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  1. I agree it is very simple and easy, especially with the boondocking port. I use a hybrid method blowing out the lines and then filling them back up with antifreeze. I like to just make sure the lines are all antifreeze with no water diluting it. But, I live in Massachusetts and it can stay below freezing for weeks. I would be leery of just trying to blow out the lines and not using anti-freeze, I am not sure this would get the water out of the pump.
  2. I agree with the sentiment: If you are flying solo the LEI is much more manageable. I had a single axel 17' Casita for 11 yrs it is similar to the LEI in size. For that size trailer a double axel is not necessary.
  3. I have a 2018 LEII that I pull with a Toyota Tundra 5.7L. I have the anti-sway hitch. As John eluded, I have never weighed anything. I have the front utility tray loaded with a big cooler full of beer and ice everywhere I go (It probably weighs 75 lbs by the end of the weekend just from melted ice). We also carry a bunch of mostly unnecessary camping gear in the bed (of unknown, but significant weight). I have never had a problem with sway or porpousing. I would say my biggest concern is with my brakes.
  4. I live in Massachusetts. I'm having a Solar Panel on the roof added as we speak. In the past I have always covered my trailer in the winter, wondering if anyone covers the trailer in a way that allows the solar panel sticks out for winter battery maintenance?
  5. We even had UT orange shirts made for everyone who helps us with our renovation.
  6. We made it. I'm happy to report the grass is growing at the Ollie Campsites.
  7. Next stop...Bald Eagle State Park in PA
  8. Kettletown State Park is small, doesn't have many sites that are level and good for RV's. No eletric. Has a nice dump station. It has beautiful views but no river access for boats or swimming. It was well run with clean bathrooms and showers and an easy place to get to for the start of our journey.
  9. The mobile unit 2 is headed back to the nest to have the battery/solar/electric upgraded. First stop: Kettletown Campground in CT.
  10. This storage container is a perfect fit for the back of the basement. Plano, 68 quart, medium storage trunk.
  11. Sorry for the delay posting these pictures.
  12. I am bringing my Ollie in for a full battery/solar/electrical upgrade in 2weeks. I asked service about installing a Houghton for me (I even offered to buy one and bring it with me) while the camper was there. Unfortunately Oliver Service declined to do the install, which is too bad because I am reluctant to let any other RV service center work on it.
  13. SPRAY NINE is the best cleaner I have found for the streaks. I spray it on and let it set for a few minutes then use a brush with detergent and then power wash just to rinse. https://www.amazon.com/Spray-Nine-26832-Degreaser-Disinfectant/dp/B0014COKYU/ref=asc_df_B0014COKYU/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309748512677&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8740241489339974550&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001872&hvtargid=pla-570918661581&psc=1
  14. @Minnesota OliWho did you purchase your Houghton from?
  15. Thanks for the update. Happy Camping!
  16. Mexican Mac and Cheese. We pre-cook ground beef with taco seasoning, Then at the campsite we make a box of Kraft deluxe Mac and Cheese. Mix in the taco meat and your all set. This is a whole meal but also works great as a side dish.
  17. No it is a Kelty Big Shady. Not too bad to setup, packs down to a small duffle and dries fast.
  18. We have spent a bunch of weekends last year during the pandemic lockdowns and this summer in Vermont https://vtstateparks.com/camping.html#lodging. We have camped from South to North at Fort Dummer, Mount Ascutney, Wilgus, Quechee Gorge and Silver Lake. I thought I would take a few minutes to review our experience. For starters the Vermont State Parks are very well managed and maintained. None of them have hookups but they all have nice Bathroom/Shower facilities and dump stations. One thing Vermont is not known for is cell service. I often joke that we are going to Cell Free Vermont! This is not an all inclusive list. Just the spots we have been to so far. Fort Dummer https://vtstateparks-visit.com/camping/fort-dummer-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=VT&parkId=1280014 Fort Dummer is right outside of Brattleboro has many big sites that can easily fit LEII's. There are three nice hikes in the campground. One to see the sunrise, one to see the sunset and one steep trail that goes down to river. The campground is also the site of an old slate quarry. Brattleboro is a quaint little town with a few shops and restaurants. Mount Ascutney https://vtstateparks-visit.com/camping/mount-ascutney-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=VT&parkId=1280019 Is located at the Base of Mount Ascutney in Windsor, Vermont. The hike to the top is very steep and long but there are 2 parking lots on the way up so you park and hike halfway or park almost at the summit. The summit has a lookout tower with unbelievable views. Wilgus https://vtstateparks-visit.com/camping/wilgus-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=VT&parkId=1280024 Wilgus is only a few miles from Mount Ascutney. It is right on the Connecticut River with a boat launch for Canoes and Kayaks. It is pretty small with only 15 Tent/RV sites and you need to be careful when selecting a site because some of the sites have the firepit on the wrong side for RV camping. Sorry I do not have a list of those sites. We camped on Site T01 and it was perfect. Quechee https://vtstateparks-visit.com/camping/quechee-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=VT&parkId=1280021 Quechee State park is just a gem it is located just outside of Woodstock Vermont, another quaint Vermont village. All the sites are very nice with most of them big and easily able to hold LEII's The bathroom facilities are very nice. The campground is located at the Quechee gorge with a nice trail down to the gorge. (Steep coming back home). The gorge is perfect for a day of picnicking and swimming. Silver Lake https://vtstateparks-visit.com/camping/silver-lake-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=VT&parkId=1280022 Silver Lake is just about 20 minutes from Quechee. In Barnard, VT. The lake is beautiful and has a great beach area. They rent paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. The fishing in the lake is terrific with large mouth bass and pike to catch. The campground has WiFi at the beach and near the gate/entrance. Don't forget to go to the Barnard Country Store it has ice cream and a great deli.
  19. My favorite part of camping is being the camp gourmet. I have an outside tent for my full setup. This works great but takes time to setup. When we are traveling full time I might have to downsize to make things easier from day to day.
  20. We have fans similar to these suctioned on both sides above the bed. The USB ports are right there to plug into. Mini fan Suction Cup Single Head 5.5 Inch Fan Gale Three-Speed Control USB Car Fan 12V-24V Electric Fan 124x12x75mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096ND3R34/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_MTS7N34D3PN4B8H6G7KE I can add pictures tomorrow.
  21. Everyone knows storage space is a premium. This is a simple mod to add a shelf under your dinette. The shelf rest on the lip that holds the counter when it's in sleep mode.
  22. We have noticed a difference with the signal but have not had it long enough to really get the system honed in. The one I have is directional so it helps to use some resource to find the cell towers closest. https://www.scadacore.com/tools/rf-path/cell-tower-map-united-states/ Also the internal signal does not reach very far..so it helps to use a hot spot that is right next to the internal antennae to create a Wi-Fi network.
  23. Sorry for the pictures showing up inside the text. Who knows how the heck that happens.
  24. So I wanted to upgrade my cell booster to a https://www.weboost.com/products/connect-rv-65. But after I received it; I was surprised by how big the pole was and the connectors that came with it were really not designed for the side of an Ollie. Here is the life hack I came up with...suction cup handles and zip ties. It worked perfectly.
  25. My calculation was 25 inches for bathroom window. 60 inches for the side ones. The back window already had black??? So 145" which of course make you buy a whole extra foot.
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