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  1. DJM

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    I want to thank everyone for your generous assistance in trouble shooting my particular problem and educating me on the Ollie electricity in General. All GOOD. Stay safe out there. DJM
  2. DJM

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    Mossey, I took the heater out of the RV and plugged it in to the extension cord. It worked the same as it did in the house. However I am still convinced it has something to do with the extension cord and maybe the surge protector in the oliver detecting low voltage. So far I cannot locate either the "surge protector" or the "inverter" although I know they are in there somewhere. What throws me is the idea that the surge protector interrupts the power when the voltage is LOW? I thought a surge protector is to shut of electricity when there is too much power? I am sure I am displaying my ignorance here. I will try to remedy my ignorance with Google and the 2016 oliver manual but presently that is mystifying me. BUT I am going to assume that this all has to do with the extension cord and wait until I can run a proper line out there or in the alternative take it to a park and try it there. Dan
  3. DJM

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    Mr. Mossemi, Thanks for all of these suggestions. Yesterday I got the outlet tester from Amazon and every one of the outlets tested fine in the oliver. however coincidentally as I was testing [no space heater plugged in or working] the gfi in the house tripped. So I reset that then checked all the outlets in the Oliver [which were fine] then I plugged in the heater. it runs on low but when you turn it to high it stops after just a few seconds. So with all the outlets in the Oliver testing out I am beginning to think the problem is the 150' of extension cords from the house out to the Oliver in the back yard. So then I change where the extension cord is plugged in at the house and put it on a different circuit which does not even have a GFI that I know of and we get exactly the same outcome. All the outlets in the oliver are fine. But when the space heater goes to "high" it just stops working after about 20 seconds. then I google whether or not a space heaters function degrades at the end of a long extension cord and I get no direct answer but I do get a lot of hits telling me that plugging a space heater in to an extension cord is very dangerous and can start a fire. Of course the space heater is not plugged in to an extension cord it is the Oliver that is plugged in to an extension cord. But SOMETHING tells me this all has to do with the fact that my electric is being supplied through about 150' of extension cord. I will try to follow your instructions about the inverter as well . I know almost nothing about it. I think it converts D.C. to A.C. power? I haven't tried to run anything on an A.C. outlet with the ac disconnected. i should try that just to confirm it is working. DJM Note I have tested this with a hair dryer and with a different space heater and I get the same response. All of those appliances work fine in the house. I guess i could pin this down even better by simply plugging the heater directly in to the extension cord and see if I get the same result. I am going to try that next. I predict I will get the same result as when I plug it in inside of the oliver.
  4. DJM

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    In response to Mossemi's request The Oliver is a 2016 Elite II. It is hull # 151. I don't know who was the first owner. I thought it was Harvey Frese the guy I bought it from but I think the people from Oliver told me he was not the first owner.. There is no micowave. The GFI is under the forward seat in the Dinette. There IS an inverter. I have had several people suggest I change the GFI but I am wating to get the tester to see if it shows anything defective about the one in there. Should I get a 15 amp or a 20 amp? It is odd sometimes the GFT trips but some times it doesn't. I tried my wife's hair dryer and it works on low but if you put it on high it runs for only a minute and then just STOPS. The GFI does not trip but the hair dryer stops. A shop light works in all outlets. I have no microwave. I am attaching the name plate on the space heater. which work fine if you plug it in outside of the Oliver. I would buy a vornado but Amazon has several varieties. Someone suggested a particular version but I can no longer find the suggestion. DJM
  5. DJM

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    Subsequently I turned off the Fridge for a while then went and checked the GFI which seemed to be ok but I tested and reset it. Then I turned on the Fridge and it switched back to AC. So That problem is somehow repaired. if I can just figure out why I can't make a space heater work. ??
  6. DJM

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    Well I have tried hooking up a 2nd space heater. I know this works at my office. It also works in my house. But as soon as I pluig it in and turn it on I loose power to all the outlets. So then I disconnected and then reconnected the A.C. power. now I have power to the outlets but the fridge will not work in the AC mode. It wants to select gas mode. All the main circuit breaker seem to be untripped. I have turned the fridge on and off several times but it will not select A.C. It will run in D.C. or in Gas. Does anyone have any ideas? DJM
  7. DJM

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    I just tried to plug in a little space heater to keep the new [to us] Ollie warm without using up propane. It keeps tripping the GFI?! What is the answer to this? You cannot run a space heater off of 110 shore power? DJM
  8. I just took delivery on a 2016 Oliver Elite II. It has and Anderson Anti sway hitch. I will be towing it with a 2016 Grand Cherokee with a 5.7 liter V8 and a factory tow package and a brake controller. Various people have told me I don't need the Anderson hitch and I can tow it quite effectively with the bull dog hitch. The transporter brought it to Saint Louis from California without an Anti sway hitch. Why would I need the anti sway hitch? Seems a lot simpler without it. Any advice is appreciated. If anyone can refer me to a URL that discusses this that would be great.
  9. Is there a cover specifically designed for the Oliver Elite II? What is anyone out there using?
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