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  1. The screws that hold the white cover on are self tapping, your options if they’re stripped out are, using a slightly larger self tapping screw, or drilling new holes, either option works just fine. As for as a cover for the ac I can’t help you, I had a bird nesting in mine recently, I find it just as easy removing the cover semi annually to clean, while i’m waxing, as opposed to getting a cover, you have to get up there either way. Steve
  2. Muppy, I would guess you do have a leak in a water line, time to remove panels and investigate, the good news is pex plumbing is pretty easy to repair, depending on where your leak is, that and with an Oliver at least there’s no wood to rot when leaks do eventually happen. The shower drain valve was doing what it’s supposed to do if it was closed and the water from the sink or shower wasn’t draining, it’s actually a back flow preventer to keep water from your gray tank from backing up into your shower when you’re underway. The refrigerator shouldn’t have anything to do with it. Good luck, Steve
  3. I would encourage anyone with the time and or the ability to remove the maxfan, if for no other reason to see how the Oliver is “over built” I didn’t measure the roof thickness,but just seeing the honeycomb core fiberglass construction it was obvious the roof will handle an extreme amount of weight. Steve
  4. LOL, just what are YOU trying to imply? Actually I was able do do the removal from a ladder, but I know for sure the roof will support my considerable weight. Steve
  5. An alternative way to clean the maxfan is to just remove it entirely. If you don’t mind getting on the roof, you just raise the fan to it’s in use position, that exposes 4 screws, remove the screws and the whole assembly lifts out. All that remains is 2 wires and the inner and outer trim rings, I just cut the butt wire connectors and removed the whole unit, disassembled the fan and thoroughly cleaned it. Reassembly was just new butt connectors crimped into place, drop the fan back in and reinsert the 4 screws, done! Steve
  6. routlaw, sorry to hear about your problems, glad you resolved them. I just wanted to point out the later units have an outside access port cut into side of the trailer, with 4 screws holding the panel on, fortunately I haven’t had to remove it but it “should” make access easier. Thanks, Steve
  7. My typical towing weight with an elite 2 is 6,000 lbs with a tongue weight of 600 lbs. Our oliver’s Empty weight was 5,020 lbs with a 500 lb tongue weight, we got to the 6,000 lb weight with cargo, full fresh water tanks, and two ebikes on the back rack. When we added the ebikes our tongue weight dropped to 480 lbs, I added ballast to the front of the trailer in the form of a tool bag (50 lbs) and a cooler (50lbs approx) in the bathroom to bring the tongue weight back up to 10% I do agree with everyone else in stating that Oliver trailers have a very stable towing manner, and I haven’t heard anyone complain about sway, however anytime your tongue weight drops significantly below 10% “any” trailer will sway. Steve
  8. To clarify a prior post, there is a flow restrictor in the water line going to the bathroom faucet, to remove it you just unscrew the shower head from the flexible water line, the restrictor is in the end of the hose, I just pried it out with a small screwdriver and reattached the shower head. Steve
  9. I posted earlier in this thread about running white vinegar through the water supply, while it has helped, I was still dissatisfied with the flow, I have since removed the restriction screen from the bathroom faucet, and I don’t plan on putting it back. To say there is a difference would be an understatement.
  10. Flushing out the black tank doesn’t have to be a two man (or woman) job, that’s what the valve on the inside under the forward dinette seat is for. Unless it’s been deleted from the newer trailers.
  11. Water will take the path of least resistance, with your toilet flush valve closed, the water was forced down the drain line to the black tank valve and up the gray and into your shower pan. Steve
  12. I have experienced low flow to the bathroom faucet, i’m assuming it was calcium deposits in the faucet cartridge, pumping white vinegar through the city water inlet took care of it. Steve
  13. Mark c, to answer you question about powering your the penguin 11 with a generator, Oliver offers the “easy start” capacitor option that I installed myself, that I run with my single 2,000 watt Honda generator. It works very well, but you have to monitor your ac current power usage because it’s right at the 2,000’s limit, ie: ac only, no microwave, hair dryer, etc, but lights, tv, water pump and other dc draws are ok. Steve
  14. John, to answer your question, I did do a before and after comparison. As you probably know you can induce a trailer to sway just by making an abrupt maneuver such as changing lanes quickly, a well balanced trailer will sway, and then settle back down or self correct. The swaymaster uses gps to determine your speed and an internal gyroscope to detect motion, the system is inactive until 45mph, at that point the gyroscope takes over and applies the trailer brakes if you make an abrupt maneuver, I have been able to get it to activate intentionally and accidentally, it worked just as they say it will. I won’t use the system on snow or ice covered roads however, preferring to be able to modulate the brakes myself in that situation. Nothing really works on icy roads, since i’m retired now I no longer have to drive on them, so I don’t, I’ll just wait the storm out. Steve
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