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  1. Share and Enjoy !Shares Trailside Bites are good meals, snacks, or drinks that are easily made while camping. The limited storage and smaller cooking space should not mean that you sacrifice excellent tasting cuisine. With fresh ingredients for this meal, you will feel refreshed and ready for the next adventure after this warm meal. On the menu today is a hardy chicken Black Bean Chili that will hit the spot on the coldest days. All of the ingredients for this recipe can be found at almost every grocery store. So did we go a little over the top to make this meal? Sure, but it was a lot of fun adding all the little touches. For this recipe you will need: Cooking Oil2 tbspGarlic, chopped1 cloveYellow Onion, diced1 largeBell Peppers, diced2Jalapeno Pepper, diced1Black Beans, rinsed2, 15oz. canDiced Tomatoes2, 15oz. canChicken Breast, diced2 largeCorn, drained1, 15oz. canChicken Broth, or water2 cupsChili Powder3 tbspCumin2 tbspBlack Pepper1 tbspTomato Paste1, 6oz. canSaltTo taste Let’s start with prep work! Begin by dicing and cutting all the vegetables and meat before cooking. It will add a subtle smokey flavor if you have extra time to roast the peppers and corn over an open flame. In a large pot, add the oil, chopped garlic, diced onion, bell peppers, and jalapeno pepper to start cooking on medium heat and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a separate pan, begin to cook the diced chicken with another touch of cooking oil to help to prevent sticking and encourage even cooking. While cooking, add 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tbsp cumin, and a pinch of black pepper. On medium heat, thoroughly cook the chicken, stirring to cook evenly. Next, add the chicken to the large pot. This is where everything else finds its way into the pot. The beans, corn, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, and remaining seasoning will cook and meld. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes., occasionally stirring to prevent sticking. Salt to taste and serve, share, and enjoy. This warm hardy chicken chili made around the campsite can be great for the cooler days. This recipe makes five servings. If you are like us, you will have someone to share in your masterpiece. Let the savory aroma of this meal fill your camper trailer and create memories you can enjoy for years to come. Some meals become a crowd favorite; this is sure to be on our list. Share and Enjoy !Shares The post Chicken Black Bean Chili appeared first on Oliver Travel Trailers. Read the Full Article
  2. This can happen sometimes - if an IP address changes, for example you move around a lot or on cell vs wifi - many reasons. It also happens to me and it's most likely nothing to be concerned about.
  3. Share and Enjoy !Shares Did you know that approximately one million Americans live in recreational vehicles full-time? With over 11% of US households owning a recreational car, ownership has grown from 7.9 million households in 2005 to over nine million today. As demand grows, companies offering travel trailers for sale are also rising. However, only three options are available for those looking to buy an RV and join the RV life. You can buy a travel trailer from an RV dealership, classified websites like RV Trailer, or direct from the manufacturer like Oliver Travel Travelers. In this post, we go through the various ways to find travel trailers for sale. RV Dealership On paper, buying an RV from a dealership looks like a good option available for most people. Dealerships often have an expansive inventory of RVs. It can include camping trailers and motorhomes dedicated to road trips. All the RVs are in one place for you to "feel and touch," and the dealer can manage your trade-in. Dealerships also provide financing options and can include an extended warranty all in one sale. If you buy a new RV, the entire rig or camper is covered by a warranty. However, if anything goes wrong, the RVs manufacturer will be responsible for the repair. The dealership will only help you get the issues fixed. Cons of Buying from RV Dealers While dealerships are normally known for their huge inventories, the COVID pandemic has resulted in record sales for the RV industry, leaving dealerships with limited inventories. Most dealerships don't have the floor plans or brands you might be looking for. RV dealers sell all different types of brands and are not always experienced with all their inventory. They don’t know the units they sell as well as a RV manufacturer that sells direct. The other thing to consider is how well the RV dealerships will take care of you when the time comes to make repairs. Do they want their customers to be happy or are they interested in maintaining profits? Classified Websites Whether looking for a new or used RV, classified websites are there to meet your needs. Most classified websites often specialize in trading used RVs, making it ideal for those working on a tight budget. The majority of the websites also allow the sale of RVs by private owners and RV dealership advertisements. Compared to recreational vehicles dealerships, classified websites are much cheaper. However, buying an RV from a classified can be a minefield. Buyers should expect to meet similar frustrations, but you can easily get scammed for a classified website. Cons of Classified Websites One of the most significant drawbacks of classified websites is distance. If you are using a popular RVs platform, the one you like the most could be thousands of miles away. Such issues often complicate the transaction since you cannot trust the pictures posted on the platform. You have to visit the seller to confirm if the RV is in the same condition as the picture. Even if you hire an inspector to review the RV, you will still not know the vehicle's condition until it reaches you. Additionally, you still need to secure financing or be prepared to pay the total amount in cash. Finally, you are required to transact the business of paying for the rig in exchange for the vehicle and title. The greater the distance between the buyer and the seller, the more complex the processes become. When you decide to do an in-person inspection and transaction and find something is wrong with the RV or other issues impeding the sale. You will have committed a lot of money and time to the process, and it's not an experience you want to go through again. Buying Direct from the Manufacturer It is possible to buy an RV directly from the manufacturer. Those who purchase their RVs from the manufacture cut middlemen while experiencing improved customer experience. Manufacturers value buyers who come directly to their factories. This is because the one-on-one relationship helps them make their trailers even better through direct feedback. When you buy your RV directly from the manufacture, you get to select the options on your RV, particularly for custom-trailer manufacturers. RV manufactures have perfected the art of requirement specifications where they get all the information from the buyer. They also know what combinations of options will meet your camping needs. Furthermore, the royal treatment continues even after the RV is built. Manufactures have robust aftercare services, red-carpet deliveries, and online forums that are useful after purchasing the RV. Some even have a campground on-site to allow you to break-in your new RV. In the direct-sale process, customers are often given a lot of weight with a nice selection of fabrics, countertops and flooring to select from. Types of RVs that can be purchased direct include: Class A Motorhomes Before visiting a manufacturer for direct-sale, it would be wise to have some basic idea of the different types of RVs. Class A motorhomes, big and bus-shaped, are often associated with movie stars and singers. Class A RVs are among the most well-adopted and luxurious rigs on the market. They are often 45 feet long and feature multiple slide-outs, full-sized kitchens, top-end appliances, and various sleeping surfaces for eight or more passengers. However, smaller and more modest class A RVs still maintain the convenience of being well-built and self-propelled. It is important to remember that the RVs are heavy, and large vehicles are serious gas guzzlers. Depending on the model you choose, you can expect as little as six to eight miles to the gallon. Class B Motorhomes Commonly known as camper vans or sleeper vans, Class B motorhomes are on the small end of the recreational vehicle spectrum. Whatever class B motorhomes lack in space, they make up for it in flexibility. These RVs come in a wide range of price points, from relatively affordable VW conversions to the high-end Mercedes Sprinters. It might come as a surprise that top-of-the-line camper vans can fetch up to $100,000 or even more. If you thought that a smaller price tag would be offered because of their small size, you're mistaken. Class C Motorhomes Class C motorhomes share most of the convenience and amenities of their Class A brothers at a generally more minor price point. Class C RVs are often built on a standard truck chassis, making them easy to operate even for naïve RV drivers. They also have an iconic over-cockpit attic space often used for sleeping, storage, or a killer home entertainment system. However, class C motorhomes tend to fall short on luxury compared to class As. They are primarily available in smaller sizes. This means you can get more like 10-14 miles per gallon in one of these recreational vehicles. Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers These are among towable recreational vehicles that usually offer their owners a whole set of unique benefits and challenges. For example, it is excellent to automatically have an auxiliary car without towing one behind your motorhome. However, since trailers tend to be heavy, the vehicle should be an SUV or a full-sized truck. Both do not make for the best city driving or considering how expensive they can be to purchase. The best thing about travel trailers is that they are more affordable than their motorhome counterparts since you are purchasing an engine. Travel trailers boast the most extensive and well-laid-out living floor plans. The majority don't have a devoted space for the cockpit. Some fifth-wheelers with multiple slide-outs can offer you as much as 500 square feet of living space. However, remember that setting camp with a travel trailer won't be as easy as pulling over and putting the car in park. Whether folding out the pop-up camper or carefully leveling the fifth wheeler, you need some set-up when it's time to break or make camp. Buying Direct from the Manufacturer It is possible to buy a recreational vehicle directly from the manufacture. It is ideal for those looking for great value for money on travel trailers for sale. At Oliver Travel Trailers, we have produced high-quality fiberglass travel trailers since 2007. Our goal is to build the best superior quality camper trailer and back it with the best customer service in the industry. We have engineered our unique double-shelled fiberglass and composite hull to last a lifetime. Our design and specifications provide excellent insulation, durability, strength, and ease of maintenance. If you would like to see how our travel trailers are made, we offer factory tours Monday thru Friday at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM CST. If you are interested in viewing an Oliver travel Trailer near you, we can help arrange an appointment for you to view an owner’s travel trailer through our Field Visit Program. Contact us now to get a quote. Share and Enjoy !Shares The post How to Find Travel Trailers for Sale appeared first on Oliver Travel Trailers. Read the Full Article
  4. Share and Enjoy !Shares Every year the Oliver Travel Trailer improves to fit your needs best, and the 2022 model of the Oliver is no different. We spend hours upon hours researching the best options to maximize your travel experience. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to our customers. We asked different team members which feature was their favorite with new and improved features, and we are sharing them with you. Enjoy! 1. Stainless Steel Convection Microwave Microwave With the RV Stainless Steel Convection Microwave, you can now bake, brown, or crisp foods using the convection function or the combination convection and microwave oven. In addition, this RV Stainless Steel Convection Microwave has cooking power and additional heat settings that allow you to cook just about any food you want. See our Stainless Steel Convection Microwave. 2. Memory Foam Mattress KTT Latex Mattress Upgrade Need an even better night's sleep while you're on the road? This comfortable latex foam mattress will serve as a replacement cushion for any of your needs. In addition, the pin core foam allows superior breathability. Talalay latex foam is a rubber-based product derived from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree. Unlike plastic-based bedding materials such as memory foam, Talalay Latex foam is biodegradable, uniquely healthy, naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, dust mite resistant, and makes this latex foam bedding the logical choice for allergy sufferers. See our Memory Foam Mattress. 3. Front & Rear Propane Quick Connects Propane Quick Connect To truly enjoy your outdoor experiences, consider adding front and rear trailer connections used for grills, torches, and propane campfires. See our Propane Quick Connect. 4. 4G Cell Phone Booster Fusion2Go 4G Cell Phone Booster The cell phone booster for vehicles extends the cellular signal range to ensure you get better voice and data with fewer dropped calls, improved voice quality, faster uploads, and downloads. This booster is compatible with all US and Canadian wireless networks such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Straight Talk, and more. See our Cell Phone Booster. 5. Nature’s Head Composting Toilet Nature’s Head Composting Toilet This toilet replaces the standard Dometic toilet. The toilet is self-contained, urine-diverting, and the waterless operation allows for ease of use for many applications. The Nature's Head is lightweight, odorless, and compact, making it a perfect fit for your Ollie. In addition, the toilet, with its stainless-steel hardware, robust construction, and user-friendliness, has been designed to withstand the harshest of conditions. See our Nature's Head Composting Toilet. 6. Solar Panels - 340 Watt Solar Package with Charge Controller - Four (4) 6V AGM Deep Cycle Batteries - 2000 Watt Xantrex Freedom XC Inverter (Legacy Elite II Option) With the minimal electrical draw of our LED lighting and other technologies, this will allow you to use your Ollie off-grid and without the need for a generator. Efficiency is dependent on sun exposure. See our Solar Panel Packages. Share and Enjoy !Shares The post Our Team’s Favorite 2022 Oliver's Features appeared first on Oliver Travel Trailers. Read the Full Article
  5. Please be patient as I continue to find and resolve the issues in the server hosting the forums. I do not know what caused it, as nothing has been changed but possibly a background update on the server software. For now I have it semi-working and I will continue working on it until it is back 100%. Thank you for your patience and sorry for any inconveniences. - Jason
  6. Share and Enjoy !Shares Photography Tips for Mobile Phone Imagine this, the light is perfectly shining onto the rolling hills defined with woodland vegetation spread across the landscape. As the clouds build to a fluffy white peak in the sky, they nestle your bright sided new Oliver Travel Trailer. With the availability of mobile phones with high quality cameras taking great photos of things you love is possible. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get better photos while on your travels. With a camera accessible at your finger tips and able to be carried with you at all times, there is not a part of your travels you will forget if you can capture it with a picture. Framing Framing a photo is one of the first things to look at when beginning to take a photo. The term framing comes from what the camera will capture when the film is exposed. Modern camera and phone cameras do not rely on film. In fact, there are a lot of helpful tools that can allow framing to be an easier task. Most modern cameras on a smart phone will display a 3x3 grid. This is an essential tool for good framing of a photo. Apple and Android phones: Setting>Camera> activate “Grid Line” The most common display will be a 3x3 grid, to use this tool properly, place your subject at the intersection points of the horizontal and vertical lines. The human eye naturally is directed to that point on a photo. Lighting One of the most important elements to great photo is light. After almost a year of photographing for Oliver Travel Trailer, I have learned that there is a thin line between too much light and not enough light in some circumstances. The Ollies ultra-bright white gel coat in some lighting situations be frustrating. Too much light and it will over expose your photo and you will be left with a bright egg in the photo. With not enough light the trailer can look dull and grey. A solution for this problem is to reducing the amount of light. Place the sun behind an object (ex. a tree, the trailer, cloud cover, etc.) By dampening the sun’s brightness, it can reduce the reflection from the trailer. To increase the light, you can take the photo with the sun behind you. This will reduce shadows and allow available light to fall onto the trailer making it look brighter. In your phone camera, you can also correct some of these issues. Normally, when taking a photo, it will automatically adjust to the available light you are in. But you can control the camera. After framing up your shot, if you touch the screen, it will focus the camera, and a trick many do not know is that by swiping up or down next to the focus icon you will be able to control the level of exposure in the photo. Zoom with your feet Some photos are best to zoom in, or close the distance to your subject. One of the downfalls for a modern smart phone is the zoom feature is not an authentic zoom. By zooming in on your mobile phone camera, it will enlarge and crop available pixels. This will create distortion and you will lose photo quality. My best advice is to zoom with your feet. The closer to the subject you can get will improve the quality of your images. Be cautious with this tip, pay attention to your surroundings. Digitally zoomed in from far away Closer to subject Your own style No one can be you, or have your own style, or appreciate the beauty you imagine. So, embrace your own style, your own travels, and what inspires you. You do not have to copy others work or creations to be good at taking pictures. Finding inspiration to start a creative process can be important, but feeling like you have to produce the same images can be overwhelming. Take the time to be yourself and live in the moments you are in. Just a few quick tips to pack with you on your next adventure. If you are like me, capturing where your travels take you and sharing them for others to see can be a highlight to the trip. Taking a few extra seconds to look, frame, and adjust a photo before taking it can make all the difference, so be patient and soak in the beautiful vistas that are in front of you. Share and Enjoy !Shares The post Capturing Travels appeared first on Oliver Travel Trailers. Read the Full Article
  7. Here's a good blog post I made about some good APPS: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/blog/best-mobile-apps-rv-camping/
  8. Share and Enjoy !Shares As many of you know, in the fall of last year, we moved into our new Sales & Service Center located at 228 Industrial Ave., Hohenwald, TN. Since moving into our new Sales & Service Center, all customers receiving service work were allowed to use our electric hookups at our old sales office located at 737 Columbia Hwy in Hohenwald. We have now completed our campsites at our new Sales & Service Center. Beginning September 1, 2021, we will allow customers who are getting service work and all new deliveries to stay at our new campsites adjacent to our new Sales & Service Center. Our electric hookups at 737 Columbia Hwy will no longer be available for use beginning September 1, 2021. Our new adjacent camping area features seven individual campsites with water, 30 amp electric hookups, and a dump station. Due to the limited number of campsites and increased customer volume, staying at our campsite is by reservation only. Since we are delivering one, and in many cases two, trailers per day, all new deliveries will be automatically reserved for only one night in our campsites. If you wish to stay longer in the area, you must make reservations at one of the other local campgrounds. If you have or are planning to schedule service at our facility, please let us know if you need an overnight reservation for one of our campsites. To make reservations, please call us at 1-888-526-3978 during normal business hours of 8 AM to 5 PM CST, Monday thru Friday. Having our campsites adjacent to our new Sales & Service Center will better serve our new and existing customers. We look forward to visiting with you when you come to see us for service or at the delivery of your Oliver! Share and Enjoy !Shares The post New Oliver Campsites appeared first on Oliver Travel Trailers. Read the Full Article
  9. Something a little different than y'all are probably used to ;), it's a classic now... '94 - Chris Cornell is the singer
  10. I cannot unlock it but I can change it. What do you want your new name to be?
  11. What's going on here? Why are they using Oliver inside photos? Lol
  12. Thought that I disabled those notifications, actually I did. Strange you are still getting them. Do you think you changed any forum account settings for notifications in your profile?
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