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Frank C

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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan

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  1. Just a reminder for anyone buying replacement lug nuts. Make sure you buy the “Bulge Acorn” type for aluminum wheels. I’ve seen a few owners referencing “Acorn” type as replacements, but the acorn type are for steel wheels and have a smaller conical seating surface compared to the bulge acorn type. Aluminum wheels are softer metal than steel wheels and the larger bulge acorn type lug nuts provide a greater seating surface to prevent deformation of the aluminum wheel and loosening.
  2. No heat strip in the new Dometic freshJet? I didn’t see it mentioned in the features. Our old Dometic has the electric heat strip which we use quite often for just getting the interior warmed up a bit on cold mornings when we are at a campground with shore power instead of burning propane to run the furnace.
  3. Beautiful vintage trailer. We crossed paths in Montreal last year with a large group doing a cross-Canada tour. Many interesting tow rigs of vintage vehicles and trailers with a few Bolers.
  4. I have the Rock Tamers. After 4 years they’ve worked well to prevent any rock dings on the front of our Ollie. The standard truck mud flaps just behind the rear wheels don’t stop rocks from being thrown rearward towards the trailer
  5. Mine were all 1/4”-28 thread size (2019 Elite II with the Dexter EZ Flex suspension) and I switched them to the 45 degree angled type. But as Steve mentioned above, some Oliver trailers have metric thread fittings (an M6x1 thread size).
  6. Another voting option is needed- ”Not affected but still concerned for those who are affected”.
  7. I do carry a large Husky kneeling pad to make things more comfortable when working at ground level. I don’t have much trouble kneeling down to work on the wheel bearings, it’s getting back up that’s the issue 😂. I’m “vintage” as well.
  8. There’s some additional info needed in order to answer your question. You didn’t mention the payload rating of your Subaru. There will be a sticker on the driver’s door jamb that looks like the photo below that will state “weight of passengers and cargo must not exceed……”. That will tell you how much weight you can safely put IN your tow vehicle. You must count the tongue weight of the Elite I in that limit. Most calculations assume a tongue weight that is about 10% of the trailer weight. So if you have a dry camper weight of 3700 lbs, plus 266 lbs of fresh water plus 200 lbs of food & clothes, that gives a trailer weight of 4166 lbs, so a tongue weight of about 416 lbs. That tongue weight plus driver plus passenger and anything else in the Subaru count towards the payload limit. Most people with smaller tow vehicles exceed their payload limit without realizing it.
  9. I tried the heat gun idea, but it didn’t give enough clearance. That extra material has to go away completely. The Honda generator has a very large vented gas gap that needs all the height clearance possible. I ended up cutting away the inside top wall of the lid in one corner and that just barely gives enough height clearance for the generator gas cap. The generator handle fits between the ribs on the lid since the generator is offset to one side of the Action Packer (see photo in the original first post above). Now the lid does fit and latch closed. The outer lid surface remains intact.
  10. Also, if anyone is looking for the Action Packer, Walmart currently has the 24 gallon size online at $39.88 which is the lowest price I’ve ever seen. Current Amazon price is ridiculously high at $160 for a 2 pack.
  11. Coincidentally I did search the internet for Honda generator storage box ideas and some ideas did pop up from the AirForum 🙂. Same idea with an Action Packer but this solution used a heat gun to deform the inner lid area of the Action Packer to get rid of the interference. A lot of other similar posts with various large plastic bins, usually with a cutout in the lid for the handle. And the Action Packer doesn’t take up much more space than the generator and Rotopax gas container separately. I have the short bed F-250 and we don’t pack light either 🙂. I already use several of the Action Packers for other gear, they are great for maximizing the use of the storage volume under the bed cover and keeping everything organized and accessible when needed.
  12. Oh so close. Looking for a good storage bin option for transporting the Honda EU2200i generator in the truck bed (with a bed cover) to keep things clean and organized. I don’t have the front Ollie basket, plus I want to keep the generator under the truck bed cover away from prying eyes. I tried one of my 24 gallon RubberMaid Action Packer bins and it’s ALMOST perfect for the generator, a 2 gallon RotoPax fuel container, and an extra quart of oil, with a PIG Mat in the bottom of the Action Packer to absorb any oil or gas drips (but I doubt the Honda will leak anything). Holds things nice and snug, EXCEPT for the height. The inside ribs on the double walled lid interfere with the generator handle and gas cap. Might be time to get out the knife and modify the lid by cutting away one full rib, and also adding a small vent hole in the lid for fume venting. Of course for running the generator it will be removed from the storage bin, and allowed to cool down before putting it back in the bin.
  13. We initially created and used checklists (3 different very lengthy multi page checklists for towing, campground arrival and campground departure) for our first few trips but after gaining some experience and familiarity with our Ollie and our specific camping and towing setup (which continually evolves) we’ve abandoned those checklists, and we just got into the habit of a simple one step checklist… “CHECK EVERYTHING!!!”. A complete walkthrough inside and walk around outside (usually more than once) of the trailer and truck checking every switch, valve, latch, jack, connection, hookup connect or disconnect, etc. We’ve learned the trick is to not rush things, especially when packing up and disconnecting to leave a campsite. After a while it just becomes second nature.
  14. Very nice customization!
  15. It won’t charge in 1.5 hours. The battery charger won’t allow the full 2000 watts available from the generator to be used. So you have to change that value on that website calculator. Change the charge current to amps and enter 50 amps.
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