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Old 10-06-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hi all, new to the forum. We just received our first travel trailer (1994 FunLite). It's had some updates & has been well cared for, so looks really good for being 20 years old. We've been reading lots around here for the last week and found some good answers & great, helpful information.

But still have a couple questions:

1) how do you know the size of the trailer? Is it measured from hitch to bumper? Our title says 19.5 but the layout matches the 21' (on the 1994 brochure pdf found on this forum). The camper measures 21.5 from hitch to bumper, but the camper part is only 18'.

2) the front left upper section of the camper seems to not be on it's track. You can see space between the upper and lower sections when looking through from the inside of the camper. Also you can see where a pin is not in the receiving piece. Is there a good way to get this back on track? Should we lower it first?

ALSO: I've scanned my 1994 Owners Manual for your library, but don't seem to have access to posting in the Library.

Thanks for all of the great information found here!
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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The length is determined by the entire trailer length and is reflected by the model number. The first 2 digits of the model number is the length and last 2 are the year. Mine is a 2088 so considered a 20 ft trailer although the cabin is only about 16 feet long. Can't really help with your track problem. I know there are things called glide blocks that ride up and down the track and hold the 2 pieces together. You may have a broken one if the gap is really wide. But you may just be missing a piece of the seal. Reach into the gap in the area in question and see if you feel a foam seal there. If the glide block is broken you will have to jack the top up above the bottom half in order to get to it to change it, the as you lower the top down guide the glide block back onto the track.
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Thank you for your help! We'll try getting it back on track.

The title with our FunLite says 195L as the model, but like I mentioned, it measures 21 and has the layout of a 21' 1994 FunLite.'.

QUESTION: where can we find the VIN on the trailer itself to see if this is the correct title for this trailer?
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I have an 88 and the data plate on it is a metallic sticker on the front bottom corner of the cabin to the left of the trailer tongue if you are looking at the front of the trailer. I don't remember if it has much more info on it other than the model number.
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Thank you! That's where it was on this one too. It has the VIN, model #, and date of manufacture.

So our VINs match (good), but the model according to the trailer is 9421ELL, which makes sense. I guess the previous owner had it wrong. He said it was a 195L because that's what the dealers' paperwork says where he bought it. I knew just by looking at it that it wasn't a 19' trailer!


Thank you all for being so helpful. We've learned so much about Hi-Los in a very short time on the forum.

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Hi all, new to the forum. We just received our first travel trailer (1994 FunLite). It's had some updates & has been well cared for, so looks really good for being 20 years old. We've been reading lots around here for the last week and found some good answers & great, helpful information.

But still have a couple questions:

1) how do you know the size of the trailer? Is it measured from hitch to bumper? Our title says 19.5 but the layout matches the 21' (on the 1994 brochure pdf found on this forum). The camper measures 21.5 from hitch to bumper, but the camper part is only 18'.

2) the front left upper section of the camper seems to not be on it's track. You can see space between the upper and lower sections when looking through from the inside of the camper. Also you can see where a pin is not in the receiving piece. Is there a good way to get this back on track? Should we lower it first?

ALSO: I've scanned my 1994 Owners Manual for your library, but don't seem to have access to posting in the Library.

Thanks for all of the great information found here!
Betsy & Tyson
Think you can post a couple of pictures of #2?
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Thank you for your help! We'll try getting it back on track.

The title with our FunLite says 195L as the model, but like I mentioned, it measures 21 and has the layout of a 21' 1994 FunLite.'.

QUESTION: where can we find the VIN on the trailer itself to see if this is the correct title for this trailer?
The VIN is also stamped on the tongue, kinda hard to find, and sometimes in one of the cabinets.
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Here's a photo of the side being off track. I sent my son out to take a photo of it.

This is the first I've seen it, sorry about the wrong description in the first post. I was going by second-hand info.

This is taken from the outside looking up under the top section.

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Yuk! I THINK you'll have to lift the top above the bottom half to get it back onto the track. I've never had to do this, so I don't know how hard it is to do.

I suspect you'll need some very strong neighbors, or, four farm jacks, which you could buy at Harbor Freight. Don't try to lift the top with the cables and lift motor.

Perhaps others here may have a better suggestion for you.

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That is the glide block I was talking about. Not sure if that buildup of grease is covering a damage side or not from the photo. Remove the buildup and it should look the same as the side on the right. If it is damaged that would be why it won't stay on track. Replace the glide block and then reset it on the track. If the track is screwed to the outside of the trailer and you can get to all the screws, you can remove the track, slide it into the glide block, then replace the screws. Would be a lot easier than lifting the top off and guiding it back down onto the track.
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