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  1. I just installed new Lifeline AGM batteries and found no power inside trailer. Beyond properly connecting positive and negative, is there anything I need to reset inside to allow new batteries to power the system?
  2. Thank you Bugeyedriver. I found online suppliers require purchase of 4-6 batteries to avoid $360 shipping charges, or they were sold out of the ones I need. I found a very local place that has several pallets full of the Lifelines that I’m replacing at about $70 less per battery than the online places. picking them up tomorrow. Duane
  3. I live in Portland Oregon and need to get 2 new AGM Batteries for my 2018 Elite. Who should I buy them from? Store? Online? Oliver?
  4. Thank you SeaDawg and TopGun2. You two are why I love owning an Oliver. I will follow your suggestions and report back.
  5. Last night our toilet slowly filled with water by itself. Thankfully we caught it before it overflowed. This afternoon there was water at the base for no apparent reason. I visually inspected the hose connections and the foot pedal mechanism, and see no evidence of a leak or problem. Any ideas as to why and how to fix are appreciated. Duane and Donna
  6. Thank you all for you ideas. I will try hair dryer first. It is below freezing here and it could be moisture got on the threads. Next I'll try a better penetrating lube spray with wrenches and hammer. If those don't work, I'll get the axle socket at Napa. I'll let you know how it goes. Duane
  7. Anyone know a reliable way to unstick the knurled knob that holds the spare tire cover on? I put lube on exposed threads and use a rubber mallet on the knob without success. A few months ago I have removed it and reinstalled with no problem. Probably should have put lube on threads at that time, but didn't. Thank you for your help. I need the spare now as I have a flat I cannot repair. Duane Smelser
  8. Yippee!!! New camera installed and working perfectly. Thank you for all your help. Could not have done it without you.
  9. Any idea where the plug is that converts the camera wire to a red black positive/negative wire? Also, what kind of adhesive is used to glue insulation back up?
  10. Who can tell me the route of the wiring for the factory installed Voyager camera on a 2018 Oliver Elite I? The wire to the Voyager is not the traditional two wire (red/black), so I need to replace it.
  11. Sure. Underneath near the wheel well there was about a 3 inch tear/crack in the fiberglass. Also, where the awning bracket attached to the shell there were hairline cracks in the gel coat. Oliver paid for the repairs because it was still under warranty.
  12. These guys did a quick and quality repair of my Ollie's fiberglass and gel coat. Mobile Joe's RV Collision Repair 1675 NW Cornelius Pass Rd Hillsboro, OR 97124 (503) 596-2231
  13. I had serious condensation issues the first winter I had my Ollie because I spend every weekend at a ski resort in very sub freezing temps (as low as -15). BUT, the is my first foray into RV camping, so didn't know diddly about it. NOW, I've got it totally dialed in. No more condensation EVER, regardless of the outside temp, or how much I shower or cook. I believe I've shared all my tips and tricks on my Profile page or some post somewhere (Lessons Learned from a Beginner or something like that)
  14. I've had mine for nearly 3 years and love it. No problems running anything on my Ollie
  15. Don't get one. They lead to harder more dangerous drugs. A real bike may seem like too much work, but your body will thank you for it someday.
  16. Dang! I've been drinking lots of water straight from my Ollie taps since I got it 3 years ago. Based on everything I've read above, I should be dead by now. It's a miracle! Oh, but I live in a place where our tap water is as perfect and pristine as it comes. I've never tasted plastic from Ollie water. It tastes exactly like what I drink from my tap here in Portland Oregon, and I've yet to sanitize the tank. I suppose I should soon, given it's been 3 years. I do always leave it empty when not in use.
  17. I've pulled mine with a 2016 Audi Q5 TDI quite successfully up and down all kinds of mountain passes for the past 3 years. The official towing capacity of all Audi Q5s is 4500lbs. We go freeway speeds and get about 24 mpg towing.
  18. 2-3 pairs of skis fit perfectly on the floor while traveling to the next ski area. I also like a set of resistance tubes.
  19. I'm considering getting a new back up camera, and would like to hear from anyone with experience with the new Furrion Vision S camera. How well does it work driving at night? My old Voyager camera was terrible because of the glare from cars headlights. Also, how wide is the field of view? Does it stream reliably, or are there occasional stalls in the picture before it catches up with what's actually happening? Thank you for anything you can provide. Duane and Donna
  20. Getting to the camera is easy. Just stand on the bumper. The vandal probably thought it was on as they crawled under the fence to steal a cargo box from the top of another person's van. Thanks for the thoughts though.
  21. Thank you Bill. As I said, I never used it because the picture was so bad. I got inspired by others to take it off and apart to see if I can breath new life into it. I found an amazing quantity inside. Even the desiccant bag was soaked through. Do you know anyone who is using the new Furrion Vision S system? It sounds a whole lot better, but at $600+ I wanna know it's significantly better.
  22. I'm interested in replacing my original backup camera with a new Furrion Vision S. I'm hoping the better day and night vision it's supposed to provide will want me to use it. The original was nearly worthless at night, and now it has a cut cable and damaged antenna due to vandals. Anyone here retrofit their Ollie with a Vision S system or is using one that came with a newer Ollie? I'm interested in what it takes to retrofit and if it actually works as well as Furrion claims. Thank you, Duane
  23. Hello Oliver Buddies, I’ve been away for quite a while. Since it’s been nearly a year since we took delivery of our demo Elite I, I decided it would be prudent to repack the wheel bearings. It seemed simple enough. I’d done it on my cars before, so felt confident this would go smoothly. I watched the Dexter how to video and several others on YouTube. Looked up the part numbers and ordered everything from etrailer.com. Got the first wheel off no problem because the lugs were dangerously loose (So glad I didn’t wait for that pending disaster to happen. ) Next I removed inner seal and compared it to my new parts. Yikes! New parts were ALL too small, so I take the entire hub to local parts store. They measure the seal with calipers, search for 10 minutes to find on their shelves, and sell me two for $38.50. Existing bearings were still in perfect condition. Went home to install repacked bearings and new seal. It went in the hub fine, but when I tried to slide it back on the spindle, it just wouldn’t go. I pushed and pushed. I checked brake pad clearance and nothing worked. So, I took it off only to discover I’d damaged it. Then I discovered it had a smaller ID than the original. Went back to parts store. They blamed it on measuring while still on hub. They were kind enough to refund my $38.50 and find another parts store down the road that had what I needed. Got to other store, showed them old one. They walked directly to shelf with matching seals. Sold me both for $7.50. Got home. Put it all back together with ease. I still don’t know the correct part numbers for bearings and races so I can reorder them to carry for an emergency while on the road. If you do, please tell me. Thank you
  24. John, this time of year is pretty dry around here, so no bugs to contend with. We got enough sun to keep the batteries charged, by some sites had less, so if you want that, you may have to drive around to find the best site. There are many back in sites that easily accommodate an LE II. Be sure to check the website for all the details on campgrounds and what they provide first though. There are gazillions of public campgrounds to choose from here.
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