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  1. I've had very little use for the A/C on my L2 but this summer it is needed. I purchased a Honda 2200i generator and it will run the unit at close to sea level but not at 7200 feet. I have the easy start installed and have considered putting in new jets on the generator but then the generator would run too lean at sea level. By the specs on the Houghton 9500 the Honda 2200i should be able to run it. Do you use it while boondocking on a generator and how well does it cool the trailer?
  2. Did you opt for the 9500 btu unit for its lower power requirement and how is the cooling.
  3. John I'm not at home near the trailer to take a pic for you but here are some I'd had on file.
  4. The tubing is 6061-T6 and the frame ends that go into the reciever blocks are machined on all four sides a very small amount but enough to create an edge that stops the travel into the receiver blocks and interestingly with no radius on the corners. To remove the frame from the receiver blocks loosen the nuts on the bolts that run vertically through the frame that hold the receiver blocks in place. This allow for the blocks to slightly move when sliding the frame out. A rubber mallet strike aft on the frame is helpful. I would file a small radius on the frame ends that insert into the blocks and lube.
  5. This is the option from Oliver for the no microwave and cabinet instead on Hull 364 delivered in July. There is a cable fitting on the top of the cabinet and a chord could be run from the microwave replacement cabinet to the upper cabinet that has an outlet.
  6. I'll get some pictures out shortly but in the interim to answer a few of the questions above. Home base for Sally and I is Normandy Park WA which is west of the Seattle airport SEATAC. We spend a lot of time in Sunriver Oregon as well. We are not full timing in the Oliver but think we might be out in it 1/3 of the time. We were doing weekends and vacations in our 2009 Airstream basecamp before purchasing the Oliver. Now that we are both retired we wanted something more comfortable and of good quality. Well we found it ! The bike rack has a good story about Oliver coming through for a customer . The bike rack was an option I ordered from Oliver back in October 2017 and had as part of my build until about February when I was on the phone with Anita making some changes to our order. She informed me that the bike rack was no longer offered and that there was no replacement as yet. When I had gone thru the initial option list in October I asked if I could get just the bike rack frame without the Yakima trays. I already had the One Up trays which attach to roof racks. Theses are very sturdy and attach with carriage 3/8 carriage bolts that are go in a T slot on the bottom of the tray. This makes the mounting width easily changed to the distance between your roof rack bars. I was told at the time that I could not get the frame only but had to order the whole thing and pay for the Yakima trays I did not need. Fast forward to February and now the rack is not offered. I inquired if I could get the parts and mount it myself. There was not a clear answer to this question so I waited a few weeks and asked again. Still no answer but a manger would be asked about it. No answer was forthcoming and I accepted I would have to work on a solution myself. When we got to Hoenwald the trailer was in the garage and ready to inspect and as I walked into the bay I noticed what looked like a bike rack frame leaning against the wall. I was then told that was my frame and if I still wanted it then I could purchase it on an invoice from the service dept. I got the frame and the four long 1/2 bolts. mounting blocks, quick disconnect pins and put it in the truck for later install. Turns out I got what I originally wanted and at 1/3 the cost of the full up bike rack. I installed the mounting blocks and took the frame to a local welder along with some short pieces of square 2x2x.25 6061 extrusion and had him weld three additional cross pieces in the frame. Without the additional cross pieces I would have likely had to drill 3/8 inch holes in the frame to mount the One up trays. Having the additional supports also would be handy in the event I wanted to mount a box on the rack in the future. So far no holes in the frame just the One Up mounting clamps that hold the trays. The One Up trays and bicycle bars that clap the wheels are very robust and I would not hesitate to put 100 lbs on each on the rack or a 200 lbs box with the trays removed.. My mountain bikes weigh approximately 32 lbs. I'll get you some pictures soon. Mark
  7. Were Sally and Mark from Washington State and picked up our Legacy II on 24 July Hull #364. Long trip back getting familiar with all the systems and operation of the Ollie. We ordered out trailer last October and selected the delivery date to coincide with Sally retiring and completing a house sale in Seattle before heading out East. We took several weeks to get home and like the trailer more each day. Since returning to the nest several modifications have been made. Thanks to all the Forum members that post their mods and advice. In the 9 months awaiting delivery we learned so much and had to chance to order the bits and pieces for the mods and that has made the experience even better. I've posted some pictures of a few things and I have done. Chime in if you recognize your intellectual property ! Thanks for all the great conversations on the forum and Sally and I hope to see on the road !
  8. The mounts that Oliver uses for the solar panels are from AM solar and they carry two sizes of tilt bars that work very well. If your not inclined to make your own or like the embeded nut on the AM solar bars for ease use check out their site. https://amsolar.com/rv-mounting-accessories/91m-tbs195
  9. John The aluninum extrusions you used for the supports are 3x1.5 x .125 radius corners ? Roadrunner
  10. The Oliver bike rack is no longer being offered. I had ordered it back in October for my delivery in July and recently told it's not being offered now.
  11. It's good to see another Olllie in the PNW. WE are picking ours up in July and may see you on the road as Oregon is our main boondocking destination. We will be bringing our new Ollie to the NOG (Northern Oregon Gathering) of fiberglass trailers October 4-6 on the coast . After I registered Donna the organizer wrote me back and said we would be the first Oliver to attend. Maybe you could as well and share tour giving tours (:. Enjoy that new rig !
  12. Overland The design and install are great work. I was about to commit to the Lagun Table for my build starting in May and changed it up and am cancelling the factory option and have ordered the table and Lagun mount as well as the parts from 80/20. Just in time advice (JITA). Thanks for sharing and your technical expertise. I noted in the pictures the Lagun mount was positioned so that the rear table edge was close to the night stand when the table axis is centered mid ship. Would be so kind as to post the dimension from night stand to center of mount. Thanks Roadrunner
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