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  1. I recently purchased a 2015 LE. I've been looking at Olivers for quite a while, so when hull #80 popped up 45 minutes away, I took that as a sign. As soon as my Pleasureway Class B and my house here in Florida sell, I will be both retired and homeless and ready to redo the best trip of my life. When I got out of the Coast Guard in the early 1970’s, a friend and I traveled the country for 6 months tent camping. I have no specific plans for my initial trip other than to hike, bike and fish until I feel the need to come back to Florida to see the kids. I look forward to meeting as many of you as
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  2. Dwain, If you boil down the concerns to their most basic elements, it seems to be something like: If I continue with the routine I've always done, I'll be safe. If I stray from that routine, I'll be unsafe. It's the fear of the unknown and nothing more. Or, put another way, if I drive on the freeway, in the city, and go about my life (where there are X number of traffic deaths, X number of muggings, and X number of murders every year), I'll be safe. But if I take a risk and go out into the forest, where there is almost nobody around, I'll get robbed and killed for sure.
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  3. There’s no shame in leaving the Ollie to fend for itself for a night...
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  4. Dwain, since you are still in that initial research stage, check out truck campers. An Ollie with solar and composting toilet is a fantastic, comfy dry camping platform, but you are always hampered by the fact that your rig is 40 feet or more in length. That is always a big factor in driving unknown backroads..... will I have a way to turn around if the road stops at a closed gate or there is a washout or a downed tree? This is not something to brush aside, getting caught at the end of a long single lane road is no small matter and it can cause lots of stress. You can do a lot of research
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  5. John, Thanks for the idea - which I implemented. (See attached pic.) I used a 3/8 drill bit on about half of them until it broke, then completed the rest with a 5/16. A hose test just after completing the drilling process passed with flying colors. But that test was sterile, i.e., there was no "gunk" from overhanging trees on the roof which would flow and lodge within the holes. Alas, it's spring, so I've allowed said gunk to build - and indeed it gets lodged at the entrance to each hole. Yet, the water still drains off, albeit a bit slower than when the holes are completely cl
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  6. The PW looks good in the driveway but I think it will tow much easier with the truck.?
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  7. Well, we finally retired and took ownership of our Oliver - The Pearl on April 15th! We love it! After three pleasant days at the pristine David Crockett State Park, we moved down the Natchez Trace to Tishomingo State Park in Mississippi. Our experience was enhanced by all the great advice and suggestions we received on The Forum - from hitches to drawer dividers! Thank you to all and we’re looking forward to meeting y’all at the rally.
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  8. Since driving back from TN to MA I can say that I definitely concluded (as much a s I would love to get the Gladiator for many reasons)...there is no way I would want less truck than my 5.7 L V8 Tundra. I am glad I did not have a chance to hedge my bet before driving home.
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  9. I did not order our Casita with the TV option mainly because the antenna in the Casita is useless and the TV is in the corner. I install this mount from Amazon, I believe it's the same mount Oliver is now using by looking there videos. https://www.amazon.com/Impact-Mounts-Folding-Ceiling-Bracket/dp/B00P5DQS0I/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=rv+tv+swing+down+mount&qid=1555815917&s=gateway&sr=8-13 I did use different hardware as the hardware supplied did meet my standards and I used large fender washers on the inside to help improve the mounting to the fiberglass, the Casita overhead panel is
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  10. After my microwave tried to escape from it's cabinet twice, I redesigned the cabinet to include a wine rack, utensil storage, key hooks and a smaller microwave that cannot get away. It also provides an additional work surface when open.
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  11. I'm loading up our trailer for the first trip of the season. This will be the twelfth season for the Target bathroom organizers that I use in the kitchen. Those suction cups have held up really well, but may have to replace the cups next year. We keep flashlights by the bed, and by the door, on velcro. Sherry
    1 point
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