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  1. PS.. I traveled the speed limit. I checked everything each time we stopped front to back, which is why I saw the potential before it became an event.
  2. Yes... we had tire issues last month. We were delivering the Ollie to San Marcos and about 100 miles north of the destination, noticed the belts were bulging on the drivers side. Tires were the Chinese radials with maybe 12K tops on them. The brand that came with it on the 5K axle. Found a trailer only center north of Austin so pulled off and had him have boo. Verdict was to go to bias ply as they shred quite rapidly without taking precious fibreglass off the trailer carcass. No steel belts to continue shredding the wheel-wells. Nasty. The temps in Texas right now are un-cond
  3. Hi, Just wondering who all is full-timing it in their Oliver and how it's working out for you. We did for a number of years BUT they were substantially larger units 35 to 40 ft. Any particular challenges with durability/care/maintenance etc?
  4. Hi Jam49, My answers to: 1. Yes, use with any 12 volt battery. Can revive most dead batteries as long as there isn't a mechanical problem such as shorted plates. They reverse sufation and turn it into usable electrolite. New batteries begin sulfation immediately and we are constantly charging and discharging when the trailer is in use and when it sits idle. There are different models. Some sit on or near the battery and use the juice to keep the pulse going, stopping when it gets lower than a certain voltage. Others only work when the battery is being charged by the alternator/hook up/gens
  5. Hi, Having had 3 units and living on the road for 6 years, batteries are important AND expensive to replace. Site to site with full hook up is one thing but often days boon docking are what the moment requires. Interesting to note that the Oliver 22' had 4, that's four batteries. Two of the motor homes we lived in had 4 batteries, plus a genset, which was readily available and had to be run once a day to keep everything tiptop. the bus had a 24 volt. High end RV's have many continuous parasite draws...Oliver is a high end trailer. 12 volts doesn't really have the staying power of 2 6's corr
  6. Paul, Sherry , Thanks for the invite sorry to have been unable to see you. Jam49, Thanks for the welcome. Everyone who comments always says the same thing "Oh! It's SO cute!" or "It's a cutie!" So now it's the "QT". We picked up the QT in Fla, came back here and immediately began a move to a new location, so have been constantly moving. Amazing how things appear out of nowhere and have to be moved yet again. We are as yet to complete and have zero services 'til sometime late next week. Between stools, so to speak. Shake down cruise of 3000 + miles so we're pretty well a
  7. We're excited and looking forward to picking up an Oliver next week. We started RVing in 2000, so it's been 10 years, 46 states, 10 provinces and a dozen or so in Mexico. We've lived in BC but keep coming back to Ontario where we keep a home. Funny, many of you'll know what I mean but too long in one place doesn't suit. Houses are just houses. They get progressively smaller and the location more important. Same with the rigs. We had 2 class A's and one bus. Bedroom's take up 10 feet and carry little. Quality in a small unit was an impossibility until we saw the Oliver. Th
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