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Old 07-25-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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I just purchased my first camper ever. It's the 50th anniversary edition 2007 model 1907t. Unfortunately, the previous owner did not have a users manual/guide for it so I'm a little lost. I have searched on line numerous times to find one, but have been unsuccessful. Does anybody know where I can get my hands on one?
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. The manual didn't change much between year models. Find one close to yours and it should work. Also check out the videos. Here's the link.

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Thank you. The videos have been most helpful
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Welcome, Gwen. Just so you'll know, the manuals are not "model specific" either. My 2007 1707T manual would have been the one that was delivered with your trailer. The manual is "generic" for all 2007 trailers. There might have been changes from earlier years, but they would be very minor.

I just did a quick scan of this one: http://www.hilotrailerforum.com/f49/...2004-hi-lo-78/ Except for the listed weights, it appears to be virtually word-for-word a copy of my manual.

Hope this helps.

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Welcome to the Forum!

If you go to the main forum page and scroll down you will see the Library page. There is a lot of info to be had from it. There are a number of topics covered there. It will take time to look through them but many questions can be answered from there.
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Hi Gwen, we are also proud owners of a 2007 19T. We have a big file of all the manuals and appliances papers. If you need copies, we would be happy to scan to you.

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Welcome, Gwen. Just so you'll know, the manuals are not "model specific" either. My 2007 1707T manual would have been the one that was delivered with your trailer. The manual is "generic" for all 2007 trailers. There might have been changes from earlier years, but they would be very minor.

I just did a quick scan of this one: http://www.hilotrailerforum.com/f49/...2004-hi-lo-78/ Except for the listed weights, it appears to be virtually word-for-word a copy of my manual.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Gwen, we are also proud owners of a 2007 19T. We have a big file of all the manuals and appliances papers. If you need copies, we would be happy to scan to you.

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Thank you so much, that would be wonderful!
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:49 AM   #9
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I took my first camping trip in my "new" Hi-Lo this past summer. It was great Unfortunately, on the way home it blew a tire and destroyed to wheel well, floor, cabinet, wiring, and ductwork under the sofa. And almost everything that was stored there. I don't know when I'll be able to afford to fix it if ever I do know that if I can repair it I'll also be reinforcing both wheel wells and that I'll buy the tires that don't blow.... Wish me luck!!! I'll need it!
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Ouch! I'm so sorry, Gwen. If you've gone through these forums, you'll know that my 1707T, bought new, suffered tire failure after less than 5000 miles due to tire cord separation on both tires. Fortunately, my tires did not blow, and a following motorist alerted me to the problem (he could see a tire smoking), so I didn't have the damage you had.

I know the OEM tires on our trailers are not really strong enough, so my first "fix" was to upgrade to Load Range D tires. But, I also had my axle moved forward about 3" and a 1 1/2" spacer put in to raise the trailer above the axle more. With that modification, I was able to install bigger rims and tires, so now that running gear is much safer.

Just so you'll know, the OEM tires on your trailer were the same as mine - 205/75-15R Load Range C as I recall, and they had a combined gross weight rating of 3500#. Your trailer is slightly larger than mine and my trailer has a maximum gross weight of 3800#! My new tires and wheels have a combined gross weight rating of about 5000#.

My other addition was to install a GOOD Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), from Minder Research, that monitors both the tire pressure AND its temperature. A tire that is headed for a blowout is normally heating up quite a bit, so with that system, I have some early warning.

Gwen, my guess is, if you are a bit of a "do it yourselfer", you could fix MOST of the damage caused by the blowout. If you did, it would not be too expensive. And, if you wanted to move the axle like I did, that was not too bad either. I had it done in a welding shop in Tucson for $400.

So, I know all this "advice" is a bit late, but keep it in mind if you decide to get your trailer running again.

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That information is going to be super useful to me! Thank you so much. And also if you wouldn't mind forwarding me the information for the welder you used in Tucson? I could really use that as well. I am going to do just about everything I can think of and can afford to do to keep this from happening again. My children are super disappointed that we only got to camp one time before this accident. And so I'm I.
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Happy to be of help, Gwen. Here is the shop that did the work on our trailer: Truck Repair Tucson l Alignment l Suspension l Arizona Spring Company

As I said in post #27 of this thread: http://www.hilotrailerforum.com/f19/...12/index3.html they were working on two Oro Valley fire engines when I had my trailer there, so that really gave me a boost in confidence in their work.

I was finally able to mount larger, 225/75-R15 Load Range D, tires on my trailer with the axle moved forward and the trailer lifted 1 1/2". I had to go with different, 6" wide rims with these tires, but they were not particularly expensive. And, I later trimmed the skirting on the street side of the trailer so now the wheel and tire looks almost centered there (an easy job).

Besides the axle, wheel and tire change, I STRONGLY recommend the Tire Minder TPMS. It is super simple to install and works just about perfectly. Once in a VERY rare while, it loses the signal to one of the tires, but the alarm it shows is completely different than a pressure or temperature alarm and it only sounds briefly. Even though my truck has a built-in TPMS, I install the Tire Minder sensors on its tires too, because I want to monitor their temperature.

I've given a "user review" on the Tire Minder TPMS elsewhere in this forum.

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Thank you again :0) Wish me luck!
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Hi Gwen we had a similar incident with a blown tire several months ago. If you have someone available who is handy with tools, and has a little welding experience you might go this route. I purchase two universal duel wheel metal fenders from Northerntool.com, #49082 and after a little modifications installed them in the existing wheel wells. Someone needs to get some accurate measurements of the inside of the wheel wells, then about three inches will need to be cut out of the center of the purchased fenders after which the two halves will need to be welded back together. these modified fenders then need to be thoroughly with spray undercoat then bolted in place inside the wheel wells on the Hi Lo. I would also suggest installing a piece of steel tubing to the back end of the new fender which should be welded to the trailer frame. Hope this helps. By the way I have had two blow outs with no warning from my Tireminder, so I'm not quite as confident as some.
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Hi Gwen we had a similar incident with a blown tire several months ago. If you have someone available who is handy with tools, and has a little welding experience you might go this route. I purchase two universal duel wheel metal fenders from Northerntool.com, #49082 and after a little modifications installed them in the existing wheel wells. Someone needs to get some accurate measurements of the inside of the wheel wells, then about three inches will need to be cut out of the center of the purchased fenders after which the two halves will need to be welded back together. these modified fenders then need to be thoroughly with spray undercoat then bolted in place inside the wheel wells on the Hi Lo. I would also suggest installing a piece of steel tubing to the back end of the new fender which should be welded to the trailer frame. Hope this helps. By the way I have had two blow outs with no warning from my Tireminder, so I'm not quite as confident as some.
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