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Old 07-24-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Ok, here is the owners manual I got with my 14ft Hi-Lo. I do not have any idea if there is a specific model, and the Manual is 40+ years old, so the scan isn't awesome. But it is readable

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Mr. Coffee,Thanks for taking the time to post your manual. I,m sure it will be of help to others. Looks alot like my 1990 25ft. Classic manual. Some things stay the same and somethings change. Your best economical camping is state parks. Many of them have some sort of swiming,sandy beach area and playgrounds. This should tucker the little one out and his parents. In NY if you want a guaranteed site ,especially weekends, you have to book nine months ahead of time. Electric sites are a must. You could go to your nearest State Park and check it out ahead of time. Get a site map and mark down some prefered choices. We did this.
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Thanks so much for posting that information I have a 1970 HI LO gave to me and i am learning. I am a green horn at this. Thanks so much
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Thanks so much for posting that information I have a 1970 HI LO gave to me and i am learning. I am a green horn at this. Thanks so much
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Thanks for sharing your manual. Part of it looks like the 1969 manual that I downloaded but this has more detail about several areas. Thanks

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Hi! Purchased a 1971 hi low yesterday and it was in the upright position-I have never owned one before, and had no idea they went down. Both ends of the camper have 2x4's constructed into an H brace holding the camper in the up position. I am just wondering if anyone else has their hi low in this "up" positon all the time? I am just concerned if this is enough to hold it up or if it is dangerous? I wasn't sure what else is holding it up and if it could collapse? Please let me know your thoughts.....only paid $100 for it and spent all day inside cleaning it as it was not taken care of in a previous life....lol. Thanks!
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HiLo trailers are made to collapse and should never be towed in the up position. It is okay to use 2x4s to support the unit on the outside if it will be in the up position for long periods of time. This takes the slack off the cables. It should lower gradually and will not collapse on you unless a cable is broken. Other with 70s HiLo can explain how to lower it.
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HiLo trailers are made to collapse and should never be towed in the up position. It is okay to use 2x4s to support the unit on the outside if it will be in the up position for long periods of time. This takes the slack off the cables. It should lower gradually and will not collapse on you unless a cable is broken. Other with 70s HiLo can explain how to lower it.
Hi Sam,

What would you consider being up a long period of time? I've had mine up since I purchased it about 6 weeks ago. Is that a problem? Doesn't dropping the top half onto the locking pin relieve the pressure on the cables?

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What would you consider being up a long period of time? I've had mine up since I purchased it about 6 weeks ago. Is that a problem? Doesn't dropping the top half onto the locking pin relieve the pressure on the cables?

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The longest I've left mine up was a little over three months and I didn't have any problems.
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They were designed to stay up. The safety catch is for when something happens to the lift system, such as, cable breakage or the hydraulics fail. If properly maintained it shouldn't be a problem. I would say that if you aren't using the trailer it probably is be better to put it down to relieve the weight off the components.
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They were designed to stay up. The safety catch is for when something happens to the lift system, such as, cable breakage or the hydraulics fail. If properly maintained it shouldn't be a problem. I would say that if you aren't using the trailer it probably is be better to put it down to relieve the weight off the components.
Thanks for the clarification, Rich. I've been leaving it up since the purchase as I'm (slowly) going through everything and doing the initial outfitting in preparation to go camping next month. I'll lower her down as soon as possible.

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