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Old 04-19-2016, 04:55 AM   #1
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Christine and I have been married three years now, the kids are grown and it's time to chase our dreams. We're an older couple who prefers traveling back roads instead of interstates, camping at small lakes rather than large resorts. Our '87 FunChaser that we picked up at our neighbor's garage sale is the ideal way for us to go. The neighbors were the original purchasers and traveled across the U.S. in it. They purchased a newer motorhome, and let the HiLo sit for five years. All it needed was new tires, a little work on the brakes, plumbing and electrical and it's ready to roll. We're excited about new adventures and our dream is to take it across the country as the previous owners had. This forum has already provided a ton of useful information on maintaining our trailer and traveling in a HiLo. Thanks to all for sharing your knowledge and experience. Looking forward to meeting other owners and swapping stories as we travel our road to happy destiny.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:06 AM   #2
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Welcome! Looks like a great find! I agree back roads the only way to go, have fun chasing your dreams!!
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:13 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. This is one of the best forums on the 'net. Great people and good info! Brenda and I would recommend two short three day week-end trips to iron out all the little things that might get in the way on a long, cross-country trip. It helps when you can set things up in a hurry and the water, heater, furnace and fridge all work the way you expect. Keep us up on your progress.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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Thank you both, we have a few Spring weekends at the lake planned, and extending our radius throughout the Midwest as we get more comfortable with our rig. We'll get the final tuning on the hitch and weight distribution set up along with the other systems before we head out long distance. I'm interested to figure out what mileage I'll get out of the old Ford. The farthest destination we are headed late this Summer is to RMNP, about 1,200 mile round trip. My wife and I aren't seasoned road warriors, but closer to experienced veterans, so I'll quote her: "this is fun". See you down the road.

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Hello All,
Christine and I have been married three years now, the kids are grown and it's time to chase our dreams. We're an older couple who prefers traveling back roads instead of interstates, camping at small lakes rather than large resorts. Our '87 FunChaser that we picked up at our neighbor's garage sale is the ideal way for us to go. The neighbors were the original purchasers and traveled across the U.S. in it. They purchased a newer motorhome, and let the HiLo sit for five years. All it needed was new tires, a little work on the brakes, plumbing and electrical and it's ready to roll. We're excited about new adventures and our dream is to take it across the country as the previous owners had. This forum has already provided a ton of useful information on maintaining our trailer and traveling in a HiLo. Thanks to all for sharing your knowledge and experience. Looking forward to meeting other owners and swapping stories as we travel our road to happy destiny.
From California, welcome to the forum. Wife and I had a 21ft Tow Lite which we used for a 9000+ miles trip to Alaska and Canada and two years ago we purchased a 27 ft Tow Lite which, last year was taken 8700 miles across the mid west and eastern states. Good luck and safe travels with your dreams.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:46 PM   #6
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Looks Great! I've always thought that the older Hi Lo Campers looked more modern than their time. I had a 84 model Leisure Craft that was pretty much the same colors but you knew it was old camper just by looking at the outside design. These on the other hand could pass for much newer campers for those that are not familiar with the Hi Los.
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Just wanted to welcome you to the forum. Looks like you got yourself a nice used unit. We have a 97 Ford F250 that we pull our 25footer with. Your truck will be fine with lots of maintenance. If you take care of it it will take care of you.
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Welcome. I agree, this forum has some super people with a wealth of knowledge. We have a very similar trailer, and have traveled all over the US. Have fun out there!
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Congratulations you found the perfect site for hilos . My wife an I have also just resurrected our Hilo from a long sleep. No major problems at all. Great campers.
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Hi my name is Robert I own RobinHood security in BC I own my Hi Lo for three now I am very happy with mine but I want to buy a newer one and keep my older one for work
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