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Mattnan

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    537
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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. If I remember correctly one Oliver owner taped yoga mats to the front of their Ollie for the Alaska trip. I thought I remembered the result was positive. I believe they also had some additional protection hanging from their truck hitch. Might look goofy but perhaps for that trip maybe that makes sense? Good luck with your decisions.
  2. We have stayed at Collier Seminole State Park in Naples on two separate trips. It may be tough to get a site. The park is well maintained and close to Marco Island and south Naples. There are a number of private parks. We know other Oliver owners that stay at a park on Sanibel Island. Good luck.
  3. OUTSTANDING!!! Thanks for sharing these photos and your adventure. You surely inspired some folks to get back out there.
  4. We received 3 printed manuals at delivery in 2019. The Oliver Manual, the standard feature manual and the options manual. The binding wasn't holding up well so Nancy hole punched all 3 and placed the into a large single 3 ring binder. We added some notes, the build sheet, etc over time. We did reference them a number of times. We handed the manual over to the new owner when we sold the Ollie and he appreciated having everything all in one place. I personally like having printed manuals.
  5. We had the same intent for use of our Ollie as Dave and Kimberly. We used our Ollie in most every possible way. We boondocked. We stayed at full service high end parks, State Parks, COEs, National Parks, Harvest Host and Cracker Barrel. We looked at Airstream 28,27,26,25 and 23 all international trim. I admit I liked the floor plans and the interior. The quality control issues were evident each of the 3 separate times we visited the dealer (5 hours away from us). Those quality issues the roughly 30% additional cost and the fear that I would dent the Airstream led us to Olliver. We were brand new to camping other than some tent camping 35 years ago. For Nancy, our dog, and me the Ollie turned out to be a great choice. Our plan was to do some extended trips South and West during the cold Maine winters. We did that and camped in temps from 5 to 95 degrees. We camped in urban locations like the middle of New Orleans a 5 minute walk to the French Quarter. Our concerns with the Ollie were; the wet bath, inside storage, and refrigerator space. The wet bath turned out to be a non issue. We like it fine. Clothing storage also turned out to be a non issue and we has to pack for both winter and summer clothes on the same 4 month trip. The fridge space was tight at times but worked great and is bigger than it seems. The ease of towing was huge. We had a plan to do 2 long trips over a couple of winters and then sell the Ollie and do some foreign travel and spend time with our new grandson. We did 2 longer winter trips and 2 short summer trips. The Ollie was perfect for us. We just sold our Ollie when we returned a month ago. Great choice for traveling, camping and boondocking!!!! We had also toured the factory and seen 2 before we purchased. Good luck with your decisions.
  6. We had an annual service at Oliver in December 2021. It included checking and recaulking up on the roof, greasing the chassis, repacking the bearings, a full flush and descaling of the water systems and water heater. This required a full day and at least half of a second day. I suggest contacting Oliver Service for full details and pricing as I believe the cost for this has increased. We do grease our suspension every 3000 miles. I do this myself, it is pretty easy. I would recommend a 45 degree attachment for your grease gun. Much easier with the 45 degree elbow. Hope this helps. We were happy with service. We camped at Oliver the night before the service and night after service. We arranged this through Oliver too!
  7. I get this all the time if l log in on my android tablet. Not on my android phone. Both use the same email address
  8. Beacon is back on the road today heading to Ohio. She has a new owners and it was a bit sad to see Beacon turn up the hill out of the barn driveway. We have some terrific memories. The new owner arrived late last night around 11:30 and he slept in Beacon in the barn. We spent the morning and early afternoon going over the trailer, finalizing paperwork, and getting a temporary transit plate for the trip back to Akron. Sorry for the shadow in the photo! It is wired having an empty barn!!! We will miss our adventures, but on to new ones!! Look for #537 Beacon on the road. The new owners are contemplating keeping the name and graphics.
  9. Understand the concerns about water leaks but it seems most here have provided answers. Given where you intend to camp, especially in spring and fall, I would be looking for a trailer capable of handling cold temperatures. The Oliver does this well and from experience I would consider it a 3 and a half season trailer. We have been down to 5 degrees in New Mexico. In those temps you will need to plan for condensation!!!
  10. It makes sense and is understandable if all of the vents are fully open more hot air comes out under the bunk. This vent is very close to the furnace. If I remember correctly the bunk vent connects directly to the furnace. You can moderate some by partly closing the vent. In our trailer the kitchen and bathroom and on the same duct. The bathroom vent is the furthest by far. We were in 5 to 7 degree temps in New Mexico a few months back. We did stay warm including the bathroom. We did use a lot of propane!!! We have read similar feedback about the bathroom being cooler. I suspect this is somewhat normal. This can be improved by adjusting the vent under the kitchen cabinets to partially closed. It seems like your system is working just fine. For others, If you're not getting heat into the bathroom or almost no air coming in it is possible that the air duct came lose. Start under the curbside bunk to track it down. Believe me, if it is lose, the best case scenario is that it came lose at the furnace. We tend to leave our bathroom door open when parked unless we are at the dinette or using the bathroom. We like as much air circulating as possible! Even in very cold temps we manually open the big fan just a little and partially open the bathroom vent. I know others prefer to crack open a window as the heat rises!
  11. We have Southern Mattresses. I had them shipped to the house in 2019. There was a good savings over the KTT. We have been happy with them. Oliver delivered our trailer with the standard cushions. We also purchased the hypervent from Oliver. When we arrived home after delivery we installed the Southern Mattresses. We carefully wrapped up the original standard bed cushions and stored them in a very dry place. We will be including them in the sale of our trailer along with the Southern Mattresses. I could have saved about half the shipping if I had the mattresses delivered to a commercial establishment.
  12. Thanks that was the plan when we purchased the trailer. We are a year late due to covid. We have a new grandson and hopefully we will do some international travel. So glad we purchased an Oliver
  13. Just arrived back in Maine after leaving Nashville on Sunday. The Ollie is back in its barn! 4 months and 12,000 plus miles without incident. No issues with the Ollie in temperature ranging from the mid 90s to 5 degrees. Elevation from sea level to over 8000 feet. We saw and experienced a lot. We have achieved what we set out to do when we purchased the trailer. Our plans were fulfilled. We will begin preparing for summer on the coast of Maine. We will be making some changes so we will be following our original plan and listing the Olliver for sale very soon. This was our plan all along after this trip. We will be including some extras that will be helpful and cost saving for a new owner. Oliver provided full service on the trailer in December. Keep your eyes peeled in the classifieds on this forum and on the Olliver Facebook forum. We expect to be listing the trailer soon!!! Thanks
  14. The fitted sheets are from AB Lifestyles. We have them on our Southern Mattresses. That said, I do exactly as Boudicca908 does. My wife has also converted to tbis method!!
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