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  2. Hi everyone I am a brand new owner of a used Oliver legacy elite 2019 hull 469. I absolutely love this camper. I have plugged into house power and have no 110 working in the camper. also noticed the right rear led taillights are staying lit 3-4 bulbs per lamp whether i am plugged in or not. I think it is drawing the batteries down. I have the zamp solar system am i supposed to switch something around when i plug into house power? any help would be appreciated. Viola
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  4. It would be nice to gather with some of the Ollie clan in South Texas. As topgun2 says "Build it and they will come". Simply gathering with other owners, sitting around a campfire sharing stories and camping tips, etc, and maybe a pot luck dinner at a meeting hall and presto ya got yerself a rally! It's a great way to make new friends and share ideas.
  5. Hello! I hope everyone has a great time at the rally. We are in the Austin area and expecting delivery six months from today (November 18)! We would love to participate in a South Texas Oliver Rally!
  6. Well, the 4 new Bright Way AGM batteries are installed, and the MPPT controller reprogrammed. Ryan at Blue Sky Energy clarified the questions that remained from Wanda’s helpful documentation. I wish I were better suited for this work. But great help from ScubaRx, SeaDawg, and Topgun2 made it possible to be successful. Thanks so much everyone.
  7. You said that you winterized the trailer when you got home and installed the Truma anti-freeze option. I am assuming you mean the 12 volt powered electric heating element into the Truma. I have installed the same option. If I am understanding you correctly, when winterizing the water system, you closed the water valve to the Truma and left normal water in the Truma to be protected with the electric antifreeze option (which is nothing more than the equivalent of a 12 volt dipstick heater). If that is in fact what you did, turning off the batteries would have cut power to the electric antifreeze dipstick heater in the Truma and it would not have protected the Truma against freezing. The electric antifreeze option in the Truma is really designed to protect the Truma while in transit during freezing weather when the propane is turned off while towing. To gain full protection from the electric option, you need to also install the provided plug into the exhaust port of the Truma when using the option, or cold air can enter the Truma combustion chamber while driving and potentially overpower the weak electric antifreeze heating element. If you later de-winterized the trailer and tried to start the Truma on propane before actually turning the propane on, and/or removing the plug from the Truma exhaust port, then the Truma would have tried to ignite a few times, and then it would have locked out. Just like the Norcold refrigerator, if the unit tries to ignite on propane when the propane is turned off, the unit locks out and must be turned off and then on again to reset the error codes. Same thing if the Truma senses a blocked exhaust port. When winterizing the trailer, it is probably best to follow the winterizing instructions in the manual that basically call for closing the water inlet valve to the Truma and then draining the water out. It only takes a minute or two. The electric antifreeze option will also work when winterizing, but then you will need to ensure that the batteries provide continuous power to the trailer over the winter to run the electric antifreeze option. Simply draining the water from the Truma when winterizing is a safer approach.
  8. We are not going; timing didn’t work out. Maybe next year; would love to meet fellow OTT campers. Wish you well on your trip.
  9. I can't explain it. The Blaylock I have measures 6" x 6" x 22", yet it did perform as I described it. The Andersen Rapid Jack is specified as being 7" tall.
  10. I chose the SE version in rough black. Installation was a bit difficult, but straightforward. The panels weigh 35 lbs, but because of my height, removing and installing requires a second person (I can't see the hinges). The following morning, I noticed that there appeared to be a gap in the newly designed hinges on the tailgate panel. So I opened the lid and gave it an easy test push. The panel came right off the hinges while still attached to the shocks. The panel fell crookedly and warped. I called, and DB was very responsive, offering to replace the entire cover or to send new hinges if I would prefer to try that. He said that the cover could easily be straightened by me. So I gave that a try and also sent back the failed hinges for evaluation. All went as he said it would, and the cover is still in place with good hinges. A thoroughly inspection after the straightening showed no damage to any welds or support structure, nor any flex marks in the cover, i.e., it appears undamaged and brand new. For my trouble, DB gave me a substantial discount off of my purchase price. It's great to be able to walk on it as it makes cleaning my truck easier. Regarding utility, I can now access the front of the bed without having to climb into it. I carry a 20lbs propane tank for our CampChef stove, and this allows me to store it all the way forward in the bed and to lift it out by only opening the cab side cover (no ladder required even though this is an F250 with 20" wheels). The locks are Medeco with restricted keys. They will not be easy to pick. It also looks really cool. Speaking of cool, thus far I have not noticed the surface temperature to be too hot. The downside: No matter how you cover it, you're still packing a truck bed. The more you carry, the more shuffling you will have to do to get at the thing you want. Accessibility of the DB does help make this easier (when the middle section doesn't interfere). We are at the rally on site F62.
  11. Good work in troubleshooting and reporting this problem. This will help someone else down the line.
  12. I've got the diamond back 270 on my F250. I really like the three water tight lids. also the bolt type locks are good. So far bone dry even going through the car wash. I can stand on it and carry cargo on top of it. Pricy but you wont be disappointed.
  13. We like the green lushness of this area but would like to be driving through and camping in Montana…
  14. I'll tack on to this thread since it includes a lot of suggestions for tracking down leaks. I have one to add. I had a small leak under the curbside window the first time it rained on us and have been trouble shooting the last week. I may have found the problem. The track that the window slides in has a black fuzzy strip that the window pane slides on. There are holes every inch or two that allow rainwater to flow underneath and out of the inner weep holes in the window frame. At the end of the black fuzzy strip near the stove there is a screw and rubber/plastic sort of grommet that serves as a stop for the window at fully open. Well this screw goes right through the bottom of that drainage channel/window track. So there are 5 ways for water to escape: the four weep holes and this screw hole. I verified that a small amount of water poured into the window track would flow out the weep holes, but also could make its way over to the screw hole and then run out underneath the window, down across the belly band, and onto the seat above the water pump area. Oliver Service said that there should have been a butyl rubber strip laid down by the window manufacturer before the screw was put in. They will be sending a rubber strip out for me to install. I’ll also assess using a dab of silicone instead. So add this to the list of potential window leak causes. I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem or if other windows have been constructed differently through the years. It seems like a bad design on the part of the window manufacturer to put a screw through the bottom of the window track that doubles as a drainage channel.
  15. See the following for an update.
  16. Looks like a nice campground. Another bit of nostalgia and coincidence, I went to high school in Guntersville, know the area very well. Y'all have fun
  17. Tonight we’re at another COE campground in Mississippi near Starkville, just outside of Columbus AFB. We picked it at random due to location but are pleasantly surprised. It’s a very nice campground and we have FHU (not that we need that for one night). We’re only about 170 miles from Lake Guntersville and the rally, so we will have a short drive tomorrow. Nostalgia - 60 years ago we lived here in Starkville where I went to 2nd and 3rd grade while my dad went to Mississippi State University.
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  19. Thanks for this tip Steve. Today while doing the other side I used your method and both tires lifted off the ground easily. This will be my method from now on.
  20. All, I would like to hear how this goes. I still have to repair mine. Imelda
  21. I like John's idea of fabricating a larger plate. I would go much thicker than .032" (which is more like a foil than a plate). A 1/8" (.125) plate would be more appropriate and although 6061 is an excellent alloy for the application, it is a bit overkill and difficult to obtain in small quantities. Easily found 6063 or a variant is more common, less expensive and very much up to the task.
  22. What is the cost? For those of us who can't go to the rally, when will it be available for installation by Oliver?
  23. Thanks for the recommendation! I haven't had a moment to dig deeper on this to decide between repair/replacement/patch with a bigger piece of aluminum, but having this recommendation in pocket is great. You never know....
  24. We were in Southern Colorado (John Martin Reservoir) when it happened, though we have been getting our fair share of ridiculous wind in Boulder this year, too. More than a dozen Red Flag days in April alone!
  25. Looks fun! And it might fit in with a trip to Paso we are planning for earlier that month.
  26. Perhaps Oliver should provide a Lithionics battery power off sequence that includes following individual manufacturers instructions for properly powering up and down the various DC appliances. Had the AquaGo been powered down prior to turning the batteries off and on, it would have powered up without issue.
  27. We also chose the traditional water heater. Price and added complexity were the deciding factors. But thank you to @dhaig for providing useful info for those with Trumas and lithium!
  28. Seems to be conflicting results on using the ez jack type ramp with the ez flex suspension. See below post from another thread. Maybe different ramp heights?
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