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Everything posted by Patriot

  1. Welcome to the forum! Now is a great time to dive into Oliver University and the videos. Read as much on the forum and ask questions. We are very happy with our Oliver - Everything we need and nothing we don’t.
  2. Welcome to the forum! Ask lots of questions as there is a lot of collective knowledge and know how here. Make sure you take a deep dive into Oliver University for lots of helpful info and videos. Our Oliver Travel Trailer is everything we need and nothing we don’t! Patriot🇺🇸
  3. I have had no issue with decomposition or cutting of my zip ties in 4 years post install. I do inspect them regularly when I wash our Oliver so far all good. Another reason for zip ties is most wire will usually rust. Rust stains eventually land on the roof. I suppose SS wire might work.
  4. Zip ties allow me to just look up and see that nothing has changed at a glance. 👍🏻
  5. I use zip ties and they have worked well for the last 4 years. Absolutely zero issues with loose knobs. I inspect them regularly and so far all good. I think @ScubaRx recommended just using a new bolt and nyloc nut and you never need to worry about loose solar panel knobs again.
  6. Before plunking down between $60 and $80,000k depending on the YM you find: If I were looking for a used Oliver, the first thing I would want to see is a detailed spread sheet of what maintenance was performed by who and when? This would include receipts for the work completed. If you are not familiar with travel trailers maybe hire a reputable RV inspector to check everything. Kinda think of it as purchasing a second home. These trailers are not overly complicated machines, but they do require a fair amount maintenance and care. I would suggest you take a look at the owners manual for the year model you are considering in Oliver University. This will give you a great start on what owners should be inspecting and maintaining. If you find a used well kept Oliver, you may want to call the Oliver Service Center and see if they have a record of maintenance on the Hull#. Of course this forum is full of really valuable information and a great group of owners to help you with your decision on purchasing new or used. Ask away! When we purchased our Oliver new in 2020, our sales rep told us that the twin bed model is their most popular model/best seller. Four years later as of yesterday we took delivery of Hull #634. We are convinced Oliver is the best Travel Trailer made and are grateful to own one. All the best with your decision and happy hunting!
  7. @MAX Burner An excellent idea escaping the heat! The east cost is now under a so called “heat dome” as the media likes to package it. D and the pups look pretty chill and relaxed. Great photos and it sounds like a great time Art! Thanks for sharing the pics especially with old glory flying high! Rally on Brother! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
  8. @DunnYet Same closet rod connectors as @MAX Burner. I bet a quick call to Oliver Service would get you exactly what you need to install the closet bar. Oliver Service is great about shipping fairly quickly in my experience. 👍🏻
  9. My only point was that Truma is not likely going to sell the soft start to the general public. At least that is my understanding from the techs briefing at the rally. Of course this could change. I am not so sure what if any value your comment brings to this discussion since you don’t own a Truma AC and you have no dog in the fight. Just simply passing along some hopefully helpful information to assist another member about what I learned from the Truma tech and Oliver Service at the Rally.
  10. @Rolind @JBurton At this year’s Oliver Rally the Truma Tech Dave Lehman announced at the Truma presentation that only Truma trained techs and Oliver TT Service Centers techs would be authorized to install the new Truma soft start on Olivers. My SWAG is it may not be available for DIY installation as doing so will likely cancel out the soft start 2 yr factory warranty.
  11. Johnny, Thanks for the in depth update/report. As an fyi: I spoke to Mike at Oliver Service this past week and they do not have the Aventa soft start available for sale and install yet.
  12. One on each side of our twin beds just below the reading lights on the pillow end. Perfect place to store our reading glasses 👓 and I phone.
  13. Great work and you knocked it out! Now enjoy your trip! 👍🏻👍🏻
  14. A handy shelf for an iPhone or glasses. We installed two. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WQ2PCT7?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  15. I believe @topgun2 recommended this mod to me early on. Just inside the door has proven to be a super handy place to hang our keys. The shelf on top is where our mini flashlight lives. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0154HAWHE?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1
  16. @Steve Morris Sounds like a quick fix! 👍🏻
  17. Charging cube - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D25RSWX?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1
  18. Galley power strip, makes plugging in appliances much easier. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P889FHQ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  19. Frig thermometer - there is a gaggle of them out there. This one works for us. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RN7Z2RT?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  20. This is the jack cover we use and it has served us well. It may or may not fall into the bucket of inexpensive depending on your budget. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MHYCGJN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
  21. Congrats on your successful trip and thanks for sharing the great photos. You both will look back and talk about your adventures and cherished memories together for years to come. Awesome and good on you!
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