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katanapilot last won the day on August 25 2022

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  1. Plastic vs. stainless steel. I would choose the more durable option since it seems like the cheap stuff always breaks at the most inopportune time. Sorry, I just don't understand the nickle and diming that some folks do on a $70K + trailer.
  2. I would say it's a little premature to declare that this is a good move. It may well turn out to be, no one really knows at this point.
  3. I’m trying to understand how a bad brake controller can affect left to right side braking. I thought the controller provided a single wire output that was then branched to all brakes. Can someone elaborate and explain this to me please? Thanks.
  4. Saw an Ollie today on I-75N near the Atlanta Hartsfield airport. F-150 TV, Florida tags, Ollie tag "Ramble", I think. If this was you, sorry about the awful Atlanta traffic. Pretty much every day anymore.
  5. We saw one Oliver yesterday as we were entering Camp Scholler. Who all is here? We are in the 24 hour generator area. Leaving Wednesday morning headed to Isle Royale and Voyaguers NP.
  6. Exactly. Doable with the Ollie, but not recommended. Road is quite messy, especially if wet. Take extra fuel unless your TV has really long legs. Yukon River Camp was out of fuel the day we passed through - so I'm glad we had Jerry Cans with extra fuel. It would have been very tight to make it up and back in our small tank supercharged Tundra.
  7. As did I even before swapping to the much quieter and lower current draw Houghton/RecPro. No issues and never tripped a breaker.
  8. That's quite interesting, since Costco sells trailer tires. https://www.costco.com/atv-golf-trailer-tires.html
  9. We have Rock Tamers on our 2011 Tundra. I had contemplated installing 3M film or Rhino on the nose of the Ollie before our trip to Alaska. Decided we could do Rhino afterwards if we ended up with rock chips. Given the Alaska portland cement that sticks to everything (those of you that have driven the Alcan and other roads know what I'm talking about) - we didn't see the chips that were happening until we got home and cleaned up the Ollie. The Rock Tamers didn't quite do the job. The rock chips aren't terrible and if they bother me a lot, we will do the Rhino. If you will be bothered by rock chips and you are driving a bunch of unimproved roads - you will need something additional besides Rock Tamers.
  10. Looks like fun. There is an airport near us (privately owned, public use) that is also a Harvest Host location. Great restaurant on the field. For those in the Atlanta area, it's worth a stop. We fly to it every couple of weeks for breakfast or lunch. https://www.peachstateaero.com/
  11. You burned out a Cyclo? I didn't think that was possible. I have one and it seems to be indestructible. I watched some young guys polish an entire DC-3 with an old Cyclo and they said the same thing.
  12. We did not take the Ollie to McCarthy. We left it at the campground in Glenallen and stayed at the lodge in Kennicott. The lodge is pricey, but it was a good experience. The trailer probably would have been fine, but we did not want to risk it based on reports of the condition of the McCarthy road. I'm not sure where you would camp along the way - maybe others will weigh in on that.
  13. Nice work John. Even us non-A&P's can do reasonably nice work too, I think... Dymo Rhino heat shrink tubing label makers are pretty inexpensive. I sprung for one for security system labeling and ended up using it on the two airplane builds.
  14. Two ways that I know of. Use Google advanced search or in your search bar use "search term here + site:olivertraveltrailers.com" (don't use the + sign).
  15. For those of you fortunate enough to own a LC/LX and find yourself somewhat lacking in HP or torque, Magnuson does make a supercharger kit for some models with the 5.7 V8. I have it on my Tundra and it has eliminated any issues of diesel envy. Does require premium fuel but I assume the Lexus version already requires it. Not an inexpensive upgrade, but given that the LC/LX can last 500k miles, not a bad investment either.
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