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  1. Hey Everybody It was me who developed the health situation-driving home from the rally, I developed a lesion in my stomach and experienced a significant bleed. Apparently a developmental issue-it came out of the blue. I was able to get help, and am now home recovering. It was close. But the real story starts at the rally. The night before we were getting ready to head home, I noticed that my Dexter had 'flipped'. Lee very kindly came over the next morning and fixed the Dexter so we could be on our way. Then, driving home, the medical emergency happened, and I was wisked off to the hospita
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  2. On the way home from the Rally one of our members developed a health problem and is currently in a hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Their camper (Elite II) is located in a store parking lot there but needs to be towed to a nearby campground. Is there anyone in that area that is able to give assistance? Bill
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  3. With the Rally behind us (what a great time and so nice to see some many of you again and make new friends)I am going into production for cutting boards this weekend. If you been wanting one, I would be happy to add you to this production run. My cutting boards are made from mahogany & maple and are design to stay in place while your trailer is moving. They provide extra counter space, and be used on both side and double as a serving board. I charge $89 plus 2- 3 day USPS shipping to your address or to Oliver for your pick update. I don’t require payment until after you receive my work and
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  4. Hurricane season started yesterday. This week, if you live in Florida, saves the sales tax on tarps, flashlights, coolers, weather radios, and portable generators. https://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/deals-shopping/fl-bz-hurricane-preparedness-tax-free-holiday-20190530-5kptlpvv2nd5vi4hdmpgtadzde-story.html
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  5. I think that if you can dream it and make it work then go for it. Everyone has their own idea of what’s best for themselves. What works for me might seem ridiculous to another, and that’s OK. The Oliver is a wonderfully built trailer and the perfect palate for your whatever you can make out of it. Go for it...
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  6. I have always thought of an Oliver as a two person trailer for all types of camping on a limited basis, for us it would be too small for full-timing, sure I could do 30 days at a time, but I still want a home base place to recover from time to time. Full-timing just doesn't suit my life style at this point in my life, as far as modifying an Oliver I would pass on that thought, it's too nice as built to ruin it. trainman
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  7. Steve, I like your ideas, though personally I think assembling and disassembling the bed up front would be as much if not more trouble than doing the same in the rear. The only advantage is the possibility of sleeping one more, but you'd have to weigh that against the downside of pretty lousy bath access. Have you looked at using the Lagun table option in the back? I'm thinking that you could mount it to the side, far enough forward to set up a double bed in the rear. Then all you have to do at night is push the table over and rearrange the cushions into a bed. If you're set on th
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  8. There are some good size people who actually do that..w/ a dog. I don't, but everyone has their own space needs. For example, I could only do it, if I played 2 or 3 rounds of golf a week..:) Everybody is different brother.
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  9. Fool the thermostat with a bag of frozen vegetables held up to it for a couple of minutes. They have to be organic baby peas or it will not work. It’s right there in the owners booklet. Sheeesh.... Kids these days know nothing. John Davies Spokane WA
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  10. On my Elite, I've always found the source to be the galley sink. If the road is rollicking of bumpy enough, I think the p-trap at the sink sloshes the water out and the fumes are able to enter the Ollie. I've always been able to remedy this by pouring water into the sink to refill the trap.
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  11. If everything is closed up tight and the tank is full, it will not dump very well. There has to be a big opening for outside air to enter to prevent a vacuum from forming. Some air will go back up through your stinky hose if it isn’t blocked by a drooping section full of water, but that isn’t reliable.... Just always pull the isolation valve forward (opens the vent) and don’t worry about plugging the sinks. The air will come down from the roof. You can always run the faucets for a second afterwards, if you want to make sure there is some water in the traps, and that is the time you can add a f
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  12. In the latest issue of FMCA there was an article about who they have teamed up with to offer lithium batteries. Here is the press release FMCA RV Club Introduces New Battery Benefit For Members Cincinnati, Ohio — FMCA, an international association for RV owners, has announced a new partnership with Briter Products, creator and contract manufacturer of Ion-Ready© lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries designed specifically for RV use. Lithium-iron-phosphate batteries have various advantages over conventional lead-acid batteries used in RVs. LiFePO4 batteries have twice the power
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  13. Geo keg, my theory on sewage smell in the trailer involves the p trap in the plumbing. You have the same basic system in your home, i’ve found that if I leave open the shower backup valve or the bathroom sink and kitchen sink stoppers when I dump my waste tanks the water in the p traps sometimes gets sucked out. So now when I dump, or travel down the road, all the valves and drains are closed. Steve
    1 point
  14. I have the Battleborns. The only con is their size. But you can fit four in the Elite II tray if you place them vertically. Also, you’ll find that while technically you can use 100% of their capacity, their voltage drops off a cliff at about 90%. Still, that’s a considerable improvement over lead acid, and from a performance standpoint I have zero complaints. The Lifeline rep at the rally said that they will be introducing a similar product soon. Resellers have a good margin so you might be able to find a better deal. I got mine through Inverter Supply. I would suggest that you
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  15. And that is what makes being an Oliver owner feel special - a cut above. Oliver and its customers understand and value each other - all to rare in our current cultural environment.
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  16. And just think, not an ounce of liability was incurred. That's what helping family (be it personal or extended) is all about. Never turn your back on a person in need, for it may well be you sometime down some lonely forest road...
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  17. Update: Our fellow Forum member has been discharged from the hospital, they have obtained a campsite in Chattanooga and are presently resting in their Ollie. A huge THANKS goes out to Rick & Vickie, KountryKamper, and, Oliver Service Department for all the help in marshalling resources and generating options for this situation. It truly is a great "Oliver Family" we all belong to. Bill
    1 point
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