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  1. Thanks for the input guys!!

    I like referring to them as marker lights too…. and since both upper and lower lights went out together I assumed something other than a bulb was likely.

    I was hoping to pull the bulb and check for power there. Do they just pop out from the chrome frame?

    Thanks for the schematic Mossemi - I think your red circles are correct. Does anyone know if the first joint in that line is accessible in/under the tounge of the trailer’s exterior ….. or if there is any chance the wire is actually green?

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  2. You are not alone - we were attacked in October in western NC. Fought hard to prevent and/or evict them.

    Jan/Feb 2023 we too went to Florida for our annual fair weather trek and, like you, we were seeing one or two daily for two months. I think they are now gone but wouldn’t bet much on that.

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  3. Forgive me if this has been addressed but my search didn’t return a good result.

    on a recent trip our curb side running lights on the front of hull #319 (2018 LEII) stopped working while all other exterior lights seem to be fine.

    Anyone else experience similar problem?

    How do you access the bulbs?

    Is there fuse that may affect only those?

    Any troubleshooting tips appreciated.



  4. Our gas grill (Weber Q1200) all of a sudden would not light recently. I was troubleshooting the grill and almost convinced it was the grill valve. I decided to remove the quick disconnect fitting (where the regulator was removed) and the incoming line was completely clogged/blocked with a tan looking paste like material. After cleaning the blockage I am cooking on the grill again. I share this for the benefit of others who may experience gas flow problems.


    i am not sure what might have caused this???

  5. We are living full time in our Oliver while having a home built (in pretty warm temps) and have noticed the A/C dripping some on the inside. I assume/suspect the condensate drain is clogged but am not sure how/where to access it (from the top) after removing the cover. Any tips or advice on this maintenance appreciated.

  6. Update - since we were one week beyond our one year warranty period Oliver was going to have to charge us for the replacement which I believe would have been the older version. I had also reached out to the customer service folks at the WiFi Ranger company and they were great - they agreed to provide the upgraded part under warranty and they held off on shipping until we returned home from our trip. Expecting delivery soon.

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  7. Thanks Overland - I was already in the process of exploring that area and testing. Looks like the switch (outside the cabinet wall) is okay - it is providing power to a step up converter (photo) I discovered in that access compartment, however there is no power reaching the wifi ranger box itself. Based on what I've learned I'd say that converter is the problem? At this point I have sent an email to Jason Esray and I also plan to reach out to the WiFi Ranger tech support team during their normal business hours this week.


  8. Noticed that we were not picking up a signal from the WiFi ranger that had previously been working fine. Troubleshooting I noticed no lights on the box itself but the switch outside the cabinet (green light for power) seems to be on/working correctly. I have unplugged and replugged the power cord and did not see any power button or on/off switch on the box itself.


    Any ideas from the community? Anyone else experienced this?






  9. The story continues - we are now in Lake Placid New York and still need heat and you guessed it - it failed again overnight. I only post this to share the "new" discovery that may be related.


    First - the same procedure before (Bill's sail switch manipulation) solved it again but the problem was identical symptoms.


    The new information to share with the group is that it seems like both times this happened on this trip was when we ran out of propane and switched to a new tank...maybe a coincidence - don't know. But this time I am also noticing (haven't noticed this before) that the valve to switch the propane from one tank to the other is not operating correctly. I have two full tanks and with the valve pointing to one it shows green and I have propane and with it pointing to the other full one it shows red (empty) and no propane. Both are full!


    Obviously running out of propane will impact the ability to produce heat but I would hope it won't lock the sail switch every time?


    Any thoughts on this and has anyone else experienced it? We have an appointment with Oliver to get these things looked at after we get home and Jason has been very responsive to us.

  10. We have the same bike rack and regret not having them "show" us how to remove and replace it during delivery. Once I got it home I decided to do it so it would not be a new procedure at the time we had a flat tire and needed to do it. It was VERY DIFFICULT to get the bike rack off. There were shavings from the drilling left in the square tubing that made it a challenge. This is not a simple one man job in my opinion....at least not ours!


    I recommend anyone that has this rack to do that drill so you can understand the level of effort it will take to do the job.

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  11. Updated status


    I apologize for the delay but I'd been busy trying to resolve the problem and then we had either no or inconsistent internet (not that it is much better now).


    After posting this and also sending an email to Jason Essary I got replies from both places and I appreciate them all - thanks. I will provide some details below that will answer some of your questions and hopefully help someone in a similar situation.


    Our heater is an Atwood and the reset button (until now I didn't know it had one) is located inside the heater the cover (accessed from outside the camper - not under the bed inside) next to the circuit board. I would upload a picture of the location I received from Jason but for some reason I am currently unable to get it from my phone (txt) to the laptop but will add it to this thread later.


    I did the purge of propane systems first, no luck & all systems except the heater were good.


    Then I found and hit the reset button (per Jason) and this seemed to fix the problem as the heater began to work. It was later in the evening and getting cooler so that was a welcome sound when it fired up! But that success was short lived because as the heater cycled off when it reached the set temp, it failed again when it tried to come back on. Same symptoms - fan comes on and runs for about a minute or so but no sound of attempted ignition and it then shuts down. Another attempt at the reset button did not work. Extra covers tonight!


    Next day I followed the instructions in this thread posted by Bill Townes about the sail switch. His great instructions with pictures helped me locate it and as I used a pencil to move it I heard a click as though it had made a connection. This fix was done two days ago now and the heater is still working flawlessly. We are comfortable now and have our fingers crossed as we are heading into even colder weather over the next few days - Gaspe, Quebec Canada.


    Now that I have lost some confidence in the onboard heater I am looking for recommendations for a small portable space heater to keep with us for back up.


    Thanks again for your input and hopefully this thread will help others in the future.




    editing to add the photo showing where the reset switch is on an Atwood heater




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  12. We are in Quebec City and the weather is cool but unfortunately our heater has decided to not work.


    Symptoms: the heater attempts to come on via the thermostat and we get a fan blowing for about a minute or two and then it shuts down. We had a similar problem before (another camper) and it turned out to be a safety switch that doesn't allow the gas to flow until the chamber is cleared by the fan...seems like similar symptoms. The only difference is with this one I am not hearing the ignitor attempt to light at all


    Any tips on troubleshooting (that will not void the warranty) or other advice on a quick repair would be appreciated.



  13. Sorry for the delayed response - we are traveling in areas with little or no cell and internet service :-)


    We are happy with our choices - we have the following:


    Fiber Granite - Paradise Beach (white)


    Flooring - Loneseal MW377


    Fabric - Mink IN105


    These descriptions were taken directly from the bill of sale.





  14. We started using our composting toilet full time in April. It’s been a real challenge for us. I have talked to the guy who runs Nature’s Head to trouble shoot several times. I have truly believed all along our problems are because the fan is not working properly. We have had bugs several times, mold on our poo and it just doesn’t smell right. At first I thought the breaker that controls the fan was off. And one time it was. But that is not the case now. We do not put TP in it. We use Coco Coir. I read all of these posts today and even as late as November the wrong fuse is being used?? We picked ours up mid December. We have extra fuses already from Nature’s Head. Gonna try this and see if it fixes it!

    Ditto to what John Davies said - ours (delivered in Feb this year) had the wrong fuse and it blew during the first week/trip out.


    Other challenges (in addition to changing the fuse) and lessons learned for us are:


    Storage when not in use - we initially stored the trailer with the fan running and the compost material (not emptied) was drying out too much and moisture is a requirement. We now unplug the fan when it is stored and I will check and add water every other week or so (as required) in an attempt to keep the compost at the proper consistency - working better.


    Bugs - another problem with the drying out compost is it attracts bugs (like gnats & a lot of them). In addition to that problem I learned that the exhaust vent on the Oliver does not have an insect screen that Nature's Head recommends.  This allowed the bugs to enter the toilet via the exhaust hose. After getting rid of the bugs by emptying and cleaning, I took the exhaust hose off at the toilet and covered the opening with a layer of panty hose in order to form a screen and then reattached the hose. No problems with bugs since the screen and keeping the moisture level right with the composting material.


    Good luck!



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  15. We are leaving late August for Acadia National Park followed by a visit to Quebec City and a loop around the Gaspe peninsula. I am interested in advice/stories/suggestions from anyone else who has made this trip. The only reservations we have made are in Acadia (several days in Blackwoods campground and several days in Schoodic campground).  We are limited on when we can leave (third week in August)  but are not limited on the return except by the weather as it turns colder. We plan to hang out in the New England states and enjoy the fall colors.


    BTW - I know we need to see more in that area (Canadian Maritimes & Newfoundland) but due to the late start this year we will have to plan a return visit.

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  16. I need the other orange clip if Chris dont need both. I will look at mine today and see if I can see if it comes apart.


    The manual that Bill Townes posted a link to is good for the assembly and for the part number - if you decide to order (Like Chris and Duke) no problem, if you still want me to take it off and mail I can do it. Let me know either way.


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