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Old 04-22-2011, 05:47 AM   #1
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Hi - new to the forum! DH and I are considering a 2006 Hi-Lo 2406 being offered at a dealer within a decent drive of us. Here's the link: Crown RV :: 2006 Hi Lo 2406 TT. The sales manager has agreed to knock $1000 off the listed price, and his dealership can service Hi-Lo's. Does anyone else on this forum have this model, and if so, what are your experiences with it. We plan on going to look at it tomorrow (Sat.). With $1000 off, is this price still too high for a 2006 model? If so, what would be a fair price, if it's in as good a condition as the dealer says it is?

I'm concerned because the company is out of business. How hard will it be to get parts? How reliable is this trailer? I have a Toyota Tacoma, with a tow capacity of 6500 lb. and this trailer has a listed dry weight of 4009 lb. and a Gross weight of 6500 lb.

We currently have a Tracer Micro 195, which my truck pulls well, but it's lighter than the Hi-Lo (around 3400 pounds dry weight). On the other hand, the Hi-Lo won't have the wind drag of the Tracer.

We plan on possibly keeping both TT's, and using them for different purposes.

Thoughts and opinions, please?
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, that looks like a fine coach.
You can compare prices of other used trailers here: Used Hi Lo Listings | Used RVs & Motor Home Listings | RVs.Oodle.com
I saw the same on there for $15900 but you will see that location can affect the prices. I bought a 2693 RD for 5K but the previous owner included everything (hitch, hoses, propane, cover, elec chords, the works).
Pricing for that unit seems reasonable to me.
Don't be concerned with HiLo being out of business, there are a couple of guys that were involved with the factory that are selling parts and service on these units, plus most everything that you will find on these trailers are industry standard equipment, excluding things like the lift mechanism and seal.
There are guys on here towing trailers from 1969, that's awesome. There are many from the 80's and 90's, including mine, and many many resorces on this forum about repairs and modifications to these trailers.
There are also many towing with a Tacoma whom I'm sure will chime in and answer any questions you may have on that.
I guess it all depends on what you want, if you want a spacious trailer that tows like a dream and that is neat as heck, this one may be for you. If you like it, buy it! You don't have to worry about quality or service.
Happy Camping and keep us posted!
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:41 AM   #3
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I'm in total agreement with the response to your post. Parts are easy to come by. You can look up the price on www.Nada guides.com If this doesn;t work out for you their are many other HiLo trailers available for you. Make sure you check out the condition of the roof. Also press on all the walls both inside and outside to check for delamination. Welcome to the forum. You won't regret your decision to purchase a HiLo. Let us know what you decide to do.
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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 the 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 your responses! We're going to look at the trailer tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes. We'll definitely use the checklist above!
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I think you have another one to two thousand dollars that you can haggle off that price on top of their $1000 off the list. It's ok to show you like the trailer but when it comes time to deal, don't be afraid to haggle. That sticker price is out there with the full intent to offer a prospective buyer a large discount up front.

I just bought a 2203 towlite. I paid $5300 from a private party which was a good deal. Your model has the tip out, is a little larger, and a little newer but not $8000 larger/newer.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:41 AM   #7
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Fireballsocal, I agree with you. DH and I don't mind haggling at all. If the dealer automatically offtered $1000 off over the phone, then there's more wiggle room. He even admitted that it had been on their lot for awhile. We figure that if the dealer won't come down, it wasn't meant to be. Who knows - we may not even like the trailer - we're not sure we can deal with a full bed (the dinette) after having a queen for all these years.
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