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AXLE COUNT by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

Axle count By Larry Mountainborn Harmon Just how many do you want to deal with ?   Over the years, as we came out of the work a day world and into retirement, our RVing style changed to suit our needs. And, usually, it simply came down to just how much “stuff” we wanted to carry […]

Travel Trailers Preparation for the Season

10 Steps to help get your travel trailers preparation ready   The days are getting longer and the temperature is rising, our thoughts are on spring and you know what that means for so many of us travelers! It is time for inspection and the summarization of our rv travel trailers to get ready for […]

TRIP PLANNING IN OUR OLIVER

It can start by browsing through a book, or maybe the internet, at any rate, our planning seems to usually start there. We identify places of interest and figure travel distance. Now, you might notice that there is no mention of campgrounds or specific overnighting locations. The plan doesn’t even have an ending point ! […]

HOHENWALD by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

HOHENWALD Home of Oliver Travel Trailers By Larry Mountainborn Harmon Over the years quite a lot has been written on the forums and the FaceBook pages, as well as Twitter, about things to see and do while in Hohenwald. Folks tend to arrive a little early, maybe a full day or so, when it is […]

TEN OLIVER YEARS AGO by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

  TEN OLIVER YEARS AGO By Larry Mountainborn Harmon Ten years have went by ever so fast ! And, it seems just like yesterday. It was well after dark as we had left the Oliver Plant in Hohenwald. The factory crew had stayed over late to finish up a few things and we hit the road. It had […]

BAGS

Shopping bags galore !   A quick way to store, use and dispose of those pesky plastic shopping bags by putting them in the trash right away. Out of sight, out of mind. Yet, they will be readily at hand come bag replacement time ! Many Oliver owners are reluctant to put tissue in their black tank […]

WASHERS

There are washers, and then there are washers, and you don’t have to RV for very long before you figure out just which ones work for you. And, you will always keep a few spares around for emergency’s. We are talking about rubber water hose washers, the inexpensive, easily lost and just “gotta’ have” washers. […]

FREEZEPROOF by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

FREEZE PROOF WATER HOSE By Larry Mountainborn Harmon   Our first year that we work camped for Amazon, was in Coffeyville Kansas. We had just finished the sugar beet harvest up in North Dakota and the winter weather there had been brutal. It was warmer, further south in Kansas, but we knew that winter was close on our heels. […]

DETECTORS by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

DETECTORS By Larry Mountainborn Harmon Smoke, CO2 and propane It has been our tradition that just after the holidays, usually the first week in January, that we put new battery’s in our detectors and test them. However a decision that Betty and I made about a year ago came home to rest with us during […]

WINTER CAMPING by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

Winter camping By Larry Mountainborn Harmon Part one Propane is a very important part of our Winter camping experience, so we make sure that we are carrying enough along with us for the trip’s duration. Now, you might say, “just how do you measure that ?” Actually it isn’t all that complicated. It is all […]

BANDIT by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

BANDIT by Larry Mountainborn Harmon You have been camped for a week up near the Continental Divide National Scenic hiking trail and it has been great. Taking early morning hikes, getting back into camp just before the late afternoon Monsoon rain, a quick shower, a nap and fantastic campfire camaraderie in the evenings. Only one […]

MUD ROOM

Awning out and anchored down, screen room kit attached with a tarp and rug on the ground. We were at the sugar beet harvest in this photo. In this configuration our screen room was more of a “mud room” ! When we came back from a 12 hour shift on the beet pile in any […]

GOT TARPS ? Part 3

Oftentimes a campsite can be subject to high or gusting winds making the whole camping thing less fun. Now, Mother Nature always seems to rule, but, moderating that wind a little can make the difference between holing up inside the trailer or sitting around the campfire enjoying the outdoors. Having trees around the campsite can […]

GOT TARPS? Part 2

Putting a tarp on the ground under your trailer’s awning is a whole lot like adding a floor to a spare room. And if you add a screen room kit to the awning for walls you do indeed have a spare room. Talk about a great thing to have on an extended Trout fishing trip […]

GOT TARPS ? Part 1

TAR-PAU-LINS, TARPAULINS, TARPS Material, such as waterproofed canvas. Used to cover and protect things from moisture. Thanks, Wikipedia, For your definition ! RV’ers usually simply call them a tarp and that covers a really wide spectrum of materials. Over the years we have used tarps for many things and some of them are a bit […]

CAMPING AT ELEVATION- Part 5 of 5

This photo was taken just as the sun was beginning to rise upon Engineer Pass. We had set up our Oliver travel trailer, at an old ghost town above Silverton Colorado. Leaving our base camp OLLIE at 0430 hours in the dark we started our climb up through the next ghost town and continued upward […]

ELEVATION CAMPING – Part 4 of 5

Most built up campgrounds in the Rocky Mountains are along the water courses, as are the roads, making access to them as the snow melts off better and better as the season progresses. Normally, elevation is the controlling factor for how late in the year the snow will melt off enough to let us get into campsites. Most years, […]

ELEVATION CAMPING – Part 3 of 5

Camping off the grid is a very satisfying thing for Betty and I. It fits into our out of doors campsite style quite well. Camping off the grid with total comfort does need a bit of thought though, especially when it is at high elevation. Both early and late in the camping season up high, the temperatures […]

ELEVATION CAMPING – Part 2 of 5

You’ve just arrived at your campground in the Rocky Mountains and as you drove the last few twisty road miles, you thought, “now this isn’t so bad ! What’s up with all of this talk about altitude sickness and vertigo?” Then, as you got out of your tow vehicle to look your campsite over, and, […]

ELEVATION CAMPING – Part 1 of 5

The higher one goes up into the Rocky Mountains the thinner the air gets. So, just why would anyone want to camp above ten thousand feet for extended periods of time, especially when you will be off of the grid for over 110 consecutive days. We can sum it all up in one simple phrase. […]

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Oliver Travel Trailers

737 Columbia Highway
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Sales Office Toll Free Phone: 1-888-526-3978
Sales Office Local Phone: 1-931-796-1178
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