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  1. We've always just poured the bleach into the other end of an attached hose prior to attaching to the spigot. Turn on the water and it just washes right into the tank. For sanitizing, NOT drinking, we use 1/2 to 2/3 cup of bleach for the 30+ gallon fresh tank and all the associated pipes. Just run each faucet until you can smell the chlorine. We usually let it sit overnight and then drain and rinse. Don't forget the outside wash station.
    4 points
  2. Thanks to @Overland for showing us how to make polls! We will see how this works, and how many responses! Also, Why did you decide to sleep in the specific orientation you use?
    3 points
  3. We just just spent a week at Bear Den CG just North of Spruce Pine, NC. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ with Hull# 634 which performed flawlessly. It was a well needed vacation post our blueberry harvest. We took time and spent a lot of time learning our Ollies systems- Love Love the Truma, long instant hot showers a win.I think it took like 6-8 seconds for us to have constant hot water at the kitchen sink and sink/shower. Microwave convection oven a must have for us. We were easily able to quickly cook/heat meals during a heavy storm one evening. Full hook ups allowed us to use our black and gray tanks seamle
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  4. We went with the King layout, but only use a full 4" topper. We probably would be fine with a Queen, but the Full is all we need, easier to move, and fits into the truck bed if we need to sleep there. It lets us switch between day and night mode fairly easily, and the sheets are retained while folding (this photo was taken on laundry day). They also have the 6" version of the mattress, but we feel this is more than adequate on top of the cushions. We got the 6" version of the case to make stuffing it in there easier. This way we can put it in the truck bed, with sheets and even flat blan
    2 points
  5. Bleach (chlorine) is a long time standard for sanitizing RV tanks and plumbing. If you don't like the idea, and are OK with paying five times as much, then by all means use peroxide. Or water purification tablets, if you can figure out a simple way to get them into the tank. You could dissolve some in a bucket and use the winterization port, but that is awkward at best, and finding the right pills for treating 30 gallons is problematic. Most Aquatabs are intended for backpackers, for a very small volume of water. You can get tablets for 1000 gallon tanks but I personally haven't seen any that
    2 points
  6. I am booked for pickup on Dec 16, 2020. It seems like a awhile but not really. I hope I can get down to Tenn at that time. I am Canadian and can't cross the border yet. First trailer I purchased. currently have a class B Dodge Van RoadTrek. I dont think there is a better built trailer and look forward to 4 season camping, south in winter and US west coast and Canada in summer. Spending a lot of time on You Tube researching additional items to make life easier on the road. Air compressor, tools, water filters, ladder? I am undecided about a compositing toilet, and more so that particu
    1 point
  7. All parts are standard 3/4" PVC fittings except for the female and male garden hose adapters, which may be a little harder to locate. Ace Hardware had everything I needed. I used yellow CPVC cement because I didn't't have the regular kind, but it is fine for this application. You can insert this inline with your fresh water hose after the filter, with the short arm facing up. With no water pressure in the hose (tee empty), unscrew the cap and pour in or inject the appropriate quantity of household bleach. Install upper cap and turn on the water. John Davies Spokane WA
    1 point
  8. This solution is not quite what you are asking for, but it is an idea that Foy_Mirna custom built for another owner. And I believe Mike and Carol built a version as well, but I can’t find it. Mossey
    1 point
  9. I found this inline pressure washer filter system. It works great a little bleach or peroxide in the container the ends are made for the garden hose. Bypass the water heater and let the water flow through the system. Let it sit rinse done.
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  10. We spent time looking a various fiberglass trailers, and finally decided on an Oliver. We spent a long time deciding between the twin bed and the king bed configurations. Initially, we were planning on the king bed, primarily because the twin beds were only 30 inches wide, while a standard single bed is 39 inches wide. We later realized that a queen bed, which we sleep on at home, is 60 inches wide. Thus the 30 inch twin bed is exactly one half the width of the queen. So we ordered the twins, and we are very happy we did. We did get the mattress upgrades, and we both sleep better in Ollie
    1 point
  11. When we were ordering our Ollie in 2016, there was a blog post and a forum thread on macerators on the Oliver Forum. Then, lo and behold, while our trailer was being built, Oliver offered the Thetford Sani-Con as an option. I read more about macerators on the web, and people really liked them. We decided to include it on our Ollie order. I am really happy we got it! It works really well. No problems with getting the slope of the sewer hose just right, without any low spots. And, of course, it is a pump so it drains much more quickly than via gravity. I really like it. I don't know
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  12. So I got this GSI spice rocket, via Amazon, today. I'm going to try it for the next trip. A half ounce of some spices is plenty for two or three weeks. I can double up on some that I use more. If properly closed, it's supposed to be watertight. Six spices, in the space of one container, more or less. I'll see bring larger bottles of items that I use a lot of (Mrs. DASH, MRS. Dash Chipotle Sw, etc.) But it should, hopefully, free up some room. If I really like it, I'll get another. It's discontinued, so, I will have to decide soon. Sherry
    1 point
  13. First trailer I purchased. currently have a class B Dodge Van RoadTrek. I dont think there is a better built trailer and look forward to 4 season camping, south in winter and US west coast and Canada in summer. Spending a lot of time on You Tube researching additional items to make life easier on the road. Air compressor, tools, water filters, ladder? I am undecided about a compositing toilet, and more so that particular brand. I am kinda partial to C-Head for its simplicity. Any comments? Also I think I would like small window awnings on street side. What is available after market?
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  14. We had our cushions made locally. The foam in them is a good bit stiffer than the factory, which is great for sitting but not so much for sleeping. I think something in between the two would be just right, so we’ll likely get the foam swapped out on the bottoms. We use sleeping bags rather than sheets, so the 24”+ width with the back cushions in place is just about right. I think the same would be true for the king bench without the back cushions. Some people do the cushions with a memory foam topper for sleeping; but for me, the thought of packing them up each day and finding a place to
    1 point
  15. Glad you had a great trip. I can’t view photos right now, we’re alternating between a few bars of Edge and 1 bar of 3G in the AZ desert. Mike
    1 point
  16. I made my own sheets from king sheets cut to size, used the measurements from the Oliver University part of the website. We haven't picked up yet, but hopefully they will work fine!
    1 point
  17. 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
    1 point
  18. Used to be, here in the Pacific Northwest. Now, there is no "off season" . . . . . thanks to Covid 😠
    1 point
  19. The shocks are not the issue. Here are a few threads to read. https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/1674-spring-over-axle-lift/ https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/4105-turn-your-oliver-into-an-aussie-beater-anyone/ https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/4265-timbren-independent-rubber-suspension/ If I were to do this, it would be with the last method. But I really don’t want to be the first to do it.... 😳 John Davies Spokane WA
    1 point
  20. Very pretty! I'm really missing North Carolina views right now. Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a fun trip. Sherry
    1 point
  21. 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
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  22. 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
  23. That is it! Without the nice wheels, hood scoops and black stripes....
    1 point
  24. Welcome, we have a Nov 11 date so if you are staying at Davy Crockett, we may see you there. And, an advanced welcome to Tennessee!
    1 point
  25. Welcome. Be sure to wave when passing. Also pick up plenty of referal cards, as people will follow you for miles to ask about your camper...
    1 point
  26. I think the taco is the sort of truck you tow with a few times, make some posts about how well it does and how much you love it, then quietly trade in for a half ton.
    1 point
  27. Also, higher height of seat can leave short people like me dangling legs like Edith Ann on Laugh in.
    1 point
  28. I would be concerned about headroom while lounging on the twin bed in a sitting position. Is there enough clearance to not bump your head on the overhead compartments?
    1 point
  29. Oliver no longer makes the twin beds with storage underneath to my knowledge. But there are lots of other storage areas.
    1 point
  30. Overland, I see Billy reacted to the 2016 LE2 Jhow has for sale which has the riser package. Mossey
    1 point
  31. Bill, this might help you out - https://olivertraveltrailers.com/oliver-university/ Scroll down until you find the measurement index - that will give you all the dimensions you’ll ever want. Is Oliver doing the twin bed risers (storage) again? I thought that they’d discontinued that option.
    1 point
  32. Our 2017 LE2 dinette is 76" x 25". Mossey
    1 point
  33. Elite, or Elite II? Side dinette on our 2008 Elite I is 25 inches wide, a little over 6 ft long. Not really a great bed for a larger adult. Fine for a child or small adult. And, our dog really loves it! I don't know measurements on the bigger Elite II. Sherry
    1 point
  34. Nan, this a “tow hitch”.... a beefy square receiver that bolts to the frame, providing a strong mount for your actual tow ball mount or Andersen weight distributing hitch. It also has holes for you to hook the emergency cables to. They are defined by how much weight they can handle, you need a Class 4 or 5 for an Ollie and that is which is what comes standard on all newer pickup trucks..... https://www.etrailer.com/faq-hitchclasses.aspx As Bill said, what you need is the complete package, which varies highly from manufacturer to manufacturer. IMHO for new vehicles Ford curren
    1 point
  35. I'm also thinking that there must be a positive feedback loop or "virtuous circle" accompanying this top-notch customer service: Every time the Oliver company needs to address a problem with a unit sold to a previous customer, they must be considering how to avoid some of these problems in design and construction of Ollies sold to future customers. The process must benefit the company in a few ways, one of which, of course, is avoiding the expense of addressing after-sales problems. Another is assuring continuous improvement in the quality of their product. It is a win-win situation for b
    1 point
  36. 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
  37. A new Oliver owner asked if I could craft a platform providing additional sleeping area between their two twin bed configuration. The project got my curiosity going and would require a fair level of planning to do right so just the kind of thing I love. I had seen other owners do similar things by adding a board across the two bed risers that hold the mattresses in place but, I discovered from talking to Oliver that, these risers are not designed to take a great deal of downward pressure. The design I came to is strong yet, light weigh while transferred the weight load to the flood
    1 point
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