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  1. Bill, I think you're right. What was a very nice picture this morning is now pixelating on it's own due to (presumably) the heavy weather we're experiencing today. I'll retest in an area with both better over-the-air signals and nice weather.
  2. Yes, the Winegard Omni-Directional antenna is on. I even re-booted it to make sure. Green light is on. After re-boot, we still have pixelation after turning on bathroom fan. This seems to be the only thing that affects the TV. Otherwise, the picture is great except some minor pixelation at times probably due to the fact that we're pretty far from any real TV stations.
  3. Took delivery of our Elite II on Thursday and spoke to one of the employees about the bigger Oliver being discussed. Totally unofficial of course but in his mind, they were thinking of a trailer for the "family" customers that needed room for not just a couple but also with kids, dogs, etc. This is not aimed at the couples like us that want modest size, but high quality. This is for those that want a high quality, full size trailer. He mentioned they were thinking a 28 foot, 8 to 8.5 wide trailer with a slide out. Now that's a serious trailer which is clearly aimed at a different customer base than most of the current Oliver owners.
  4. Just doing the first sea-trial this weekend and noticed while laying in bed testing the TV, the picture went to heck when my wife turned on the bathroom fan. We were watching over-the-air, local television via the omni-directional antenna. Is this normal? We didn't bring a DVD to test so we don't know if this is only associated with live TV or the entire video system at this time. Otherwise, everything is going fine thus far except the weather. Solid rain forecast for today.
  5. Probably what we'll end up doing in the end too. I was just exploring the hubodometer as one option. Once we pick up the trailer (next week) my guess is we'll discover more pressing items that we need to spend our limited re$ource$ on.
  6. My truck is not that sophisticated. My gps on my phone would also track miles but I'm old school. I want to walk over to my trailer, look at the hub and see the mileage without looking it up anywhere else if possible. There are dozens of ways to figure out the mileage on the trailer but an odometer would be my first choice. I'm only looking for the analog version. No batteries, no signals, no electronics, no tracking devices, etc. I'll check with the folks at Dexter to see if they have a recommendation. If not, no big deal. I was just wondering. Thanks.
  7. For tracking mileage for maintenance purposes, I would like to put a hubodometer on the Ollie. Does anyone use one and if so, can you suggest a particular brand and model? It looks as though they may be somewhat difficult to install and calibrate for an RV type scenario so I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them. This would be in the realm of "nice-to-have" if not too difficult but it's not a "must-have" item by any means. I will also discuss with the Dexter rep at the rally. Thanks, Hobo
  8. Picking up our trailer on 1 May and this is our first camping RV. So when we arrive at a camping destination that is full service, what are the rules on washing the grit, grime, road spray off of the trailer? Are there places at campgrounds for doing this or it frowned upon? Just wondering how to keep it reasonably clean while out on the road. Thanks for entertaining another "newbie" question. Hobo
  9. Jut as an aside: When we ordered our trailer (hull #414), although we wanted a front and rear camera setup, Oliver no longer offered the front camera. Did I miss something? Hobo
  10. Getting real now. Fine line between too much crap vs "what did we forget"?
  11. Yes, I can see that now. What was throwing me off was the Oliver dimension of 16 3/4" (depth) up to the angle. However, since the basket width is 28" and the gen set is less than that, there is more front to back depth available than I was envisioning. Thanks for the input. Let's me think about the larger generator as an option.
  12. Yes, looking forward to seeing the various gen sets and talking to the owners. I don't plan on purchasing anything until after the rally. We actually attended last year (rented a cabin) in anticipation of taking delivery this May but not having been in the RV business (yet), didn't know all the right questions to ask. Really looking forward to this year's event when we actually have our trailer on hand. Sure wish John D. from Washington was there. I would LOVE to see all the mods he's done to his trailer too.
  13. The fixings will ALWAYS be on hand for a good gin (tanqueray) & tonic. Come on by and I'll fix you up. I suspect my bride will have a variety of beer and wine available to share too. (I think that's why our TV is a full size truck).
  14. KWR; In the Photo, it looks like you have enough chairs and tables for the entire campground. Did you bring all those or are some of those from visiting neighbors? Our plan is to carry only two chairs (initially anyway) and it will be BYOC for anyone else. Can the masses suggest the appropriate number of seats we should typically carry with us for proper etiquette?
  15. That would be "Mrs" Hobo. I prefer gin and tonic.
  16. According to Honda specs, the run time on the EU2200is is 3.2 hrs @rated load, and 8.1 hrs at 1/4 load. The run time on the EU3000is is 7.1 hrs @ rated load, and 20.0 hrs @ 1/4 load. Not saying one is more efficient than the other but the larger fuel tank on the 3000 does mean less stopping to refill. On the down side, it's heavy as heck.
  17. Maniac, Does the Camp Chef require any modifications to run directly off of the trailer external connections? We just purchased the Camp Chef three burner from Costco but don't have our trailer yet.
  18. [attachment file=2 HOBOS.jpg] Got the permanent tags for hull #414 which we will take delivery of on 1 May. This was the very last 2018 Elite II produced. Getting really excited. 2-HOBOS4.pdf
  19. According to Honda specs: The EU3000IS has a footprint of 25.9 x 17.6 which I don't believe will fit within the basket due to the front of the basket having angled, front corners. Even the EU3000I (Handi) is 24.5 x 14.9 which I think again is too large. I was debating the same thing for our Ollie but research is showing it won't work without mods. Can't fit two EU2200i models side-by-side in there either. I am considering the EU3000is because it has a 3.4 gallon fuel tank and therefore has over twice the run time as the EU2200i.
  20. Pretty cool mimicking the Blue Angels and flying your Ollie upside down.
  21. I can understand no one noticing the lack of a license plate. When someone spots a UFO, they don't look for tail numbers.
  22. We have ordered the 2 5/16 coupler for our trailer when we take delivery in May. The upgrade is not an "option" though. We had to pay the cost of them purchasing and installing the larger coupler as a service item. We'll end up with both the original 2" coupler as well as the 2 5/16" coupler when we drive away. Hey, we paid for it (the original 2" coupler), we might as well take it with us. Not sure what we'll do with it though. Might just give it to someone in the Oliver world who needs it for whatever reason.
  23. We are taking delivery of our Oliver Elite II on 1 May and have the composting toilet option. Can someone tell me if any amount of media comes with the delivered trailer? Also, any suggestions as to what and where to purchase media for this unit and finally, how much should we carry around with us when traveling for a few weeks or so. Thanks, Hobo
  24. OK, New item for my departure check list: "Look under trailer and TV for anything I don't want to crush."
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