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  1. 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
  2. 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 battery from the trailer and is in a better location than the LP/CO detector. Another thought to keep in mind. The Smoke detector sensor for the Smoke and CO detector is for Smoke (smoldering type fires). That detector is a photo optic detector that determines when large smoke particles block the light passing through the sensor. Another type of Fire sensor is the Ionization detector which detects particles from fast burning fires much quicker than a the sensor of a smoke detector will. I think it is best to use both types in your trailer and your house. For those with older units, the maximum life of a detector is 10years. In some cases it is less. I've seen CO detectors with shorter lives as recommended by the manufacturer. With the environment our units live in it would probably be better to change out more often. - Randy
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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 bleach and water in the jugs and the fresh water hoses and sanitize them while I'm at it. Fill remainder of tank and run through all of the lines. I usually let sit overnight. I think it should be at least 12 hours though. Drain and flush all lines until clear of bleach. If you have a septic at home I wouldn't drain the bleach into the septic. You also will need to be careful of the deodorizer you use. I like John's method of letting the chlorinated water slosh around some. Clean water pump screen. Get underneath and visually inspect all of the welds for cracks. Check tires for uneven wear, cracking and pressure.
  7. Congrats! If GM only had a referral program like Oliver's... - Randy
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. JD, I am not committed to getting the RockStar over another brand. The "heat shield" on the RockStar got my attention and sent me down the path of looking at alternatives for a side discharge on the exhaust. I love everything about the truck except that darn exhaust pipe. I value your input on the design flaws you saw in the RockStar and what swayed you to purchase the Rock Tamers. With the distance the Ollie sits behind the exhaust discharge I doubt there is a problem with damaging the trailer but figured best to throw it out to the forum to see if anyone has noticed any ill effects of the exhaust impinging on the trailer. Thanks, Randy
  12. About the only thing I have not liked about my 2500HD Duramax is the BIG exhaust pipe sticking out the back. I think the Ford PowerStroke side exhaust is much better looking. I want to add a full width rock guard across the back of the truck. When looking at the available rock guards I came across the RockStar. The RockStar guards have a metal heat shield for the GM Duramax exhaust. Credit: https://www.agricover.com/rockstar/#gallery I did't like the idea of a "bandaid" solution so looked around for an exhaust that would exit to the side of the truck. The BanksPower Monster Exhaust fit the bill. Banks as well as some of the "reviews" on the Banks site claim the heat from the Duramax regen cycle can discolor or even melt the fiberglass on some trailers. Has anyone had problems with this or has anyone taken temperature measurements on the trailer during a regen cycle? https://www.bankspower.com/i-2653-48947-monster-exhaust-system-4-inch-single-exit-chrome-tip-with-coolcuff-2017-19-chevy-6-6l-l5p-from-banks-power.html#!submodel%3D6.6L%20DIESEL%7C%7Cmodel%3DSIERRA%202500%20HD%7C%7Cmake%3DGMC%7C%7Cyear%3D2018 I have not had any problems yet. I intend to install the Banks Exhaust before my next trip but I'm open to other ideas for exhaust pipes. Thanks, - Randy
  13. Thanks Townesw. Great info sheet from a great tool manufacturer. Per their sheet you should store the tool at “the lowest setting”. I don’t know if any go as low as zero. I store mine at the lowest setting on the wrench of 20lb-ft. - Randy
  14. Spike, You probably already know this but I won't ASSUME you do. Tighten the lug nuts by going back and forth from one side of the wheel to the other (tightening the next lug across the axle). Do not tighten in circular order around the wheel. - Randy
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