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sakthorp

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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
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    2019
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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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    463

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Thanks Mike, I opened a service ticket with them earlier. Good to know that they can source them 👍🏻
  5. Just returned from a trip and found that one of the center caps on the wheel is missing. Hull No. 463, 2019 model year. Anyone happen to know the manufacturer so I can source a replacement? I've put a service ticket with Oliver but I know they've changed the wheel design on the newer units.
  6. Open up the blackflow ...... the black T handle. depending on how you outfit your Oliver, it's either a black handle near the floor to the left of the toilet, or it's in the closet if you upgraded.
  7. Yeah, that group does an annual ride for a few days each September. We too are recumbent 'trikers' and enjoy riding there and across the bridge in Washington. We're hoping to get over there next week if the smoke lifts.
  8. We LOVE Fort Stevens and try to stay there a few times a year. The beach, the Columbia River and a lake all within the same park. Bike riding is fun on the paths. Just a wonderful spot, perfect for a September rally!
  9. We purchased an ARE cap and yes, they are color matched. Ours has LED lighting which helps at night. We have over $20K of product in the bed of the truck and wanted it protected from the elements and prying eyes when traveling with and without the travel trailer. https://www.4are.com/product/z/
  10. Good tips! Refigerator/Freezer space is limited so I plan our meals in advance so that we only take exactly what we need. We're leaving in a week so today I made lentil sloppy joes, sweet potato and black been burgers, vegan chili and chunky veggie soup. Those are now in the freezer ready to go. I used to put brown rice in freezer bags but since freezer space is so limited, I now purchase the brown rice in those shelf stable packets that I keep in the pantry. We use shelf stable soy milk that can be stored until ready to be chilled in the fridge. At home generally I eat a large green salad each day for lunch and during our last trip I made individual containers for the week but they FROZE 😳 I think the fridge was stuffed too full? Since that trip, I've decided that veggie sandwiches will be a better choice. Oatmeal for breakfast with berries. I find the fridge and freezer are large enough for a weeks worth of groceries, we eat LOTS of fresh fruits and veggies and they are bulky. We find that taking a cooler helps, we keep waters, beer and wine in that and it helps free up room in the trailer refrigerator. I'm thinking of figuring out some menus using freeze dried components because those are lightweight and can be put into baggies just like the backpackers use. Mostly for soups, stews, chilis.
  11. We bit the bullet and rented an enclosed garage nearby. They added an electric outlet so we can keep it connected to shore power to keep the batteries charged. This worked for us since we can't store RV's in our neighborhood. Decades ago, we used RV covers. They are HEAVY, especially when wet. At the ages we are now, there is no way I want my husband on a ladder to do this task. In fact, I recently removed the ladder from the front closet for this reason. Please consider the safety factor when making your decision.
  12. Easy enough to find out. Deduct the tongue weight of the trailer and then the weight of your bodies and anything you've added on to the truck after market. Then you'll know what's left for 'stuff'.
  13. 1050. Less than the spec sheet. Options add up: Moonroof, running boards, etc, etc.
  14. We have a RAM 4x4, 1500 'Limited' trim with the 3.92 rear end. The payload is an issue for us. All those 'options' add up and our payload is MUCH less than advertised in the brochure. The accurate number is on the door panel and then you have to deduct your tongue weight. Deduct the truck 'cap'/cover and two recumbent trikes, cooler, and all the little things and it's not looking good. While we are well under for towing specs, the payload is an issue. We'll be upgrading to a 3/4 ton next year.
  15. We purchased a RAM 1/2 ton with the "Limited' trim level three years ago. (2017 model) Very nice truck, nice interior and the newer ones look even nicer. That said, because we purchased the top of the line trim level, with all options, plus adding a bed cap/canopy, we don't have much payload capacity left and it's a real issue since you have to deduct the tongue weight from the payload capacity. Note that our payload capacity listed on the brochure is different that the sticker in the door because we have all the options like moonroof, running boards, 4x4, etc etc etc. You're probably fine with the Oliver Elite I, since your tongue weight will be less. But figure on the weight you will add to the truck, including humans. Just check those numbers on the door jam to figure it out. We're looking at upgrading to a 3/4 ton, either RAM or Ford because we need a truck canopy to cover and secure the items we take with us (recumbent trikes and accessories, Honda generator, tools, ice chest, etc.).
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