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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2008
  • Model
    Legacy Elite
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    Standard Floor Plan
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    12

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  1. And, I just reread your post. Tpms is a must, for me. Even if it's not integrated. We use the tst sensors system.
  2. Some of my favorite sites may surprise others. Then again, not. Costco: tires, camping pants, jackets, Scott's toilet paper, various food items along the way . Biggest savings, gasoline. We watch for Costco along the highway, in US and Canada. Always 6 cents a gallon better, sometimes 30 cents better. In Iceland, a whopping 80 cents a gallon, at least.. Amazon Prime. Who doesn't go there? I've bought everything from solar panels, to shrink wrap connectors and o rings, plus many odd bits here. Love the free shipping. Even when sending to a neighboring address. IKEA oranizers. Floormats. Rugs. Coffee mugs. Comforters and pillows. Bandages. Veggie meatless balls. Big one: The big blue bags that haul groceries, laundry, firewood, etc. And so much more. Aldi. Aldi has totally stepped up its organic game, and gluten free game, for grocery shopping. Plus all the cool weekly buys-- camping chairs, mattress pads, cookware, portable butane burner, boot trays, storage containers, etc etc... The fun of following the aldi ads . In Australia, we saw a porta pott on sale at Aldi. Haven't seen that here, but our 10 year old camping chairs from Aldi USA are doing great . Camping world store: often our last resort. But, sometimes, the handiest spot, as they pop up every 100 to 200 miles along the east coast.
  3. When we had our three way fridge, even if we were home, I'd start up the fridge on gas, unless we had a lot of time before departure. Adsorption fridges are designed to primarily run on gas. So, cooling always seemed faster, from 80 or 90 degrees in Florida. Once it has acheivrd temperature, electric 110 operation is maintenance., and fine. But, we almost never have electrical hookups, so take it for what it's worth. BTW, Which water heater do you have? Our old one ran on electricity or gas. We always ran on gas, (again, because we almost never have an electric hookup), but others enjoyed free electricity at campsites to provide hot water, as well. If you camp often with hookups, by all means, use them. Sherry
  4. Most of the rvs we deliver have the option of rear view camera always on, as does our car . This feature is awesome. I agree with Dave. Someday, it will be mandated. For now, adapt it if you can.
  5. If you have electrical service at your campsite, feel free to run the fridge on 110, or auto. I suspect topgun was talking about running the fridge on 110, or even 12v , when running on generator. If you're on generator power, the best way to run your three way fridge is on gas. Then, the only electrical draw from the fridge is the board, and the electronic igniter, saving power for the a/c , charging your battery, and other devices. A three way generally cools down faster on gas. On electric, its a power hog. Imo, the 12v operation is a battery killer. Sherry
  6. Thanks for that catch. Good thread that bears rereading.
  7. Welcome aboard! There are a lot of sailors in our group. Some current, some former. I personally think it's because we all get the fiberglass hull thing. Our fiberglass boat is 41 on its last birthday. Our Ollie is a mere 12. But, both are hull number 12. I'd love to see photos of your cruising adventures. Especially New Zealand and Australia. We've flown out, and camped extensively, but the boat has never made it that far. 🙃 it has spent its life in the Caribbean, and Florida. I truly think you'll love the Oliver. Most sailors do. It's still 12 volt life, small space life. But definitely easier for two to handle than a cruising sailboat, imo. And far less maintenance. Sherry
  8. Years ago, I compromised in setting up our closet. We wanted more shelves, but we often have a need to hang some clothes, as well. I bought a Skubb hanging organizer, and a bunch of fabric skubb boxes at IKEA. It takes up maybe a third of the hanging space in the closet, and I can roll tshirts, underwear, etc. and keep the in the fabric boxes on the fabric "shelves." Works pretty well. I also use larger Skubb boxes in the overhead cabinets to corrall lightweight items ( plastic containers, cracker boxes, etc) to keep them from shifting around. The fabric "boxes" are light, collapsible, and easily removed and rearranged.
  9. Chloed, what year is your trailer,? We just changed out the lens to amber on our 2008. And changed the bulb to led type. Somewhere in time (2016? Maybe), Oliver changed providers for the porchlight. Our old Bargman is still working, 12 years later. But, you may have a totally different lamp. Sherry
  10. Well, you said you're on shore power, so low power limiting isn't the factor. Plus , your blower comes on Any of you with the newer furnace with ideas?
  11. Yup. Composters need not worry. Lol.
  12. A number of campgrounds offer "honey wagon" service. An atv or truck with a fitted tank comes by and collects the contents of your waste tanks. Nice euphemism, huh?
  13. On the road, I see a lot of blue boys lashed to rv ladders. They don't weigh much, when they're empty. 35 to 50 pounds. Your bike hitch should probably work, with a lightweight tray. Ps, i hope you got one of the four wheelers. 30 plus gallons of waste is a lot to haul by walking to the dumpsite. Sherry
  14. I came across this review and test of the Jackery 500. Max input from solar is a100 watt panel. Probably not possible to recharge in a single day, if you ran it down by 400 watts, because of the slow rate of charge. Looks like you'd have to get some additional charge from the truck battery, or an ac outlet, to cycle through that much power, daily, Steve. Mirna, that seems to be the common complaint on all the battery packs/solar generators. They're great for small devices, and an emergency backup, but their charging time is generally quite slow. Probably for safety reasons, as high speed charging generates a lot of heat, that has to be managed. The solar panel test begins around 20:45 in this video. Sherry
  15. According to their website, looks you must use the truck pumps. I didnt call to verify, as I don't have diesel.
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