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  1. On 9/14/2021 at 10:09 PM, wolfdds said:

    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.

    Sorry for the delay posting these pictures.



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  2. 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.

  3. 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.



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  4. We have spent a bunch of weekends last year during the pandemic lockdowns and this summer in Vermont



    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


    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


    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 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 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


    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.






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  5. 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.

  6. I just bought and partially installed the WeBoost Drive XRV. I installed the booster in the attic and used the cigarette lighter port for DC power (that plug was an extra item not included. I ran the wire for the internal antenna through the back of the cabinets on the kitchen side and actually placed the antennae inside the area where the switches are located. I have not gotten the courage up to drill the hole in the top and mount the antennae. For now we will use a 1/4 inch pvc pipe as an antenae pole and run the wire out a window. I will upload a picture of the antennae install after I get up the nerve to cut the hole. Lol.


    BTW: The signal does not seem to be interrupted at all by having the inside antennae in that port area and the signal is definitely better when this thing is running. We will be NH this weekend where I know the cell service is spotty. I will report back in how it works there.




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  7. I am attaching pictures of the final install for the portable solar panel connection. I used the Blue Solar 75/15 with the Bluetooth Dongle which I mounted on a new piece of plywood attached to an existing backer board. I added an inline switch to turn off the Solar Controller when we are not using the panel just to save battery. I used crimped connectors with heat shrink shields. I also made a custom sealed port to run the wires into the battery compartment. The port was sealed together with 5 minute epoxy The pictures make it pretty self explanatory. As I said before the only thing I would avoid in my install is where I positioned the outside Furion port. It was just really hard to get it through bolted.















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  8. Question for everyone, if you were going to install one Solar receptacle on an Ollie, where would you install it? Like the looks of wolfdds installation, but also looking for the optimal location from folks experienced with solar panels.


    Getting ready to cut a hole in Ollie this week to mount a Furrion receptacle. Currently have 25′ of exterior 12/2 cable to place the 100W Renogy Suitcase panel where needed. Planning to mount the waterproof Renogy solar controller in the battery compartment with the AGM batteries.


    Can also install the receptacle on the front of the LP gas cover, there’s enough room in the existing hull loom hole under the LP gas cover for two more wires without cutting another hole in the hull.










    As nice as my install looks, it was very, very difficult to get the bolts on the top screws!! I would not recommend this placement  if you are planning to use through bolts.

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  9. Welcome. Little Timmy!


    I have a 17 year old daughter and she loves bringing a friend and having their own space out in the tent. Works out perfect!! I am posting a picture of our old setup with our 2005 Casita. Notice the 10 x 15 EZ up for our outdoor dining hall. The EZ up is bigger than the camper. Lol


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