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  1. I spent this summer working on Olies winter home and just finished it this morning just before it snows tomorrow.
    13 points
  2. Hey everybody. Probable false alarm. I’m so sorry. I think I turned the refrigerator off this morning when I turned the thermostat dial to zero. I forgot I did that. I’m waiting a couple of days to see if it stays cold. I even have the sensors. To all of you, I am so sorry. This refrigerator is new to me. My apologies.
    3 points
  3. Mike…I made some notes for myself as this is on my future mods list. RecPro Houghton 13.5 is quieter, uses less power, and has a heat strip. Moves as much air on Low as 9.5 moves on Medium or High. More practical than 9.5 BTU in Elite 2 size. Got Earplugs?
    2 points
  4. We switched from red to black several years ago. Best decision ever. No streaking.
    2 points
  5. I sent in a photo of our Oliver to play “Stump Matt the RV guy” The contest on YouTube was if Matt couldn’t identify your RV you win a spot on the wheel and extra spot if he doesn’t guess the year. Matt was clueless about the Oliver and the model year so I got 2 spots on the wheel. The wheel landed on my name and I won the grand prize!🎉😃 He was a bit of a sore loser and said “you can keep the Oliver”!! Indeed I will!😜 FullSizeRender.MOV IMG_9233.MOV
    2 points
  6. One of our camping friends sent us this today.
    2 points
  7. Update: Mistakes, Canceled Order, and a Bullet Doing a little cleaning up in the shop and have an Oliver original-size dinette I am going to offer. The measurements are 28.125" deep and 24.25" wide. Additional matching microwave, pantry, and nightstand countertops can be made to match. Made from Mahogany & Maple strip dinette was ordered and the customer sadly had to cancel his trailer due to health issues. Price: $300 plus UPS shipping. PM me if you are interested. I can ship ASAP and should arrive by Christmas. Walnut Dinette SOLD Mahogany Dinette SOLD
    1 point
  8. I am not at all surprised to see Toyota R&D looking at developing hydrogen fueled cars and trucks. Nothing in-depth in this article but hydrogen fuel research looks promising. A hydrogen powered V8 would have my attention. Initially I like the idea….Varoom Varoom! 😊 https://www.foxnews.com/auto/toyota-hydrogen-powered-pickup-suv
    1 point
  9. Not to hijack the thread - but - just how is that beautiful red Ollie doing these days? How about a picture or two for those that have never seen it? Bill
    1 point
  10. Wow! Nice job, suitably classy home for a classy Trailer!!
    1 point
  11. I just watched the video and saw your entry. Congrats! Matt was a little dismissive of the Oliver...and 2005? 2 years before Oliver even started producing travel trailers. But very exciting you won!
    1 point
  12. Nicely done and good for Tochta. Perhaps this proves that there are companies other than Oliver that do business the way it should be done. Bill
    1 point
  13. I finally got this project done. I ended up ordering a mattress from Tochta with dimensions of 78x75x10. When I put the mattress in the trailer and unpackaged it the actual dimensions we 78x77 which was too long. There was zero room around the top and bottom of the mattress. I called Tochta and they asked me to send pictures of the measurements. They got back to me and offered to give me $400 back if this mattress would work or to just have me donate this one and they would send me a new one. I chose a new one with dimensions of 76x74x10. It arrived less than a week later and fits perfectly. Mattress is very comfortable and Tochta's customer service is top notch! John
    1 point
  14. You can also go into the xantrax app and turn the charger ignition control to "auto on" which will effectively disable the charger. Doing this is also good for the health of your lithium batteries as they really don't like to sit on a float charge for extended periods. John
    1 point
  15. I just heard from Phil and our Hull# is 1368 with an April 12th delivery date. It appears Anita’s estimate is definitely in the ballpark.😉
    1 point
  16. Hull 1337 has a delivery date of 9FEB2023 if that helps any!
    1 point
  17. We have always been surrounded by those types of risks. Texas City 1947 comes to mind. One of the largest non-nuclear man made explosions in history. And if you notice the location & date on my old hydrogen car newspaper article, that was just a few short months after the very close call at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant just a few miles away from that Penn State campus. Even gasoline has risks (get well soon Jay Leno). Safety was one of the big arguments made for many years against moving to self service gas stations. Having the untrained general public handle flammable liquid transfer into a car!!!! I’m always surprised there aren’t a lot more incidents, fires, explosions at gas stations with people smoking, etc.
    1 point
  18. “Toyota is also exploring the simple burning of hydrogen in an internal combustion engine, which emits water vapor instead of carbon dioxide.” I always find the research into hydrogen powered vehicles to be interesting. I can speak from personal experience and background that getting an internal combustion engine to run on hydrogen does not take a huge amount of research (see attached photo from 1979 news article on my senior engineering project at Penn State, that’s a very young me second from right). Hydrogen is a great fuel for an internal combustion engine. That’s never been a problem. We converted a 1968 Dodge Dart with a slant 6 engine to run on hydrogen with some design and modifications to the existing carburetor on the car. And our research and work was based on previous efforts, so it wasn’t anything groundbreaking, even way back in 1979. The issue with hydrogen powered vehicles is that you can’t just go out and mine pure hydrogen anywhere here on earth. It always exists bound up with some other atom or molecule, with water (H2O) being the common example we all know of. It takes large amounts of energy to separate out the hydrogen, and it basically winds up being a break even equation. Because of that, it’s best to think of hydrogen as a way to change or transport energy from one form to another, not really a “free” energy source, but it is a very clean combustion process. The combustion byproduct on that old car was mostly just water vapor.
    1 point
  19. From the furnace perspective, the bathroom vent into the basement does not effectively change much. BUT, from the bathroom's perspective, if the door is closed and the fan and window are also closed, as they would be during very cold outside conditions, then effectively the bathroom long small diameter duct will not be able to move much air into the nearly closed box (bathroom). I suspect that the new air passage from the bathroom to the basement has more to do with getting more air into the bathroom, thereby making business there more enjoyable during real cold conditions. That said, it also gives some air a path down the street side basement which may also help keep our pipes from getting frosty. GJ
    1 point
  20. Hello, I have an LE2 with lithium batteries. I use a Honda EU2200i to run everything the Dometic AC, HW, and anything else.....but not all at once. One method I use is the Xantrex iphone app to change the battery charging rate to 10 amps or so...any low value that does not exceed the total amps of the generator plus the AC. It's all about understanding the amp load vs the amps available (from the generator or from any other power source...house plug in, etc).
    1 point
  21. We’ve had black since new, almost 7 years. No issues. I remove and clean a couple of times a year. Mike
    1 point
  22. No streaking issues at all with the black window seals. I tossed the white seals in the recycle trash bin. Patriot 🇺🇸
    1 point
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