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Old 02-18-2021, 05:38 PM   #1
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Is the frame on 2010 Hilo’s welded aluminum? According to the brochure it’s aluminum
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:03 PM   #2
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My 2007 has an all aluminum frame according to the label on the side of the trailer....
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The trailer frame is steel
The trailer wall construction and ceiling is welded aluminum square tubing
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Thanks for the info on the frame. What is the roof material?
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My 2007roof is aluminum....I had a 2002 and 2004 that had EDPM rubber....
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Thanks. I’ve found a 2010 that had a leak in the exterior wall under the bedroom window. I repaired delamination on an motor home but knew what I was dealing with on the wall frames. I guess detaching the filon will be the same. Looking at the trailer on Sunday. Has two other problems that will have to be addressed but I need to get eyes on before I make a determination. Im going to buy the trailer but this gives me a bargaining price.
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for resealing the windows, I find that quad max from Home Depot or Lowes works better than the putty tape they typically use....
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Welcome to the forum. Use the buyers check list. Many of us have done extensive repairs/rebuilds. Keep us posted.
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Old 02-19-2021, 12:25 AM   #10
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I’m going to have to pull the filon back to replace the plywood layer. Will use 1/8 marine plywood epoxied to the filon and foam. Done it before but it’s tricky and a pain. I’ll post pictures. If it was a wood frame I wouldn’t buy it.

Buyers checklist is a great idea and the sealer for the window.
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Rather than make an assumption, I’m going to ask. I can tell from the brochure that the top frame is welded box tubing. Are there wood frames also?
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Thanks for the info on the frame. What is the roof material?
They had two different types pros and cons to both aluminum and rubber on my 2006 I have aluminum on top of aluminum framed roof
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Before 2001 towlite Hilo’s where built with wood walls and 1” steel roof rafters then they switched to aluminum framing and roof rafters
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