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  1. We had our first boondocking experience this past Friday when returning to Texas from picking up our Oliver. It was a short overnight stop through Harvest Hosts (our first time using them) at Melrose Plantation in Melrose, LA. Just parked in their parking lot and the next morning after breakfast we took a tour of the plantation before heading home. It was a fun stop with lots of history. And look at the size of the 150 year old trees with resurrection fern growing on them.
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  2. I think that would be a shame. Potential buyers come to this forum for information - both good and bad - about the Ollie experience. I dare say most have had good experiences, but as your experience has been less than good - you should share that here. If you don't share here, where would you share that a future buyer would be likely to read? Before I bought our previous motorhome, I wish I had researched the company and the model better via the owners forum (I didn't even know it existed). I might have made the same decision, but would have gone into the purchase with eyes wide open
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  3. I guess the short answer is that it would be a lot easier to add lithium batteries to a trailer with solar than vice versa. Another way to answer would be that it's no different to add solar to a trailer with lithiums than it is to any other trailer. You've got to mount them, run cable, and install a solar charge controller. Or you could see about getting Oliver or someone else to do the work for you. It's something people ask about occasionally but I've never known anyone but the early few pioneers actually do it. I'm curious what led to the question. Maybe if you can give us
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  4. Some of the best spots we’ve camped at were without any hookups! Great pictures. Isn’t it nice to have the flexibility to do self-contained camping? 😃 Mike
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  5. Mike/Kim, If you are handy and have a sense of adventure, it is not hard. I have done so and helped a number of other Oliver owners do the same. If you are interested in discussing further, please PM me your contact information and I will give you a call. Andrew
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  6. Actually considering buying a recent model Oliver with the Lithium battery installed but no solar package. I have already ordered one with both but I can get this one about 11 months sooner. I would like to boondock though.
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  7. I found these at TJ Maxx and 3 of them fit side by side perfectly on the middle pantry shelf. They are clear and don’t block the view. Only 2 will fit on top of bottom. The first ones I got was a set of 3. The next trip they were individuals for $3.99 each.
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  8. I agree! Texas has limited the campgrounds due to Covid only allowing a certain number of people in the parks with a day pass and not all camping sites are available to reserve. Those that are available book up the minute they become available on the reservation system 4-5 months out. I still work so we are pretty much limited to Fri/Sat/Sun when everyone else wants to camp. I also agree that the used RV market will be flooded in the next 6-12 months both from those unable to use their trailers as much as they had expected, those who can't afford them when their unemployment benefits run out a
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  9. Susan not sure if you found what you were looking for or not. I saw this one at a local camp store today when we went to purchase a heater screen.
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  10. There will most certainly be an overabundance of used RV's as the "Covid Campers" tire of RV life. Those in the market for a used SOB would definitely benefit from waiting.
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  13. Mount Lemmon, north of Saguaro in Tuscon, our first trip with the Ollie
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  14. These are all from our trip the past three weeks: BLM land just south of Sevilleta Wildlife Preserve in NM - Mojave Preserve, dirt road several miles inside the southwest entrance - This is the view from a short hiking trail off the CG at Organ Pipe, which Mike mentioned above. What a great little campground. I think this is FS 761 outside of Sedona. It shows up as Loy Butte Road on Apple maps, but I don't think it's labeled as that elsewhere. It's a popular road to camp on (I think the only one near Sedona), so finding a spo
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  15. Well - In our experience - its fairly easy to go about (in an RV) the US under Covid - just follow common sense and the guidelines. 2021 looks like a better environment. Closures are usually posted on most of the reservation websites, boondocking is very social distanced. Utah is virtually one giant campground. NM a little more controlled, Texas - lots of place to chose. Campendium is your friend. Enjoy! RB
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  16. And this is a camp spot (no hookups) just inside the Island of the Sky Unit, quite close to the Horse thief campground mentioned above
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  17. Here another of those breakfast spots. On this trip I'd camped the night before in a very nice FFS campground way out near one of the points in the Island of the Sky unit of Canyonlands NP. This is a nice pullout with a killer view in Deadhorse Point State Park. The second shot is what I got up bloody early to go try to get. Both are lovely parks. On another trip there I camped for two nights in a reserved site in Deadhorse Point SP in a campground that had hookups. In both cases all my breakfasts were out and about.
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  18. FWIW - and I am N00b with Ollie due Jan 26 - I was wondering if a battery operated “Ring” “stick up cam” in a window or inside would be possible, or of use. Records motion, saves. I dunno about how to do internet in an RV (yet), or if it would work, but I have one in my rental house and was able to prosecute a nutcase would-be vandal because of it. Showing my ignorance here again but this is a topic I am gonna follow and thanks for posting it.
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  19. Yes, we’ll be fully open next Wednesday. Weekends in Texas State Parks fill fast, but weekdays are generally available. With the governors announcement that COVID restrictions are gone next week I hope that state parks will be open to capacity. Mike
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