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 ====== Hi-Lo ====== ====== Hi-Lo ======
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 ===== Manufacturer Information ===== ===== Manufacturer Information =====
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 Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc. was founded in 1955 as Snyder'​s Hi-Lo Trailers. In 1957 they dropped the "​Snyder'​s"​ and became Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc.  Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc. was founded in 1955 as Snyder'​s Hi-Lo Trailers. In 1957 they dropped the "​Snyder'​s"​ and became Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc. 
  
-They have been located in north central Ohio, building the worlds only telescoping travel trailer ever since.+They have been located in north central Ohio, building the worlds only telescoping travel trailer ever since, after the demise of the similar Tow-Low.
  
 Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc. Hi-Lo Trailer Company, Inc.
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 When Wade F.B. Thompson and Peter B. Orthwein purchased Airstream in 1980, they had been involved in the recreational vehicle business for only three years. In 1977, the two entrepreneurs had combined their marketing and financial expertise to purchase HI-LO Trailer, a small player in the industry. Under their leadership, HI-LO prospered, and the two looked around for a bigger opportunity. Airstream was an obvious target. When Wade F.B. Thompson and Peter B. Orthwein purchased Airstream in 1980, they had been involved in the recreational vehicle business for only three years. In 1977, the two entrepreneurs had combined their marketing and financial expertise to purchase HI-LO Trailer, a small player in the industry. Under their leadership, HI-LO prospered, and the two looked around for a bigger opportunity. Airstream was an obvious target.
  
-Combining the first two letters of their last names, Thompson and Orthwein formed Thor Industries, Inc. in order to acquire Airstream. The acquisition of the legendary recreational vehicle and motor home manufacturer and the formation of the new company occurred simultaneously on August 29, 1980. The two new owners acted immediately to reverse the downward trend of Airstream'​s fortunes. They moved to improve quality, reduce costs, strengthen dealer relationships,​ and enhance their famous product. Within a year, sales had increased to $26 million, and they had achieved net income before taxes of $1 million, a $13 million turnaround.+Combining the first two letters of their last names, Thompson and Orthwein formed Thor Industries, Inc. in order to acquire Airstream. ​
  
 +Original ads and pictures available at http://​www.popupcamperhistory.com/​hiloimages.html
  
 ===== Years built ===== ===== Years built =====
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 ===== Pictures ===== ===== Pictures =====
 {{1968_hi-lo_18_.jpg|1968 Hi-Lo}} {{1968_hi-lo_18_.jpg|1968 Hi-Lo}}
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 ===== Some owners ===== ===== Some owners =====
 +Kevin in NC with a 1967 HiLo Wander. ​ john & tammy nc with a 1964 snyder hilo voyager.
 ===== Clubs/Links ===== ===== Clubs/Links =====
  
 [[http://​www.hilotrailer.com/​]] [[http://​www.hilotrailer.com/​]]
 +similar Tow-Low http://​www.flickr.com/​photos/​37551610@N02/​3778938078/​
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