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Old 03-31-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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We are thinking about purchasing a used Hi-Lo trailer. We have come across a 2008 15T. The trailer has been used once and is in like new condition. Is there a demand for this trailer in the used market and what would be a good purchase price? rrydr5@aol.com
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We are thinking about purchasing a used Hi-Lo trailer. We have come across a 2008 15T. The trailer has been used once and is in like new condition. Is there a demand for this trailer in the used market and what would be a good purchase price? rrydr5@aol.com
Check out the NADA website. 2008 Hi Lo M-1508T - 15' Prices, Values & Specs - NADAguides
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This was taken from NDgent's post here on the forum. It is a great go-by list. You can do a search of thinking about buying and find his post to read it first hand.

Basically, start with the visual items
1. Exterior
Look for water stains and discoloration on inside walls and around ceiling anywhere vents, skylights, windows, etc. exist.
Push and prod with your hand on the inside walls for soft spots (which could indicate a water leak and a damaged or rotten interior wall).
Check for bubbles in the wallpaper (a sign of delimitation or water intrusion)
2. Interior cleanliness of the unit-
Look for water stains and discoloration on inside walls and around ceiling anywhere vents, skylights, windows, etc. exist.
Push and prod with your hand on the inside walls for soft spots (which could indicate a water leak and a damaged or rotten interior wall).
Check for bubbles in the wallpaper (a sign of delimitation or water intrusion)
3. Test appliance functions
lights
fans
refrigerator
air conditioner
heater
water pump
range hood
stovetop
oven (if equipped)
microwave (if equipped)
stereo (if equipped)
4. Lift System-
Does the unit raise and lower properly
Check the lift system for hydraulic leaks (puddle under the trailer)
Check the lift cables to see if they are in good shape and not frayed
Check the seal between the upper and lower body halves for tears or damage
5. fill the tanks to the top and check for leaks
6. Battery
7. Solar Panel (if equipped)
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Thanks for the info. I understand this model was only made in 2008 and 2009. Was curious if this model would be a good re-sale trailer if we found it to be too small? Also would like to know what I should pay for it based on NADA prices and Hi-Lo being out of business.

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You probably would not have a problem reselling it to a starting out camper or somebody with a small family. As for Hi-Lo being out of business, parts are still available through J&R Repair and the Official Hi-Lo parts. The lift system is about the only thing that is unique to the trailer. Almost everything else is available at any RV parts dealer. As new as it is, it shouldn't have any major problem for years to come.
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That would be attractive to hunters and fishermen that want something small for the weekend outing. We had a 17' Towlite and it was a great hunting and fishing camper. They are so easy to tow. We had five Coleman campers prior to it, and we liked them very much, but the Hi-Lo worked better weather-wise for our beautiful PA weather.
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