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  1. A few weeks ago an issue came up on Facebook concerning a customer that wanted to sell their production slot to someone else because some unforeseen situation came up and they wanted to cancel their Oliver order. It was requested to be able to do this so that they would not lose their deposit of $1500. The contract had been signed in December of last year. There was a back and forth discussion on FB with no consensus. I discussed this with Rodney Lomax, and reported back there that it would not be a problem. I got a call from him today and the sales team had examined all the ramifications of doing this and decided that they would not be able to do this now or in the future. The sales staff was in complete agreement that this was NOT a good idea and would only add to their workload while not increasing their compensations. (Personally, I agree with them.) The reasoning is that the deposit is a good faith promise from the customer to the company that they will buy the trailer. I have included the first paragraph of the contract that is being signed by new customers. It explains the circumstances under which deposits will be forfeited. Even though the deposit money is eventually applied to the cost of the trailer, it is used immediately to be able to fund the sales team's commissions and the costs of advertising. If the the whole process were to be started over, the sales member would be spending an equal amount of time with the second customer with no compensation. Another issue is the new customer is essentially breaking in line before existing customers who have been waiting their turn. As we all know, sales are booming in the RV industry and the Oliver team is working very hard to give us the very best trailer on the market. They are doing a Great Job! Let's all thank them for all that they do. Bold italics are mine... TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE 1. Offer, Governing Provision, and Cancellation: This writing constitutes an offer to purchase by the party designated as Buyer, identified above, to purchase the products described herein in accordance with the following terms and conditions. This writing is not an acceptance by Oliver Travel Trailer Sales, Inc. (hereinafter “Oliver”) of any offer made and acceptance by Oliver of this offer made by Buyer is expressly conditioned upon Oliver’s signature below and Buyer’s assent to these terms and conditions. Buyer will be deemed to have assented to these terms and conditions when Buyer signs and delivers this purchase order form, along with an initial deposit of $2,500.00 to Oliver. Buyer will be given a seven-day (7-day) grace period to cancel the order and receive a full refund. Cancellation after the seventh day will result in a cancellation fee of $1,500.00 being retained by Oliver, the cancellation fee will be deducted from the amount of the deposit returned to the Buyer. A separate cancellation fee, as detailed below, will be applied if the Buyer cancels the order after forty-five days prior to the production start date.
    3 points
  2. John, I've got a National Luna in my truck, too, and power it with a small AGM battery, which is charged from the truck while driving and also pair of solar panels attached to a rack. With that setup, I've never depleted the battery while traveling. I used a Victron Cyrix smart relay to prevent the fridge from draining the starter battery, and just allow the truck's electronics to act as the regulator for charging the house battery. And I've got a Victron BMV to monitor everything via bluetooth. It's been a good setup and made the fridge something we don't really think about. I've got a DC fridge in the trailer, but now that I've had experience with the NL in the truck, I'd keep the absorption fridge if doing it again. It's just a big drain on the trailer batteries that I wouldn't have to worry about. Propane for us seems to last forever.
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  3. This is the URL for the new Wi-Fi Ranger firmware https://wifiranger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/WFR-User-Manual-710b11-09152021.pdf
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  4. At the end of the season, I'll use a "Clay bar" with a lubricant (Maguires makes a great kit), then wax with "Rejex". The "clay bar" will remove a lot of grime you don't notice, but you feel; slide your fingers over the fiberglass. Using the "clay bar" produces a smooth surface to be waxed over. I highly recommend this procedure for the roof section. The roof takes the biggest beating and accumulates the most road/camping dirt. At least up there you're working horizontally. Take your time, it doesn't take that long. When you're finished you really get that "warm fuzzy feeling" knowing you're done! Sure makes a significant difference with the gelcoat over time. Try the "clay bar". It truly does not take that much extra effort and produces a superior surface to cover with wax. Best, E
    1 point
  5. Yeah, unfortunately, I think Lewis County has been one of the worst epicenters in TN. I hope Oliver has been a leader in trying to get that turned around.
    1 point
  6. Thanks Bob and Mike. Since we will be at the CG for 2 months, full hooks ups are desired. I think the wife wants to stay closer to Albuquerque as she will be going to the Son's home daily. What do you all think about the CG's close to ABQ.
    1 point
  7. That's an odd reply - did he say why?
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  8. Our previous RVs have had Dometic absorption fridges which defaulted to LP when set to "Auto". The Norcold default is 12v; we always choose the power mode and never set to Auto. In our experience, the Norcold fridge does a much better job of cooling than the Dometic in our Leisure Travel Van. However, the Norcold lacks one feature the Dometic had - it had an audible alarm if the burner failed to light, after a certain number of attempts or the door was left open. The only indication you get of no LP supply, when in LP mode, is an error code on the display. I wish it had an audible alarm. What we do is set an alarm for the remote temp sensors we use in the fridge, to let us know if the temp gets above 40 degrees in the fridge and 25 degrees in the freezer.
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  9. Scubarx brought up an important point on the Norcold. I, too, advise owners to manually select the power source each time. The older dometics didn't ever default to dc. The norcold will, if left in auto, and can leave some with depleted batteries unknowingly. There are a few areas where you must turn off propane tanks, not just the fridge. Many ferries require it, and some check and tag the bottle at boarding. Some tunnels, either because they're heavily trafficked, or don't have the typical little rise in the center. They're usually clearly marked, and have an alternative route, or have a pullout area to turn off tanks. Most can be avoided with planning, and if not, it's just a minor inconvenience.
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  10. We run our fridge on propane when traveling. We’ve never used 12V. It switches to 110V if we have hookups. Mike
    1 point
  11. On all of the RV's I owned prior to getting my Ollie, I had chains. Hopefully I never have to go back to the "chain side". The cables are up and out of the way both while parked (unhitched) and while underway. They are cleaner too. What's not to like? Bill
    1 point
  12. You probably already saw this, but I'll put the link here for others: https://explorenorth.com/library/roads/bc_driving_routes.html Not all have the really great photo albums, like this https://explorenorth.com/library/roads/hwy37photos.html
    1 point
  13. I heard a rumor that Oliver was thinking about offering it. I have one - we had an owner on the forum four or so years ago who could get them for owners at wholesale. So relative to what we paid, that’s a remarkably expensive price. Plus cradlepoint now requires a subscription service plan for support. It’s a great little device - really love ours - but it would be difficult to recommend at that price. And I’d never recommend it for anyone who’s not comfortable with complex tech. It’s a professional router that’s designed for corporate clients whom they assume have dedicated and trained staff to maintain it. User friendly it is not. I’d say that nice though it is, even if Oliver is offering to pay the subscription support costs, give it a hard pass and don’t look back. Satellite internet is way too close to spend a chunk of money on an expensive cell router.
    1 point
  14. The cradlepoint system was developed for companies that had a need for wide area communications. Police, Ambulance, etc. It is now developed for Boating and RV purposes. This is NOT a cell booster. It is a combination Router and WiFi with a super ability to locate signals. Like a cell phone but with much more powerful antenna that are external. It is not dependent on a park or campground antenna, but uses cell towers with the ability to pull signal at 4k and HD from great distances. Still doing my research...A lot of recent You Tube video on this technology new to RV and Boating............If anyone get this prior to August let me know how it works......THANKS OLIVER FAMILY!
    1 point
  15. Maybe you should post a link? This is the very first I have heard of this, it isn’t even shown in the website Options page. It isn’t WIFI but rather cellular based. Is it 5G and does it include a proper roof antenna (the Weeboost stubby antenna is junk). For nearly $2000 I would just wait and get a Starlink system…. Or use a portable hotspot and a good external antenna on a TALL pole. Thanks. John Davies Spokane WA
    1 point
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