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Old 08-16-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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Just bought a new 22 hi-lo and excited about the possibilities. The tow vehicle is a 2004 envoy xuv, long wheel base and auto ride, 373 rear end. 5800lb tow capacity.

Need opinions on if it is up to the task of a cross country trip and general thoughts on hi-lo. I almost bought an airstream but the cost was much higher as was the profile of the trailer.
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:39 PM   #2
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Just bought a new 22 hi-lo and excited about the possibilities. The tow vehicle is a 2004 envoy xuv, long wheel base and auto ride, 373 rear end. 5800lb tow capacity.

Need opinions on if it is up to the task of a cross country trip and general thoughts on hi-lo. I almost bought an airstream but the cost was much higher as was the profile of the trailer.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:13 AM   #3
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rocinate, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Congratulations on the Hi-Lo. They are a unique unit and do very well. What does the trailer weight fully loaded? Does the Envoy have a transmission cooler on it? I would recommend one if it does not. Steep grades may be a problem but you will definitely want to keep it out of overdrive. Good luck and keep us posted as to the other particulars.
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:28 AM   #4
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Thank you for the reply, just brought it home , approx 200 miles. Trailer weighs approx 4k lbs and set up with weight dist and sway control. I left as you suggested out of overdrive and all free way at 65 mph and got a little over 15 mpg. What really felt good was no or little sway and the unit tracked straight and true even with semis passing or I passing semis. I am happy at this point. Very easy driver.
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Glad to see you are on your way to be a happy camper! Good luck and take care.
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Congrats on the HILO We had a TrailManor for a couple years and enjoyed it I also liked the mpg and the towability HiLo are a very nice solid unit and very well builtThe best advice I can give you is ALWAYS check tire airpressure before each trip and clean,repack those wheelbearings every year If you haven't already done have your tires balanced I did that with my TM when we bought it new to us (used) and we put GY Marithons on it on our way home Check it out I put well over 10k miles on them before we traded it off and the tires looked great yet They showed absolutly no wear Have fun
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We had a hi-lo for a few years I think it was 28 ft nice unit pulled it with a 92 Dodge diesel excellent trailer. one thing I used to do once a year was to pull it up on blocks and crawl under it with a spray can of graphite grease and spray all the cables and pulleys that I could reach. There is quite a lot of mechanism under there for operating the hi lo feature although we never had any problems with anything on that trailer. one other thing I found the jack on the front of the trailer to be a real chore and installed an electric jack and that took care of my only problem. Have fun you made a wise choice!!!
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply. The underside is wide open so your idea to lube it all is a great idea.
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