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Old 09-15-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a manufacturer that makes a travel trailer with the AC somewhere other than on top of the unit.

I made a move and discovered I need a unit that is not more than 116" high. Any info, suggestions will be appreciated. I presently have a Cardinal 5er and it is about 2 feet too tall.
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a manufacturer that makes a travel trailer with the AC somewhere other than on top of the unit.

I made a move and discovered I need a unit that is not more than 116" high. Any info, suggestions will be appreciated. I presently have a Cardinal 5er and it is about 2 feet too tall.
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:27 AM   #3
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Hi-Lo. They lower down over the bottom half, making the traveling configuration about the same height as your tow vehicle. Look them up, they are really quite well designed these days. I doubt any TT is made with a basement A/C; no basement in them, or height would again be an issue.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
Hi-Lo. They lower down over the bottom half, making the traveling configuration about the same height as your tow vehicle. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The other manufacturer of a "collapsing" travel trailer (all hard sides, no canvas) is TrailManor.

Look up both Hi-Lo [www.hilotrailer.com] and TrailManor [www.trailmanor.com]. Both are excellent quality-built units. Your choice will come down to the features they offer, and what fits your needs best.

I formerly owned a TrailManor and will attest to its quality and functionality.

You may have some difficulty "importing" one into Canada, as I am not aware that either trailer is sold there. Other's have imported the TrailManor, but there is a lot of "red tape" you have to go through, as I understand it. Check it out before you commit to a purchase in the USA.
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These look promising if they keep going on development. I took a look for dealer locations and they are spotty in both USA and Canada.
Thanks for the info Ray and Paul.
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We just took a 22 foot hi-lo through some very tough weather approx 2000 miles and overall very happy. Easy driver and lots of room inside.

You might want to consider the design as it is one of a kind.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aaron&Cheryl:
These look promising if they keep going on development. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Aaron&Cheryl,
Your observation that there are few dealers located around the USA & Canada is correct. However, if I understood the above comment correctly, you seem to be under the impression that these manufacturers are new in the business. Both of them have been building these trailers for many years. TrailManor began in 1983. HiLo began in 1955. Neither of them are "newcomers" to the trailer industry.
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