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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2018
  • Model
    Legacy Elite II
  • Floor Plan
    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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    372

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  1. We strap our temperature sensor so that it hangs a bit from a small slatted table we deploy under the awning. That way it is both shaded and nominally ventilated (probably not to NWS specs but hey it’s an attempt). Seems to work well, but I have been known to forget about it while packing up the table. We just move the sensor inside to one of the kitchen drawers between trips. Readout display is mounted by door with command strips.
  2. After testing all combinations (tethered cellular, wireless cellular to Wifi ranger, and finally direct cellular with weboost booster to Roku stick) bypassing the Wifi ranger is fastest. Bottom line is that while Wifi ranger finds and amplifies signals from local Wifi networks, as it is a router it slows down the rate while streaming video. In all of our camping experiences so far we have been strictly on cellular. I think the only real reason for us to have the Wifi ranger is if we are at a distance from trailer and need to run cellular through Wifi ranger to boost broadcast distance.
  3. Thanks for the suggestion David. I used your idea to tether my iPhone with usb. The one thing that may be different with some phones and your jet pack is the usb protocol. My iPhone 8 has usb 2.0. I just started comparing USB tethering with WiFi tethering to the WiFi Ranger. I actually think the WiFi May be faster in my case. In either case am positioning the phone next to cell antenna. I have yet to prove anything, just a bit of empirical findings.
  4. Does the jack-it tower sway as much as it appears to do in the manufacturers video? thanks, Garry
  5. Since you already have the bike wing rack, you might think about this mount. It’s the Lippert version aka “Jack-It”. I don’t think you can buy the tower alone, but you could think of something along those lines. Mike <noscript><img class="gdbbx-bbcode-attachment-image" alt="20190522_153445" src="https://olivertraveltrailers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190522_153445.jpg" /></noscript> The video on the manufacturers site shows quire a bit odd deflection (wobble) due to the tower and high center of gravity. (Jack-it). Have you had any issues with this? Thanks.
  6. Since you already have the bike wing rack, you might think about this mount. It’s the Lippert version aka “Jack-It”. I don’t think you can buy the tower alone, but you could think of something along those lines. Mike <noscript><img class="gdbbx-bbcode-attachment-image" alt="20190522_153445" src="https://olivertraveltrailers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190522_153445.jpg" /></noscript> The video on the manufacturers site shows quire a bit odd deflection (wobble) due to the tower and high center of gravity. (Jack-it). Have you had any issues with this?
  7. Since you already have the bike wing rack, you might think about this mount. It’s the Lippert version aka “Jack-It”. I don’t think you can buy the tower alone, but you could think of something along those lines. Mike <noscript><img class="gdbbx-bbcode-attachment-image" alt="20190522_153445" src="https://olivertraveltrailers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190522_153445.jpg" /></noscript> Watched a video from the manufacturer site and the “jack-it” seems to have a lot of deflection (wobble) when the vehicle/trailer is in motion. The unit is a novel idea but have you found excess or concerning wobble in yours? Thanks.
  8. We use the Anderson levelers. They come with rubber mats (anti-slip) but we have seldom used them. Love the levelers.
  9. I have a 2015 Ecodiesel (3.0 liter) with the 8 speed tranny. Get up to 28 mpg on long haul highway without towing and about 16 when towing the Oliver. I use tow/haul mode. Just had the engine and tranny software re-flashed for the ecodiesel settlement and think I may have dropped a mpg when towing. Ecodiesels are fairly rare compared to the hemis, but it does pull the Oliver beautifully.
  10. Part of the issue with the black tank valve is the geometry of the cable as it enters the gate. The valve manufacturer, Valterra, shows on their schematic a minimum of a 6in. straight approach to the frame. Ours (and I suspect all) does not have that. I sprayed silicone lube into the gate (don’t know how much actually got the the gate mating surfaces) and manually worked the gate up and down with the exposed cable at the gate and that seemed to do the trick. Previously the gate did not fully seat - about 1/4 inch shy. I think as others have pointed out, the lubricating the entire cable length is the way to go. There is a lot of skin friction on that length of cable especially with all the loop d loops it does.
  11. Plus there is little hydraulic head on the tank the tank is pretty flat and the outlet (at least on ours) is not on the invert of the tank but on the side at the bottom. As you noted, raising the nose helps, and at least for ours is necessary to completely drain the tank. It is quite slow to drain.
  12. I think the supplied one is camco? Anyway the presets only regulate pressure if the pressure is above the preset value by 5 psi or so. Then I suspect a spring/diaphragm kicks in to “burn up” the excess pressure. I think the one we have is 40 or 50psi and I find that works fine. Not after higher flow rates in a camping situation vs. a house where I adjust the pilot screw to allow for higher pressure.
  13. Dave, Looks like you have everything figured out. We have a Roku stick and plan to use it in our Ollie. Plan to eventually get the A/B switch for dual hdmi input. Don’t know if this has been mentioned but our 2018 model has composite audio output to the furrion stereo so hdmi is only wired for DVD out from the furrion stereo to the furrion tv. I am planning on putting the A/B switch in the attic and think the TV communication from the Roku remote works via infrared (to power on/off TV) and the stick via RF shouldn’t need an IR receiving eye for the stick if hidden in the attic. correction. Actually Roku sticks should have the enhanced remote and those are supposed to communicate over a common wireless network. We really like the private listening mode that is a feature of the phone remote app. Allows use of headphones and stops ambient audio from tv.
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