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AndrewK

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    2019
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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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  1. We have camped at 8,600 feet for a week and had no problems with the refrigerator. 2019 Elite II with a Norcold refrigerator. Andrew
  2. Matt, Great job on communicating this out in so many ways. Thanks! Another example of why Oliver is such a great company and so different from the rest! Andrew
  3. Kampfirekid, We searched for six years, hoping to find a quality trailer that was worth the purchase price. We finally found it, when we saw our first Oliver EliteII in person. I knew it was the trailer for me with just the tour of the exterior. Superior build quality! What a concept in the RV industry. I am 6'5" and honestly, I just fit. I would not want anything smaller and made a few modifications to make it work for me. I replaced the standard interior AC ceiling vent cover with a slim cover, used when the AC is ducted. I can now walk under the AC without hitting my head. I also modified the sleeping area to allow me to sleep on my back at a diagonal. (Picture attached) Andrew
  4. John, All tow vehicles have their compromises. As long as you are okay with keeping your weight down, your Touareg will do great towing an Elite II. We tow with a 2018 BMW X5 35d. It has 255 hp at 4,000 rpm and 413 ft lbs of torque at 1,500 rpm. Very similar to yours. Our limiting factor is the carrying capacity at 1,109 lbs. If I recall correctly, yours should be in the low 1,200 lbs. The 1,109 lbs. has been more than enough for us but, we purposely travel light and equipped our trailer to keep the tongue weight low. If you would like to discuss our experience further, please message me your contact information. Andrew P.S. @DavidS from Salt Lake tows with an 2017 gas Audi Q7
  5. Frogman, I really think you could go either way. It all depends what you prioritize. We prioritized a greater stability and reduced battery drain, over convenience . I can easily see prioritizing convenience of not having to carry two or three Andersen Jack Block around and placing them each time. They aren't small or light. If I did anything else, I would go with the Snap-Pads like Galway Girl, as in most circumstances, there wouldn't be an need for any other blocking. A big plus. Andrew
  6. Fargoman, They just catch the magnets if you center the jack foot on the block. When we raise the jacks, the jack blocks stay connected about 50% of the time. Andrew
  7. LongStride, If we are off an inch or two side to side, I use the rear jacks to level the trailer with the Andersen Jack Blocks under each jack. I also use them to raise the wheels off the ground to remove the tires. I raise the tires off of the ground, place jack stands under the frame where Oliver identifies the jack points and lower the frame onto the jack stands. Andrew
  8. John, More movement in the front of the trailer, when you are moving around, is normal. It really isn't caused by frame flex as much as the front of the trailer is only supported by one jack on the tongue and it is almost in the center. The jack itself flexes some that causes movement. There are a few things you can do to minimize the movement, if it bothers you. 1. Make sure the all of the jacks have a firm base to sit on. We use the Andersen Jack Blocks. Amazon.com: Andersen Hitches Trailer Jack Block with Magnets, 1 in Pack: Automotive They create a very solid base for the jacks to sit on and the jacks don't have to extend as far. 2. Extend the jacks a little as possible. The less they are extended, the more rigid they are. 3. Use and X-Caulk or what we use a Fast-way One Step wheel caulk, to stabilize the tires and reduce forward and backward movement. Amazon.com: Fastway ONESTEP Wheel Chock Double Pack for Tandem Axle Trailers and RVs-16 Inches to 24 Inches Long-Qty 2: Automotive 4. Get some sort of portable stabilizers, to place under the frame, near the front of the trailer, on both sides. I hope this helps you. Andrew
  9. Since Oliver is using the Truma Aqua Go already, there is no reason they couldn’t upgrade to the Aqua Go Comfort Plus and add the return hot water piping. Andrew
  10. Mike, Thanks for the shout out! We hope to order ours soon. Andrew
  11. Most of our travel has been in California and there is no fast lane travel here, for those towing a trailer. The speed limit, when towing, is 55 mph. We typically travel 62 - 65 mpg and after 16,000 miles, we have average 19 mpg with our 2018 BMW X5 diesel. The best we have seen is 22.1 mpg, driving from Mammoth Lakes, CA to San Diego, CA. About 400 miles, mostly down hill. The worst was driving from San Diego, CA to Independence, CA, with a constant 25 mph head wind and mostly up hill. We got 15.7 mpg for 325 mile trip. We couldn't be more happy with our TV. Great towing and even better when not. Best mileage not towing was from Zion NP to Bryce NP and back. 49 mpg! Andrew
  12. The base prices I stated did not come from a Salesperson, they were off the first printing of the 2022 brochures. As Overland state, it is likely they made a mid-year price change/included something an option as standard. Andrew
  13. The 2022 Elite I - $54,500 The 2022 Elite II - $62,500 Andrew
  14. Great advice John and I agree 110%! We have been going to Discount/America's Tire for as long as they have been in San Diego and would not go anywhere else. I have gone to them in other parts of the state and found the same GREAT service and price. I also agree that TireRack.com is the best website for tire research. I have never gone wrong with their top rated tires. Andrew Andrew
  15. We use the Netgear Nighthawk with the $50 Netgear portable MIMO antenna with AT&T. Everytime we have used it, it has had better reception than my Apple iPhone SE on Visable(Verison). We just put the antenna in the window with the best reception. Andrew
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