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  1. From the article I found when searching "Ford lug nut swelling" The capped lug nuts can be found on many post-2010 model years of the Fusion, Escape, Flex, Focus, F-150, and F-350. Consider yourselves lucky, F-250 owners.
  2. I know that many of y'all use Ford F-150s to tow your Oliver, so I thought you might be interested in this issue. About a week ago I had a routine oil change and tire rotation done on our 2017 F-150. When they had finished, the mechanic suggested that I should consider replacing the lug nuts, as they were showing signs of swelling and could prove to be difficult to remove should I have to deal with a flat tire. I checked online and found that mid-2010s F-150 models have two piece lugs, which are prone to swelling, to the point where a standard lug wrench won't fit. Also, the outer piece cou
  3. AndrewK just saw your shade post - very nice! We may have to copy you on that as well👍
  4. We had been considering this mod for some time, after seeing this post decided to go forward with AndrewK's version of smoked glass only (no shade). Turns out somewhere between Hull 269 (2017) and Hull 468 (2019) the window style changed. The older version glass is 12.438 × 21.438, part 226093. No clips are needed for installation of this style. The newer style glass is 13.25 x 22.24, part 706073. Plus the clips needed for installation, part 429436. We now have the smaller window glass on order. Lippert will no longer be stocking this size once current stock is gone. We're getting
  5. Container Store, but we had to trim the top bins significantly to accomodate the roof curve in the cubby.
  6. In the spirit of keeping this thread going, here are a couple more random ideas I've found useful. We had remotes everywhere until I put this wasted horizontal surface to use! Velcro dots keep them in place when the tv is down. We're on the move quite a bit and at each new location I pick up as much info as I can to plan our time there. All that paper ended up stacked on the table. This simple little file holder mounted out of the way under the dinette table keeps the current info handy without clutter. It can also hold a charging laptop, again freeing up the table surface. When
  7. Love Mossemi's shoe idea! Our shoes are kept in covered bins tucked under the trailer next to the front door. Clothing storage was one of my worries in the planning stages as well. In addition to the packing cubes inside, we started out with a fairly large bin each in the back of the truck full of clothes we thought we might want. Over time, that extra stash has dwindled down to one shared smaller bin. It helps that we're pretty much chasing the sun and warm weather clothes don't take up as much room.
  8. Hi Bill - They were all right side up when I attached them, the forum website flipped them after they uploaded. I deleted and reattached them, they consistently flipped. Very weird, but they're fixed now so no worries. - T
  9. Thanks! Was there a way I could have fixed them myself?
  10. This one appears to have been dropped from my last post. These are stacking bins for produce in the cubby next to the pantry.
  11. We've been full timing in our Oliver since Nov of 2017. Here are some pics of storage solutions that work for us. It took a while living in the Ollie to really determine how we would use the space so I would caution you to give yourself some time. [attachment file=0311191047.jpg] [attachment file=163145] [attachment file=163148]
  12. Thanks much Coy, this is helpful.
  13. Wondering if there is a list available of the vendors attending the rally and when they will be there. I saw a post a while ago mentioning that at least one vendor was only there for one day, I think it was Friday but I can't find the post. Id like to know whos going to be there so I can gather my questions. Thanks.
  14. On the Zamp controller, the bars across the top tell you the % charge on the batteries. One bar means 25% charged. That would worry me as well. I understand that even on shore power some things draw from the batteries. What I dont understand is why the shore power wouldnt recharge the batteries before they got down so low. What am I missing? Understanding the Zamp controller and managing your batteries would be a great topic for the rally in May.
  15. Our cell booster worked great at Fall Hollow the first couple of days we had our Ollie. Very little cell service outside the trailer, 3-4 bars inside with the WeBoost on. We were really happy we had bought that option. But at some point over the last month I realized that it didnt seem to work anymore. Did a bit of investigation, couldnt pinpoint the problem. Thought I was going to have to call the company. Finally dawned on me today - the metal toaster in the cupboard right next to the WeBoost was probably not such a good idea. Sure enough, the toaster has a new home, our cell service
  16. Weve heard that tone from the furrion when streaming music. For us it seemed to be a streaming error - when we reconnect the bluetooth and switch to downloaded music it worked again. We also havent been able to get tv sound through the furrion, dvds occasionally skip, the tv remote doesn't work for all functions of the DVD, and the TV isnt smart (cant stream). Whew, I guess i need to just turn it all off and go outside by the fire:p
  17. Thanks for all your welcoming comments. We've been on the move the last few days. We're now on the West Coast, in a very nice county park just outside of San Diego. Its a great launching spot for exploring the city. A little bit about ourselves. We're from Wisconsin. I retired a couple of years ago, Grumble retired in March. The dust hadn't settled after his retirement party before we made the decision to radically downsize and go see the country, a dream I've had for years. That led to a crazy busy few months as we worked through the very stressful downsizing process, our daught
  18. We also have the king bed model. We have found that we really like to have the large table available during the day, so we do set it up and break it down daily. We use a memory foam mattress topper in a duvet on top of the cushions. That gets rolled up with all rhe bedding still on it and serves as the back cushion during the day. At night, it rolls back out and we have an instant made up bed. Working pretty well for us so far:) Twist
  19. During the long wait for pick up day I admit to spending a lot of time lurking on the Oliver forum - so much great info and experience, thank you so much for all your contributions! But as a newbie to towing and trailer camping, somewhere in that process I began to get very anxious about the learning curve we were facing. There was so much discussion about the different systems and modifications and configuration options and work arounds and etc etc - all of it great info btw, this is not a complaint in any way - but it was all so foreign to me that I began to form the impression that this n
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