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Old 03-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #21
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WOW. I am sorry that I opened up a hornets nest. I had a Wilderness travel trailer years ago that I pulled with a Chevy conversion van. Yes, I did use a WD hitch with it also. It most definitely makes a difference, but to each is own. Again, I didn't mean to ruffle your feathers. If I did, I apologize.
Not at all. I just wanted to come across perfectly clear. I know any questioning is meant in the best possible way and I wanted to make it clear I feel very comfortable with how I am towing.

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"To each his own" ... the American way, right? Or, is it "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"?

It comes down to one's sense of risk aversion and a cost benefit analysis.Personally I try to error on the side of prevention, so just in case I have to avoid a deer or another vehicle by performing a quick panic braking or lane change I put the WD and Sway control on my trailer.

Oh! it's "Better safe than sorry".
The words I bolded are what I think the gist of it is. Everyone has the point where they draw the line and mine is different than some other board members.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:45 PM   #22
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Fireball, I agree whole heartedly with what you've said, you are probably the safest driver out there ... it is just that the other drivers out there scare me to death.

They are riding my bumper when they can't see the vehicles in front of me because they get 1/4 mpg better mileage. Breaking suddenly at green lights because they can't read the signs and are afraid of missing their turn. The idiots that merge at the last minuet to take the exit so they do not have to wait a few seconds in the exit lane. The speeder weaving in and out of traffic trying to save seconds off their commute time ... yes this is California and it is full of NUTS!

So I drink cheep beer so I can buy extension mirrors, WD hitch and sway control ... I even hooked up a rear camera on mu 2207 so I can see the bum behind me ... and take my Diazepam (just kidding).
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #23
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Fireball, I agree whole heartedly with what you've said, you are probably the safest driver out there ... it is just that the other drivers out there scare me to death.

They are riding my bumper when they can't see the vehicles in front of me because they get 1/4 mpg better mileage. Breaking suddenly at green lights because they can't read the signs and are afraid of missing their turn. The idiots that merge at the last minuet to take the exit so they do not have to wait a few seconds in the exit lane. The speeder weaving in and out of traffic trying to save seconds off their commute time ... yes this is California and it is full of NUTS!

So I drink cheep beer so I can buy extension mirrors, WD hitch and sway control ... I even hooked up a rear camera on mu 2207 so I can see the bum behind me ... and take my Diazepam (just kidding).

My,my,my and my wife and I are leaving the tranquility of Missouri to come out to california next month. I guess that is our old age catching up with us (ha,ha). All kidding aside, we really like California and when we traveled out there last year, roughly at the same time, we really enjoyed the trip and people. especially at Ma-tar-Awa Indian reservation, where we stay in Alpine California. We will be "hooking" up with Les and patricia, later in the trip, in Bodega Bay. We are looking forward to that and to meeting any other Hi-Lo owners along the way.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:14 AM   #24
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Default Wind tolerance and extre heat

I've been in some bad windy conditions while camped..our classic held up just fine. It sounds like boiling macaroni on the rubber roof when it is raining. We always use a tie down strap on the awning for windy weather. If the wind kicks realy bad we roll up the awning..Too expensive to replace.We have camped in 90 degree weather and our air conditioner worked great ,even had to turn it down after a while. Make sure your generator has enough juice to run your ac. The trailer is only designed to be a three season trailer.Plenty of discussion on this forum about camping in winter weather. Keep your HiLo level and you should have no trouble with the double slam door. Keep the questions coming.
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I wanted to update this post as I have just returned from camping in 108 degrees and my 2203T held up well. I used dual yamaha 2000 watt generators to power my trailer while in the heat and ran the air conditioning all night long. The generators easily powered the air conditioning load with the eco mode shut off. The overload would trip with the eco mode turned on so I kept it off the entire time. I could get about 6 hours out of a tank of fuel during the middle of the day heat when the AC wouldn't cycle off at all and a little longer than 8 hours at noght with the fan on low and the AC cycling on and off.

I was able to keep the trailer down to 78 all day long with just myself inside. When some friends came in to chat, temps creeped up to 82, still well below the triple digits outside. When they left, the trailer wouldn't get below 82 till it cooled down outside, around 6PM. Again, the AC pump cycled normally till about 11AM where the pump stayed engaged continuously till about 6PM. The AC never froze up however and continued to keep the trailer cool. I am very happy wth how comfortable it is inside.
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