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  1. Oh, I know a certain moderator who’s got you beat.
    6 points
  2. Thanks for the memories, Overland. The original " can I tow with it thread" from 2008. Yes, we explored a wide variety of possible tow vehicles. And had a lot of laughs.
    4 points
  3. Hi to all, We are happy to now be the owners of 2018 LE II Hull #324. We found and purchased her from SGR through the forum back in June. Thanks to SGR for your time and patience with our inspection and handover - our first trailer and it was a great transaction. “Rhonda” still appears to be in great shape and we look forward to our travels! Thanks also to all the regular forum posters, you’ve been invaluable sources of information, and a big help to us choosing an Oliver.
    3 points
  4. Hahaaaaa! I haven't seen that picture in a long time. The Bugeye is a towing BEAST . . . OK, maybe not, but it sure looks good with the Ollie behind it.
    3 points
  5. This color? I don’t know, looks pretty hot to me.
    3 points
  6. So today I called my Dad and asked his advice. (He refrained from telling me “told you so” about the Tacoma as when I purchased it he recommended the Nissan Titan.) He told me his 2013 Titan has a towing capacity of 9,400lbs and he would be willing to let me borrow it for any trips not on flat land where we would need more power. My only fee... cleaning the vehicle.
    3 points
  7. Hello to all from Chapel Hill, North Carolina! My wife, Anita and I have just sent in our 2nd payment for an Elite II. If all goes well we will be making a trip to Hohenwald in mid-November to pick her up! We have camped off and on over the years, but always in a tent, so this is really going to be a huge step up for us. We've always had a plan to treat ourselves to a travel trailer one day and enjoy seeing North America from the ground up, so it has been a lot of fun preparing to realize this dream. I definitely owe everyone that participates in this forum a huge thanks for being so open
    2 points
  8. We test drove, rented, and tried just about everything under the sun. A few observations: Outside newer rams where there is an actual difference in rear suspension (leaf vs coil) there is little difference between 3/4 and 1 ton offerings in ride. Payload with a diesel 3/4 ton (except new GM 2500s) really makes upgrading to 1 ton trucks worth it. Swapping shocks will make even your old F350 ride better than just about any new truck In a year or two Ford will have the 2021 F150 advances on the SD. With a capable vehicle I'd hold out for that before buyin
    2 points
  9. Good advice . . . . . fuel economy is big so best to stay with the tried and true, for now. Yes, I'm sure a 3/4 ton would be more comfortable on long trips. Another consideration: our pickup is already broken in - ie: scratches, etc. It would be hard to take a new, shiny pickup some of the places we like to explore 😀
    2 points
  10. I’m happy with my tow vehicle what’s all the fuss about🤪
    2 points
  11. We were in the same boat as you last year. We started looking at RPOD's, then TAB's, and then as we learned more about quality started looking at the InTech SOL (Horizon). We purchased a Jeep Gladiator before buying the travel trailer, but assumed we were in the right ballpark as far as towing capabilities. My curse as my wife puts it is that I can't stop researching, and that led me eventually to Oliver due to quality. Knowing that a new Oliver (I or II) was more than we wanted to spend (and could wait forever for a used Oliver, especially an LEI), we settled in on an InTech Sol Horizon. But
    2 points
  12. Speed, just slow down, and you will be fine in a good many places. I've taken mine down some rough spots, go slow and the travel is not a big issue, unless its really large elevation changes in the road surface. Then its about clearance - The axle is fine. RB
    1 point
  13. so, yes, I found it! My Maverick badge. Just got off the phone with my cousin, who had a Gremlin. Oh, the memories. We both have special memories of the two cars, together. The badge was filed away in a box labeled, Sherry, 70s. Of course. Still looks pretty good, 50 years later. Mine was a 1970 plain Jane, $1999 list. Guessing one badge Ford won't revive is the Pinto? Right? Sherry
    1 point
  14. Welcome to the group! You’ll probably have questions as you take her out so don’t hesitate to ask. Mike
    1 point
  15. Gosh, so much good information. There is a trend developing - Glad everyone has the opportunity to test and explore. But it does come with a steep price tag. But then, if you can afford a fully optioned Oliver, what's a dollar or two more.... Have fun out there. RB
    1 point
  16. Congrats! Off season is our favorite season!
    1 point
  17. My 2020 Tundra did a very good job towing my Elite II last week. We did not have to traverse too many steep climbs but did have a few pulls in N Ga. back roads. I know the 2020 Tundra is obsolete in many ways but the engine was what I wanted. I have the same V8 in my 2011 Lexus 570 and it never misses a beat and just runs, runs, and runs. I am interested to see if Toyota catches up with the 2021 model Tundra. I have had a Jeep Rubicon that stayed in the shop (3 radiators and resurfaced heads from metallurgy issues with 111,000 miles in which Jeep gave me a 5 year unlimited mileage wa
    1 point
  18. That is it! Without the nice wheels, hood scoops and black stripes....
    1 point
  19. Maybe it’s the color, but the looking at the light blue Maverick from the rear reminds me of late 60's Camaro. And the tangerine Maverick reminds me of a 1970 Opel GT. I double dated in a friend’s Maverick in high school and I never drooled over a Maverick like I did a Camaro or maybe even an Opel GT. Mike's right about 50 years and those years have brightened my memories of the back seat of a Maverick. Mossey
    1 point
  20. Nary a rattle from mine. Very tight and well made.
    1 point
  21. Somewhere, in an upstairs closet, I still have the logo. Salvaged when someone hit me in a wide open parking lot. Wonder if Ford will bring it back?
    1 point
  22. We tow a E ll with a Ram 3500 crew cab long bed SRW Cummins. Overall length right at 45’. Usually run 14 -16 mph with little effort. Would be hard to give up the storage and the long bed. Have been able to get around everywhere we have go with no issues. I think it actually rides better with the long wheelbase. Try your SD for a while and then decide.
    1 point
  23. When we were in high school my girlfriend (now wife) had a Maverick. It was that orangey yellow, pretty ugly. Neither of us liked it much but when I didn’t have something to drive we usually could get the maverick. That was 50 years ago, so I think you’re right about today’s buyers.
    1 point
  24. Sounds like you're all set!
    1 point
  25. Susan, We tow with an F150, but find that when our trailer is fully loaded (water, food, gear) that we're right at the limits of the F150 Payload. So I'm planning to move up to a Super Duty in the future. I like John's idea to give it a go for a while. In my case, if I trade in my F150, it will likely be for the F350 short bed. We tried the long bed and it's just a bit much to also use as a daily driver and parking on our side parking pad. Also...if you want to see some of the various high quality electrical adapters, cables and such, check out our list on the Oliver Trailer
    1 point
  26. This is from Oliver University in the transfer switch manual. Mossey
    1 point
  27. If you are OK with the ride, then keep the old truck, try it for six months and then decide. I personally find older one ton trucks to be far too punishing over long distances. However the latest Ram 2500 trucks with either coil or air suspension ride astonishingly well. I haven’t driven any of the very newest HD trucks from other brands. The new Ford 7.3 commercial gas engine looks very interesting, with diesel-like torque and super easy maintenance, but with none of the other many disadvantages of an emissions equipped diesel. My suspicion is that if you were to test drive a recent HD t
    1 point
  28. Thanks to all. So the problem was i needed to scan a larger then normal piece. Every shop i contacted could not do it. Fedex office store could. Once it was scan getting a shop to make it vinyl wasn't hard. Below is the finished product. Hull 546 Robin's Nest is complete. Mattnan yes we must have been right behind you. We got ours on 11-5-19. Again thank you all for the help and the oliver community is great you all rock.
    1 point
  29. All sign shops are not equal, that is some charge a higher amount for what they do, I got this designed and made for $50.00, plus two smaller ones for $5.00 each, plus when I picked them up they gave me 2 extra free small ones, total of five for $65.00 including sales tax. I did do a rough drawing on the computer of what I wanted on Paint Brush takes a little wile to get to know how to use it and then it's not great. I installed them myself, I can install decals, I've done may over the years. PS, I do like the Beacon decals, every trailer should have that personal touch, easier to find who is
    1 point
  30. I love your graphics. Banana Banners did ours as well, thanks to Bob Hunt. They need to give him a commission every time he sends an Oliver owner to them! We picked up in September and just left NH in mid February. The Trace and the rally are in our plans so hope to see you. Paula
    1 point
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