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  1. We also use a refrigerator fan and always use propane for the best efficiency. We also use a fridge thermometer and adjust accordingly. For instance, setting the fridge to level '6' gives a different performance when we're on the Oregon coast versus the high dessert. I check temps daily because I don't like frozen romaine lettuce 🤣
  2. I suspect much depends on how much time you spend in the Ollie. For us, it’s just a few weeks a year. We are older and can manage without cuddling for the days between trips . At our ages, it’s more important to be able to stumble out of bed in the middle of the night to use the restroom. It’s also more important to be able to easily access the attic storage over the beds. Different strokes for different folks. More importantly, enjoy your travels! ❤️
  3. You might want to reach out to Oliver directly. The last I heard they were no longer accepting deliveries of southern mattresses. If you decide to go that route you would have to take delivery yourself. I also read that Oliver has changed distributors and no longer offers KTT. We have the KTT mattresses and find them extremely comfortable. They are latex. I believe the southern mattresses are a traditional spring mattress or a hybrid? I remember talking to Southern mattress on the phone when we made our 2019 order. They were telling me about the composition of their mattresses but we ultimately decided to order the latex based on previous experience with that type of mattress. Also we knew that if we ordered the southern mattresses that we would have to toss the foam mattresses that Oliver provides because they did not want to give us a credit for them. We thought that was a bit wasteful.
  4. We’ve used our composting toilet since we picked up our trailer in 2019. We’ve never had any odors. If you put your ear to the fan you should be able to hear it. It’s very quiet but I would start with that. We buy our choir online but yesterday we were at Costco warehouse and they had the bricks in stock in the gardening section. I imagine any garden center would offer it. Make sure you have enough choir (you should fill it up until it reaches the horizontal agitator bar) and of course you know to turn the handle. When we set up the toilet we make sure that the choir is moist. Not wet, just moist. I’m sure you’ll receive a lot of helpful suggestions! Good luck and sounds like you’re having fun on your first journey!
  5. Our 2019 model was ready. We had a cooler of food ready to transfer and cooked dinner in our Ollie that evening. We made chili in the little 3 quart Instant Pot 😋
  6. I I l loved making up our beds but with current wrist problems, we got two of these. https://www.costco.com/duvalay-x-large-sleeping-pad-by-disc-o-bed.product.100494488.html They're like sleeping bags but better, they're not constricting and you can wash the outer covers and/or the interior duvet. Comes with a built in pad that you can use, or not. I'll miss the aesthetics and having the bolster pillows to act as a daybed, but the payoff is less pain.
  7. Regarding options : I can’t imagine doing without at least one awning. We have a fully loaded Oliver. We definitely wanted solar and a composting toilet. Fyi: there was no negotiating to be done when we placed our order for the 2019 model. I do think that some people have had discounts when ordering certain option packages but I suspect there won’t be many discounts for the 2023 models just because prices have risen so sharply. If budget is a consideration, you might want to consider a well-maintained used unit. Thank you for your service.
  8. I wonder if a water leak alarm would work at this location? Some are battery operated but if there is a 2nd plug in the fridge outlet, could you use a electric version? We have one of these at home, it lays in a metal tray under our HVAC system.
  9. If the lien holder is local to you, simply meet the buyer here and have the transaction done locally. They pay you, you pay the loan off right there and then. Then you can sign over the title once it's clear. I would personally ask for a wire transfer because that can be really quick (not on a Friday afternoon but a weekday in the morning) and there are no worries of fraud with a cashiers check, etc. This would require some advanced planning as you'd need an appt with your lender. Don't know the specifics of your camper, but it's relatively easy as long as you sell for more than your loan balance. Good time to sell, resale values have increased with the advent of the 2023 model price structure. Good luck! We'll be listing our Ollie in June so we're already thinking of the process.
  10. We too got some samples sent to us. We received fabrics and countertop and flooring samples.
  11. We're preparing to sell our Ollie so I downloaded the current pricing worksheet to see what changes there are for 2022.. Checking off the options we have on our 2019 unit, it would cost over $10K more to buy it today. Still cheaper than an Airstream and better quality to boot.
  12. One of our favorite spots is Fort Stevens. We live a half hour from Valley of the Rogue. LaPine State Park is in a nice area but pretty warm in the summer. When there was discussion previously, the thought was that Oregon was TOO West and certainly too North. Folks were talking about Arizona and I think Utah? Someone at Oliver was working on finding a place but I guess they've giving up on the idea.
  13. We're here in Oregon and remember at one point (pre-Covid) when there was some talk about a 'West' Rally. We're toying with attending the East Rally in Alabama in 2022 but wondering if there might be something in the works closer to home.
  14. Will you be using the refrigerator? It will tax your solar/batteries at night. We currently have a propane leak (regulator needs replacing). We're on the road and while I'll keep the fridge cool using solar/batteries during the day, I'll turn the fridge off at night. We use the propane alot, we have the propane outlets at the front and rear to hook up a Weber grill, some folks use them for propane fire-pits. Our Truma water heater uses propane,, I just can't imagine being propane free, it's messing up this trip for sure! LOL
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