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  1. When we were growing up in the south, "PoP" was expensive so we mostly drank “Sun” ice tea. My mom made it very diluted so us kiddos could drink all we wanted. It kept us hydrated and was effectively a low caffeine low sugar beverage. When camping, she would make it in advance and put it into cleaned out 1.75L bourbon bottles (without labels). They were heavy glass so they kept the tea cold in the cooler and also poured really easy as they had a handle too! During the summer of 1968 (I was 16 years old at the time), we were on the Tchefuncte River camping and water skiing. The retire
    7 points
  2. You drove your Ollie trailer to Arkansas To see the total eclipse of the sun Ollie owners are where they should be all the time And when you're not it's cause of the corona virus and Stay at home orders. Oh, you're not vain You probably just own an Ollie You're not vain, You know this song is about you...don't you, don't you! Ok. I'm bored. Forgive my plagiarism. But I do think this would be a wonderful eclipse rally!!!
    5 points
  3. My wife and I were camping at a state park in SC. The park allowed a couple to park a very beat up looking van in a site, several sites away from us, no big deal. The roof and the inside of the van was loaded with 2x4s and plastic tarps. For the next 2hrs of hammering and nailing of 2x4s then stapling tarps everywhere. It was just a matter of time. They just finished the shanty when the park ranger arrived and told them to leave. It took another hour for them to take everything apart. It wasn’t obnoxious, it’s was the funniest fireside entertainment we’ve seen at a campground.
    4 points
  4. Well ok, I have one - is a tent camping -pre Ollie. Back in the day - when I did a lot of WW kayaking, my wife, myself, and a another couple, had arraigned to stay the night in a local outfitters "campgrounds" really just a bath house and area for customers needing a place to pitch a tent. We weren't customers - just friends of the owner. We had set up, and had finished dinner - enjoying some adult beverages and a little music - we were the only ones around. Well in rolls a group of college guys - fresh of the river - and obviously ready to party. We turned down the music - and thusly a co
    3 points
  5. We store Beacon in our barn that was completed last spring before we even fully considered purchasing an RV. The barn has a few nice features including a full seasonal bathroom, an outdoor shower on the first floor, and a small efficiency apartment on the back half on the 2nd floor. The apartment has a nice view of our beach and newly constructed beach pavilion. One additional nice item is, I set up our hose so I can have hot water to wash the cars and now the Oliver. Friday is wash day for the Ollie as we are finally starting to get some warm weather.
    2 points
  6. Well, there we have it. The Texas Rally Chapter is forming. Put me down for a spot. FYI you could possibly pay off your land purchase by renting out spots to the general public. You would have no problem getting $200 per night for a three or four day RV stay, no facilities except for a permit, some porta potties and a WHOLE lot of liability “event insurance”. You can bet that some local owners are already aware of this, so buy your land sooner than later if it is inside, or even a thirty minute walk from, those lines. Land prices will go up! I would personally be willing to pay, but I wo
    2 points
  7. We are in the path, halfway between the southern green line and the red line. The red line goes right over Fredericksburg and Kerrville. We can fit one Ollie in the driveway, hardly a rally! We are looking to buy some acreage around Fredericksburg and Kerrville in the next couple of years to build on, so maybe.... April can be very nice weather wise. Temperatures are mild but there are occasional storms. Mike
    2 points
  8. If you own any, check the part number ASAP so you can not be killed by a failed one dropping your Ollie on your head.... “due to worn tooling at the factory, the pawl that engages with the toothed height-adjustable part of the stand doesn't do so sufficiently to reliably lock it in place. A bump or a knock could cause the pawl to disengage, dropping the vehicle suddenly.” https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/harbor-freight-recall-jackstands-collapse/ My son has a set that are recalled. I have one HF set and it is OK. John Davies Spokane WA
    2 points
  9. Sorry for being unclear Bill. Both the tire and wheel were completely destroyed. On Sunday, I had Firestone remove the spare that I had just put on the ground. I had them put a full sized tire on the spare rim/wheel. I made it to Louisiana that night with no spare and the next morning, I went to Tire Discount, bought a spare wheel and mounted my old but useable spare tire. The mounting bracket at the rear is unique and the new (Discount Tire Store brand) will not fit. I will buy 2 new wheels and 1 new tire. One because I purchased a very good Firestone tire when all of this occurred.
    2 points
  10. So very true! I try to be polite, but at times I will just say come back in half an hour.... If somebody smokes me out and leaves their site with a fire burning, I will go dump a gallon of water on it. Morons....! Maybe a gallon of gas would be more appropriate, while they are next to it. 🤨 Squeaking, worn out trailer suspensions, popping and banging in the middle of the night drive me nuts. That is my worst complaint. I love the relative silence of a well lubed Ollie. If you don’t extend the jacks and don’t unhitch, you can sneak out in the early morning without too much extra noi
    2 points
  11. Funny article. Funny because there is some truth there. We’ve mostly had good neighbors but have had bad ones too. Other annoying things are folks that want to talk while you’re backing into your site or while you are going through your set up or breakdown routine or when you are dumping. Also, neighbors who build a smoky fire when the breeze brings the smoke into our site, then they leave to go do something. Being a good camper has a lot to do with being considerate of others. Mike
    2 points
  12. Super nice setup. I have a 30amp plug outlet and leave my Ollie plugged in 24/7 your battery’s should never overcharge with the elec system in the Ollie, even plugged in with Just a extension cord.
    1 point
  13. Thanks a lot for this, I have a set that I need to return.
    1 point
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