and all the upper walls on the trailer pretty needed to be rebuilt.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #14
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Welcome Shasha to the forum.

We bought a 19 ft 2008 Hi-Lo last fall on consignment at a dealer here in Arkansas. They did a inspection of the unit before we bought and the cables snapped on second camping trip. Also the heater did not get tested properly cause it was in the 90's outside.

They paid half for the cable replacement (800.00) but I paid for all the furnace repair (500.00).

We love the unit. It tows easy and the mileage on my Ford F150 truck went from 10mpg to 15mpg compared to my other 5000lb 21 ft travel trailer I am trying to sell.

So buy a Hi-Lo, but as with any travel trailer (new or used) a lot can be wrong with them.

Happy shopping

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #15
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Welcome to the forum,shasta. Tell us where you are located. Perhaps someone will live close by and can show you their unit. Start by going in the library section of this forum and seeing the different years,layouts. Do you want to buy a leftover new one or a used one. Look at the manuals for your vehicles and figure out your tow ratings. Two types of HI Lo. The classic are the heavier models and you will find them used. Towlites are lighter weight. Dealers that have leftover units on the lot will not be able to gove you any kind of warranty as HiLo is out of business. The newer models are lighter weight and would be something like this 18 2010H.18ft. year 2010 . Dealers usually charge more,however you may get a deal because they have been sitting around. Watch out for lot rot9bad roof). The main things to watch out for in a used unit are delaminated walls and any water leaks in the walls or roofs. Check the caqbles for rusted areas and frayed ready to snap cables. WWW.NADA guides.com will give you prices and features. We are here to help you and answer all your questions.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #16
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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your new HiLo. Last we heard someone had bought all the patents for HiLo and they were making Prototypes over the winter 2012. Haven't had any updates.
Can you update this sit and tell me if they are making hilo's again. Thanks marilyn
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:28 AM   #17
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We haven,t heard any news on the status of hilo being manufactured again.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #18
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Hello. BTGorman I guess that I am the closest one to you looking at all the posts. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #19
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Just now saw your post. At one time we lived in San Antonio. Hope to run into to you some time. Maybe the 2013 Rally?
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:47 AM   #20
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I would not be concerned about purchasing a hi-lo from a private party or a dealer. What would concern me is whether the side framing of the particular Hi-lo you are considering is wood or metal. We recently had to replace our older hi-lo because the wall framing became too soft and all the upper walls on the trailer pretty needed to be rebuilt.[/QUOTE]

Is there any way to determine that short of taking off a section of the wall?

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