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Old 08-14-2018, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Hi Lo (tow lite) 24t 2005

Looking at a used towlite.
Had a few questions

Is there room for a air mattress in front of the slide out couch (3rd bed)/
The one I am looking at does not have the drop down bed.

Are the hydraulics/ lift really that complicated?
I have watched the videos which are well done but still a little concerned.

The first unit I looked at had severe side wall deformation and rot all around the slide out seal looks -like someone tried to caulk it up but did a poor job Is this a rare issue or something of concern.
I fully realize that campers require on going maintenance which I am prepared for but not a rebuild.

This is a great site and thanks to all for all th helpful info.

I tow with a ram 2007 turbo 5.9 diesel crew cab 8ft bed.
Down sizing from a 29 fifth wheel.

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Old 08-14-2018, 08:53 AM   #2
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Hey there, I have an 07 24T that I have owned for just under a year, I cant elaborate on the complication of the lift system as I have not had to touch it. But I would say with the couch laid out you could get away with a twin size mattress, not much more. As for the damage around the tip out, mine is perfect and shows no sign of water damage.

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Old 08-14-2018, 05:20 PM   #3
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Lift system isn't that complicated....a starter motor, a hydraulic cylinder and cables.

I'd keep looking, with "severe sidewall deformation and rot", you could be in for a rebuild. I've not done it, others here have and can shed more light on that topic.

Good luck and just keep looking. We spent 5 months looking for the one we eventually bought, and looked at 4-5 abused Hi-Los in the process. Looked at one 28' that was billed as in excellent condition, only to find a tree had fallen across it and there was a crease from that across the top and the top sidewalls were bowed out 6-8 inches on either side.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:40 PM   #4
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Keep looking for an undamaged unit. They 27 for sale sounds like it is in good shape.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:30 PM   #5
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Lift system simple. Pump moves Ram that moves cables that lift top. As long as there is enough fluid ( automatic transmission fluid ) system works.

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