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  1. We also have two agms in the truck bed powered by a 100w solar panel and controller on the truck topper roof rack. Stand alone system not hooked to truck electrical. Powers a dometic chest fridge nicely.
  2. I just use my hand to sense the temp difference between gas and liquid. Hasnt let me down yet. Also have a ir light temp guage which I would think would work too.
  3. Saw my first 2022 Tundra in person today. Cement, Limited crew. Owner tows a 27’ Airstream and says it handles well both on flat and in Mtns (lives near Big Bear). Have to admit that it is not as butt ugly in person as it was in print. Grill not as billboard-ish in person.
  4. Quartzsite iss filling up in preparation for the RV Show, but its still possible to find solitude in the desert amongst thousands of other boondockers. Near Dome Rock
  5. CONGRATS! We took delivery of Hull #898 on Sept 21. 100 trailers delivered in 4 months time! Not bad enjoy your new Ollie.
  6. Maybe check with the local lowrider club. They do make 16” lowrider wheels in 6 lug. 😆
  7. Boondocking in Quartzsite, AZ. Found a nice spot at Hi Jolly and a open mic session broke out on the rear deck of the neighbor’s RV. Its amazing the things you can find away from hookups.
  8. UPDATE: After having been on the road now since Dec 12, first in NM and now AZ I am happy to report that there still seem to be open spots for those of us who like to fly by the seat of our pants, not making reservations far in advance. We have camped in NM And AZ State Parks, private campgrounds, National Parks and boondocked at our usual spots without having yet been turned away. Asking the Rangers and Camp Hosts about cancellations, group sites, overflow and Un-used camp volunteer sites has worked for us the few times where there were not vacant sites available. Glad to see that at least in the SW the campgrounds do not seem to packed solid this year.
  9. Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ. What a beautiful park
  10. What a surprise to find four other Ollies at our favorite AZ State Park the day after we arrived. Great to meet new Ollie owners and reconnect with some we met last year, before we had our Ollie. Ollie owners are really nice people.
  11. The Bigfoot 25b25fb has a queen bed, dinette that makes into a queen and a jackknife couch as another bed. This was the trailer which I would have bought, save for tje fack I am 6’6” tall and the bigfoots have max headroom of 6’4”. Before COVID hit this could have been purchased new from the dealer in Denver for $50k. Now, it seems a lot of other dealers are selling these at MSRP+ ($75k). If they can find a used one or work with Trailer World in Denver they might get one closer to the $55k mark. Bigfoot is a nicely built trailer and they will work with you on some customizations (per Grant, the owner). Absent Bigfoot, Lance makes a nice camper, but most have slides. best wishes to them in their search, just stay away from the big three (Thor, Forest River and Heartland) unless they get a screaming deal and treat it as a disposable asset.
  12. If you go the route of a truck topper, I recommend getting the awning side window option. One of my trucks toppers has the option and the other does not. One makes it simple to access items in the middle or front of the bed without either unloading everything or crawling in the bed and over everything.
  13. We love the design of the Oliver and being able to back into some great views. What is the view out of your rear window? Please post your pics! Elephant Butte State Park, NM
  14. Love the idea and location. Lack of cell signal not an issue. Timing for us is not good as we will not be back in CO then. Have fun!
  15. We have the outdoor package with lp outlets and 30 gal tanks. Also have the typical lp firepit. It is ok but not a wood fire. For a bit of a change we also travel with a very small lp firepit I made out of a surplus .50 cal ammo can. It shoots a nice flame and the lava rocks and hose are latched under the lid securely for transport. It is also easy to transport along with a 5 lb lp tank if you want to bring the fire to someone else’s campsite
  16. I really like the fully painted gunmetal ones, or even the fully painted black ones. Very classy
  17. Our delivery date remained as quoted by Oliver.
  18. We love the shiny, white interior. So much so that we ordered ours with white counters. The shiny, white interior provides a wonderful, contrasting backdrop for whatever pictures, etc you place on the walls. Just to be clear, we are coming from a vintage camper with lots of windows with rich, oak veneer ceiling, walls and fixtures. Worried we would miss the warmth of wood, this has been deemed unfounded. We love our Ollie!
  19. This is how I did it. Cheap faucet line from Ace and the cut-off bottom from a antifreeze jug. No squirt, splash or mess to clean up.
  20. This is what we carry. Does everything we need on the road. Cannot imagine us needing the capacity and volume of a pancake compressor, given what we would need to offload to accommodate the additional weight/space. https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Compact-Inflator-Charger-Battery/dp/B08GY93W7H/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=milwaukee+m12+air+compressor+battery&qid=1638370806&sr=8-4
  21. Wow, that’s a screaming deal. Purchased ours direct from RVLock for $198 and thought that was a good price on a related note, there was a stripped stud on the upper lock mechanism on our lock and RVLock was very quick to respond to my warranty email and send out a replacement part free of charge along with excellent instructions on how to replace the defective part Highly recommend this company
  22. Welcome to the forum and to your future Ollie. We too came from a 12v compressor fridge background, running a Dometic 35CFX on 100W solar and 160aH of AGMs. When deciding on options for our Ollie I asked but was told there were no 12v compressor fridge options, so ours too was delivered with the standard 3-way. After using the standard fridge on propane I can honestly say I like it. It keeps frozen items frozen and cold items cold and does not use much propane in doing so. We still have the dometic in the tow vehicle, powered by the same standalone solar and battery setup and are using it is a backup freezer. As for additional gray water storage, we carry three 6 gal water jugs in the tow vehicle. Two are marked for gray and provide additional 12 gal capacity where we cannot legally empty to the ground with a garden hose (we also have the composting toilet, so no black water). The third container is for potable water only and is used to ferry fresh water to the trailer where it is added to the fresh tank thru the boondock port at the rear. This Forum is great and we learned a lot before and after placing our order, refining the options we wanted through experience of others and asking questions
  23. We have the Ollie insured with Good Sam Insurance, tow vehicle is insured by another company. Colorado Good Sam quote was something like $700/yr. Full Replacement coverage. They tried to sell me insurance for tow vehicle and other vehicles in household but I declined. Something is not adding up with the quote they gave you. I hope you get it sorted. If you live in CO and will register the trailer there, wait til you find out how much the State wants for annual registration. That'll flip your other sock.
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