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Old 05-03-2021, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default A few questions from a new owner

1. Is there a place I can buy a cover made for the Hi-Lo or is custom made or just a tarp the only option?

2. Should I wax or put some type of protectant on the fiberglass? (never owned a fiberglass camper)

3. I believe it has a rubber roof, any hints on care and maintenance? I was told to wash the fiberglass with a mixture of 1 cup laundry detergent and 1 gallon of water. I didn't know if this was safe for the roof so I didn't wash it yet.


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Old 05-03-2021, 02:19 PM   #2
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Hello Jean - Glad to have you with us!

Yes, you can get "custom made" covers for your HiLo. I had one made for mine, out of Sunbrella fabric and I've been quite happy with it. It was about $600, which included shipping. Here's a link to the thread where I reported on it:

Don't use a plastic tarp. You want the cover to "breath" so that it doesn't trap water under there, against the trailer. The cover is there for protection from the sun.

Buy covers for your tires too - they degrade under sunlight if the trailer is stored outside.

You certainly CAN wax the sides of the trailer, although I've never done that. I just wash mine now and then. I think I'd use automotive detergent instead of laundry detergent though. I don't see how this would hurt a rubber roof. A rubber roof should be obvious - mine's aluminum and has a "pebble-grained" feel to it. I think you can tell the difference by touch.

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Old 05-03-2021, 02:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for responding Jack.

I wondered about using a tarp. That is what was covering it this winter and the outside was turning green and smelled when we pulled it off. We have used tarps just to cover the roof on trailers but never the whole trailer like this one was.
Thanks for the link I will read that post.

I did buy covers for the tires from Amazon and a new cover for the back tire. We put new tires and rims on it before we moved it and took it to get inspected. I want to protect those.

Yes the roof feels like rubber it is not the metal roofs I was use to having on past campers. Wasn't sure if there was another type of roof besides metal or rubber.

I will just use automotive detergent once it quits raining so we can level the trailer and raise the top and continue to clean the outside of trailer. Then we can clean the inside and air it out. It has been closed up for several months.

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Old 05-03-2021, 08:45 PM   #4
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Default Care of the HiLo.

We use car wash soap on the body of the trailer. Then we apply 303 protectant with a microfiber cloth. Look in the RV section at walmart. You can purchase a specific awning cleaner and a rubber roof cleaner. The bottles of cleaner should last several seasons.
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Usagi5678 thanks for the information. I will look this weekend at the store for those products.
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This stuff works pretty good for roofs. Available at Walmart, Camping World, etc.…

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