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    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2017
  • Make
    Oliver
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    Legacy Elite II
  • Floor Plan
    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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    264

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  1. Now that the cancelled Oliver Rally is only a few days away, i’m curious how many Ollie owners are still planning camp at Guntersville SP? We will be there Fri around noon and depart Sometime Sun am. Looking forward to meeting those who decide to camp.
  2. Forgot to comment, Re slide drawers, with the post and beam setup, the bed is open on either side of the post. However, Once the weight is off the cover, the post gets removed for full bed access. With the side rail spacers, the entire bed remains open. Suggest you talk with DB to see if they have a solution to your questions. Perhaps they can custom engineer what you need.
  3. The ramps i have from DB are High strength aluminum, with welded cleats (the ramp’s ladder) spaced every 7”. The ramp is hinged at the center and opens to a length of 12’ 4”. The ramps have 3” high “side walls” to provide rigidity for the ramp and also serve as a boundary for the tires to track within. A UTV or ATV will walks right up the ramp and onto the DB cover with no problem, and though the first few experiences felt a little precarious due to the incline of the ramp, after a while it becomes second nature. (If i had a motorcycle to tie down on the cover, i’d Remove the windshield an
  4. Susan, the exterior covers are aluminum and the Internals and hardware are either stainless steel or zinc coated steel. I’d doubt that rust would be an issue but just to be sure I’d call DB to find out more specifics and get info about how they warranty against rust. Their customer service folks, especially Jason, know their stuff and shoot straight. The black finish seems extremely durable to me and i’m pretty heavy on it with storing ramps along with the utv, but i’m sure the shining aluminum would work and look great. Again, check with DB for better info.
  5. Susan, the exterior covers are aluminum and the Internals and hardware are either stainless steel or zinc coated steel. I’d doubt that rust would be an issue but just to be sure I’d call DB to find out more specifics and get info about how they warranty against rust. Their customer service folks, especially Jason, know their stuff and shoot straight. The black finish seems extremely durable to me and i’m pretty heavy on it with storing ramps along with the utv, but i’m sure the shining aluminum would work and look great. Again, check with DB for better info.
  6. The two DB doors (front and rear are hinged at a center panel. The center panel is attached to the truck bed with clamps. Once the center panel is secure, the door panels hinge to it. The doors are removable by uncoupling the hinges. The initial install took me about two hrs, which included unboxing, lining everything up and installing. I installed it by myself and It would have gone a lot faster with two people. If you call DB, they are great with solutions to storage and rigging questions, including racks, tie downs, ramps, etc. We went with the black textured finish, seems tough as nails
  7. We needed a solution for both secure storage and carrying capacity and decided on the Diamondback HD tonneau cover. It’s about as secure as it gets, has front and rear access panels, and carries 1600 lbs (Side x Side, motorcycle, etc). Extensions and loading ramps were part of the package. The setup is simple, and removes/installs easily.
  8. We are keeping our reservation and looking forward to meeting fellow Ollie folk ,,, from a distance, of course. Mac (Maridus and Connie, plus doodles Bentley and Doc)
  9. John, thank you for the safety reminders. Traveling through the open county in broad daylight (in Kansas, Ut, ID and Mt) where posted speed limits of 75-80 mph were common, and because the Ollie tows so smoothly with the Andersen system ... I evidently got too comfortable and anxious to put miles in the rear view and pushed it a bit. I didnt imagine that 5-10 mph would make that much difference for the LT Michelins on the Ollie but safety thresholds exist for a reason. Steve, thanks for the encouragement on the truck. I’ve had several great 1/2 ton gassers over the years, but the HD 2
  10. John, you’re too technically sophisticated for me! But I really like that about the things you share. The Seq was a 2019 Platinum 4X. We loved much about it. It could have worked had I wanted to “live with some of its drawbacks. I drove always in “tow/haul mode, and some in manual mode, but @ 75 mph the high revs and low mpg were a bit much. Like I said, <200 miles per tank meant constant eyes on the distance to the next gas station. A couple of time we cut it too close between fillips. Another major issue was the constant loading of and unloading of gear. We are looking fwd to havi
  11. Our Sequoia seemed a great All-around vehicle to haul us, or two 65 lbs dogs, the Ollie and various kinds of gear ... (the Ollie also functioned as The cargo carrier for generators, tables, chairs, etc... so it was a regular cycle of packing/unpacking that became a little monotonous on the stop and go overnighters. After 6000 miles from our home in Tn out West (Ks, Ut, Id, Wa, Mt, Wy, SD, Ne, Mo) we grew increasingly dissatisfied with the towing experience of the Seq. Previously we’d done flatland towing, within Tn and to Fl so all seemed great. We loved the roominess, ride and reliability
  12. Total length 27’/width 8.’ ladder from bumper to roof. 4 person dinette, OR, 2 recliners With flip side tables option. Shower stall/dry bathroom induction cooktop option larger tv 30% Larger windows in seating and sleeping areas, plus Add one above kitchen sink. Ducted Heat & A/C Keep twin and queen option with space convertible to multipurpose, like current. Develop or link to a custom shop that retrofits RV parts with marine-grade components (an Ollie package) Larger tanks Dry weight 6000lbs, gvw 8000lbs. Come up with a sus
  13. More to the story...I really wanted the Dodge Durango SRT, 8500 tow rating but it isn’t big enough to handle the dogs and stuff, the gas mileage is even worse than the Sequoia, the engine runs very hot and the exhaust a bit too loud for long hauls. And, my wife wanted the Grand Cherokee SRT, but it lacked charge lol space! Thus the Sequoia. Regards, Mac
  14. after 4 factory tours over 2 yrs, we we’re preparing to order a new Ollie but Out of curiosity prior to pulling the trigger we decided to look at the used market... we decided to save 25k (Tn sales tax 9.25%) and buy a lightly used 2017 LEII. It had the colors we wanted and all major options. The seller had other buyers lined up and wanted to move it. Thus we had to immediately buy a vehicle to tow it. We read reviews and drove several SUVs and decided on the 2109 Sequoia Platinum. The reasons weren’t very technical, we liked the color, my wife’s feet comfortably reached the pedals and floor
  15. A comment about our current experience with a tow vehicle. We have a 2019 Sequoia Platinum, dealer sold at 12500 under MSRP. It tows the LEII with no problem. The 5.7 guzzles fuel, 9-10 mpg. Non hitched it gets 15-17). It works well for us as a daily driver (comfortable, quiet) but especially well for trips. The cargo space is ginormous. If they made one, a diesel Sequoia 9k towing capacity would be great.
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