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Oliver Newsletter
Issue 2 Volume 4 February 2019
 
FEATURED
 
See an Ollie at the Rallies
 
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Oliver Travel Trailers will be attending these Rallies for 2019.

We will have a demo Oliver Travel Trailer available for viewing and tours. If you are interested in setting up an appointment for your own personal viewing and tour we have setup a web page with a form to help you setup your times and appointment with our Rally Viewing Coordinator. 
 
Fiberglass Travel Trailer Rally - Quartzsite, AZ - February 4 - 11
Green Eggs and Ham - Gunter Hill Campground, AL - March 13 - 17
RV Entrepreneur Summit - Guntersville, AL - March 21 - 24
Eggs On The Hiawassee - Hiawassee, GA - May 30 - June 2
Eggs a la Bourbon - Clarkson, KY - June 6 - 9
Land Between The Lakes - Eddyville, KY - Oct. 1 - 3
Overland Expo East - Asheville, NC - Nov. 9 - 11
 
 
More Information / Appointment
 
 
Ramping Up For 2019
 
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As many of you are aware we have already booked half of the 2019 production calendar and available slots are filling fast.

It's great that we have filled up so much of the production calendar! If you are looking to get your Ollie in 2019 we highly recommend putting in your order as soon as possible to guarantee your delivery date in 2019. These slots are filling up fast. 
 
Next Available Production Date for a personalized Oliver Travel Trailer is May 15th, 2019.
 
 
2019 Oliver Owner's Rally
 
 
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We are happy to announce that the 2019 Oliver Owners Rally will be hosted at Lake Guntersville State Park in Lake Guntersville, Alabama on May 16th-19th, 2019.

Registration is now open to owners and to the public.

Our 2019 Oliver Travel Trailer Owners' Rally is off to a great start with 83 campsites reserved and over 160 owners and other people scheduled to attend the Oliver Travel Trailers 2019 Rally.
 
Lake Guntersville State Park has 300+ campsites with hookups and a primitive camping area so there are plenty of campsites for the Rally. However, the best campsites are being reserved so make your reservations soon.

The 4-day rally will be packed with plenty of activities, programs, food and most of all fun with all of our Oliver friends, both long term and new. We have several programs and activities beginning Thursday morning to teach owners about your trailer, accessories, maintenance and special camping information.
 
 
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Welcome to the Family
 
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Jack P.
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John M.
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Kevin S.
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Mr. & Mrs. Atwell
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Mr. & Mrs. Williams
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Nisi S.
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Paul and Marguerite D.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oliver Owner Anniversaries
 
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Paul C.
Charles H.
 
 
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Bruce O.
 
 
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Eric C.
Randy B.
Rob O.
Thomas M.
William S.

 
 
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Rich & Donna N.
Edward & Stuart E.
William J.
Ken & Tina S.
Kieffer & Brenda V.
Gregory & Janet G.
Carol B.
 
 
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Rhett S.
Pat G.
Don B.
Reed & Karen L.
Gibbs & Bonnie F.
Ron H. 
 
 
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Bruce A.
Jay B.
Kenny & Madeline B.
Arthur & Chris C.
David C.
Tim H.
Donald N.
William W.
 
 
Take a Virtual Tour
 
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Have you wanted to see an Oliver but just haven't setup a Field Visit yet or maybe you live further away than you wish to travel to see one? We have setup a virtual tour to help you look around the Ollie.

Click the button below and you will find an interactive virtual tour of the Oliver Legacy Elite, Legacy Elite II Standard Floor Plan & Twin Bed models.
 
 
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Oliver Travel Trailer
12V Onboard Battery System
By: Jason Essary, Service Manager
 
The 12v battery bank on your Oliver Travel Trailer is the lifeblood of the 12v system. It provides the necessary power to all your 12v appliances when you are not connected to a shore power connection.

A battery is designed to store and release energy. There are several different types of batteries and these batteries are designed for different applications. The standard 12v batteries on the Oliver Travel Trailer are typically best for campsite camping when a 30a shore connection will typically be available or for short, low power demand boondocking. The 6v AGM battery bank is designed to provide a deeper discharge and provides more useful amp hours for extended periods of boondocking when an outside 30a power supply is not available.

There are several appliances located throughout your camper that run specifically on 12v power. These components are dependent on the battery system or a 30 amp power connection. How does this 12v system work?
 
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The battery bank supplies power into the camper via a 12v breaker for safety and then to the 12v busbar that supplies power to the upper shell fuse panel located in the rear cabinet and to the lower shell converter 12v feed. The converter also sends 12v power to the busbar when a 30 amp power connection is present which feeds all your 12v components as well as charging your onboard battery bank.

Some of the 12v Components in your camper include:

  LED lighting
  TV
  Radio
  Fans
  Water Pump
  Fridge on DC
  TV Antenna
  Cell Booster
  WiFi Ranger
  Camera System
  12v Ports
  120v receptacles including the Microwave when used in conjunction with the optional inverter.

So how do the 30 amp connection, converter, battery bank, solar and components function together?

Below you will see a diagram of each component and how it either supplies power or uses power within your travel trailer.

 •7-Pin connection: This supplies 12v power from the tow vehicle to your onboard battery bank to charge your batteries as you drive.
 •Battery Bank: This supplies power to your 12v fuse panels as well as to your optional inverter.
 •Solar Controller: This controls the solar panel feed and charges your battery bank.
 •Inverter: This receives power from the battery bank and converts the 12v power feed to 120v to supply power to your 120v outlets when not connected to a 30 amp power connection.
 •Fuse Panel: You have one panel in the rear cabinet that supplies power to the upper shell 12v components while the lower shell fuse panel supplies components located in the lower shell.
 •30A Plug: This is your 30 amp power connection and it supplies power into the converter box that feeds the 120v components as well as sending 12v power out to the 12v components. The converter also charges your battery bank.
 •110 outlet: Just like the outlets in your house, these supply power to any 120v power component. These are attached to a 15a or 20a breaker and may trip if overloaded just like your outlets at home.
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Valentine Dinner Train
 
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Aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, you will ride a rolling time machine providing the sights and sounds of yesteryear.

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
February 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16, 2019
Departs from Chattanooga
Excursion time: 2 hours

Dining on Train First Class Upgrade Available

 
 
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An Oliver Travel Trailers' Journey
THE CHANNELED SCABLANDS PART 3
By: Frank McMichael, Hull #101
 
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I drove to the Coulee on the Babcock Ridge side. It can only be partially seen because of the shadow of the cliff above but there is a gravel road that comes in on the Babcock Ridge side at the lower Bench. The white area to the right of the Bench is the parking area for the entrance for hiking into the Coulee. What can be well seen is the walk paths that are in the coulee. 

This is my journey...
 
 
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Trip Planning
Historic Charleston
 
Resilience and Freedom: Exploring Historic Charleston

Spend a day exploring the sites of historic Charleston on land and at sea! Founded in 1670, the city played an important role in the American Revolution, in the Civil War, and in the Civil Rights Movement. Discover the stories of influential figures in Charleston and how they changed history. Learn about how different groups navigated the complexities of Charleston society from the city’s settlement up through the present.

This travel itinerary offers opportunities for adventure in the great outdoors - from walking tours of historic neighborhoods to a boat ride to Fort Sumter. There are plenty of indoor options as well, including a visit to Charleston Museum or the Avery Research Center.

Whether by car, boat, or on foot, discover the historic sites of Charleston.

Travel more of Charleston or learn about our diverse heritage by visiting Telling All Americans' Stories.

DURATION: Full Day

TOPIC(S): Forts, Maritime, Coastal Defenses, Military, Monuments and Memorials, Civil War, African American Heritage, Archeology, Enslavement, Reconstruction, Schools and Education, American Revolution, Architecture and Building, Arts, Social Movements, Presidents, American Revolutionary War

ACTIVITIES: Guided Tours

TYPE: Kid Friendly, Active, Relaxed, Urban, Educational, Inspirational, Indoors, Outdoors, Group Friendly 
 
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Plan Visit
 
Grilled Pineapple Chicken Foil Packets
 
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Grilled Pineapple Chicken Foil Packets - chicken, pineapple, peppers, and onions slathered in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce and cooked on the grill!

Total: 30 Minutes

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 20 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy
 
 
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Monthly Trivia
 
Last Month's Trivia:
In what year did the Roman Senate declare January 1st to be the beginning of the new year.
     a. 1 BC
     b. 45 BC
     c. 23 AD
     d. 200 BC


Answer
: b.
The idea of using the first day of January to mark the beginning of the new year dates back to time of Julius Caesar, five decades before the birth of Jesus. Many calendars existed before Caesar created the Julian calendar in 46 B.C., but his marked Jan. 1 as the official start of the new year.

This Month's Trivia
:
This entire month has been dedicated to what favored candy? 

     a. Skittles
     b. Liquorice
     c. Chocolate
     d. M&Ms
 
 
In Closing
 
On behalf of Oliver Team and Family we'd like to thank you for your interest in Oliver Travel Trailers.

We look forward to helping you learn more about the Oliver difference.

Feel free ask us any questions you may have at this time or if you would like more information please give us a call at
1-888-526-3978 .

Until next month,
Jason K. Walmsley, Newsletter Editor

We encourage you to research further and I can promise you, you will like what you see in an Oliver Travel Trailer. Visit our website at olivertraveltrailers.com to see more and schedule a plant tour or field visit. Happy Trails from Hohenwald, TN, USA!
 
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