Top 10 Places to Go Camping in Colorado

Colorado is known for its stunning geographical diversity and is abundant with gorgeous rivers, snow capped mountains and arid deserts. The possibilities for camping and outdoor explorations are endless which can make the planning process overwhelming. If Colorado is on your list for camping this season, here are top ten locations that you cannot afford [...]

Tips and Tricks for Boondocking in a Travel Trailer

There’s nothing like backpacking and going off in to the back of beyond, kicking back and relaxing in the wild embrace of off-the-grid nothingness. However, as enticing as it may sound, camping in dry campgrounds, without the commercial amenities and hookups, might seem a tab bit disconcerting to first-timers. With a plethora of paraphernalia to [...]

Texas’s Best Camping Spots

Adorned with beautiful landscapes, such as the Palo Duro Canyon and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and offering some of the most spectacular beauties such as the Wichita Falls, Lake Travis and Padre Island National Seashore, Texas is a blend of a variety of flavors and a place to be for campers and travelers. There is [...]

Northern California’s Best Camping Spots

The world is only as big as much as you have explored it. Travel trailers are a great way for you to explore the world around you. You can choose to make temporary friends at famous camping sites or indulge into the innocence of nature by boondocking. If you are a traveling person or a [...]

COFFEE a camping staple, by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

COFFEE A camping staple By Larry Mountainborn Harmon   The crackle of the campfire above 10k feet of elevation in the pre dawn chill of the Rocky Mountains, accented by the massive echoing call of a bull Elk and a steaming cup of your favorite coffee. Sound Heavenly ? Yes indeed ! Over the years […]

FOB OLLIE by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

FORWARD OPERATING BASE OLLIE By Larry Mountainborn Harmon   With the military many years behind, some of the terminology seems to have remained. I had used the term FOB, an acronym for Forward Operating Base, in a conversation with the Oliver sales manager. Betty and I were describing our camping style and where we wanted […]

Best Apps for RVing and Camping in 2017

Have you ever been traveling the country and find yourself wondering where the next best stop would be at? Well you are in luck! There are several apps that you can browse through and get guidance on your way, whether you are looking for a campground, tourist attraction, national parks or a Walmart parking lot […]

UNHINGED by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

UNHINGED Our laptop takes a hit while out on the road By Larry Mountainborn Harmon   When we think about some of the mechanical problems we have experienced out there on the open road, we tend to think in terms of flats and fuel filters. This time however, it was a bit different ! The […]

MILESTONE by Larry Mountainborn Harmon

MILESTONE By Larry Mountainborn Harmon   Although we were totally excited about our delivery of the new Oliver Legacy Elite. Even though we were knee deep into the item by item check list. Even though various plant workers were hooking it up to our Jeep’s hitch, making sure that the driving lights were correctly operational […]

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 some [...]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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