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ahattar last won the day on December 29 2019

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  1. What a bunch of thugs those moderators are! 😀
  2. I will post what I can when everything is finalized and I know the ball is rolling. I will be moving on from the brand and Oliver will be helping me do that. I'm trying to be as reasonable as possible and I'm confident they'll do the same. More to come later, thanks.
  3. Final update: Oliver is stepping up to make things right so we can all move on. We're all disappointed but its for the best at this point. Take care.
  4. Ok, weeks later got my trailer back. Wasn't the smoothest process getting the gel coat from Oliver which ultimately delayed things 10 days. Part Covid part poor communication. Ultimately though the repairs look good. I'm definitely not happy with the entire situation but at the end of the day I believe in the people at Oliver still. One of the owners reached out and was very understanding of my frustration and I don't get the feeling he was just humoring me. I will leave it at this. My Service Writer made it a point to say how helpful Jason in service was during the process. They are a
  5. Ok, so a residential mini split. I installed a Fujitsu in my guest house a couple of years ago. Problem is the exterior unit is huge to be carrying around. I haven't seen any small versions but I've never looked. Other problem is when you need heat the most, the sun is generally not out for very long. I just don't see how you could power it in cold temps. I've installed wood stoves in a truck camper and my last 18' trailer. That has been by far the best solution for cold weather camping. I've spent only 3 weeks in my Oliver so far and it was barely below freezing and I was already miss
  6. Not all Aussie suspension is super robust. Cruisemaster makes an independent setup for highway use and one for like fire road type stuff. I think you might be surprised on pricing. You don't have to get crazy burly articulating setups. They come with the choice of drum or disc too. https://cruisemaster.com.au/cruisemaster-crs2/ Nice thing about a totally separate water tank for us is that we often pump out of rivers. 9 out of 10 camp spots for us are on the water. Having them completely separate would allow you to use your UV filter less for drinking water. In the current 32 gall
  7. I looked at the Brueder too but decided I couldn't justify it because it wouldn't really fit my needs. I think the Kedron Caravans look the biz if I'm making a wish list. Problem is none of the Ausi trailers are good in the cold. My plan is to make the Oliver handle rough dirt roads and the occasional pucker worthy obstacles. The Cruisemaster XT with airbags should be pretty great as well as their hitch. If we weren't planning to travel full time for a few years, I would have bought a shorter trailer but as you know there aren't a lot of choices. I could see taking an 18' trailer just ab
  8. That's what they think but I won't confirm until I get it back and have no leaks for a while. It's what we originally thought it was but they also removed and reinstalled the window to make sure. When the window was removed they hose tested the awning brackets and could see the water coming down between the shells at the window opening. That silly bulb seal design causes water to pool on the brackets so that had to be replaced. The dealer says they did it twice because the water was pooling instead of draining off to one end. The second try is when he fell off the ladder. I'm not sure it
  9. Just an update to this per Overlands request. Oliver is still working to get things sorted. I'm going to do my best to give them the benefit of the doubt as long as they value my time and hassle with all of this. One of the Olivers called me yesterday which shows effort so I'll call him back on Monday. The leak is supposedly fixed but I still haven't been able to get the trailer back because the guy fell off the ladder when he was putting my awning back on. Scratched up the side of the trailer so now its been in the body shop for a week. Can't blame Oliver but these are the kinds of thin
  10. I've seen many of you ask for better suspension, hitches, etc. to make this thing more like an Aussie trailer, why hasn't anyone done it? Who would pay more if Oliver had some of this stuff as options? Suspension: Cruisemaster components are used on a lot of the top Australian caravans (check out Zone RV) and we can get the stuff in the US fairly easily. The fact that Oliver uses a steel subframe that bolts to the aluminum chassis actually makes it a fairly simple build as long as you can jig it up to get it aligned properly. https://cruisemaster.com.au/suspensions/ Obviously th
  11. I appreciate your honesty and opinion overland. I guess my problem is I didn't sign up to be an experiment like probably a lot of the early buyers did. I was not compensated in the form of a discount, I purchased a premium priced trailer with no dealer network. I'm sure the early units cost quite a bit less. I guess it just comes down to if it was anything other than a sizeable water leak, it probably would have been annoying but palatable. The other things like step pieces falling off or broken fiberglass trim pieces or the floor bubbling up, etc, etc. can all be forgiven but you still g
  12. Again, nobody expected perfection, just a camper that keeps me as dry as one of my tents! I also don't see this as complaining, more of an informative post so maybe those who do expect perfection now won't. Also, at 600 units, the vast majority is a phrase that might not be useable. The small sample size and almost everyone on this post having some sort of quality control issues might be an alarming statistic. Should be anyway. My $70k
  13. I think this is almost like a political conversation at this point. There are those who are just trying to be objective and get to better results for the benefit of all parties, then there are those that are so emotionally charged that no ill can ever be spoken. Oliver has made folks feel like family which is great, but families argue when someone is not pulling their weight or even worse they are passive aggressive and they never speak again. Again, I know Oliver is watching, should be interesting to see if they reach out or if they just hide behind Jason in service. I'm only posting beca
  14. I'd be less happy losing 10k after one trip unfortunately. Is what it is at this point, I just won't be able to fully recommend the brand to folks. Funny thing is the day before I found the leak, I showed the trailer to a couple that ended up putting a deposit down. Would have been interesting to see what would have happened if we discovered it together. Lucky Oliver.
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