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  1. I chimed in on the topic of transporting bikes on the rear of the trailer last year. My Background/expertise comes from being an executive at Yakima Products for 20 years. I'm impress with some of these creative and eloquent solutions. I simply want to voice to proceed with an abundance of caution when engineering bike soultions that attached to the rear bumper of any trailer. As I stated before, the forces at the rear of a trailer are magnitudes greater than at the hitch of your tow vehicle. The axle of your trailer is a giant fulcrum/pivot point and the rear of your trailer is the launching
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  2. To update on all of this, last week I noticed that my newly recaulked rear window was leaking. Of course, after some inspection and head scratching, it turned out not to be the window, but the Oliver light in the attic above. So I recaulked that, along with a few other roof items. Interestingly, though - when I scraped off the old caulk on the Oliver light, it was the same gummy stuff as above. And since I hadn't cleaned that with the Duragloss, that doesn't seem to have been the culprit. Instead, I think it must be just how the original caulk aged. Odd.
    2 points
  3. FYI, Here's a photo of that space, duct removed and pipe insulation added, taken from the new access panel under the fridge, looking forward. This was a test fitting - in the end, I cleaned that space up a little and wrapped the pipes together in a blanket of reflectix before sliding them back through.
    2 points
  4. We have traveled 130,000 miles in our two different Oliver's over the past 13 years. We have always had 3 dogs with us, although only one of our current three has made every trip. Unlike your Oliver you are not dealing with a car or van that will heat up dramatically. If the outside temperature is above 45° F and under 85° F, the inside of the Oliver will be very comfortable for them. If the temp is toward the upper end we will leave the Maxxfan running and the windows open a bit. We always leave plenty of water. Our personal rule is that if the temp is above 75° F we will not leave them in t
    2 points
  5. According to NCDOT regs tire chains are not required but may be used when safety conditions warrant. So, I'm guessing that there are areas of the State where chains are recommended and certainly there are areas of the State where one would be a fool to drive without them under and there may even be some private or semi-private areas that may require them. Bill
    1 point
  6. I heard from Oliver, regarding the use of chains on the Elite II. I sent a link to the Z-chains suggested by @John E Davies. Here is Oliver's response: Those should work fine for our trailer. There will be plenty of clearance for them to fit.
    1 point
  7. If you tape around the joint, use a gloved finger to press and fair in the edges, then pull off the tape, the 4000 UV gives beautiful results and is not at all difficult, Lots of pics here: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/2082-how-to-install-a-big-bubble-level-no-drilling/ I resealed the roof fan over the summer, no worries. John Davies Spokane WA
    1 point
  8. Thanks, @John E Davies I kind of expected that . . . . . . a bit like finding an air conditioner in Siberia. Will buy them at Les Schwab where we can return them if not used 😁 Might not be on sale, but probably won't use them anyway.
    1 point
  9. I saw this system and it’s on the list for sure. Thank you VERY much for first-hand experience/info!
    1 point
  10. I have asked this question as well. Wheels may have changed and the tires have, but are they the same size as previous models? Has anyone out there used cable chains on the Oliver? As for clearance between the tire and fender, we used cable chains on a previous Mazda Sport Sedan with low profile high performance tires and very little clearance between the tire and the fender well. Of course , you want to drive slow, but that's the case driving any vehicle outfitted with snow chains. . . . . . Except maybe for those skiers rushing to be first in the lift line . . . . 😵 Not o
    1 point
  11. Just picture the captain of the starship Enterprise asking the computer for "tea, earl grey, hot" and getting a plate of succotash from the food machine.
    1 point
  12. LOL, my RV660LMT is indeed half useful. “Stop route”, any of the canned commands, work 95% of the time without having to repeat yourself. It is the next step that often tanks, completely. “Find city.” ”What city please?” ”Republic Washington.” ”Did you say Tacoma Washington?” ”Republic Washington.” ”Did you say Wilmington Delaware?” She continues to give increasingly ridiculous suggestions... ”#%*+#£#!!!!!” Types in REPUBLIC while trying not to crash..... There have been some pretty harsh comments directed at Ms Gerty Garmin. On the one hand,
    1 point
  13. I use this in our Sprinter. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1OPOZB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_porHFbQRBV7JV The van is black and heats up like you wouldn't believe without the AC running. The only downside to the Temp Stick is that you need to have access to cell signal because it relies on wifi to transmit temperature data. And even if you camp with some signal (and have a cellular modem), it doesn't do you any good if where you are going without the pups puts you out of cell range....that happens all the time on some of our cycling adventures, so it isn't a Fail-Safe system. In reali
    1 point
  14. The website email address is listed incorrectly. I talked to them last month. The correct email is southernmattress@embarqmail.com The information below is for the Oliver Twin Sets: The mattress is 8.5" with a 5" foam base, 2" memory foam that is laminated to the base foam and 1" foam that is quilted in the topper that is 1/2". The twin mattresses are $795 for the set of 2 plus 7% sales tax and shipping to Hohenwald is $148.78 for the set. They need a 3 week lead time for production. The first time I called they did not answer and I think it might have been a Friday.
    1 point
  15. UPPER SUNSHINE RESERVOIR. The area around Cody is insanely busy in summer, and finding a place to stay that doesn't require a reservation and $50 per night is very hard, especially if you do not have a fixed arrival date. It is one of the main "feeder towns" that tourists go through on the way to Yellowstone and Tetons. We wanted to revisit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and avoid the Parks, but we could not find a place to camp. A little research turned up this gem.... About 30 miles south lies Meeteetse WY, and due west are a couple of irrigation reservoirs; whil
    1 point
  16. Titan recently released this gem for the 2020+ Duramax HD Trucks with 6'9" beds: https://titanfueltanks.com/products/xxl-replacement-tanks/2020-gmc-2500-3500-crew-cab-short-bed-7010220 36 gallons to 56 gallons. Keeps spare tire and all the bed space. I think I could squeak out 1000 miles with the Oliver behind me on one tank.
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