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DCKiefer last won the day on January 17 2017

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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
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    Legacy Elite
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    Standard Floor Plan

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  1. Yes, the fan works great. Like the auto shutoff. Had to disable the led indicators for at night.
  2. Yes, it is boat railing 7/8 aluminum. It will swing parallel to the stove like a splash guard.
  3. We leave the bed setup and had Rubber Maid storage bins under the bed. Wanted something a little better so made up this drawer that goes the entire width under the bed. There is enough room under the drawer for our chairs and when they are not there it is a good place for the shoes we are using.
  4. Another pic showing how if flips to the side.
  5. It has taken nearly eight years to come up with a good idea for adding a little extra counter space for cooking or just having somewhere to place small items. It also had to fold out of the way.
  6. Tried and still have an older version of this lock. Used it for a couple of years, but the key pad stop working. With the older model the key pad was a separate unit. My main issue is that the batteries on the lock only lasted a month and did not provide a warning that they were getting low. Hopefully the new one lets you know when the batteries are getting low. I still have it installed, but no longer use it with the keyless entry or key pad.
  7. The UV unit stays on continuously as long as the pump switch is on. I didn't notice any heating of the water. I'll have to see what this does for our battery life, but with the three batteries and solar panel I don't expect that to be an issue. Plus we are pretty good about shutting off the pump switch when not using water. The brand is Sterilight.
  8. Has anyone had any fogging of the double paned windows. If so, have you had them repaired? We have three window that have fogged and two are pretty bad now and I am considering having them repaired. Found a place in Lakeland, FL that dismantles the windows and reseals everything. Cost is $350 per window if I remove them. Extra $100 for them to remove them.
  9. We camp in a lot of remote places and even in popular locations you can always be sure about the water quality. Have used a high quality Seagull filter for years, but decided to take it a step further with a permanent UV purification system. Intall the system to he main line prior to the split to the hot water. I wired the unit come on when the pump switch is in the on position. Might add a separate manual switch later for when we are connected to a water supply, which we rarely do. The UV filter is the silver cylinder to the right of the water pump. Had to add a pre-filter as recommended by the manufacturer. The small black tank north of the pump is a pressurized tank that keeps a constant pressure on the system. All this did require the giving up of the storage compartment in this section, which I don't use much since we replaced the factory cushions with a real mattress.
  10. I did the same thing but still had some trouble. The fix is actually a small plastic cap that shields the weep whole from run off. I found them online somewhere a few years ago. I think I posted something about them in the past.
  11. This is the lock I use. Like it a bunch. http://mrtrailer.com/trailerlock.htm
  12. Just bringing this post back to life since I recently had a question about this mod. One of the main reasons I wanted a gravity fill was that we stay in locations where either water isn't available or isn't located at the camp site. I like to be able to fill the water tank from a couple of five gallon jugs. When we first got our Oliver I would use the hose for winterizing to transfer the water from the jug to the water tank. Over time this was rather inconvenient, since you have to get under the bed to access the hose and valves for this operation. I will admit this is not an easy modification, as you can likely see in the pictures, not much room to work. If you are buying an Oliver, I would highly recommend having this done at the factory while it is being built.
  13. During the install of my bathroom ventilation I had to relocation he closet light. Moved it to a hand spot just above the door on the right side. No more searching for it on the left wall of the closet.
  14. When I saw the pics of the new 22' models I loved seeing the heat vent in the bath. This inspired me to see if I could come up with a solution for my 17'. The goal was to provide some warmth from the main cabin into the bath and also some cooling when we are using A/C. I came up with the idea to use a inline duct fan, to draw air from the main cabin into the bath. This speaker location near the door turned about to be a great spot to capture air from the A/C and since heat rises it should do just as well on cold days. Was difficult to sacrifice the speaker since I didn't use it for acoustic reasons. I still have to install a switch, but was able to test the idea and it worked like a champ. It was hot today so ran the A/C, bring the bath to close to the same temperature as the cabin.
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