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Everything posted by DonnaDuane

  1. Learned while reading the manual that you’re supposed to keep this thing out of the weather aka rain and snow. That seems weird. Can you only use it during dry days? Or, is there a good method for keeping it covered near the Oliver?
  2. Thank you two!!! I just bought the Honda 2200i. It seems like it will do what I need easily Darn Camco 3 prong 110 to 30 amp plug was $74 ouch at Sportsman Warehouse. When you need something in a hurry it can be expensive
  3. Now that I’m camping in Winter and mostly overcast skies of the Northwest, I’m finding Solar system is not cutting it. What’s the best small generator for my 2018 Legacy Elite?
  4. In all my exuberance getting pump working, I forgot to lock the bathroom door before driving the 5 miles to my camp site. Discovered I now have a broken mirror door. Any suggestions on getting it replaced?
  5. GREAT NEWS!!! On my way to get my propane tank filled, I spy Jerry’s RV Service here in Bend, Oregon. I stop in and this is what happened: Talk about extraordinary service!!! I drop in unexpectedly, two hours before closing, with a brand new (my first ever) travel trailer that the water pump won’t go on. They act like my life depends on getting that pump working. The shop guy (I’m sorry I don’t remember his name) crawls into the holes where the pump is, then the fuse panel, then dismantles the switch to test if each component is working. He discovered it was simply a bad switch, so he replaces it and the pump works great! Then I ask if I can fill my clean water tank from their faucet and he says “Sure, pull around back.” After that, I ask him “How much do I owe you?” He says, “Don’t worry about. Merry Christmas!” Then I say, “No, you spent a lot of time and worked hard to get me running. Please let me pay you. “ He says, “Don’t worry about. Merry Christmas!” They’ve just won a customer for life. They have 4.5 stars on YELP so didn’t need my 5 star review, but I wrote it anyway because they were just so great!!!! I now have hot and cold running water for a shower and hot coffee in the morning ?
  6. I found both wires. Since yours, the covered them with plastic flex covers to protect them. I checked to ensure they’re connected and found the very secure. Didn’t remove them though. Very difficult to reach.
  7. There is no other pump switch other than the one between sink and drawers in kitchen.
  8. “Does your 2018 Elite have the DC system enabling switches?” Pete, it doesn’t. It has the one below the kitchen sink.
  9. The diagram on the fuse/circuit door says the water pump should be a 15amp fuse in the 5th position. However, what I found was a 7.5 amp fuse in the 5th position that seemed to be ok. I put a new 7.5 in but pump light still doesn’t come on. Thankfully the furnace and frig are working great. And, because I’m parked outside my friends home in Bend, Oregon, I can always impose on them if I need to.
  10. That does explain how I lost all my water. I know not to run the pump without water in the clean tank. Is it possible it’s wired to sense when there’s water before it will come on? I’ll check the fuse and let you know. Thank you soooo much for being available to me. As a newbie to this, I’m finding there’s more to this than I realized
  11. Behind. The same place as the overflow. I’m in the Ollie now and noticed a valve for what I think is the overflow. It was open. Could I have left the valves in the wrong position after our first night in a campground with a city water hook up? The pictures of the various valve configurations in my manual are not easy for me to figure out. What does it mean when the pump light won’t even come on?
  12. I filled my clean water tank completely full this morning in preparation for my first week of winter camping. Then I parked for about three hours on a gentle slope (tail down). I noticed water coming from the overflow as I walked away thinking I might lose a little, but not much in the short time I’d leave it like that. Later, I just got in and drove off, never thinking anything of it. When I arrived at my destination, I opened the faucets and flipped the pump switch, but the light didn’t come on, nor any sound of a pump. Then I checked tank level gauge and it read ZERO. Is it possible I drained all 32 gallons on the ground by parking on a slope? If not, any suggestions for getting clean water going is appreciated. Duane
  13. John, Audi doesn't have an airbag kit for my year. All newer models either come with factory air suspension or can be upgrades. Yes, Audi is $150/hour, however, my car is under warranty. So, everything, other than add on's, is free (aka: already paid for :-)) for a while. I'm looking at possibility of an Airlift 1000 retro fit, but I need the height and diameter of the springs to find out if they have something for it. PS: I love my Mocha and cushy sofa in the Audi wait room very much. Makes me feel rich LOL
  14. id like to know how cold it can be outside before the tanks, but especially the plumbing, freeze. What’s your experience? Does running the furnace keep it all from freezing? Are there other steps one can take to keep things operational (ie. light bulb in valve/pump compartment) at colder outside temps? <p style="text-align: center;">how cold will an Oliver go before freezing if you’re living in it and taking all possible measures to protect the systems?</p>
  15. I’m still researching air suspension systems to level it. From what I’ve learned so far, that seems like a good idea
  16. Thanks Dave. I think someone else suggested that too. It makes total sense. I've already spoken with campgrounds near ski areas that turn the water off for Winter due to freezing temps. In those cases, I have to bring my own water.
  17. Thank you Steve. What I’m getting from you and others who’ve posted on this subject over the years, is it probably behooves me to get the hose you got, plus pipe heating tape for wrapping lines around valves and pump, and an extra heater that can be run if I need to keep the hatch to the valves open in order to keep that area warm enough. I’d rather be over prepared than to risk a damaged water system.
  18. Thank all of you. I will get the 25’. I’m getting you’re all saying it’s better to unhook the city water hose, then drain everything between clean water tank and outside, rather than stay hooked up heating the hose. My concern is when traveling to a ski resort for 3-7 days where the temps could dip to -10F to +15F at night, then rise to 15-32F during the day. Any recommendations for keeping the system from freezing under these conditions?
  19. Do you find 10ft is sufficient? Or, should I opt for the ever popular 25ft just because Amazon promotes it? Also, for anyone who camps in Winter, what heater tape is best for wrapping clean water hose?
  20. Pete, you are right about the rear sag when trailer is hitched. I haven't noticed any handling issues yet over the 2400 mile drive back, some of which was on snow. I will talk with Audi about that though, as the vehicle is rated for 4400lbs towing and 440lbs tongue weight.
  21. Bill, LOL They will be different colors. What length do you recommend? Based on my first experience and what I see in photos, it seems a 10ft would work fine, despite Amazon pushing the 25ft. What do you think?
  22. I'd love to have one of your cutting boards for my Oliver Legacy Elite. Not sure if the sink is smaller. Are you willing if I can get you a template? Duane Smelser
  23. <p style="text-align: left;">Thank you Bill, Randy and Scotty. I not only used the checklists provided by Oliver, I got a couple others from others on this forum. Glad I did too. Even with them, I found things that were not on them or explained clearly enough that I was free of concerns. All has turned out OK so far. We even dumped our tanks successfully the first time in the rain. We’re both glad we gave ourselves the entire weekend to learn how to work all the systems. It made for a relaxing time. Special thanks to you Randy for how to unhook on a slope. I’m pretty sure that just saved me some headache and $.</p> Next, lesson learned- the cheap inlet hose that came with the Ollie makes good water taste like a plastic hose. Yuck! Buying a quality potable water hose and using cheap one for flushing out grey/Black tanks
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