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Old 02-08-2019, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default Hello Hi/Lo folks

I think the concept of short/ tall is grand, the missus and I are kinda Mutt and Jeff too.

Wanted a "camper" when I retired but had to bailout early and being cheap decided to build my own, teardrop but hated the thought of 'walking on my bed' every time I got into it so I built a 850 pound 'scamper' first and passed it on, this past year built a Hi-Lo that weights in at 1050 lbs. and drag it with a Prius.

So that being said, are we are going to be the "Red Haired Step Children" in this forum?
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
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NEVER a Red Haired Stepchild! Welcome to the forum. We'd love to see pictures of your homebuilt! Please post them soon!

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Scribe, Welcome to the forum from south west Fl., sorta in the swamp. As Jack said, lets see some pics! I'm sure you can glean some info from this forum.
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Visited Bonita Springs in October
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Default Try this for photos

Geese guyz, the site beats me up trying to post pictures.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:14 PM   #7
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Default I was hoping to let y'all think out if the box.

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Scribe, Welcome to the forum from south west Fl., sorta in the swamp. As Jack said, lets see some pics! I'm sure you can glean some info from this forum.
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Apparently your elavator system is hydraulic or cables which seems prone for malfunction. My system is Linear Actuators, which are pretty simple, perhaps a possible modification to repair the issues of raising the roof.
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Scribe, the HiLo lifting system is a hydraulically powered ram that pulls four cables that lift the top, through a series of pulleys mounted in the bottom half. It's actually not a terribly complicated system as long as it's maintained properly. Since the cables run underneath the bottom of the lower half and then up the sides, there's no intrusion into the interior of the trailer.

I'd like to see more of your linear actuator system! Am I missing something, or does your trailer not have windows? Maybe they're just on one side? From the pictures though, you've done some beautiful work!

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Scribe, the HiLo lifting system is a hydraulically powered ram that pulls four cables that lift the top, through a series of pulleys mounted in the bottom half. It's actually not a terribly complicated system as long as it's maintained properly. Since the cables run underneath the bottom of the lower half and then up the sides, there's no intrusion into the interior of the trailer.

I'd like to see more of your linear actuator system! Am I missing something, or does your trailer not have windows? Maybe they're just on one side? From the pictures though, you've done some beautiful work!

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No windows, wifey and I like sleeping in a cave, the actuators are like tent poles that are bolted through the floor and the ceiling they are 30 inch rise so a 80 inch head room is possible. I have painted vignette's of places we have visited. Watching Bob Ross at gym is paying off.
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