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Old 09-17-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Just curious....

Is there anyone here that previously owned a.....how do I put this.....standard hard wall travel trailer, and converted to a HiLo? I ask as a new trailer owner and have never towed a full size travel trailer. I love the 2693rd and have no buyers remorse, and actually I have no wish to ever have another trailer, I'm just curious if anyone found out how much easier HiLo's tow and made the switch.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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Wow...no converts?
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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my wife and I started out with a 1975 (8 ft pop up camper) to a tent to a 1966 (12 ft hi-lo which i still use and now onto a 1996 hi-lo 21 FT so no .
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Ive been tent camping for 25 years and finally into a trailer, this is my first and I don't understand why anyone would want anything else....it tows great.
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We started out tent camping in 1980, moved up to a pop-up in 1989 and then to the Hi-Lo in 2007. It is surprising that Hi-Lo's are not more popular, but we really enjoy ours and think it is the ultimate camper.

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Back in the 1960's we transitioned from tent camping, to tent trailers, to hard-sided trailers before discovering and converting to a Hi-Lo in 1967. We tried probably 6 or 8 tent trailers and 4 or 5 of the more popular hard-sided jobs (Phoenix, Shasta, etc.)... and yes, in those days Hi-Lo construction and workmanship quality was very evident in comparison. Back then it was easy to rent a trailer and try it out.

Since then I've always had a Hi-Lo, so I'm honestly not sure how they match up, today, with other brands. My reasons for staying with Hi-Lo boil down to ease of towing... and I'm kind of a gadget guy, and like the innovation of the raising roof section... and frankly, our 1969 Bon Voyage just never wore out!

I've recently passed that same 1969 Hi-Lo to my son so he can use it to camp with his young family, a testimony of Hi-Lo reliability (at least of older models).
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Back in the 1960's we transitioned from tent camping, to tent trailers, to hard-sided trailers before discovering and converting to a Hi-Lo in 1967. We tried probably 6 or 8 tent trailers and 4 or 5 of the more popular hard-sided jobs (Phoenix, Shasta, etc.)... and yes, in those days Hi-Lo construction and workmanship quality was very evident in comparison. Back then it was easy to rent a trailer and try it out.

Since then I've always had a Hi-Lo, so I'm honestly not sure how they match up, today, with other brands. My reasons for staying with Hi-Lo boil down to ease of towing... and I'm kind of a gadget guy, and like the innovation of the raising roof section... and frankly, our 1969 Bon Voyage just never wore out!

I've recently passed that same 1969 Hi-Lo to my son so he can use it to camp with his young family, a testimony of Hi-Lo reliability (at least of older models).
I'm a gadget guy myself and that's one of my reasons, well the two opposing couches turning into a residential size queen was a plus too. But Hey that's a transformer itself. Love that stuff!
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Default replacing the cables

can someone please help me, my dad has a 1975 hi-lo and the cables for raising up need to be replaced they are fraying, does anyone know where i can get a diagram, so i can replace them ty
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Joyce, I'm betting you have good answers before the end of the week-end. Also keep in mind that there are pulleys involved, and maybe a couple of other small items, that should also be replaced.
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I moved from a popup to a HiLO late last year.. Just the ease of set up makes me not wish to move to any other trailer
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