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  1. Exactly and only missing the Christmas tree on top. 😄
    4 points
  2. 70 years later it’s another Chrysler Town & Country! 🤣
    4 points
  3. I am finishing up installing the Isotherm fridge in my 2021 Oliver. I removed the Norcold 3-Way fridge and stripped the 2 circuit boards and front control panel. They are free to anyone who wants them. Just pay the shipping costs. John
    3 points
  4. Both for those that missed attending this year's Rally and for those that were there, Steve's Road Trip Chronicles has posted the first of a two part series about his experience at the Rally. This part one includes remarks from Rodney Lomax at the opening reception. A big thanks to Steve (and Oreo) for posting this! Bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AhTMweTUB8&ab_channel=Steve'sRoadTripChronicles
    3 points
  5. I like the white marinetex, as I've suggested many times, for minor projects. It's always in our supply locker, as in most boaters. It's "pretty close" to our Oliver color, "pretty close" to the boat color, to fill in screw holes. If you cover the filling with saran wrap or tape (remove promptly after set), it stays fairly glossy. And smooth. Wprk on cooler days (70s) No need in inobtrusive areas to gel coat, as you would need to do with bondo or fiberglass paste. . Which is a pita. If you don't like the end result, it's easy to drill out and redo. There are many videos out there on YouTube.
    3 points
  6. The Victron 12/12vDC charger totally meets our camping style and needs... When departing after boon docking for a few days during overcast weather - we know that our SOC will be at 100% within a few hours, so we'll start with a "full deck of BB cards" at the next destination. As y'all know, the "non-isolated" version will require installation of a dedicated negative cable from the TV battery/alternator to the rear bumper connection then continue with a thru-hull penetration to the Smart Shunt bus bar. FYI, (knocking on wood) we're 3,000+ miles into an 18-day trip and the Victron suite has performed flawlessly. Glad to hear at LGSP that OTT is considering Victron as an optional upgrade - good stuff along with Renogy, Blue Sea Systems, and others. Cheers!
    3 points
  7. @Geronimo John Glad you appreciated my update. Now the actual thread can continue on about Steve ‘s awesome vid of the rally. 👍🏻 Your courtesy to the thread is also appreciated. 😉 Onward! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
    3 points
  8. @rideadeuce Mike, thanks for this. I might be going crazy. I could swear I wrote a comment on this Monday night after you posted and it's not here! Must have not clicked the Submit button. Thank you for finding the correct part, as you stated, sourcing can be the difficult front work of the job. Made in USA and reasonable, nice! Question is, what was your reason for replacing the vent? For $16, I might replace mine just to remove the ugly of the old vent and Dicor on top of Dicor mess. I'm working this summer on removing all old Dicor and caulk so someday she will be ready to apply a decent shine. Your installation is clean, nice work as always. 😂
    3 points
  9. Likely ran out of juice, just a few miles down the road. 🤣
    3 points
  10. Really happy with the mount and semi-permament installation.
    2 points
  11. Tape the surface to be cut or drilled
    2 points
  12. Long ago when I had boats, I'd run the hole saw backwards to cut through the gelcoat, then forward though the fiberglass. This almost always eliminating chipping.
    2 points
  13. Do you have any photos of the installation? I’ve already installed a compressor fridge in my trailer five years ago but, there may be others who would be very interested in seeing the installation (I am as well!). Thanks
    2 points
  14. I am thinking that it is a wise idea to install a negative regardless of which Victron 12-12 30 you purchase. Why: One way or another the rated power of the DC - DC charger will be flowing from the TV battery to the Ollie batteries. With my clamp on amp meter, tests with a pair of 4 AWG wires for the pathway, I see 100% flowing via the Positive, and about 70% flowing via the Negative cable. So, the rest, 30%, is flowing via the frame/Andeson Chains, and Bulldog to the frame. Without the Negative cable "home run", all of it would be going thru the frame via the Bulldog, greased balls and Anderson chains ending up at the Battery Cable for the TV. The Battery Cable may or may not be sized for the additional load. But for sure, the series of resistance connections on that path would be a concern. With a clamp on amp meter and our 712 Smart, we can learn a lot. Kind of fun exercise as well. GJ
    2 points
  15. Not the fastest, but definitely better than anything else we have had especially for remote areas.
    2 points
  16. What a wonderful evening! Thanks to everyone behind the scenes, and it was good to see new and old friends.
    2 points
  17. It was a dirt dauber nest. Got on the trailer, took off the top of the AC, cleaned the nest and all is good with world. I am now sitting in my campsite with a happy wife. It is hard to see how the little bugger got in there it is very well sealed, but he did.
    2 points
  18. You can't see it in the picture but the cap posts were cracked and the screw mount that held it down had been broken as well during a wash/wax job. Kept falling off.
    2 points
  19. I knew it was only a matter of time….
    2 points
  20. For hull 342, I have recently purchased the Dexter Bronze Bushings. Per their sales Order Confirmation: 8 each cost $47.76 plus tax. Their part number is D014-077-00. They are .57" ID X .690 OD X 1/74 long. Can't help you with the Shackle bolts themselves. Hope this helps a little. GJ
    2 points
  21. As to NOT derail this post. I did hear a few comments and it was basically that the failure rate was so low it was not of much a concern at all. And I agreed, the leaf spring horse is dead, it’s a nothing burger. Carry an extra leaf pack, or spend the lettuce and upgrade to a 5 leaf pack and get on with traveling enjoying your Oliver. This was the best rally ever in our experience. Everyone was chilling, grilling, making new friends, greeting old friends and having a fire side blast and enjoying their Oliver’s. Some of the fire side tales were actually true. 😄 Onward!🇺🇸🇺🇸
    2 points
  22. FYI: We observed our 2nd and 3rd Cyber Trucks yesterday headed eastbound on I-20 in LA -- again, on the back of a flat bed. Will report our first sighting of a Cyber under its own power whenever it occurs... HA!
    2 points
  23. It was an exceptional rally, many hours renewing acquaintances and making many new friends with so much in common. It's really hard to grasp how you can have so much in common with so many people from every part of the country. It's a special community indeed. Site G34 is already reserved for another great rally next year! BTW I only got a couple phone pictures, geeze what a slacker! I will do better from now on.
    2 points
  24. Wow - looks like you all had a great time!!! Thanks so much for the pictures. We look forward to making it next year, the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise!
    2 points
  25. On the I-81 side, Jim Thorpe, PA is nice. We were there recently and posted some info/photos on our blog. Also, maybe run part of the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive? Along the east coast there's Ocean City, MD and Assateague Island. Gets you off I-95, which is not a fun road.
    1 point
  26. Looking for standard cushions for the bed/dinette for an LE1. Ive got the KTT, but prefer the dinette cushion layout. Custom cushions made locally will cost $2,500. Maybe someone in out there in Oliver Land, who replaced the standard seat cushions for a mattress, might have a set? Thanks - DD
    1 point
  27. I'm not completely done just yet. I was able to extract the face frame from the Norcold to use instead of creating a whole new frame. I still need to get that installed and figure out some vent covers and where I am going to mount the Isotherm ITC controller. My install is very similar to John Davies with regards to building a platform and wiring everything to a bus bar on top of the fridge. I was lucky in the fact that my cabinet area was relatively square. I'll post some finish pics when I'm done. John
    1 point
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  29. I haven't used it on an Oliver but from my fiberglass boating life, I liked MarineTex, Epoxy.
    1 point
  30. Thanks Patriot. Believe it or not, your update is appreciated. But since you chose to again mention your approach on springs: There is a hand full of owners that believe a heavier duty, more compliant 4-leaf spring is a more appropriate option for the 6,000 pound OE2 fleet use. Out of courtesy to this thread, I'll leave it at that. If you will. GJ
    1 point
  31. AKA @shhQuiet here on the forum. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Steve, and when he walked over to Curiosity, Deb made a beeline to Oreo! 😁
    1 point
  32. I didn't ask nor did I hear anything - sorry. Bill
    1 point
  33. Mike and Carol Thompson, Hull 135, site 67. Mike
    1 point
  34. Thanks for sharing, Bill - awesome vid! Cheers!
    1 point
  35. We'll be in site 288...across the cove from the group loop. Site 289 is open - someone grab it! Looking forward to it as we haven't been able to attend a Guntersville rally yet.
    1 point
  36. I have those spouts, too. I don’t really like them, but they do work. My McGyver effort will be on Rotopax spouts.
    1 point
  37. Neat video! And a really fun time.
    1 point
  38. Yes and only slightly better looking than the Airstream horse trailer AKA the Basecamp. 🤪
    1 point
  39. Used through bolts, lock nuts, and backing plate when installing the Furrion 10A solar port. Later modified the 10A Furrion Port to install a 20A Zamp port in the existing Furrion port, working great, too.
    1 point
  40. Frances and I plan to be there...Site 61...Hull #927, LE-II, name is Lucy. Look forward to meeting everyone in person!! (Just looking at pics from the Guntersville Rally happening got us excited!)
    1 point
  41. Signed up for site 076. 10/21-10/24. Robert and Linda Youens #1304.
    1 point
  42. A simple way to connect the new DC charging lead, using a standard (larger) lug, would be to merely double up on the battery lead on the far right in this picture. There are enough threads on the bolt, and you have a direct connection without going through the bus and any resistance it may cause.
    1 point
  43. @Steve Morris - Good morning, Steve. Hope you and Deb are enjoying your return leg! Quick Request: Todd and Laurie, from Maryland, were next to us in A-08 and inadvertently left their Anderson wheel chocks behind. We've got the chocks but don't have their Forum call-sign to coordinate an equipment return via PM. If you know their email or Forum name, please forward so we can reach out and get them shipped out... Many thanks! Best regards, A & D
    1 point
  44. Looks like there are several vibration dampers on that unit. Truma Aventa Compressor Vibration Dampers Kit
    1 point
  45. Like @jd1923 said, the truck model does not matter, and if you have a F150 it probably has a 2" hitch receiver. ***Important, do you know what size the bulldog coupler is on the EII that you're purchasing, probably 2", but it's also available with a 2 5/16" bulldog coupler (we have it)? You want to know that spec because the AWDH is also available with a 2" or 2 5/16" ball. BTW, we got our 2023 LEII with the 2 5/16 bulldog coupler and 2 5/16" AWDH with 2" receiver. We recently upgraded to a Chevvy 2500 with 2.5" receiver so I prchased a 2.5" stinger/shaft from Anderson for the AWDH. Yes, I know I don't need a WDH with the 2500 but I'm thinking I have it so why not use it!
    1 point
  46. Those of us in the West are surrounded by exactly the right type of rock to use in propane fire pits. Fresh from the volcano lava rocks are there for the picking. Alongside a central Oregon road I picked up a fire pit full of 2 - 2-1/2" lava rocks chosen for high density and low water content. Lava rock varies from extremely light to very dense ... some lava rocks float in water - you don't want that as the heavier rocks absorb and give off far more heat than the fluffy stuff. Avoid the immitation stuff that comes in some fire pits. Make sure your rock is from a genuine, certified volcano that has not been soaking in water recently. Porous rock filled with water can blow up in a surprising manner when put in a fire ... best to avoid that.
    1 point
  47. I have no idea of how the Truma is constructed, but I've seen the same happen on other brands when the rubber isolation mounts between the compressor and the base of the unit go bad or are missing. When that happens all the compressor vibration travels straight through to the camper. Edit: Also, I've seen where the compressor jumps up off the mounts after hitting a large pothole or rough stretch of road. Definitely not the blower motor if the sound only comes and goes with the compressor engaging.
    1 point
  48. Yes, we're making reservations and thank you for your invitation and the work you are doing. It will be our first chance to meet some Oliver Owners! We've not stayed at Inks Lake Campground, though years ago my son Adam and I camped at Colorado Bend State Park, a bit upriver west of Lampasas. Adam also played tennis tournaments at Horseshoe Bay Resort several times and even brought Gold home once! We loved being there, once or twice a year, and Marble Falls is a nice town too. At the time we lived in Georgetown and later in Lakeway (2006-2014). We always had our AZ home and drove the roundtrip twice a year, staying off the Interstates, there are so many great routes. This time we'll stay awhile in Ruidoso/Lincoln Co. NM on the way and who knows on the way back! It will be nice to be back, see a few old friends, and meet many new friends in this Oliver family.
    1 point
  49. …great opening ceremony talk by Rodney Lomax, excellent dinner company, awesome raffle prizes - all along with a beautiful sunset!!!🌆 Perfect way to start the Rally!
    1 point
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