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Old 09-28-2015, 02:43 PM   #1
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27hfs patio cable kit?

So I have a 2012 XLR 27HFS Hyper lite and I have had it for about a year now. My wife and I love the trailer and have used it a lot. We have been to several places in NC,SC,TN, and KY. The one thing my wife and I both want to be able to do is use the garage gate as a patio. We have used three inch PVC pipe to support the gate but it is problematic in sites that aren't level toward the back of the site or if we are at a water front site that has a incline in rear of the site. I have tried searching the internet and the forums here and have had no luck at finding anything. I have seen people drill the gate frames and put eye bolts in and go get coated cables but I am not for sure if that is a good idea or not or if it safe to do. So I am coming to the people who have more experience with this than I. This makes our first TH and second trailer. We learned a lot from our old trailer, a 92 Jayco Eagle. I worry about the eye bolt idea because of leaks. Within first 3 months we owned the Jayco, I had to rebuild the rear part of the trailer due to a long term undetected leak, I found it by literally falling thru the floor. I don't want to have to do that with this trailer. We bought it used, the previous owners only used it a few times and decided to sell it. I haven't had any issues with the trailer but I just want make some changes that suit my wife and I.


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Old 09-28-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
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I'm interested in doing the same .I have seen the units that come with the patio set up and it looks as if it's just two cables holding the door up along with guard rails so people don't fall off . I'm pretty sure it's that simple but have not yet got into doing anything . Maybe be this winter while in FL
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #3
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To make the ramp a "Party Deck" requires ordering it from your dealer,
comes with a new reinforced ramp with safety rails, and cables, at a cost of around $2500.00
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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We have the 27hfs as well and i don't feel the ramp would make a good party deck it would have to be stronger or have a good frame under it. so it didn't bend out of shape
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:33 PM   #5
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We have the 27hfs as well and i don't feel the ramp would make a good party deck it would have to be stronger or have a good frame under it. so it didn't bend out of shape
New ramp is reinforced
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:38 PM   #6
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The ground isn't good enough? This is supposed to be "camping. " 😀


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Old 09-29-2015, 05:24 PM   #7
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I really wanted this option but then realized the TT would be the original 37ft plus 8 or 10 ft more. Not too many places where you can open, plus the bugs getting in from going in and out, just seemed like a really cool bad idea. If there were a sliding door when the ramp was down, I think I'd be more for it.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:52 PM   #8
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We generally leave room for the ramp to come down and the bike to go in and out anyway. If we can't fit in the space that way generally I have to park the truck somewhere else. But I prefer to keep everything together if I can. I like to keep the bikes inside when not being used.


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Old 09-29-2015, 07:01 PM   #9
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The ground isn't good enough? This is supposed to be "camping. " 😀


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nothing about what goes on with our haul around houses can really be considered real camping
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nothing about what goes on with our haul around houses can really be considered real camping

So true. Been camping 45 years, the last 20 in trailers. In every state but Alaska and Hawaii. The tents were true camping...and I don't miss them at all!


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