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Old 01-26-2019, 07:15 AM   #21
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You might try contacting J&R Trailer Repair in Mt. Vernon, OH. Jim and Rob run it (they also pop up on this forum on occasion), and Jim worked at Hi-Lo for a number of years. They specialize in Hi-Lo repairs and usually keep a list of Hi-Los that they know are for sale, or might be for sale, and sometimes are able to put buyers and sellers in touch with each other. Their number is: (740) 392-1600.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:32 PM   #22
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Sam--the wife bought me a barn so I had to fill it up. I have thought about the Holiday Ramblers--pre 1999 or so and the Arctic Fox trailers which are 4 season campers. The latter are real spendy. I do know the wearabouts of a 1997 Holiday Ramble but the hot water pump leaks and I know of another leak as well. Parts are impossible to find I think and none of the Ramblers have owners manuals. Ramblers used to be the trailer that people would look for if they wanted real furniture--not laminated stuff. I've had so many of the tall Rv's and am starting to think smaller these days, thus the Hi Lo came to mind. See a lot of campers in storage here without covers and I think it's because of the belief that if water would get thru the cover, mildew can grow. Thanks for your reply.
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Piperjim--thanks for that.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:59 PM   #24
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My DH has done a decent job of filling up our basement and attic. Most manuals for RVS aren't worth the paper they are written on. Some people think RV covers will harm the paint if they shift in the wind. RV covers are made to breathe. Funny story about our attic. DH had lots of stuff thrown on the floor. 50/50 if you could find the hardware to make a repair. One Christmas season he had two weeks off from work. I put both leaves in my dinning room table and brought down bag after bag. DH said "I am not going to sort through all this stuff. I had purchased many storage containers and we used our label maker. It all got sorted and we finished putting up the drywal and painted. I stained and finished the plywood floor. Next wood shelves were added. Spent about $300.00 on plastic totes. You can stand up in the middle of the attic and the space heater works very well. No garage..so this is DH work shop. " This is very nice says DH". Our screw tote is so heavy it takes two of us to lift it. Sometimes he doesn't have the right screw/bolt and heads to HD. Told him if he died first I wasn't going to be left with this mess. Presently he is repairing some antique radios. Every so often I make him put things in the proper place in the attic. He still manages to loose a few tools in the house. The adventures with toolman.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:38 PM   #25
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I could use a little organization myself. Might find all the duplicate tools that I've purchased over the past few years. Did a 4 or 5 state search around Colorado and found no classic Hi Lo trailers. Wrong time to look for one of these I guess. I search this site each day also. Most trailers seem to be in Eastern states and a few in the South. Did talk to a guy in the know about Hi lo's and he approved of them so guess i'll keep looking for now.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:55 PM   #26
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Be patient, they're worth waiting for! Took us 6 months of looking and drove from southern Colorado to Las Cruces, NM to look at one that looked like it'd been used by a college fraternity. Took another trip to Kearney, NE to look at one that was acceptable, but just not perfect. Next trip was to see one in Dallas, same story as the previous. Later, drove to Boise, ID to find our perfect Hi-Lo. We just made each trip a little adventure and made it fun. Springtime will bring more onto the market.

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Old 01-30-2019, 08:13 PM   #27
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Piperjim--i'm getting cut off trying to respond to your reply. Anyway, sounds like you really went out of the way to find your Hi Lo. I should have you do my looking--ha. Different people have different opinions about what excellent condition means. Makes it hard to decide weather or not to go that far to look at something. Pics don't tell the whole story either. Oh well. Thanks
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:26 PM   #28
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Check out the for sale section of this newsletter I have a 2805 C for sale I am in San ANtonio texas.

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Old 01-31-2019, 03:36 PM   #29
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jjeff68--Appreciate your reply here. I need to find one that is 25' or less. Hope you sell it soon. Thanks again
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:44 PM   #30
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Looks like you have had a lot of good advice. Good luck and keep us informed.








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Old 01-31-2019, 07:30 PM   #31
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rvranger--Thanks for reading my thread. Probably lots of nice Hi lo's down your way. Pretty slim pickings up this way. Looks like just a waiting game till the right one comes along. Been reading about the solar applications on here. Looks like the thing to do. Probably read further on this subject and be ready down the line. Thanks again
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the 27 and up take a Cali King Mattress
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Hi davefrommaui---Sounds like a good size mattress. I use a king here at home. But I need a 25' or shorter rig so I can get to where i'm wanting to camp and so it fits the space I have for one in the barn. Thanks for the idea though.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:56 PM   #34
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Pretty quiet on this forum so i'm requesting more information to keep you guys/gals busy--ha I notice that many Hi Lo owners have either repaired their axles or have replaced their axles with heavier duty axles. Is this repair pretty common or is this something that happened only on earlier Hi Lo models? I talked to one guy that spent $2800 on new axles labor included. My brother had a utility trailer that the axles needed to be replace in just 3 months or so. Is this a county or orgin ordeal?
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:40 PM   #35
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Not sure what that last question is ...

If you replaced the Hi-Lo torsion axles with spring-type, you might get more clearance underneath, but that seems counter to the whole reason for a Hi-Lo, which is to hunker down low out of the wind when towing. On the other hand, it seems I remember you wanted to get farther out in the boondocks, in which case more clearance would be definitely be an advantage.

I thought the axles were pretty good as long as nobody jacked up the trailer in the middle of an axle and bent it. Are you seeing something to the contrary?
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Anchorwood--My reply disappeared for some reason. Think I timed out replying to your response. Is there a time limit on this forum as to how long you can search or reply to something or is it my service provider here?
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Hunter, I don't know about timing out, but then I'm not as experienced on here as a lot of the regulars.

I do know that I wrote a response the other day, then decided I wanted to put a quote in it, but when I clicked on "quote" in the earlier message, my whole message disappeared. Guess you have to decide to quote at the beginning.

Now you have me curious about what you tried to say!
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Hunter, I don't know about timing out, but then I'm not as experienced on here as a lot of the regulars.

I do know that I wrote a response the other day, then decided I wanted to put a quote in it, but when I clicked on "quote" in the earlier message, my whole message disappeared. Guess you have to decide to quote at the beginning.

Now you have me curious about what you tried to say!
I have never had a timed out experience. When you click quote, it puts the message you are responding to in your reply, like I did here with your message. There is a way to edit your message as well if you need to add something to it.
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We have had no problems with our axles. We also follow recommended maint. schedule.






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We have never had to replace our axles on our 1990 25ft. Classic. Yes the back dump valves are low. Not much happening on the forum as 3/4 of the country is in winter freezing mode. Today I stayed home as we were experiencing a huge rain ice event. Many accidents,trees down and loss of power. Tomorrow rain and 50MPH wind late afternoon. When we are out we drive by the HiLo that is tucked under the RV cover.
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