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Hi Lo or Trail Manor type travel trailer

Discussion in 'Towing' started by lmcc007, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Sep 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    oldstick

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    Thanks for the info. No bad back for me but we are just looking moving a little closer to "park and relax" than the the cranking style pop-up provides. We may check the trail manors out and see firsthand. But what makes them so expensive? Higher quality materials or supply/demand or what?

    We're kind of leaning towards one of the smaller hybrids with pull out beds but sort of concerned with towing a high profile with the Taco.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    campthewestcoast

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    The trailmanors and hi-lo's price is supply/demand, plus any lighter wieght trailer is going to be more expensive. Compare the set-up time and the number of steps including setting the seal between the upper and lower sections, swinging-up cabinets and setting up bathroom walls between trailmanors and hi-lo. The same type of materials are used in most travel trailers except for the lifting hardware. The hybrid trailers that have the pull-out beds have a large temperature swing between bed area and solid built center section(ever walk into one at the heat of the day?) The high profile does hurt the gas mileage and you'll have to use a sway control on the WDH(but some of them built in) I'm not very basis because I own a Hi-Lo, and I wouldn't tow anything else. Plus hi-lo's have the largest counterspace for food prep than any other make in the same length of trailer. It comes down to personal choice and the floor plan that works best for your family.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    David100

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    I agree with campthewestcoast comments about personal choice and needs and the supply and demand determining price. The TM we own suits us, but we did not buy it new (over $33,000.) We didn't buy the previous TM we owned new either for the same reason. However, we wanted a low profile, solid side popup. I was familiar with HiLos, really liked them, but I wanted something lighter weight. Our TM, a 3124KS, weighs about 3740# ready to go. Even though it is lower profile that a full upright, your gas mileage still will suffer. We average about 13-15 at 60-65 mph over hilly to mountain terrain--Smoky Mtns. Our has a lot of counter space because we have only one king bed at the rear and a sofa pullout, recliner, and dresser at the other end where we eat and relax--our LR. Good luck with your decision.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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    We just bought a 2417 Trailmanor and to be honest...it is very nice. I've been looking at pop ups, Hi-lo's and TM for the past 3 years. Trailmanor in my opinion is the best option because:

    *I can store it in the garage (saves me $50-75 bucks/month) This also makes sure it doesn't get sun damaged from years of being in a storage yard)
    *lite enough for even my 2.7L to tow 2200lb dry ....AC/awning/ =2400lbs
    *sleeps 6 (two separate beds for my son and daughter...VERY comfortable too)
    *bathroom, with very hot water and I don't have to make the beds everyday!
    *A lot of storage too....in the front of the TM

    It's all about building good memories with your family...good luck in your choice!

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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014
  5. Nov 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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  6. Nov 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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