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  1. I just did the same! Although I miscounted 1 “L” fitting and one “T” fitting so I have 2 more to do. That being said, any of the connections that have come lose in the last year were replaced. (this has happened to us twice in less than 5K of miles on the road 😬)

    For such a nice trailer at such a high price, these should definitely one standard with brass fittings. They are even easier and faster to install than the plastic alternative anyway, could save a small amount of time at the factory. 
     


     

     

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  2. Am I misremembering, or does Oliver offer yearly checkups, maintenance at their factory?

    I have no desire to learn how to wax, reseal, change bearings, grease wheels, etc. I’m totally fine with all the inside fixes I need to do and have done, but I don’t have much free time for the outside stuff. 
     

    I thought I remembered hearing that you could bring the Oliver (for a fee of course) to Hohenwald to get these things done. Seems like it would make a nice trip as well?

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  3. I was actually coming here for advice. We rarely freeze in Louisiana. We will be getting into 28 degrees this Monday though for half a day. 
     

    Do you think this is something I should worry about? I left a tank of fresh water in the Ollie on our last trip. 

  4. In case anyone is interested. This company came inadvertently recommended to by Jason over at Oliver. The detailer he recommended uses their products so this is why I say inadvertently.

    I spoke with Christian on the phone, who can be seen in this video using Glidecoat's cermaic coat on a 12 year old RV.

    He recommends the 30' DIY kit and says that it is pretty simple to use. I mentioned to him my hesitancy about doing this DIY and he assured me that it would not be too difficult + would not need to worry if I also used this buffer, as it wouldnt be powerful enough to damage the Oliver clear coat easily: https://www.autogeek.net/porter-cable-buffer-value-kit.htmls DIY

    Product link:

    https://www.glidecoat.com/product/rv-ceramic-top-coating-kit/

     

    The total price to do this DIY would be around 700-800 dollars including the buffer. Then, every 2-3 years it would require me doing the re-coating which he told me should not be as labor as intensive after the first round.

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  5. 1 minute ago, John E Davies said:

    I was on board until I got to this part. He is trying to rip you off.

    Well it didnt take long for me to figure this out either. I just spoke with Jason over at Oliver and he balked at that price as well. He said many customers have called asking about the cremaic / marine coat and he reccomends it if I can afford it. He said he has never heard of anyone paying that high. 2,500 was the highest he heard of.... the lowest price he heard was $750.

    He is kindly going to get me in touch with some possible connections here in Louisiana to get that job done.

    Thanks for the advice!

  6. So while researching the price of waxing our camper (I’m not sure I trust myself to do it) I was recommended by a local boat/rv detailer to put a marine coating on our trailer. 
     

    He said this coating would last at the very least 3 years, and would not require waxing, only requirement is the usual washing, and wiping down with a compound after. He mentioned that the wax eventually just melts off in our sun and heat here in Louisiana and has seen a lot of success with the marine coating. 
     

    His price was 3,600 which doesn’t sound terrible if it means I don’t have to wax. 
     

    Anyone have experience with this? Would this void our fiberglass warranty?

     

    What would you do?

  7. On 5/9/2021 at 8:20 AM, John E Davies said:

    take the weight off the suspension by raising up the trailer part way to “unload” it (this also happens when you remove the wheels and let the axles droop) - all the bushings will shift a little away from the bolts and maybe hopefully unblock the little grease hole in that bushing

    I really wish I would have read this forum post before trying to do this…

    I ended up trying to replace a couple of the zirk fittings because they wouldn’t take the grease when screwed in, but would when by themselves. 

    I even bought a device to “unstick” zirks. 

    All I needed to do was jack up that part of the trailer…

    well, you win some, you lose some


     

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  8. 19 hours ago, Gooey said:

    Did you get the Andersen?

    Yes, I got a used Anderson from a user on this forum and Oliver installed it (for a fee) when we picked up the trailer. 

    The hitch on the F150 states that a WD hitch is needed for anything over 5,000 lbs.

    We’ve already traveled about 2,500 miles with the Oliver and towing has not been an issue for us yet. We haven’t driven anywhere too hilly or mountainous other than our first two weeks in TN and the truck did well there. I’m eager to test it out in the desert and more mountainous areas of the US. 

  9. I noticed something over the past couple of nights here in Florida. 

    We run our AC set to "ON" at night, to have a white noise in the background that helps us sleep better. It also prevents us waking up when the ac shuts on or off. I have noticed though, that this seems to actually increase the humidity level in the camper by morning. When waking up, once I shut the AC to auto, or off, we don't seem to have the damp feeling anymore.

    Tonight I will try running the AC set to auto and see how that works.

    I do not have any humidity level readings so I cant confirm percentages, it just feels damp when we wake up, even with our humidifier running.

  10. I have used a pressure regulator any time I have connected to city water. Anytime I’m connected to fill up the tank though I have not. Was I supposed to use a pressure regulator when filling up the tank as well?

    Unfortunately this happened during night one of our 3 week trip. Just waking up to these helpful tips so I will try and see what’s going on once my wife and I are fully awake. 

    2 hours ago, NCeagle said:

    You may have to remove the shower caddy from the vanity to have a look at that plumbing. 

    I will check this area first. Thanks! How do I remove that shower caddy?

     

    1 hour ago, hobo said:

    Also, just curious as to whether you are using a pressure regulator on the incoming water? 

    I have used a pressure regulator when connected to city water inlet, but not when filling up the fresh water tank. Was I supposed to do that when filling up the tank as well?

  11. On 3/24/2021 at 5:47 PM, Landrover said:

    Here is the set up I use instead of the propane quick connect. Simple easy to install . With a 20ft hose reaches just about anywhere. Works with all appliances and only cost about $35.00 minus the hose.

    Im interested in the parts you used to make this. 

    Do you need to turn off the tank, then connect your hose so propane doesnt escape escape or is this T a "quick" connect like system?

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