New Member Intros Say Hello! Tell us a little about yourself and your camper; we're fairly friendly :)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2018, 03:13 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Arvada CO
Posts: 2
Question New Owner Questions

I just bought a 2006 17' Hi-Lo from a member of this forum, who assured me that it was in excellent condition. They sent me pictures, but I don't think they were of the trailer I bought. My fault for trusting "seniors" who called it their "baby". That said, is the outside made of fiberglass, and is a crack easy to repair? It has 2 large holes in the air conditioner shroud..is there an outlet for parts that specializes in Hi-Lo? When I store it, shall I store it opened up or closed down...I live in an area with field mice, squirrels, raccoons? I would like to get a backup camera....do any of you have recommendations? Do any of you have a small generator, to save the battery when out camping? Will that work? Any recommendations?
Thanks for any advice you all can give me. (I'll probably have more questions, as I get into the operation of everything, and after I read the manual).
Annie L
__________________

raualc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 12:49 PM   #2
Moderator
 
RichR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NW PA
Posts: 3,145
Default

Hello,

That's a lot of questions in one paragraph.

Here is a link to the Hi-Lo brochures collection, click on 2000 then 2006. https://www.hilotrailer.com/home/then

The exterior is fiberglass and cracks can be repaired.

The A/C shroud is available from any RV dealer or online. You just have to match to what you have. Most components outside of the lift system and the frame and body are pretty much generic. An online search or Amazon will produce most of what you're looking for. Hi-Lo parts can be procured from JR Repair, Home - JR REPAIR

I recommend that you store the trailer in the down position to relieve strain from the lift system.

Rodents love to chew on things so remove anything that will tempt them. Food, paper, clothing, etc. Bounce dryer sheets and Irish Spring soap chunks placed everywhere work well to repel pests because they don't like strong scents.

I have no recommendations on back up cameras.

Many of us have small inverter generators like Honda or Yamaha. They work well if you just want to charge the battery and run small appliances. If you want to run an A/C or microwave etc. you will need a larger capacity generator.

I hope this has helped.
__________________

__________________
My Great Wife Joyce
2018 Jayco Jay Flight 21QB
Formerly owned 1705T and 2310H
2012 F150 4X4 SuperCrew EcoBoost w/Leer Cap
Reese WD Strait-Line Hitch
Amateur Radio K3EXU
RichR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2018, 11:08 PM   #3
sam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Niagara Falls,NY
Posts: 3,551
Default Welcome to the forum.

I don't have a back up camera on my HiLo. Do a search in this forum as others have installed a back up camera. Another reason to always store in the down position is because the weight of the snow can damage your roof. Brush the snow off when possible.
sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2018, 03:23 AM   #4
Member
 
punkpup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: California, Florida, Massachusetts
Posts: 4
Default Generator & Solar panel kit

Hi,
I just picked up a 3500 Watt Super Quiet Inverter PREDATOR Generator and a
100 Watt Solar Panel Kit from Harbor Freight for very reasonable prices.

I have been wanting that generator for awhile now and just kept waiting till it went on sale. Even when not on sale it's a heck of a lot cheaper than the equivalent HONDA generator.

https://www.harborfreight.com/3500-W...torhptot100118

https://www.harborfreight.com/100-wa...ampaign=092018
__________________
2005 Hi Lo Towlite 2705T towed by a 2018 GMC Canyon V6 All Terrain Crew Cab
punkpup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2018, 09:39 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Treeclimber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SWFL Bonita Springs/Andrews, NC
Posts: 899
Default

I've been using an Rear View Safety (RVS) system for years and on several Hi Los. Just over 180 degree view. If the car is not behind me, then they are in my mirrors.
Got them from amazon $196 prime.
Plenty of cable and pretty easy to install. All the cable is hidden in the frame of the Hi Lo. Basic tools and a step drill bit are required.
Works great, even going thru Atlanta, GA
Tree
__________________
Treeclimber
2703 Tow Lite
2002 Escalade
Bonita Springs, Fl. &
Andrews, NC
Treeclimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2018, 10:06 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
garyk52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Berwick. Pa
Posts: 298
Send a message via Skype™ to garyk52
Default

Here's a good video for an inexpensive backup camera is you have a smart phone or a tablet.
__________________
Cheers
Garyk52
DW Judy

96 24' Hi-Lo Funchaser, (99 Aliner Sofabed Sold 6/9/18)
06 Toyota Tundra Access Cab 4X4 29000 miles and counting
garyk52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 05:27 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: cobbo
Posts: 204
Default

Sorry to hear..
Use a 50-100 watt solar panel with a solar charge controller to maintain charge on the battery. 200 watts if you want to use it, 300-350 if you want to run a lot of DC power and use it at the same time.
Get new AC shroud for about $100.
The siding is a composite of outer panel, foam and inner ply-wood panel. Outside can e fiberglass or other depending on year, yours is about the time they changed over I think. The front and back are fiberglass molded. Yes you can repair. Internet search that as you will need cloth and expoy for cracks, or just use Bondo for very minor dings.
__________________

__________________
1997 22L
Renovation in progress
marininn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hi-Lo Trailers Worldwide or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
HiLoTrailerForum.com Copyright 2010