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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2019
  • Model
    Legacy Elite II
  • Floor Plan
    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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    444

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  1. I am not following this conversation (in other words, I am confused), so I will attempt to describe what I have setup. I have a 2019 Oliver EII and recently added a Wineguard G3 DirecTV just as you described (purchased equipment and pay $7 per month for extra receiver). LOVE IT! The way I connected my DirecTV: in the attic Oliver provided a coax cable (from the satellite connector on street side of the outside) and an HDMI cable (from the television). I connect the Oliver coax to the Wineguard power box, then fished a new coax from the power box down through the same hole as the television cable wires that lead to the television. I also fish the HDMI cable from the attic through the same hole and connected both the coax and the HDMI to the receiver. This now completes the coax cable connection from satellite dome to Wineguard power box to receiver and receiver HDMI back to television. The power needed to power the G3 satellite dome runs from Wineguard power box back through Oliver coax to street side connector to G3. I leave the receiver on my nightstand table and plug it into one of the AC outlets near the nightstand table. I plug the Wineguard power box into the AC outlet in the attic. Attached are photos showing my arrangement. Very easy, no need for switches or fishing cables (other than pushing cables though same hole used by television cables from the attic).
  2. We got the 22-inch double-burner Blackstone Griddle - it is a heavy and a bit overkill (with 2-burners you can cook breakfast for the entire campground). The 17-inch single burner, still a bit heavy, is definitely a better choice. Either way, Blackstone griddle is a versatile cooking machine. We also got the hookup hose for our Oliver propane connections - no need to rely on those propane camp bottles, although we still use them from time to time. And, we got the Blackstone table stand ($89) for easy leveling and eliminate the need for a portable cook table. Although expensive, and heavy, the Blackstone stand makes the Blackstone experience better. One last suggestion, using small disposable aluminum pans (or aluminum foil) to line your grease/oil catch trap makes cleanup easier. You may want to visit the Blackstone website to checkout options for your new griddle.
  3. possibly a propane shutoff safety valve reduces concerns about running propane while in transit? Check out this interesting TechnoRV propane safety valve Attached is a picture of the GasStop Propane Shutoff Valves I recently installed on Hull #444
  4. If you have WiFi (intent) service, you can use the Sensorpush Gateway and one (or more) sensors to monitor temp and humidity from anywhere using a phone app. WE use this system in our Oliver to monito the refrigerator and the room temperature and humidity (2 sensors, one gateway) provided the Oliver WifiRanger has internet service where we are camped.
  5. I am considering purchasing a remote (tripod) satellite dish and receiver for my 2019 Oliver Elite II. When we took delivery April 2019, we assumed the Wineguard Omni-Directional TV antenna picking up local TV stations would be sufficient for our needs. However, with Fall football season upon us, I am missing too many college football games (and some Pro games). In my experience, DirecTV offers more sports coverage than Dish (we have DirecTV at home). My question: Is the 2019 Oliver Elite II "wired" to effortlessly accommodate a satellite dish and receiver hookup to the television (TV)? Has anyone gone through this addition and is this as simple as connecting a coaxial cable from the remote satellite dish to the external access port on the back of the Oliver, connecting the cable in the attic to the receiver, and plugging the HDMI cable from the TV into the receiver? Will I need a splitter switch to toggle back to the Wineguard when not deploying the satellite dish? I am guessing some of you have installed satellite service, please offer guidance. Thank you.
  6. I am from Chattahoochee, FL, and very familiar with Lake Seminole, about 45 minutes west of Tallahassee. The COE have a couple of really nice campgrounds near Jim Woodruff Dam that the snowbirds have not taken over completely (yet). Not much to do in the area except appreciate life. My favorite is River Junction COE campground, actually in GA (Chattahoochee is on the FL/GA border, and AL is nearby). I am actually camping at River Junction COE campground next week for my Chattahoochee high school reunion (many,many, many years ago; only 60 in my graduating class). No reservations required, usually only 2 or 3 campers there. A really best kept secret and only $10 per night with Senior Pass. Another more known COE campground is East Bank (also in GA near Chattahoochee). Beautiful view of Lake Seminole and Jim Woodruff Dam. The snowbirds have found that one, so advance reservations are recommended. My third secret place is Three Rivers State Park (local secret spot, in FL) on Lake Seminole. Unfortunately, Hurricane Michael did a number on that park, most trees are gone, but recovering. A very nice FL State park located on Lake Seminole. And the Apalachicola River actually starts in Chattahoochee, south of Jim Woodruff Dam, which backs up the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers to form Lake Seminole. Great fishing, lots of alligators, this time of year lots of bugs that bite or irritate. AC is required until late fall. Near Panama City, FL, is St Andrews State Park. Very popular campground - not sure if crowded. Some damage from Hurricane Michael - have not stayed there in a while, very good fishing (on the Gulf)
  7. KWRJRPE

    Rejex

    I have good experience with Rejex. Being a lazy sort, only applied Rejex to the front of Ollie and the hood of my TV just before the FL love bug season (for those that have not experienced love bug season on the interstate, you are fortunate). Worked great - the millions and zillions of love bug splats came off pretty easy. However, with the cautionary experiences of others, I may try Dura Gloss next time and do the entire Ollie. Someone posted a discussion of a Dura Gloss mixture for the inside of the Ollie, and it works great! Use 4 parts Duragloss 923 Fast Clean & Shine mixed with 1 part Duragloss 952 Aquawax in a spay bottle, spray interior including mirrors, and wipe with microfiber cloth. Spectacular results!
  8. If you live in SE Louisiana and do not need AC, my hat is off to you! I live in northeast FL, and AC is a must, year-round. In fact, the humidity right now is so unpleasant makes going outside a dread. So, the Oliver AC is very important for my camping experience and certainly worth carrying my Honda 2200i with gasoline stored in Jerry cans when not camping at locations with power hookups. Have lived in TN for 5-years and agree AC makes life better most of the year (some snow days, but many hot, humid days). Next summer we intend to find that camping location without humidity - that is the worst. I can do hot, but, when the air is 95% saturated, and mosquitoes and gnats are never-ending, it is quite difficult to enjoy camping. Thankful for breeze. Obviously, this is a hot-button for me - humidity and bugs. Been in north FL most of my life and seems to get worse every year (or maybe I am just getting older and less tolerant - who knows). As I recall my days as a young man, I did not seem to mind as much (or, it simply was not as bad?). I do believe fuel cells will replace generators, and nuclear power for generating electricity (and electricity for powering vehicles) will replace fossil fuel combustion, these technologies have zero greenhouse gas emissions and will move the planet toward the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (by the way, doubtful I will be alive to experience this goal). Solar panels and wind turbines simply will never get the planet there (but, another topic altogether). I do wish Oliver could find a quieter AC. As I grow older and experience more hearing loss, the AC does seem to get quieter.
  9. Is the park actually on the Atlantic Ocean? I thought was on the St Johns and the Intercoastal, but real nice photos of ocean beach
  10. Considering camping at Hannah Park the first week of September 2019 - please provide comments regarding Park, bathhouse, fishing, beach, etc.
  11. Stopped at rest area along I-10 in FL panhandle, a Casita pulled up beside me and two gentlemen from Arizona asked to check out the Oliver. They seemed to be quite familiar with the Oliver story, and were quite impressed with the tour. Oliver sightings are rare, it seems.
  12. side, extended view of Cargo Glide 1500XL
  13. In preparation for my ARE truck cap, I recently had installed (1 hour at $120 - the installers have a forklift) a Cargo Glide, 100% extension, 1500lbs cargo capacity, stops at every 12 inches. Crawl around in truck bed looking for that chair I thought was packed, careful not to bump my head on the truck cap, simply slide the bed out and take a look.
  14. Safety hooks on the Oliver cables are too fat and will not fit into the receiver hitch hole of my new 2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel. And with the u-bolt/clevis pin setup, the hook fits through the u-bolt, but I bent the spring gizmo latch part of the hook trying to get it to close. Super-aggravating. Decided to attach safety chain hook to hitch by screwing and unscrewing clevis pin each time. Not as graceful as hooking and unhooking, but, lots better than fooling with that spring gizmo (thought about taking it off and hoping the fat hook does not jump out of the hitch hole). There must be a simple solution.
  15. If you camp in FL during the summer, that annoyingly loud AC seems to startup during the best scenes of your movie. I tried (unsuccessfully) to pair my Bose Soundlink wireless headphones to the Jensen Stereo (JWM40). The headphones were more than happy to pair to my iPhone, but no luck pairing to the Jensen audio DVD player system. I did manage to run a headphone cable to the back of the TV (with TV speaker set to "on") and enjoy the TV through the cabled headphones, but no luck with DVD and headphones (cable or Bluetooth). Any technical advice on making this work is very much welcome. My goal is to watch DVD movies wearing headphones.
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