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  1. January 5 2018 I bought my Oliver for work. I live and work from the Oliver 3 to 7 days a week. February 2018 a horrible smell develop, and I discovered a small leak from the joint at the connection next to the black tank; just a drip. Called Rich and Phil about my problem, and they said they would call me back. When they called back, Rich and Mr. Oliver where on speaker phone, and said "How can we make this right?". I said "I want this fixed with the least inconvenience for me as possible". Rich said "We can bring you an Oliver to live-in while we fix yours, or put you up in a local hot
    6 points
  2. Now you know why we are purchasing an Oliver and it's not just because it's the classiest trailer in camp, it's because of service. I wouldn't want to have to bring my trailer back to Hohenwald just for service, but I would if need be for something like that. They know what to do and have everything there to correct the problem, I personally wouldn't want Joe Blow RV Repair taking my Oliver apart and trying to make repairs. trainman
    2 points
  3. The Northwood is everything Oliver has improved upon. The Northwood is cookie-cutter, RV industry standard wide, tall, heavy, high maintenance, stick built, 5 year life span for 40% less cost but 90% less quality. This is the kind of run-of-the-mill RV that Oliver owners are running away from.
    2 points
  4. The attached three images shows a plumbing flow diagram rather than an approximate physical layout diagram. The images are for later Legacy II models. I print out all three and lay them out side by side when trying to follow water flow. Please advise of any errors or omissions.
    1 point
  5. The family and I were super excited to take delivery our new trailer last week. Hull #476. Unbeknownst to me the 2 kids decided the name was going to Little Timmy. Why? I haven't got a clue but they won't give it up and I have to say it's growing on me. We are natives to California so we plan on dishing out a lot of West coast Oliver hype! The Oliver folks at Hohenwald were awesome. Thanks for the pizza and keeping the little rugrats entertained during the walk through. Thanks The Barnhardt Family
    1 point
  6. Well, we're now joining the chorus of all those singing the praises of the Oliver Service Department folks!! We dropped our Ollie off at the Mother Ship a few weeks ago for some minor warranty issues and a few other service items. At first, I thought we might be getting into a dogfight w/one of the component companies regarding a warranty matter. Of course, Jason stepped in and, suffice it to say, went ABOVE AND BEYOND the call of duty, and completely resolved the issue to our satisfaction. For all the Ollie owners out there, I know I'm preaching to the choir, but thought I should echo wh
    1 point
  7. Duane - I do know that this has been done by at least two Oliver owners and (hopefully) they will chime in here. However, if it were me, I'd give Jason and/or Richie in the Service Department at Oliver a call. I'm sure that they will be able to help you. Bill
    1 point
  8. We also just had the DC Step-up Converter stop working which supplies power to the WiFi Ranger. Now there is a WiFi Ranger Company Technical Service Bulletin regarding the issue. The Tech Bulletin will allow you to enter your WiFi Ranger ID, found on the unit, to determine if your Step-Up Converter needs to be replaced. It also indicates that it is possible to damage the WiFi ranger if the Converter overheats. I haven't installed my new converter yet to test if mine was "toasted". As you can see in the pic the V2 is much more robust. I plan on using heavy duty velco or 3M adhesive to secure it
    1 point
  9. @Try2Relax: I agree on the Jacks. My practice is to leave Ollie attached to my tug. I make sure it is in park and the truck emergency brake is set and exit the vehicle and LOCK IT. I then take my chocks and put them on the tug. By having the bulldog fully engaged, and my tug chocked, I know that the trailer/Tug are NOT going to move. I then use both of my rear trailer jacks to raise the trailer in a level manner. Other than violate the current owner's manual on this topic, do you see any other "Gotcha's" that I may be missing? Thank you,
    1 point
  10. There is 120 volt, 12 volt and USB on each side of the nightstand as standard.
    1 point
  11. I took my EII back to Oliver due to a non-working furnace, and had a few minor issues addressed. Other than the drive time to and from, (left the unit there) and the actual waiting for the time slot, I was extremely pleased with the service. Ritchie and his team took care of my issues. I doubt any other RV manufacturer would be as responsive. One thing that should be considered - for the premium price we pay for our Oliver's, top notch customer service should be a given, and I am pleased that is the case.
    1 point
  12. Thanks John, I checked the battery tie-ins, did not appear to me that the aux port terminated there, if tied in, it is done somewhere else. I will double check with the Oliver guys. As for the smaller solar panel, I primarily will use it to keep the batterie's charged while parked under a covered area, far from shore power. If I find additional solar is needed while actually out in the boonies, I'll go larger, for sure. RB
    1 point
  13. Access to the black tank is pretty good, all the downstream connections are wide open under the front dinette area. I personally would never travel to TN for a simple repair like that. Can you post a pic of what is leaking? If it is the flexible rubber slip joint you can try tightening the hose clamps. I would also check the ones on the smaller grey water line and at the back of the tank itself. That might take care of it. Five minute job, max, once you find a screwdriver... John Davies Spokane WA
    1 point
  14. These two options are in completely different classes. Arctic Fox: higher maintenance (orders of magnitude higher) but more comfortable. Easily accommodates a family of four. Built in genny, 2.5x the fresh water capacity, at least 3x the interior space, etc. More of a residential experience. Too big for a decent number of public campsites (National Forest/National Park/State Park) Ollie: half the weight, half the frontal profile, more maneuverable. Will fit in almost all public campsites. Comfortable for a couple. More of a minimalist / "real camping" experience (it's still no
    1 point
  15. Horseneck State Park, Westport, MA This was a nice spot overlooking the ocean. We were in row two and there are no electric or water hookups. We used our generator for the first time to make coffee in the morning. Not the reason we have it but a nice perk. (Please note the hard earned pun!) The park was about $30 for the night. There were a lot of spaces but it was also pretty full - lots of fishermen. It was convenient for visiting New Bedford Whaling Historic site. The park is between RI and Cape Cod. The pretty sunset a bonus.
    1 point
  16. We had that much snow 3 or 4 years ago in south Texas! Nice looking Escape, safe travels, see you in Alabama. Mike
    1 point
  17. Pro - more living space inside. BUT! You are outdoors . . . IN NATURE . . . and should be maximizing your time outside, so what does the extra space matter except being able to sleep 1 more person? Not much. Cons - Significant increase in weight, wear on TV, limitations on maneuvering into parking or many campsites, lessor quality of build inside and out, factory support?, all the problems inherent with slide outs (leaks & mechanical failures), huge hit in mpg, how well will the interior hold up after 100,000+ miles of towing? (the Ollie will still be like new). Multiple exterior
    1 point
  18. We camped at Shenandoah Crossing Gordonsville VA earlier this week while visiting family. It was a fine camping trip. While camping we visited Montpelier, James and Dolly Madison's home: Also visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home:
    1 point
  19. Mike, Nice shots! Thanks for posting about this COE campground. Hope to camp there later this year.
    1 point
  20. Trainman, take a look here if you haven’t already.... http://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/how-to-anderson-weight-distributing-hitch-center-frame-location/ John Davies Spokane WA
    1 point
  21. Cedar Forks: Your three files really simplify our understanding of the water systems in my 2018 Olive Elite II. I hope that you don't mind, but I combined the three files and reformatted them a bit to fit on one page. Geronimo John Note: My eagle eyed wife corrected my misspelling for Boondocking... VALVES-Combined-Water-Systems-Diagrams-1.docx
    1 point
  22. We live just outside Denali National Park. There is plenty of flat space to park if you want to spend nights with us. PM us if you have any questions. David
    1 point
  23. That is an excellent question John. The two older ones will not be sleeping in the trailer. Our kids are home bodies who would stay inside all day and night if given the chance. We have been renting trailers on and off for a number of years and found the smaller trailer makes it easier to encourage them to spend more time outside. Not to mention storage space at home precludes a trailer that is much larger/wider without ponying up a ton of money to store elsewhere. I come from along line of tent campers and that is where the kids will be on our camping trips. That also means more
    1 point
  24. Welcome. I am sure you will enjoy your Ollie, but I will go ahead and speak for those too polite to ask..... “where is everybody sleeping?” It’s refreshing to see a young family group. John Davies Spokane WA
    1 point
  25. Oliver trailers are designed to be lifted by their own jacks, the only caution would be lifting one too high on its own, so as to not twist the frame too much, so use both in the rear or all three as desired. The three built in jacks provide 9000lbs of lifting capacity (together). Oliver only warns against extended time on them, as in storage situations. I replaced my original Dexter setup out to EZFlex with the two rear jacks, no problem.
    1 point
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