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  1. We have the KTT twin mattresses and like them. Yes, they are heavy! Paula
  2. We were traveling with our Norcold 4.5 refrigerator on Auto. We had the LP off and were running on DC. We check this too by pressing the mode button and the LED illuminates showing DC. When we got to the campground where we don’t have shore power we turned on the LP. I checked the stove at some point and turned on the Truma outside and the at the remote inside. After a few hours I happen to check the VictronConnect Smart Battery Shunt numbers using my iPhone and Bluetooth and discovered extraordinary draw. I immediately checked the refrigerator by pressing the mode button and confirmed it was on DC. Several iterations of this with the Norcold setting of Auto always showed DC when I pressed the mode button. I finally changed to manual LP and the LED F was displayed indicating an LP issue. I couldn’t understand why the stove and Truma would work and the Norcold had a code, but power cycling the refrigerator after relighting the stove for one more check resolved the issue. I suspect the code was suppressed by the Auto setting on the refrigerator. My warning is to not trust the Auto setting without checking the actual operation by pressing mode or setting to the desired setting manually.
  3. I butt spliced my antenna when I broke the original clearing snow but when we get back from our current trip, I will be terminating the original cable in with SMA male and female to allow easy replacement down the line. I bought an an antenna with higher gain to hopefully improve performance when signals are there weakest. I may also add an internal antenna where we use our phones the most too. Leaving the original in its current location above the dinette.
  4. Kathie, I have run my A/C with the Ez-Start option using my Honda EU2000i so I wouldn’t expect you to have a problem either if you have the Ex-Start capacitor
  5. I purchase a kit for my Weber that allows me to connect to the Oliver QC and just bought an adapter for my Camp Chef Ranger II. Saved the eliminated regulators for the owners of the two propane appliances. Now connecting to my Champion dual fuel was more elaborate and required a special regulator to allow the carburetor to pull propane as required. I added some QC connectors to facilitate storage, but the total cost me about $150 including spare regulator for using on a propane tank at home.
  6. I have used a 5 gallon poly gas can for grey water occasionally and use it for our LEII when we were generating too much grey water before we can dump at the dump station. I attached the hose adapter to the end of the sewer hose and dedicated a hose to use. This worked well, but I ran into some vacuum issues so I recently used a y adapter and added an air vent hose that I can elevate an open and speed the entire process. We use this when we can drain completely or have an extended stay. I dedicate the gear for this purpose and store in the bumper.
  7. Just a quick note to anyone who builds one of these, don’t forget to winterize with RV antifreeze. We had some pretty cool weather forecast for our current trip on March 21st so we after we sanitized our water tanks and plumbing, we winterized our LEII and I used the transfer pump to winterize itself. David
  8. Not sure if it is NE enough but we stayed at Douthat State Park in VA . Great hiking, more than one campground area. We didn't see as much of it as we wanted, it is on our list to return to. Paula
  9. Welcome from #509 in NH. We love TN state parks and your state is beautiful. Paula
  10. I have completed most of my version of the transfer pump. Will receive Zamp outlet, Zamp extension cord, and inline fuse to finish the install early next week.
  11. I bought my case today and have most of what I need to build the case except for the Zamp adapter. I have a toggle switch that I will install already. I will need to get some barbed hose adapters to connect to the PEX piping that I will use. I already had the spare pump. I want to be able to remove it easily should I have a failure of the one installed in the Oliver basement curbside.
  12. We use sheets and quilts, with wool blankets on top when it is really cold. I don't like the constricted feeling of a sleeping bag or the nylon against my skin. David would probably be happy either way. We have the Elite 2, twin bed model, with the beds made up during the day with the quilts and matching shams on big bed pillows it looks nice and gives us a comfy place to relax. Paula
  13. I purchased Tuson TPMS and had them installed in my Oliver Tires before we headed out last February. It works very nice. The display shows Tire pressure and temperature. The TPMS are installed in the tire and replaces the existing stem. The TPMS is only activated after the trailer starts moving and there is a delay before shutting down. Batteries are integrated into the TPMS, so the entire unit will need to be replaced after about 5 years. David
  14. Assuming that you know that Oliver provides the water hose and pressure regulator for hook up to your acquaintances property. I have an extra water hose too that can be used if the bib is very far away. You could also use their water to fill your water tank and be self sufficient. You will want a water filter either way. You can get a good Camco filter at Walmart. I did buy and adapter to convert the external connector to be used with a heavy duty 12/3 extension cord. Alternatively, there are adapters that work on the power cable that Oliver will supply too. We have the Andersen levelers and also Balco X-Chocks. I love both. If you have a composting toilet, you will want either some dry peat moss or Coco Coir for the bottom of the toilet. If you will only be using the toilet for peeing, you can skip the peat or Coco Coir. Hope this helps.
  15. We have the dual fuel Champion that is rated for sustained 28xx/29xx watts using Propane. I leave it in the back of the truck and pull it forward insuring the exhaust doesn't hit anything that might get too hot or even melt. I have an additional regulator and hoses to connect to the Oliver Propane QC. I plug in the neutral grounding plug, the 30amp TT power cable provided by Oliver and get the generator started. If it is raining I do have a tent to use on the generator to keep the electronics dry. This generator does have a battery powered starter. If you don't run this unit regularly, the battery charge will need to be maintained to extend its life. I will never run this using gasoline, but can use a standard propane cylinder setup with accessories Champion ships with the unit. I have used this unit at home to power my furnace or during an outage in the summer, my refrigerator. I have used my Honda EU2000i too that runs on gasoline. It works fine too and also requires the neutral bonding plug so I do have two of those, one I made and one purchased on Amazon. When you add the weight of the gasoline you would carry, the weight is almost equivalent. David
  16. Our one experience with an incorrectly wired 30amp pedestal was after we experienced a low voltage issue on a very hot weekend last summer. We noticed the private campground had many seasonal sites and sure enough on the W/E everyone arrived. This coincided with our low voltage issue which impacted our A/C. We made it through the night and I called the campground the next day to report the low voltage. There were a few empty sites near us and after I tried to see if your 30amp extension cord would reach, I inquired about whether he had any heavy duty extension cords as opposed to moving the trailer. Good thing too, because after I connected his power cables, which were quite handy for him and very substantial and confirming my suspicion that he was aware of the issues, I now had a reversed source and neutral wire which caused an error message on the EMS. I subsequently tested the pedestal to confirm the incorrect wiring, reported it to him, and we lived with the low voltage issue. David
  17. Oliver made the first night's reservation, but we wanted more nights and called the park directly and added two nights. This worked out great for us too. It gave us an entire day to do testing of all systems. David
  18. Thank you for your posts. They make me giggle. We have a Ram that slammed its brakes on while we were backing up at David Crockett SP too. We were fairly new to the truck and completely new to the Ollie, WTH?? Jumped out to see what we had hit or were about to hit, nothing there. It took us a bit of testing but we finally figured out it was the ball and hitch thingy! Scared the crap out of me. Honestly, I have so much admiration for anyone who does this alone. Even doing it with a partner can be nerve-wracking but at least you have someone to bounce ideas off! Our dog, Fiona, thinks she can drive too although she wants to drive our Prius more than the Ram. Happy travels and hope to meet you some day. Paula
  19. I haven't seen any deer in the yard, but plenty of tracks. I was surprised to see 2 robins and 8 bluebirds today! They must have been cold in this wind! Paula
  20. Welcome and congratulations from #509 in neighboring NH. It seems that Maine is getting to be a hotbed of Ollies! Hope to meet you someday. Paula
  21. Welcome from hull#509, The Swallow. Great way to start a new year! Paula
  22. OK, now I am seeing bats and hearing the Batman theme in my head! Paula
  23. Bill, I believe it is sufficient. The weight rating was 50lbs. Without the Andersen hitch, it is within that range. David
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