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  1. Hello everyone. Would a Toyota Highlander (Max tow capacity 5,000) be sufficient for the Elite? Thanks for info. Dwain
  2. Thanks everyone. This would at least allow for 3 days at a national or state park without hookups. Merry Christmas! Dwain
  3. Just curious, how many days could two people (my wife and I) stay before having to empty the 15 Gal Black Tank on Elite? Thanks! Dwain
  4. Thanks everyone! Yes, difficult decision. One thing that makes me lean toward Oliver is the quality, but also 3 tanks. The AS 16 only has a combination grey/black, not separate. State and National Parks would probably be difficult staying for more than 2 days. Oliver also has bigger fridge, 4.7 compared to 3.1. I just wish Oliver would consider a different design with more windows. Dwain
  5. I am a few years out before purchasing, but I love exploring🙂! I love what I see in the Oliver, and would lean toward Legacy Elite. I know there is no comparison in the overall quality to Airstream, but I like the front and back wrap around windows in the AS 16RB. Perhaps I would not want this once camping and may prefer the privacy of not having windows in the front. Your thoughts? Also, does the back window provide adequate viewing if your lying in bed and backed up to mountains etc... Thanks for any replies! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Dwain
  6. Ok, perhaps someone was trying to mislead from people getting an Oliver. Blessings to everyone1
  7. I have read (not in this forum), that some RV Dealerships, if you need appliance repairs or work done on your TT that they are not in a hurry to schedule you because you did not purchase the TT from them. In other words, you will not be treated the same. Has this been an issue with anyone? Thanks for info! Dwain
  8. Thanks everyone for your responses. Your responses confirmed what I thought. Thanks again!
  9. I watched a few videos of Airstream owners having lots of little things break and go wrong. I am definitely leaning toward an Ollie, but was wondering if this is typical on an Ollie. Thinking of paying a good price for a TT and then having rivets pop out sounds scary. I know there will always be issues, but have you Ollie owners found most things reliable? Thanks! Dwain
  10. Thank you everyone!!! Great advice!!!! Dwain
  11. I know these questions are very subjective, but I am torn between a class B and a small TT like the Oliver Elite. 1. I like the idea of a TT because it provides a vehicle to go places, visit sites, stores, etc... But some say unhooking with a class B is not that difficult, only takes a few minutes, and can use it to go most places. 2. When we purchase, we will be about 70, good health, but I don't know how difficult setting up and tearing down, hooking up TT, etc.... will be as we age. Perhaps its no big deal as I know many seniors travel with a TT. But it seems that maybe just driving a class B and not worrying about hooking up to hitch etc. would be better for seniors. Also, things like making sure brakes or ok on TT ok etc... Is towing difficult for seniors etc.? 3. I have never owned an RV and this is why I am seeking opinions from those who have experience. 4. I also know purchasing a nice Class B is a big investment, so I am not sure I can justify the cost compared to a small TT since I don't think I will use it more than 8 weeks per year. Of course, we may love traveling and find it is worthy the investment and travel several weeks throughout the year! 5. My plans following retirement at the present would be the first year to rent cabins etc... and see if we like traveling 8 weeks a year before purchasing an RV; or buy a small TT like the Oliver Elite. It appears that even if we concluded that we are not RVer's that we could sell it without losing to much of the investment. Anyway, I know lots of points, but would appreciate any of your thoughts. Dwain
  12. I am a few years away from purchasing, and though I know Oliver is a much better product than Airstream, I love the wrap around bay windows on the Airstream. Now, I am getting ready to have my first RV experience in a 20' Airstream, so I have no experience in staying in a TT. But, we think we want our bed in the rear, perhaps facing a stream/mountains etc.... I see that the Elite has a back window and side windows that would be in the bedroom, but they are not wrap around. Perhaps this is not something we will want, but it seems to me that it would be nice waking up and having a beautiful view. Is there something about the Oliver structure that would prevent them from having the bay wrap around widow, or are the windows in the Elite big enough to take in views? Just curious and learning. Thanks! Dwain
  13. Thanks everyone for input! Dwain
  14. Yeah, I thought that may be the case. This is why I am reading forums now. Thank you for your advice. Dwain
  15. I don't have an Ollie yet, but like to dream a little. Just wondering, if I picked up Ollie in from factory, and wanted to go out west, look at Grand Canyon, etc..., it looks like I-40 would be the best route. I am from Sarasota FL, and my wife and I have never traveled out west. We don't even have a TT, so this would ALL be new, and maybe too adventurous for our first trip. Your thoughts? Also, I would not want to travel more than 8-10 hours a day. Where would good RV parks be located to stop on the way. I would want full-hookups on this first adventure. Thanks for any responses! Dwain
  16. Some of the pics of Boondocking look awesome, BUT, it looks like your out in the boonies! Since I don't have an RV yet, will get an Oliver, I would be concerned of someone driving out to where my wife and I are and getting robbed etc.... I know that may sound hyper, but dangerous world today! Maybe I am thinking of Boondocking wrong. Are there other campers nearby for safety etc....? What if there is a medical emergency, then what? I know, life is full of risk. Looks exciting but scary. Dwain
  17. Thanks everyone for input! I don't think we will go to sites unless they have full hook-ups. It sounds like of you have full-hook-ups it's not that big of a deal. Dwain
  18. I am totally new to this, don't have an RV, but plan to get the Oliver Elite when I retire. I have never gone RVing, but my wife and I will be staying in our first RV in a few months. A few questions about sewage: 1. How messy (nasty) is it dealing with the black tank if you have a full hook up? 2 How messy (nasty) if you have to go to dump site? 3. If just me and my wife, if you have to use dump station, what is the normal time span before you you would have to dump with Oliver Elite? 4. Does the spay mechanism in the back tank help from not being so nasty? Thanks for any answers. A novice trying to learn. Dwain
  19. Just curious, is there anyone who purchased an Oliver, and regrets not purchasing a less expensive TT? I would assume the answer is no, but just curious. I have looked online at Escapes, but when I get ready, I am definitely leaning toward Ollie. Dwain
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