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C&MCurrie

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  1. We use this one. Works great and is very compact for a compressor type dehumidifier.
  2. Well, I explored the possibility of installing my inverter in the rear upper corner as Oliver does, but wasn’t comfortable with that location. So, after some rearranging of wiring, I managed to make a suitable area for it to be mounted below the dinette seating. It will power a dedicated outlet under the bed. I don’t plan on using it much, but as the say it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
  3. I want to install a 1200w inverter in my Elite I. Can’t seem to find enough room under the bench access panels near batteries. Where does the factory install the optional Xantrex inverter during construction in the smaller Elite I?
  4. Everything is done from the outside unless you opt for the defrost/air circulation fans mounted inside the refrigerator on the ceiling.
  5. Is it permissible on this forum to offer up our driveway for a couple of overnight stays to fellow Oliver owners who might be traveling through our area? We are contemplating being hosts on Boondockers Welcome but haven’t committed yet. We have a large driveway with 30 amp rv receptacle and water, and live 2 miles from an awesome beach.
  6. You’re exactly right. Doesn’t matter what heat source is selected. Protects system when past the absorption refrigerator level requirements. Again, I installed it for peace of mind extra level of safety. Worth the cost in my opinion. If, in the future, when the frig needs replacement, I’ll will suck it up and pay for a 12v compressor refrigerator. Apparently with the Elite I, the shower wall has to be removed in order to remove and replace refrigerator. I’ll happily pay Oliver to do it. Not something I want to attempt myself.
  7. The fans are not weather proof as far as I know. However, I have not seen a significant amount of water entering through the frig vents while traveling in rainy weather. When washing the trailer I try to be careful with hose and not direct water upward into the vents. When installing upper fan I used 20 gauge wire to extend the leads off the ARP module to the fan. Yes, when sitting under the awning the fans can be heard occasionally. More so on very hot days. Not too annoying though. There are 2 temperature sensors. One is mounted against one of the horizontal tubes that zig zag on rear of refrigerator and the other is behind the heat shield on I guess what you would call the boiler tube. The instructions are very specific where to mount probes on the tubes. Especially the boiler tube. Have had the system for a year now with zero issues. After installation, there is nothing else that needs to be done. Comes on automatically when refrigerator is powered up.
  8. Installation was easy. Hardest part was deciding where and how to mount vent fans. Used double sided VHB tape along with a long screw for added support on the upper fan and zip tied lower fan on vent panel. Would liked to have centered lower fan left to right but space constraints dictated mounting to the left.
  9. I installed the system last year as an extra measure of safety. Added benefit are the 2 fans that come with it , one mounted in upper and lower outside vents. I opted for 2 additional interior fans that help keep internal temperature uniform. So far, so good. Fridge has operated flawlessly even in very hot weather.
  10. I want to say it cycles every 4 to 6 minutes which I think is normal. I’ll have to wait until June to really challenge the a/c. We’re going camping at Trimble Park in Mount Dora, FL. Temps probably will be in the 90’s with high humidity.
  11. I recently installed the Houghton 9.5 in my Elite and later decided to move the temperature probe located inside the a/c so that it protrudes about 3 inches into the cabin. The set temp now correlates almost exactly to actual cabin temp. Before, if I wanted the cabin temp the be maintained at 72 degrees I’d have to set the temp well below 72. Much more pleased now on how it functions.
  12. I’d like to offer another alternative to replacing the white weather seal. I just painted mine with SEM ColorCoat spray paint specially developed for flexible vinyl. I had a half full can of satin black from a previous project. Turned out beautifully but I guess time will tell how well it holds up.
  13. I just removed the PD9160AL 60 amp converter/charger from my Elite I and installed the PD9145AL 45 amp so I can use my EU1000i to top off batteries when needed. The EU1000i could not power up the 60amp version without overloading. I have the EU2200i as well but prefer lugging around the smaller generator.
  14. Thanks to everyone’s kind words. The two stacked covers are the satellite and cable tv coax connections. Below are the links to the hatch and suction cup shower head holder. I also added a stainless sliding latch to cover to prevent it from unscrewing while in transit. Probably overkill, but gives me peace of mind. http://keehui Marine 316 Stainless Steel http://OUO Suction Cup Shower Head... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y1WB59Q?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
  15. Thought I’d share a recent mod I completed on the outside battery/shower compartment door. We use the outside shower quite a bit and do not like the fact that the battery compartment door has to remain open in order to utilize the outside shower. So I installed a small marine grade access hatch through which I can feed the shower head through and close the door. Works beautifully!
  16. At the end of this month we will be taking our Elite I to Cades Cove in the Smokey Mountains for a 7 day stay. It will be our first trip since picking up camper in March, hull 765. We are so excited! Perhaps we will see a few other Ollies there, who knows. Any Cades Cove campground tips from others who have camped there?
  17. Very exciting and beautiful photo! We pick up our Elite I Wednesday March 25th (hull 765) and are staying at the Natchez Trace rv campground for 3 nights. Apparently Davey Crockett is full, some sort of convention is going on.
  18. Electrically both scenarios accomplish the exact same thing.
  19. The Elite 1 tray is apparently 14x14, which will accommodate 2 Battleborn batteries, it’s the height I’m worried about. Battery height is 9” and height from tray to ceiling of compartment is a little over 9”, so looks like they will fit (?).
  20. Can any newer Elite 1 owners confirm that 2 Battleborn batteries will fit without modifications to battery compartment tray?
  21. Anyone have experience with the Redport wifi range extender? All reviews/videos seem to be positive. Thanks.
  22. Can’t comment on its tow characteristics as we don’t have our Elite 1 yet, but we will be using our 2018 GMC Canyon. The tow ratings fall well within the Elite 1 weight. Hope it won’t feel too strained towing the trailer.
  23. Awesome photo. That’s the kind of scenery we’re looking forward to. Any one have pics from the North West? Our son attends UW in Seattle. We’re already mapping out our trip from North West Florida to Seattle. Should be epic.
  24. Perfect, except I want one that shows every day as “Saturday “.
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