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    2018
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    Oliver
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    Legacy Elite II
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    Standard Floor Plan
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    365

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  1. John, Consider the life time cost of a bank with higher capacity. This will of course be more money in the short term, but the batteries should last longer because they will be discharged less than a smaller bank. As an example; using your battery specification chart above: 400 ah bank discharged to 80% = 320 ah for a life of 2500 cycles Using 320 ah of a 600 ah bank = 53% for life of ~5000 cycles. So by increasing your cost by 50%, you get 100% more life out of your batteries. Either way, that's a lot of cycles. Assuming you got through 5000 cycles, the lifeti
  2. We used a similar but not as elaborate setup with our previous TV. Two 80 Watt panels on Thule load bars on the truck cap. Since we camp under trees a lot, it was nice to be able to park the truck in the open to recharge. We are looking to do the same with the GMC 2500. We used a 30 gal Valterra tank for water. 8x16x60 size from the tanks at the link below. The tank was rectangular so it took up minimal space at the front of the truck bed. https://www.valterra.com/product-category/rv-products/aftermarket/freshwater-products/fresh-water-tanks/
  3. https://nikolamotor.com/badger This looks much better than Cyber Truck. Now teamed with GM who has been working with Honda on fuel cell technology for a while. Fuel cell option seems problematic for refills. Range falls short of the 2500 Duramax for towing. Would be nice if the trailer could be charged off the fuel cell though. - Randy
  4. From past posts, it looks like you may have bought 183? If so, it should have the Xantrex inverter. Some of this has already been suggested but I've added some photos. These come from 365 but it should be close to what you have. Your issue may be as simple as put the ON/OFF switch to the ON position. Don't worry, we've all done it. If it's that, then hopefully these trouble shooting tips will help someone else. If it's more than that, here are some additional things to look at. 1.) Check that the inverter is turned on at remote (green light in "Inverter Power Control Close-up_ON"
  5. Here's another idea. Not a mountain bike though. https://www.tuckbike.com/ I would have a hard time trusting the wheels/tires. I've been over the front of my handle bars before. Fortunately I was younger and more "pliable" when that happened. - Randy
  6. The Alarm that comes with the Oliver is a combination Smoke and CO detector. If you switch it out to a Smoke only you give up that detector's ability to detect CO. There is a CO detection capability on the LP detector though. Two downsides I see for CO detection with the LP detector are: 1.) the location is optimized for propane detection (heavier than air) and 2.) the power is from the 12 volt of the trailer without battery backup. I think it is best to keep both CO detection capabilities. If you switch to a Smoke detector only, you should add another CO detector that has a separate batt
  7. You should also sanitize and then flush the city and water fill lines from the street side inlets. Some of the bleach mix pumped into the lines with the winterizing pump will do this. These lines can be then flushed with a city water hose hooked up.
  8. I just went out and measured mine. Dimensions match the drawings. The 4" depth is outside-to-outside of the piping however the cushions bulge out a bit beyond the piping.
  9. https://olivertraveltrailers.com/oliver-university/ The link above has the measurement index files. Side dinette cushion dimensions are also attached below. Elite-II-Cushions-Side-Dinette-Cushions-Twin.pdf
  10. Change smoke/ CO detector batteries and test detector. Check egress window function. Re familiarize yourself with operation, best with eyes closed for nighttime egress. Check torque on all recommended bolts. Check/ replace batteries in fan and TV remotes as well as any other battery powered items. I like to replace seasonally to protect against battery leaks. My approach. Put 1/4 cup bleach mixed in 6 or 7 gallons of water. I do this with my portable water jug. Draw through boon docking feed then repeat with another 1/4 cup bleach mixed with water. I then put a little
  11. Congrats! If GM only had a referral program like Oliver's... - Randy
  12. JD, Thanks for all of the information and the links. I certainly appreciate you taking the time to put your thoughts down on the forum. You provided a lot of areas for me to consider as I make a selection. -Randy
  13. KWR, You won't regret it. I initially towed the Ollie with a Tundra 5.7. The 2500HD Duramax is a beast and tows SO much better than the Tundra. It's not just the huge power increase but better braking and much better in the mountains going both up and down switch backs. No more tail wagging the dog, the dog's in charge now! - Randy
  14. Tom, Sure thing. I have sent some questions into Banks Power to better understand the differences (power increases, fuel economy, exhaust discharge temperatures and exit flow field) of the 4 inch versus 5 inch Monster Exhausts. I plan to order one of those unless a better recommendation comes up. Then I've just got to get the courage up to cut through my tailpipe! - Randy
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