New for me HiLo 2511H
I posted a similar message on the Mod Forum, but thought I might get other input by posting here as well as I am embarking on a new adventure with my second HiLo after a few decades. I just purchased, new for me, a HiLo 2511H (Model Year 2011- so it must be among the last HiLos ever manufactured). It replaces my 1989 HiLo HiLo Funlite that I have had for more than 25 years and which has had many trips around SoCal and the Baja, and now does duty as my duck hunting camp trailer. My daughter and her boyfriend were kind enough to go out and drive it back to me from the RV dealer in Poncha Springs, Colorado two weekends ago pulled by my Suburban. (They got a snowboard trip with stops on the way home in Moab and Las Vegas as a bonus.). All went well enough but for one mishap—the straps holding the tip out failed on the way back and the tip out cover opened up. Luckily, I keep baling wire handy among my tools in my Suburban, and they lashed it closed. I have already ordered a set of replacement straps and clips from the Midget website in Ohio, but I am wondering if others have installed beefier clamps or gate slides rather than using the straps? And what if anything did the RV dealer shop do wrong in prepping the tilt out for the road trip home to keep the tip out cover from opening while on the road underway? The dealership obviously didn’t know much about HiLo trailers. The trailer was not opened on its drive home, so the kids (late twenties) are not responsible. No discernaible damage, other than the broken straps and clips on the bottom. The trailer is at my favorite RV shop in El Centro getting the once over before I go get it this next weekend.
Thanks for any advice and insights.
Jim—in San Diego