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  1. Bought some at EAA Airventure a couple years ago when they first came out. The rubber inserts protect from abrasion, so I can use them on an engine mount - where a standard nylon tie would be problematic. I haven’t used them on anything other than on the airplanes, but they would probably be useful in other applications. As you mentioned, they aren’t inexpensive.
  2. After a 5 1/2 hour PDI (Oliver had trouble programming the awning remotes), we headed back to Atlanta. Other than some very minor issues found during the PDI, the camper was in great shape. It has sat outside for a couple of months now, so I believe that any leaks would have been discovered. Arrived in Atlanta a little after 9 P.M. Managed to miss heavy traffic everywhere, except unusually heavy truck traffic in both lanes climbing Monteagle and a little more near Chattanooga. This trailer pulls quite nicely with our Tundra.
  3. Thanks for the information and your concern. Atlanta is home and we are quite used to the parking lot that is I-75/85. I'm pretty used to long days and towing, as well. I totally agree that an overnight shakedown is important. However, I have less than zero interest in setting up and taking down a new to me trailer in pouring down rain and lightning. So unless the weather guessers are wrong, we will camp another day and deal with any issues some other time.
  4. I'm too lazy to search so apologies if this has been answered already. We pick up our new LEII on Wednesday. The plan was to camp overnight in David Crockett - however 100% chance of thunderstorms forecast for the area for Wednesday and Thursday. Zero desire to camp under those conditions when it's not required. I know it's not the most prudent to skip the overnight, but we are only 5 hours from Hohenwald if we need to return the camper for repairs. I can fix most things, although we bought the Oliver in the (probably naive) hope that it will be relatively problem free. If it's not vastly superior to our Forest River motorhome, we won't keep it very long. So here is the question for my planning - those of you that picked up their Ollie recently - how long did you spend at Hohenwald on your PDI? I'm trying to determine if we can make it back home to Atlanta on the same day as the delivery. Given that we won't be camping, I expect we will spend additional time on the PDI. Thanks in advance.
  5. Seems to me a more "acceptable" answer might be - "it is for some, but might not be for others. You need to get in one and make that determination." Not everyone finds a small, wet bathroom acceptable.
  6. The Atwood Air Command is very quiet and more efficient than the standard Dometic units. Unfortunately, it appears that Dometic is slowly phasing them out, but there are still a few units available. We have one in our MBS motorhome and we love it. https://www.allrv.com/air-command-16k-btu-rv-ac Based on all of the complaints, I am planning a swap as soon as we get our Oliver next month. The Atwood is not low profile, but that is not really an issue for me.
  7. I'm curious why you would install plywood over the PVC? I understand plywood might have better retention of the screws, but the PVC is waterproof and some plywood generally is only water resistant.
  8. We have had a TST 507 system for 5 years for our motorhome and Toad (Honda Fit). We will use it for the Oliver as well. Oliver doesn't use the "china bombs" that many trailer manufacturers use, but I still think it's a great investment. TPMS wasn't required either on cars or trucks for many years, but it is a safety feature that has probably saved a few lives. I've had both the older B&W monitor, but upgraded to the newer color screen. Both work well.
  9. I love the LTV. Wish we had known about them before we bought our Forest River MBS motorhome. If we had, we probably would not have decided get rid of our FR MH and buy an Oliver (not yet delivered). The FR quality control was poor to non-existent, warranty service a cruel joke and build quality was poor - although probably average for mass produced RV's. Hope the Oliver turns out to be a better choice for us. I do trust my Toyota tow vehicle a lot more than either the FR or MBS chassis. As to the spare tire on the LTV, I thought there was a rack under the Sprinter chassis that will hold a spare? It's not easy to access at least on our 2015 model. I know FR has removed the spare tire/wheel on the newer chassis - primarily to save weight since they are building MH's that only have a few hundred pounds of cargo carrying capacity. We tow a Honda Fit behind our MH and the MBS chassis handles it fine. I do all maintenance myself, although admittedly the complex and very expensive emissions system has given some folks fits. Rear wheel sensors, too.
  10. That is great to hear. We also have a Tundra and will pick up our E2 some time in June. I'm buying an Anderson from another Oliver owner who no longer needs it and will probably convert it to the larger ball. As to a new Tundra, I'm waiting to see what late 2021 brings with the next generation. Twin turbo V6 I hear, although I really like the Lexus designed 5.7 V8 we have now.
  11. RV owners need more folks to take the manufacturers/dealers to task as this one Illinois couple did. https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/514144420-il-supreme-court-buyers-of-defective-rv-not-required-to-allow-dealer-to-fix-it-before-demanding-refund
  12. So John, how did you get an Atwood Air Command (quiet) a/c installed in your Oliver?
  13. With a few suspension updates, you can have that today. A little pricey, though. https://dieseltoys.com/tundra-diesel I have wanted a later model Land Cruiser 6 speed manual diesel for years.
  14. If you want something a little less harsh on the nose than Goof Off, try WD-40. It's a good adhesive remover and then can easily be cleaned up with denatured alcohol or even Simple Green.
  15. Hope this is not a sign of things to come. We are supposed to take delivery on May 5. We are spending as much on our Oliver trailer as we did on our Mercedes chassis motorhome. If quality control is slipping on the line due to COVID-19, then Oliver needs to shut down until this is under control. I will not be at all tolerant of shoddy QC given our previous experience with our motorhome.
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