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  1. We too had never camped in a RV. The last camping we had done was well over 20 years & that was car camping with the Boy Scouts. I too was quite skeptical about dealing with the 'stinky-slinky'. After talking with a guy who had the composting toilet, we went with it. Aside from being so environmentally friendly, it is so much easier to deal with. We mainly use park bathhouses for pooping, if I may be blunt. Steve camouflages the pee tank in a canvas bag & empties in the bathhouse.


    Do a Forum search for "Natures Head' and "Compost Toilet' and you will info  that should convince you that the compost toilet is the way to go. [pun unintended]

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  2. Well, John, my Google search text was; "can i bring filled propane tanks into canada".


    Upon looking at the various 'returns' nothing seemed to explicitly provide an answer. I wanted to see the word 'yes' or 'no'. I looked at the Canada Propane site, including the FAQ's.


    I am a lazy person & got tired of reading all this info & so created my question. I figured 1 or 2 Oliver owners had been to Canada. lol


    Thanks to all the responses, I now know we <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Can</span> bring our filled tanks into Canada. All we need to be concerned about is bear & pepper sprays. lol


    We are new travel trailer owners & have done very little travel ~~~~~

  3. 2 things: 1) I could not easily find an answer to my question via the search, & 2) I did not know which category to post my question.


    Question: can we bring our 2017 Elite II (hull 224) propane tanks into Canada? I have looked at the Canadian web site re propane tanks but it quickly goes into technical jargon that makes my eyes glaze over. I figure someone here will have a ready answer.


    ps: I also looked at the FB Owners site & could not find anything.


    Thank you.

  4. Hi,


    I was unable to get Command hooks to work for me so I have gone suction cup crazy. Have gotten all from Amazon -- I did a search for suction cups.


    Not pictured below is a small suction cup clock, which is above the bathroom door. This seems to fall the most often. The others have stayed in place for the most part. It has not gotten so bad that I have grated my teeth & thought, "I have got to get rid of these."


    [attachment file=bath towel racks.jpg][attachment file=bath towel racks.jpg]


    "mirror door 'hiders" :)"[attachment file=charger station2.jpg][attachment file=charger station2.jpg]

    [attachment file=charger station1.jpg]

    [attachment file=closet door hooks.jpg]

    [attachment file=shoe bag.jpg]

    [attachment file=plastic bag holder.jpg]

    [attachment file=trash holder.jpg]


    Charger Station1[attachment file=charger station1.jpg][attachment file=bath towel racks.jpg]


    Charger Station2[attachment file=closet door hooks.jpg]

    holds shoe bag & for coats[attachment file=shoe bag.jpg]

    Shoe Bag[attachment file=plastic bag holder.jpg]

    For trash bags - hangs from a suction cup hook[attachment file=trash holder.jpg]

    Trash bag holder









  5. My guess is that I am not the only Oliver owner that has to deal with a CPAP machine. I started using one in early December; we have our first post-CPAP trip scheduled for late January.  We keep the bed set up all the time, with our heads at the rear of the trailer.


    How have you set-up your machine? My guess is that the hose will not reach me with my head at the rear. I really do not want to put my head at the pantry end as that seems like it would be extremely difficult to get up at night to use the rest room.


    Also, how in the world do you clean that dang-gum long hose?


    I am NOT looking forward to this new addition to my camping life. :)


    Thank you.



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    When we arrived at Jekyll Island State Park, a swarm of flying termites settled under our door mat. The Camp Host stated he would have someone spray & they may have but in the meantime we had left for dinner. Upon returning that evening we had several of the termites in the camper. It appears I had inadvertnely left a screen open a wee bit. We eventually got rid of the termites. BUT, then we had ants!! The day before we left another camper stated that they had been told to spray for ants around the outside of their camper. We immediatley went out & got some spray. However, that left the ants still inside the camper. We seem to have gotten rid of 99% of them. :)))


    So, has anyone had a bug problem & if so, how did you did eradicate the buggers?? I had communicated with Jason, service guy, about the termites & he said some folks put boric acid powder down in the lower shell. Has anyone done this & if so, what is the "lower shell" & how do you access it?


    Regardless of the above, Jekyll Island SP is beautiful --- the tall live oaks with spanish moss shade the entire campground; except for Section A, where we were placed. :)))[attachment file=20180930_174103.jpg]

  7. Thank you, topgun/Bill, for your response. I will try mineral spirits & see what happens. And, yes, you are correct -- it is mildew on this plasticy/vinyl strip. As I mentioned to John Davies, we live in NC where it is quite humid & we currently keep our camper outside & in the open. Someday we will have an inside space for it but I doubt if it will have have heating & air.




  8. I figured I might hear from you. :) I have enjoyed your posts & refer my husband to them frequently. Are you planning on making a "how-to" on grease packing of the bearings? Steve is planning on doing this in about a month. Also, I have downloaded your .xlsx. I am an info-holic so I am all over stuff like this.


    Re the 3M product ---- do you have any idea if it would work on mildew? I should have stated this in my original post & topgun rightfully pointed this out. We live NC where it is quite humid. I looked at the 3M product page & it did not say anything about mildew. I did read that I can use white vinegar & water. This is my standard household cleaner & I did use it to remove the bulk of the mildew. I would really like to make the 'band' shiny white again, if that's possible. :)


    Thank you for your time.



    ps: I saw your Amazon review for the 3M product. :)

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  9. I naively thought that the inside material of the closet door was fiberglass & have ordered several suction cup hooks to hang up coats, etc. Well --- tonight I went into trailer & noted that the material is not fiberglass. It is a material I do not recognize. Can anyone tell me if this material will accept suction cups. If not, can I use Command hooks & not worry about the mystery material peeling when I remove the Command hook? Thank you!

  10. Wow! This is fantastic -- so glad to see & read before we have our pick up. I have viewed a couple of videos and gone thru the manual.


    And, because, I am one of those people who says "and, why didn't you include xyz" [lol] I have to ask if the following could be included at some time ---- measurements of drawer interiors, measurements of overhead storage area, measurements of any storage areas. and measurements of window coverings. This would help new owners plan for needed supplies before delivery day.


    AND, AND :))) ---- let's get some folks to provide pictures of how they store items, how they have decorated & how they have added window treatments. I betcha there are people who have done some really ingenious things to their trailer that they may like to show others & others would definitely like to see & maybe steal???. :)


    The Oliver trailer video, shown at the Rally, had a snippet of a window valance. Several of us commented that we would like to see how this was done; specifically how was the curtain rod attached to the trailer side or shade.


    Regardless of my "ands", I do truly appreciate the time & effort it has taken for you, Matt, & your team to get all this info together & loaded onto the site. I know it ain't easy.

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  11. Steve & I are the couple who won 2!!! door prizes on Saturday night. of the Rally. The 2nd prize was the Dometic Avalanche 55. Being new to trailer camping & o, so, incredibly uneducated on the latest & greatest camping equipment we did not really know what we had until we got home.  We have now researched this cooler & used it yesterday, at a large Mother's Day gathering at our home, we now realize how lucky we were to win this fantastic cooler. This not something we would have ever purchased. We feel very fortunate and are thankful for the Oliver Company for providing. The entire Rally was a wonderful & informative experience. We will pick up our trailer in 3 weeks.

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  12. As our urban driveway is much too small for our sometime-in-May-to-be-delivered Ollie, we will be keeping it in the country on some family property. Family lives on the property so it's not like we're just leaving it out in the middle of nowhere. :)


    However, I am concerned about critters, large & small, getting into it. Any suggestions on what we should do to prevent these guys from entering?


    We are totally new at camping & so have no ideas at all on stuff like this.


    Thank you.

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