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  2. Thanks all - Once I learned about the Olivers and started looking into them it wasn't a hard decision coming from a Scamp. The build and design details I saw on youtube vids of factory tours really impressed me. It was easy to see improvements over the Scamp design (and maybe the Casista's. I've never been in one). Even though we have enjoyed our Scamp (it is a great small camper) I am happy for something a bit bigger and bit more rugged. The only modification I have planned right now is to mount a Lagun table as described by Overland. It is a really slick design. David: We'll have to drag you guys over to the Wyoming range sometime next year. It isn't really a secret, but it is not heavily visited. Jason
  3. We tow with an Audi Q7, which can pull 7700 lbs. It has been a great tow vehicle, with plenty of power. The owners manual for the Audi has a strict prohibition against a weight distribution hitch, and I think the same applies to most similar German cars. I did a punch of research on the WDH topic, and one can weld a brace underneath the chassis that permits WDH use. This method was pioneered by the CanAm Airstream dealer in Ontario. I have a neighbor who pulls a 23 foot Airstream with an Audi Q7, and he had his Q7 modified by CanAm. I did not like the look of it, as it significantly decreases the ground clearance. My neighbor suggested that with pictures (which I have), any competent welder could install such a brace. My Q7 tows beautifully, with no sway despite not using a weight distribution hitch. Send me a private message if you want more info, including a bunch of relevant threads from the AirForum.
  4. Jason and Sonja, Congrats on ordering an Oliver. You will not be disappointed! David
  5. Congrats on your order! You’ll have something to think about and plan for as you go through the Wyoming winter. Welcome to the Oliver family! Mike
  6. We did too. Great products and easy to work with.
  7. I also used AB Lifestyles. I bought sheets, blankets, mattress pads and pillowcases from them. They are very nice people and very easy to work with. I would recommend them in a heartbeat! I also bought Dem-Dry for under the mattresses from Ravenwolf Marine and they are also good people to work with.
  8. I'd love to chat. My number is six2six-six95-9zero43. Thanks, Alison
  9. 16 degrees here with only a little condensation under the driver's side mattress. We didn't have Hypervent on that trip but am planning on getting it now. Also, I am ventilating the basement storage compartment, under the bed, to allow warm air from the furnace/hot water heater area into the basement. Furnace on at 61 degrees, vent open in the bathroom and a window over the bed cracked open. Andrew
  10. We tow an Elite II that weighs loaded, without water, 5,400 lbs. We tow it with a 2018 BMW X5 35d and it tows GREAT! We have towed about 5,000 miles, over all sorts of roads, including twisty mountain ones and six significant passes in the west up to 8,700 feet. Great power, ride, brakes and mileage. 17.8 mpg going from sea level in San Diego, CA to 8,700 feet in Mammoth Lakes, CA and 21.7 mpg coming back. And what a great vehicle to tour in, once we are at our destination! We tend to put about 1/3 of our trip mileage on w/o the trailer. We followed Andy from CanAm of Ontario's advice and we do use the Andersen WD hitch and we compress the red bushing 1/4". If you would like to discuss this topic further, please message me with your phone number and I will give you a call. There are also a number of forum members who tow with the Touraeg or Q7 and I am sure would be more that willing to provide you information about there experience. If I had to do it again, would get a German diesel SUV. Andrew
  11. I am so sad that VW is no longer making the Touraeg. Do any of you use an SUV while towing? And can you let me know how they work out for you? I am thinking of a used BMW X5; it has a tow capacity of 7,700 pounds. Any thoughts; anyone else towing with an SUV you'd recommend? Any problems when using the SUV as a towing vehicle? Thanks so much!
  12. I understand you not knowing about or seeing Oliver travel trailers, as they are on the low production side of the fiberglass travel trailers. I live in Texas and I can say the same about the Scamp, just not too many of those here either, but Casita's everywhere. Nice to see you have found the Oliver, now you will be the envy at the camping ground, I can tell you that many campers know about the Oliver's, be prepared to show and answer question on your Oliver. Welcome to the group. trainman
  13. Specifically what are the lowest temps people have used these in?
  14. We've been in ours fulltime for over 2 years and it's fine. The ac noise is cut almost in half when using the micro air easy start option. Other trailers with slide outs have a lot more room but they also come with a lot more problems and will not go into places as quickly or easily that our Oliver will. We love our Olli because it's a boondockers dream with the twin axles.
  15. When your ready look at AB lifestyles for the bedding. Sheets, blankets, mattress pads etc. all cut to fit the Oliver patterns. They are located in South Carolina. Great company to work with.
  16. I also bought mine from Souther Mattress in North Carolina. They could not have been nicer to work with and they shipped them in big boxes (and it only took them a few days, too!!). I highly recommend them!!
  17. After seeing your setup and reading your post, I just purchased from Amazon an inexpensive 50 watt solar panel, controller with cables. I plan to build a stand like you build with hopes of it keeping our AGM batteries fully charged as our storage site has no powerl Thanks for sharring, like your shed1 Duke and Chris
  18. I know you are looking for a white fan( so were we) but we ended up getting thgis one and like it quite well. It sticks very well and with so many usb ports in the Ollie you can mount it pretty much anywhere. https://www.amazon.com/LEMOISTAR-Battery-Powered-Rotatable-Vehicles/dp/B07D7S7K3N?ref_=ast_sto_dp
  19. This is the one I was talking about. $35 direct wire, $55 lighter plug . Cheaper in black, on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Caframo-Ultimate-2-Speed-Lighter-Plug/dp/B00OM5MILI/ref=sr_1_2?adgrpid=55287297999&gclid=CjwKCAiAlajvBRB_EiwA4vAqiIUxKRK7tbvEhRL0JfUkGLahfrywbm58HmxeN3_3yvENQEVwMYs8_hoCuxkQAvD_BwE&hvadid=274839819549&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9012147&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=b&hvrand=12790311878140615116&hvtargid=kwd-294887234866&hydadcr=12189_10197804&keywords=caframo+ultimate&qid=1575679050&sr=8-2
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  21. And I loved meeting you at the rally last May. You actually remembered my name everyday!! Blessings to you and your family!
  22. One thing we found is that the adding a Lagun table with a foldable top transformed our twin bed area into a great multipurpose area. Having both the dinette and the ‘lounge’ is awesome - we never felt cramped in our Ollie but now it feels downright spacious. Swapping out our mattresses for cushions made a difference too.
  23. Welcome! And just think of all those wonderful Christmas presents you can now get for that brand new Ollie. Bill
  24. Hi All - We just placed our order for an Elite II for a completion date of March 26. I was about to give up looking for a replacement for our Scamp that we have had for years, then came across Oliver. Somehow Oliver stayed below my radar screen, which was too bad since it is basically what I've been looking for. The resources on this forum and on youtube are great. A special shout out to DavidS who agreed to have us look at his Oliver. (It never happened because of the weather events before and after Thanksgiving.) He also provided some great insight on what add-ons he liked. Can wait to put it to use here and around western Wyoming. Best, Jason and Sonja
  25. Patrick, I've spent a lot of time in my Oliver EII, I cannot remember ever hanging up on anything in the interior. Quite honestly, I'm extremely comfortable in the RV. You mentioned the AC - like Topgun, our favorite place is elevation - as the AC noise is just - loud. But its no different than any other RV with roof mounted AC. Space for two - If your worried about bumping into each other - you will just need to go look at one and spend time in it. My wife and I don't have an issue with space, but we are not normal - we get along fine, although we are both hard type A personalities. I've finally learned though - …….. Given your concerns, I'd guess the Oliver EII is not large enough - but unequivocally - it is the best RV of its size. I love my Oliver, and the factory support is the best in the industry - period. Good luck in your search. RB
  26. Did not know they made such a thing! Will see if I can find one. The lines are not an issue. The issue is "production of propane vapor." Cold temperatures reduce production. Production in and of itself further cools the tanks and propane liquid... For any given tank size there is a minimum temperature beyond which no more "useable volume" of propane vapor occurs. That is why I wanted a valve system which could select "both" tanks, AND still have a usable BTU rating. Thanks!
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