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BillATX last won the day on December 18 2020

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  1. I picked up my trailer from storage today and followed the de-winterization process, described in the recent post from the service dept. Trailer is brand new 2021 Elite 1. This is our first RV of any kind (we are RV rookies). I took delivery the first week of February and spent 3 nights on my way back home to central TX and a couple of more days parked in front of my house trying to learn the systems. In preparation for the winter storm, I winterized the trailer. I drained all of my lines and tanks the best I could. I added the pink RV antifreeze, turned off all components drawi
  2. I just measured my 2021 Elite 1 battery tray. It is approximately 14" wide x 14" deep, with a 9" tall opening (to enable pulling out the battery tray). Thus, I think two Lithionics or two Battleborn batteries would fit according to the dimensions shared by @Starshine above. I have the AGM batteries in my new trailer and will keep them until they are no longer sufficient or wear out. Thanks for all of the valuable info.
  3. Full Disclosure - I am a NEWBIE RV owner. I have owned our Ollie (Elite 1) for less than a month. With that said, I just recently had all of the questions you listed above and here are my thoughts. I hope this helps, but there are experienced contributors to this forum who generously share their knowledge. I am planning on getting the Andersen ultimate trailer gear package for leveling, chocking and pads for stabilizer jacks. Would I need anything else? The Andersen's are easy to use. I also got these stabilizer blocks and these chocks. I have read that a water filter is
  4. @Carl Hansen I also have an Elite 1. I just picked it up last week in Hohenwald and spent 3 nights on my way home to central TX. The nighttime lows reached the mid 20s to mid 30s each night. I had full hookups each night and used a small (750W) space heater for two nights. Each of those nights I set the thermostat between 60 and 65 degrees. The furnace never kicked on when using the small electric heater. Here is the heater I used. https://amzn.to/3aVFTxr Happy trails.
  5. UPDATE on the Tundra (4WD, SR5, with 5.7L V8) The Tundra pulls the smaller Elite 1 great. The larger gas tank, the bigger engine, make the tow actually pretty pleasant. I am really happy I upgraded the tow vehicle.
  6. Made it back home yesterday in time for the game. Still learning how to tow it, but getting better. Really enjoying this little trailer. Only 2 "issues" with the Ollie so far: (1) rear back-up camera became loose during a storm. (2) center cap from one of my wheels cracked. Both are/were easy and cheap fixes. ANOTHER QUESTION: How do you know when your fresh and gray tanks are completely empty? I though I had completely emptied both tanks prior to towing, but I did notice my truck jerking/lurching a bit when towing. When I got to my destination, I noticed the fresh and gray ea
  7. My (2021 Elite 1) tires appear to be balanced. They have the weights on the inside of the rim. It appears that Oliver does recommend balancing our tires. From the Owners Manual: 1.5.6. TIRE BALANCE AND WHEEL ALIGNMENT: To avoid vibration or shaking of the vehicle when a tire rotates, the tire must be properly balanced. This balance is achieved by positioning weights on the wheel to counterbalance heavy spots on the wheel-and-tire assembly.
  8. Not sure about other years or the Elite 2, but on my 2021 Elite 1, the Oliver owners manual says 80 PSI, the sticker on the side of the trailer says 80 PSI. The tires themselves read max cold pressure of 85 PSI. My trailer was delivered with Cooper Dicoverer HT3 tires.
  9. @Carl Hansen - I got the solar pro package. I still do not fully understand how well 230 W of solar power will charge two 6V AGM batteries, or how long the batteries will keep me powered. (Heck, I do not understand what my power needs are yet.) But I wanted the coach to be set up for solar and now I have an external Zamp plug (directly into the batteries) and, perhaps later, I can upgrade to lithium, if needed. Also - @SeaDawg strongly recommended that I install solar. If I have learned one thing on this forum, it is to listen to @SeaDawg. I will need a lot more time without shore po
  10. TESTING SO FAR (the past two days) - 1. I have connected water and tested pressure from kitchen faucet and bath. I have installed a basic Camco blue water filter and a Valterra brass pressure regulator (with the adjustable dial). I have found no leaks, but not sure I would since the leaks would likely be between the inner and outer shells. I also installed the Oliver-supplied quick connects on the white supply hose and the city water and fresh tank inlets. QUESTION - for those of you that use the quick connects, do you have a cap that covers the inlets while you are travelling? Roa
  11. Making my way back to Central TX after 2 nights at David Crockett. I am currently camped at the Clear Springs campground on Wright Patman lake near Texarkana. Thanks @Mike and Carol for the recommendation. All is good in Ollie-land.
  12. Pick up day was long... I am currently camped at Davey Crockett Park. Yesterday I drove from Austin and stayed in a VRBO near Henderson. Drove to Hohenwald this morning and took a factory tour this morning. Lunch in Hohenwald at Southern Skillet, and then back to the Sales and Service office for payment, and walk-through. Walk-through took a little more than 3 hours. I left the Oliver Sales and Service facility at 4:30. I made a quick stop at the local auto parts store and I drove a portion of the Natchez Trace to the Davey Crocket park. Beautiful drive. Arrived at the park after da
  13. I am pleased to report that hull #735 has been launched. Elite 1 (shorty). Pics to follow. Wife and I are from Austin, TX. We are first-time RVers. Looking to see our country from a different perspective. We would love to meet other Oliver owners on the road. We have already benefitted so much from this forum and the generous members of this community. Thank you to all of you in this community who have helped us get to this point. I am grateful for your advice, expertise, and inspiration. @Mike and Carol (fellow Texans) recommended a place to stay on our journey back to
  14. @SeaDawg - Do you recommend a 1" or 2" topper? Something like this? I understand that we are trying to balance the comfort of a more traditional mattress and accessibility to the compartments underneath the benches. https://amzn.to/38I6qye
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