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KWRJRPE last won the day on April 12 2019

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

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  1. Stayed at Henry Horton State Park, TN, cabin (Chapel Hill, TN) while waiting for Oliver annual maintenance package being performed at the Mothership. Not one too mechanically inclined, letting the Oliver Service Department do all the annual maintenance provides me a sense of security Hull#444 will make it through the camping season without issues. Also, can task the Oliver folks with any other repair work while at Hohenwald. Attached list of maintenance items in this package.
  2. JD, thank you for your very helpful advice! I do believe a call into Andersen to check out the upgrade deal (if still available) is a great idea.
  3. My triangle plate is an older style (not the "sleek-looking curved end" triangle plate introduced a few years ago). Most notably, my plate does not have the metal "ring" on the end that slips onto the bottom of the shaft, I must hold the plate in place while trying to push the pin through the shaft and plate holes straddling each side of the shaft. Should I consider purchasing the "curved" triangle plate to make life easier ?
  4. Lost a shackle pin, resulting in unknowingly dragging one chain while traveling. At a rest stop inspection, I noticed the whale tail had turned to a 45 degree angle and only one chain was connected (the other chain had some "road burn" scrapes. Having previous experiences attempting to back my TV to the meet the "angle" of the whale tail to properly align and connect to my hitch, I decided to secure the Andersen chains and continue my travels without the Andersen system connected to my TV (and the GMC HD2500 Duramax performed just fine without the Andersen system). However, my preference is to use the Andersen as an additional "safety measure" (after all, it is paid for), so I devised a unique method to straighten the angle of the whale tail. I attached the whale tail to my TV and connected a strap to one end of the whale tail and the other end of the strap to a tree. A slight, careful pull with my TV straightened the angle and Andersen ball/whale tail (picture attached). I need to know if this method makes sense, or, will this damage my Andersen system?
  5. We always leave them attached while traveling but sometimes (when we remember) remove weight (such as paper towels, kitchen items, clothes, towels) while traveling. Never had one fall. Turning the dial clockwise presses the suction cup tighter to the wall. These work remarkably well. Check them out on Amazon or on the HASKO website for different types, uses, and designs. They have types for organizing bath/shower items that look interesting (we have not tried yet)
  6. I am a big fan of HASKO suction cup fasteners (hooks). We use them for paper towel holders, kitchen item storage, hanging clothes, and other uses. Adhere strongly to Oliver fiberglass and can easily be moved around as needed. No glue mess. No holes. A simple suction cup attaches to wall. d as needs change. Can get them from Amazon.
  7. Even a loud AC is way better than the summertime tent camping of my youth. Living and camping in the southeast, an AC is required for most months of the year. As I grow older and hearing loss gets worse, the AC seems to get quieter - strange how that works out. We did plug a BOSE speaker into the speaker jack on the back of the television and turned off the Oliver 4-speaker system - this provides for directional and improved sound while watching television with the AC running. Headphones is another option, but not as comfortable while in bed watching favorite shows.
  8. First, we optioned for the electronic door lock and very convenient - a good choice. Highly recommend. However, we had one snafu on the first night we camped after purchasing April 2019. We could not get the electronic pad to unlock and all Oliver keys were inside the Oliver (I know, pretty stupid of us, we had just left Howenwald and were setting up at nearby campsite late Friday afternoon to test our new Oliver). Wife had to crawl into basement and up through the twin bed to open door (I am too "bulky" to make that trip). Since then, we have Oliver spare keys placed outside of Oliver so can unlock if ever happens again (and it hasn't). I am sure we simply did something wrong that first night (operator error) - do not believe it was faulty lock. Lesson learned, keep spare key in safe place outside of Oliver. And, the worn/faded/cracked keypad face is easily fixed by Oliver, simply a stick-on face.
  9. We have a 2019 Elite II and the power awning is made by Dometic, I believe. Has Oliver changed to a different provider?
  10. Those annoying lights from electronics at night, simply put 3M sticky to cover light - done. And, can make some note reminders to help organize your world.
  11. We use the Andersen buckets, seem to work fine. I purchased an Andresen "kit" with buckets, banana levelers, and door entry mud mat. All bright orange color. Easy to store and keep clean. Likely same or better options out there, just keeping it same with Andersen (also have Andersen hitch system).
  12. We plan to attend, D10, unless things get worse before this gathering
  13. An additional wish list item, a propane monitor for the propane tanks. Also, living in FL and camping a lot in the southeast, quieting the loud AC is definitely my main wish list item.
  14. The digital Oliver service manuals and Oliver "how-to" videos (Oliver library) are great, but, can only be viewed with internet connectivity to the outside world. Put onto a DVD, especially the "how-to" videos, and provide with Oliver purchase. For existing owners, I would buy a DVD. I believe the DVD player and television work on battery power?
  15. No matter who you are, this is funny! We have a 2019 GMC Sierra Duramax and love it! Tows Oliver like a dream. I realize there are other really good TV options. I am not a GMC salesperson, so to each his own. Nothing against Ford, but a funny poke is always appreciated.
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