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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2008
  • Model
    Legacy Elite
  • Floor Plan
    Standard Floor Plan
  • Hull #
    14

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  1. One feature of my 2008 Elite, "The Wonder Egg", that is no longer available in later models is the 45 foot long 30Amp service cable on an electric reel. It occupies the space under the front dinette seat which now contains the furnace on newer models. It is one of my favorite features and I would sorely miss it if I ever bought a newer model . . . which is NOT likely to happen . . . ever . . . I LOVE The Wonder Egg!
  2. Hahaaaaa! I haven't seen that picture in a long time. The Bugeye is a towing BEAST . . . OK, maybe not, but it sure looks good with the Ollie behind it.
  3. My 2008 4.0L V6 Tacoma did an admirable job pulling my Elite I (shorty) Ollie 111,000 miles. That being said, when the truck neared 1/4 million miles, even though it still ran superb, I searched for a new TV. When I discovered the new engines in the TACOs had a 3.5L displacement I decided to write it off my list. Yes, it has torque, but given my high annual mileage (pre-Covid) I thought the smaller displacement engine would be working too hard for the long haul. The Elite II would place an even larger burden on the truck's engine as you approached large hill or mountainous terrain. Persona
  4. Are you sure the smell isn't coming from the galley sink? If the p-trap goes dry, grey tank smells can enter the trailer. If this is the issue, adding water into the trap will keep the smell where it belongs . . . down there.
  5. OH YEAH? What about all of those poor flies he skewers onto hooks and hurls out into the stream for the trout to eat? Hmmmmmm????
  6. Very nice looking truck, Mike. I think that Ram Box configuration will come in handy for camping. Have you looked into the Loadmaster Active Suspension system for reducing sag under load and improving ride characteristics overall? I use it on both my Tacoma and F150 and have been very pleased with how it helps the trucks handle a heavy load or the trailer. Also, I'm glad you no longer have an itch and that you saved $4.59 since you didn't need the itching cream. ;) Now, get out there and wash that truck!
  7. Looks like THIS will be all you need, then. It certainly is more cost effective.
  8. It looks very interesting, and will likely have many of the same issues as the Tesla truck, or other EV trucks that come along. Discuss away, and don't forget the Forum Guidelines as many of us grab bags of popcorn to munch on as we enjoy the spirited discussions. Keep it friendly folks.
  9. While this has surely been a dynamic discussion, it might be a good time for us all to refresh ourselves on the Forum Guidelines. Welcome to the Oliver Forum, a great place for Oliver Travel Trailer owners and future owners to interact, share knowledge, solve problems, and most importantly, to develop friendships. Respectful and considerate responses help build this community. You’ll find a wealth of experiences here, and many owners willing to share their experiences. Have fun, but please keep others’ viewpoints in mind. Respectfully state your point, share your informa
  10. They are great couple, well informed on living the life as nomads. After initially fulltiming in a solar equipped teardrop, they moved into a single axle Elite, followed by a large converted vintage bus. They put the bus into storage and wandered about in a yacht, through the Great Lakes, St Lawrence River, down the east coast, around Florida, and up the Mississippi. They both make their living through the work of the internet, so maintaining good broadband is very important to them. It should be a very informative show.
  11. The fiberglass community of travelers is a very warm, interesting, and accepting group. I've made many good friends amongst them over the past 11 years. The Pineknot Rally, which began as predominantly a Casita gathering, accepts all fiberglass comers. When folks have made long term friends at the Texas fiberglass rallies and happen to move on to another brand of trailer, or even motorhome, it is not unusual to see them return and visit with their friends during the rally. Ive seen Casita, Oliver Trillium, UHaul, Boler, Airstream, and even the occasional Class C gather back with "the f
  12. Coopers are good tires. Just keep them within their limits and you should have many years of faithful service. I would recommend getting a tire pressure monitoring system so you can see if a tire has an insidious leak that will result in hyper flexing of the sidewall, just before the KABOOM! I use Truck System Technologies, (TST). Also, be sure of the speed ratings of your tires and do not exceed them. Many ST tires are speed limited to 65MPH. OH, and do not overload your tires by having too much weight in your trailer. Know your limitations, and stay within them, and enjoy many care
  13. Do you perceive Vortext to be similar to to Line-X coating material? No. Vortex has a severe impact resistance. I saw a guy whang with a large hammer on some Vortex that had spilled onto the floor, and the Vortex just laughed at his pitiful attempts. Zero impact was seen. Why did you choose Vortext over other pick-up bed liner material? I believe it to be superior in psi impact needed for damage. Linex might do the job (who knows?), but I desired the best available. Did you choose the skill/trailer/fiberglass experience of the installer as the primary reason to go with your coa
  14. I took The Wonder Egg to Alaska last year. It had everything in the front and below the belly band covered with multiple layers of Vortex and automotive paint to match my gelcoat. Overall, I was very satisfied. Nothing will ever chip my front lower section again, however, a few small bits of the automotive paint were chipped. These were easily covered over with touch-up paint from any auto store ... the key is to find the right brilliant white color match for your trailer. John's Stone Stomper gravel guard would preclude those tiny hits in the lower front. I spent 200+ miles on di
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