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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Hull #
    124
  • Year
    2016
  • Make
    Oliver
  • Model
    Legacy Elite II
  • Floor Plan
    Twin Bed Floor Plan
  • What model is your other RV or Travel Trailer?
    2019 F250

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  1. I'm interested in what you learn and your process/cost setting up DC to DC charging. I have spoken with AM Solar located in Springfield, Or about DC to DC charging for my 2019 f250/Oliver. They seem to be experts in RV solar applications and DC to DC charging. You might want to speak with them. They were very open to share information but required setting up a phone meeting a week or more in advance. They quoted in the range of $4,000 to pull 2AWG wire through my truck / trailer to support DC to DC charging. The cost slowed me down and I put DC to DC charging on the back burner for now. I would appreciate if you would share your set up and installation process.
  2. f250 comes in various sizes from The 2023 Ford Super Duty F-250 length ranges from 231.8 inches , 246 and 266.2 inches or 19.25 ft, 20.5 and 22.18 ft. with the height 78-82" . Payload will meet or exceed your needes...Fit will be very close but some configurations may meet your needs..
  3. We spend most of our time off the grid boondocking. In addition to a full freshwater tank in the trailer, We have a custom 30 gal tank in the back of our truck. The spare tank in the truck has an open/close value with standard a standard hose fitting, fitted with quick release hardware. The truck tank also has a "breather vent" that allows water to flow out without creating a vacuum. We run a standard 25' water hose from the back of the truck water tank to the Boondock trailer port / passenger side rear port (use quick release hardware without check valves on both ends of hose (trailer and truck tank) for quick/easy setup. We open the truck tank valve and set the trailer water pump valves inside the trailer to draw water from the boondock intake port. Next, we turn on the trailer pump and it fills the trailer fresh water tank in a few minutes. When full, we turn off the trailer pump, close the valve on the truck tank, discount the quick release connectors, put the Q/R travel cap on the trailer and truck tank Q/R valves. Next we drain any water left in the hose (able to this because the Q/R ends do not have check valves). Then we wind the hose and snap the two hose end Q/R together sealing the hose from contaminates. This method of transferring water to the trailer fresh water tank is simple and does not require having your extra tank above the trailer to gravity feed. We can have the truck in any position with the trailer while still hooked up to the truck. Another tip: We generally take outdoor showers from the outside water port to keep from overfilling the gray-water tank.
  4. Love your trip to AK. Please tell me about the nose protection on the front of your trailer for the Alaska trip. 

    what is the material? how is it attached?  was it effective? We do a lot of gravel road driving and it's hard on the trailer. Your feedback will be appreciated

    1. Galway Girl

      Galway Girl

      The material I chose was Amazon grey yoga mats. Qty 3

      BalanceFrom All Purpose 1/4-Inch High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat 

      i laid them flat on a work table to let them uncurl.

      Next I added a layer of sticky back construction carpet protector to each roll befor any cutting.  (Comes on a roll from Home Depot) This makes them water resistant as they are porous mats. 
       

      ZIP-UP Products Carpet Protection Film - 24" x 50' Floor and carpet.

      I cut out templates using  a roll of brown wrapping paper. 
       

      put templates on Mats and cut to fit

      used 3m no residue duct tape (from Amazon) to stick to trailer (3 rolls needed)

       

      3M 2420-A Residue Duct Tape, 20 Yards, Gray

      others have used non porous material like very thin linoleum as a cover.

      not a single chip on those surfaces.

      I also have installed rear mud flaps on the trailer.

       

      items are listed in my Oliver outfitters Guide:

      https://amzn.to/41M0OwC

      happy travels

       

      Craig 
       

       

  5. Out and about boondocking remote parts of NW Nevada, SE Oregon, NE Cal.. Bog hotsprings Nevada, Alvord Desert Oregon, Medicine Lake Ca, Malheur Refuge Oregon, Sheldon Refuge Navada
  6. Thanks for the help. Ollie got new boots. Put on new Cooper HT3's and still have a substandard spare. Don't want to mount License plate and plate light on the back of the trailer to mount an uncovered full size tire.
  7. Thanks for sharing what you know on this subject. In my case, my spare that came from the factory is a 16" tire but more narrow and slightly lower profile ratio. As I stated before, my tire guy say the 215 70 16 size tire is not really running On an LEII. A few companies make a C rated tire (max load rating of 1,875 LBS). I will follow up on your recommendation regarding John Davies mounting a full size tire without the tire cover. This will require a way to mouth the license plate and the plate light.
  8. I have hull number 124 produced in 2016. The spare tire size is 215 70 16. Apparently this tire size only comes as a 4 ply with a max weight limit of 750 lbs. This tire is pretty much is maxed out with a loaded LE II. The question: Will a full sized 225 75 16 trailer tire fit inside the fiberglass spare tire cover?
  9. Does anyone clean the trailer with clay after washing and before applying wax?
  10. The factory replied. They said the closet has a frame cross beam under the closet and putting 165-lbs in the bottom of the closet is ok. They did caution to be mindful of the additional tongue weight.
  11. John, good suggestion to ask the factory and a plywood base. I'm now thinking of making a milk crate like base with low sides for the water jugs
  12. I’m considering transporting 20 gallons of water or 160 lbs (four 5-gallon containers) on the closet floor. Does anyone know if concentrating this much weight (160 LBS) on the closet floor would be too much weight or create other concerns?
  13. Does anyone have experience running Cooper ten ply HT3 tires? Seems to be Cooper Tire's version of the original Michelin that came on the Oliver. https://coopertire.com/en-us/find-tires/all-tires/discoverer-ht3
  14. A camp next to us was running a Predator 3500 made by Harbor Freight/Chinese production. I have never trusted anything with a motor from Harbor Freight but was impressed with how incredibly quiet it ran. This combined with a $900 price tag may make the Predator worth investigating. To date, I have a hard time getting past my lack of confidence in the Harbor Freight brands. In the back of my mind I wonder if I'm being an equipment snob and the Predator could be a great value. I don't have any real experience with the Predator, but I have read some reviews and they seem liked by the reviewers and users. No doubt Honda has done a great job creating a brand that a lot of people trust and are willing to pay the extra $$... Can you trust a $900 Predator or do you need to spend $2,600 for peace of mind for the Honda 3200?
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