The Hi-Lo Trailer was an American made trailer created in 1956 and ceased operations in 2010. A few years after the original Hi-Lo Trailer ceased production, William “Bill” Kerola, President of The Kerola Group, a Hi-Lo Trailer franchise, saw a unique opportunity.
After lengthy negotiations with Hi-Lo owner Jim Snyder, a deal was struck in 2014 for Kerola to acquire the Hi-Lo trademark, designs, and intellectual property.
The Snyder family began developing telescoping travel trailers in 1956 and many innovative features were developed and pioneered by the Snyder family with the most important being the tried-and-true hydraulic over electric lift system thus coining the name “Hi-Lo.”
In addition to the convenience of the telescopic design, independent testing proved that it only takes one gallon of gas to tow a Hi-Lo one hundred miles.
Kerola announced that Hi-Lo Trailers has resumed production and is currently accepting orders for the 2017 models.
The Hi-Lo brand of small camping trailers are designed for people who love to camp.
This is evident by the new Wanderer ’16 prototype which combines the iconic Hi-Lo appearance, design, and benefit of the telescoping trailer which allows for safer travel, eliminated sway problems, and greater fuel efficiency, according to a Kerola Group news release.
“We worked directly with Jim Snyder, one of the original Hi-Lo family owners and other past Hi-Lo staff to engineer and build the new Hi-Lo Wanderer ’16,” states Kerola.
“This new trailer is built for today’s small camper enthusiasts and recreates the Hi-Lo legendary tried and true hydraulic over electric lift system and iconic look admired for more than 50 years.”
Hi-Lo Wanderer ’16 standard features includes a 3.0 cubic foot 3-way refrigerator, 11,500 BTU furnace, 5,500 BTU wall air conditioner, 3-speed fantastic fan, 2-burner cooktop, 10 gallon fresh water capacity, stainless steel sink, 12 volt water pump, 30 amp convertor with charger, and detachable power cord.
Hi-Lo Wanderer ’16 specifications include:
- Dry Weight: 2,600 pounds
- Tongue Weight: 340 pounds
- Cargo Load Capacity: 870 pounds
- Exterior Length: 16 feet 4 inches
- Exterior Width: 7 feet 11 inches
- Interior Height: 6 feet 2 inches
In addition to manufacturing these campers, Kerola’s vision is to preserve the history of Hi-Lo trailers and promote a Hi-Lo repair facility.
Hi-Lo Trailers is a Division of the Kerola Group.
Physical Address: 3610 North Hermitage Road (Route 18), Transfer, PA 16154
Mailing Address: PO Box 159, Transfer, PA 16154
Phone: (724) 962-4040
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