Another new guy
Hi there, Don here from Kankakee IL.
55 yo, auto mechanic for many years, personally into older Chrysler/Dodge vehicles, though I'm mostly stuck fixing Ford's at my job ..
Used to camp more of the summer than not when I was growing up til I was 10 or 12. I miss that.
Didnt get to camp much while raising our son, always had weird work schedules, and never could get common days off with my wife, etc.
Been able to finally get out 3-4 times a year, the last 8 years or so ... Nowhere near as much as I'd like.
We've had apache popups all that time, we're on our 2nd one.
Since returning from out last campout in October of last fall, my wife has been "hell bent" it seems for us to find something different.
We've missed a few that seemed like good deals, they disappeared before we could get there.
I've seen hi Lo's, tow lows, etc as we've been around, usually sitting along someone's house unused.
We go to the same campground in Ohio the same weekend in August, every year/ with several other apache camper owners.
One of our "members" husband died and the wife came the next year with either a tow low, hi Lo, maybe a trail manor. Don't remember. That's the only camper of it's kind we have ever seen the inside of, while set up.
Well in my wife's search for a different unit we have discovered a Hi Lo that we have inquired about in the past few days, are waiting for a response.
That's why I'm here, trying to ID this particular Hi Lo by a few pix in the ad. By the graphics i'm guessing 80s- early 90s, looks like a pretty long camper at that. No size/weight/ model number in the ad. Hopefully my 5.9 magnum powered Durango has enough "***" to pull one. Not worried about Engine power, it's got plenty.
And looking for pros and cons of a hi Lo compared to a conventional style camper.
This one we are considering is set up, (according to the pix seen, ) but is claimed to have broken cables which are supposed to be included in the sale. I've dealt with lift issues on my current apache, but never on any other brand of camper.
I like the idea of pushing 1 button to raise instead of hand cranking to set up.