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  1. John, I have to agree, that's a nice ladder. Since I have a truck, it just might be the way to go. Hobo
  2. STAND DOWN: I JUST FOUND A PREVIOUS THREAD ON THIS. UNLESS SOMEONE HAS SOMETHING TO ADD> THANKS I want to be able to address issues up-top while on the road if needed and therefore need a ladder of some nature. I am thinking a collapsible ladder of some type. Any suggests, thought or recommendations relative to this subject? Thanks, Hobo
  3. Thanks for asking that question. I was wondering the same thing. We take delivery of ours 1 May.
  4. John, Thanks for the info on the Colby valves. These are pretty cool and could be a life saver. I contacted the manufacturer and they advised that the Colby valves are not compatible with TPMS but they can be used to fix a tire to get you home. They also advised that the valves can be re-used. This would be a nice thing to keep a few of in the toolbox in all my vehicles. You come up with some pretty unique findings.
  5. Just make sure you understand, you can only plug the tread area of a tire. You cannot plug a sidewall puncture. If your damage is in the sidewall, it's spare tire time. This is a great thread. I always have tire plug kits on my ATVs too.
  6. Thanks John. I just printed your instructions out and will pay attention. Hobo
  7. Doug, Mine is the 2" and looking at the detailed drawing they sent me, it appears there will be enough room. I'll dry-fit first to make sure though. Thanks for the heads-up.
  8. John, Your setup is almost exactly what I was thinking relative to the locks. I have a weigh rite hitch which I can set up to be perfectly level with the trailer too. I also have the same mud flaps you have. I just need to get outside and put it all together. I'm three weeks out from having had my hip replaced and almost feel like I can start fooling around with this project now. Thanks for your input. Always insightful. Hobo
  9. Again, I did some searching on this subject and found some discussions - one even including an attachment with the new basket dimensions. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the attachment to open. Since the basket is not rectangular, can someone tell me what is the maximum rectangular footprint (inside the angled corners) available in the new baskets? (We're picking up our trailer 1 May). Thanks, HOBO
  10. I have researched the threads on this subject and have decided to get the Proven Industrustries lock for our trailer while it's parked/stored. However, is there a general consensus on what type of lock to put on the tongue while traveling down the road? Thanks, Hobo
  11. Curious: while talking about air compressors and tires. Can someone tell me whether the tires on the Ollie has metal or rubber tire stems? This is asked relative to which TPMS system I purchase. EEZ for instance has some monitors specific to metal valve stems and other more attuned to the rubber ones. We haven't picked up our trailer yet so that's why I'm asking. Thanks
  12. Just FYI from reading other threads; The actual running pressures for the trailer tires according to many current owners is around 45-50 PSI. Not the ridiculous maximum pressure listed on the tires. Didn't know if you were aware of that. I wasn't until some folks discussed it. Makes purchasing a compressor a little less complicated (at least for the trailer itself).
  13. Based on the above, it doesn't appear that the hull number naming scheme has changed. Our hull # is 414 which was the very last 2018 model to go into production. The hull # above is clearly a 2019 model.
  14. We haven't taken possession of our Oliver yet (will pick up 1 May) but I have a close friend who owns an RV repair facility and he HATES Airstream. He has shown me where the beauty is only skin deep on them. He said inside the walls, and floors they are a mess and prone to lots of issues to include wood rot, insulation failing, etc. In his opinion, the build quality of the Airstreams really doesn't differ much from any other stick built RV. Shiny, pretty, fancy, - yes. (at least for a while). But overall, people pay way too much for the stigma of owning an Airstream. He grimaces at the mention of working on one but they do keep him gainfully employed. His assessment was a major reason we went Ollie.
  15. John, Got it. Thanks a bunch.
  16. How do I get back to your March 22 2018 post? I am only seeing the one page which was obviously preceded by more info. Thanks.
  17. John, I am trying like heck to download your checklist but am failing miserably. If not on this site, can you email me a copy? I can private message you to provide me email address. Thanks. BTW: I find your comments and inputs extremely helpful especially since this is new to me and my wife. Hobo
  18. It would be interesting to see what Oliver says but here's the insight provided by my very good friend and next door neighbor who happens to be the president of a very successful homeowner's insurance company. He's also been on the board of several other insurance companies throughout the United States prior to his current position here in VA. I posed the questions as previously stated and he submitted that the relationship between Oliver trailer owners who have volunteered to show their trailers to prospective customers for some sort of remuneration (gift card, small amount of cash, etc.) does not constitute a material relationship with Oliver. In other words, that person would not be considered an agent of Oliver trailers nor would that person be considered an Oliver employee. In short, this would not be considered a business relationship. He did say that this could change if you were working under some sort of contract with Oliver where in fact you might be considered an agent. In the example of the dog breeding exercise, he said that since this was being done pursuant to a contract and that you were being paid to perform services under that contract, that is materially a business relationship and to that end, your homeowner's policy would normally not cover you for liabilities for accidents related to that activity. Now that's coming from an industry expert and not me personally although I concluded from the beginning that we're on our own if something happens when we show our Olivers to interested parties. Having said that, I will personally show my trailer if asked. I would like however for someone to follow up on the waiver questions. Hobo
  19. I can assure you; the liabilities are yours, and NOT Oliver trailers. Even if Oliver Trailers referred them to you for a showing, you have volunteered to show your trailer and in fact, have agreed to accept payment ($250 Oliver gift card) for doing so if the visitor decides to purchase. Oliver trailers has no way of controlling the safety of either the inside or the outside environment around your trailer. It would be up to you, your homeowners insurance policy, and any RV policy you might have to cover expenses. As mentioned before, a "waiver" might help or it might not. I wouldn't depend on it to save your hide though. It's really no different than the liabilities you assume anytime anyone visits you at home.
  20. Just curious: When we get our trailer home this spring, we'll be parking it in a covered shelter with a level concrete floor. When the trailer is in the storage mode, do we simply leave it parked on it's wheels or do we take some pressure off of the tires by lifting it with the jacks and then placing blocks under the frame? What's the best practice? Thanks
  21. John, (or anyone else): How do you add a signature? I have looked on my profile but don't see that option. Thanks, Hobo
  22. "Hi, My name is Hobo and I'm an Ollie-holic." Part of my 12 step recovery program is to quit looking at this forum. Too many great ideas about upgrades, additions and just cool stuff to have with us when we're messing around with our trailer. The thread on "Compact Tool Kit " just about had me falling off-the-wagon. Somebody please throw some cold water on me!
  23. Have pretty much decided on the Honda EU2200i generator for our Ollie but was at an outdoor show yesterday and was talking to the vendor and he said I should purchase the EU2200i first and then purchase the EU2200i Companion later if I needed the additional power. I questioned why I wouldn't purchase the "companion" model first as it already has the 30 AMP female built into to it. He tried to tell me why using the 30 AMP plug would only give me half of the rated power and that I could use an adaptor on the standard model to use a 30 AMP cord. I said "OK" but when I do that, doesn't the "standard"model also only the deliver half the rated power?? He admitted "yes". Then I said, "then why wouldn't I purchase the model that has the female receptacle built-in vice purchasing the one that I would have to use an adaptor?" He was perplexed since I had taken him out of his comfort zone since I was taking him off of his rehearsed script. Now having said that, I did note that the standard model does have a 12V DC charging port which the Companion model does not. In my mind, that would be the only compelling reason to purchase that one first. I'm new to all of this; can someone tell me which way to go and why? BTW: The "Show" price for the standard was $899. The Companion price was $999. This is the lowest I've ever seen for these units. Does anyone else know of a source for these at this price? I would have to drive 2 hours each way to go back and purchase. Thanks, Hobo
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