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  1. Kathy we currently have more than 20 participants attending the rally that are not Oliver owners. We have more than 110 attendees, so far. Some own Olivers, some other campers, some own no campers. All are welcome! For those that need a place to stay, the campground has cabins from the rustic to the plush. Oliver rally attendees will receive a campground or cabin discount by notifying the reservations department that you are attending the rally. Attendees are invited to participate in all of the rally, activities food and entertainment. There is no charge. If you do attend, go to the rally page on the Forum and register. We need a headcount for planning purposes. We look forward to meeting you Coy
  2. For those that desire to have Easy Starts installed on your Oliver, you may want to contact Jason Essary to coordinate the installation coy
  3. Grandpa I am happy you are joining us. I hope that you do not have to cancel, but if you do, please send me a private message via the Forum If you need a place to stay, I reccomend you contact the Natchez Trace Campground to make reservations for a cabin. They have basic rustic (cheap) cabins to water side upscale cabins. Be sure to mention you are coming for the rally and you will get a discount for the cabin. Look forward to seeing you there coy
  4. Do you use metal or rubber stems? Any problems with either? thanks
  5. I am in the process of installing a Tire Pressure Monitoring System on my trailer and truck. There is lots of chatter on the forums reccomending the installation of metal valve stems. Some say the TPMS on the top of the valve core extends the TPMS out enough to possibly damaging the stem when coming too close to curbs, so reduce the damage by changing from rubber to metal stems. However, there is equal chatter reccomending not installing metal stems because of the chemical reaction of dissimilar metals. Some say it is rust from salt on the roads. Several say that once the reaction begins to occur, removing the TPMS to put more air in is difficult and may damage the TPMS and/or the stem. No matter, it gives me pause to change out the rubber stems to metal ones. What say you???
  6. All We now have more than 100 attendees scheduled for the rally ! This rally is open to all. We will have a trailer "open house" to show off your individual trailers. We will have a competition Saturday afternoon and prizes will be awarded for those trailer(s) receiving the most votes. If you want to be a part of the competition, dress up your trailer and open it to those that want to view. The competition is open to all trailers, not just Oliver Travel Trailers. We have lots of activities, food and fun planned. To recieve the discount for campsite or cabins, be sure to mention that you are a part of the Oliver Rally when making reservations.
  7. All We currently have 79 travel trailer enthusiasts registered for the second annual Oliver Travel Trailer Rally. We have a good mixture of Oliver owners, other Fiberglass travel trailer owners and individuals interested in travel trailer ownership. All are welcome to attend the rally. Please visitthe Oliver webpage and click on the rally tab to to see updates posted on a regular basis. We look forward to seeing you in May at the Oliver Travel Trailer Rally !
  8. Meriweather Park is easily accessible from Hohenwald without getting on the Trace. If you are at the Oliver factory, it would Be going backwards to go to the Trace. From the factory, it is not far and the county road is good
  9. John Not sure where your interests are, but two locations I would recommend are visiting Lynchburg, Tennessee home of Jack Daniels Distillary and then venturing a little south to Huntsville, AL. You mentioned gong to Fall Creek Falls. There is a great old grist mill there that still stone grinds all types of flour, corn meal, and other ground products. The mechanics of the mill is spectacular with three floors of all kinds of water driven machines. The outdoors is scenery that many photographers come to create a real work of art around the mill, the stream and all the trees. To the East of Falls Creek is the only Jack Daniels Distillary located in Lynchburg, Tenn. If you visit there make advance reservations to eat at Ms Mary Bobo's boarding house. It is a large house that housed distillery workers decades ago, but now just serves some of the best Sothern cooking found in the Deep South. South of Lynchburg is Huntsville, Al, my hometown. It is home to Redstone Arsenal, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama Space and Rocket Center, and about 9 US military command centers. There is a mountain within Huntsville and on top is Montsano State Park, a really nice state park and campground. The Space and Rocket Center is one of the best museums in the US with many rockets and missiles on display. In my career, I supported the US Army missile systems, NASA, and some of the other command centers. You can see the many rockets and missiles on display that were built and launched over many years. I am enclosing a picture below of the entrance to the museum with a SR 71 Blackbird sitting at the side entrance. Enjoy your trip to the Deep South !
  10. Adding a floor to the propane storage area is a great idea, but I would caution aginst the floor being solid. It should be perforated or mesh to allow air flow in the event of a leak. I would NOT want to seal in a propane leak, no matter how small.
  11. Spike I do not have solar panels but I can tell you that the best thing to do is find what meets your needs and is the smallest and most compact possible. That applies to EVERYTHING you carry. You just do not want to have more than necessary. You may want to wait until you get home to see if you need one for the road. I see you live in Sierra Vista. I worked for several years supporting the Intel community at Fort Huachuca. I did not live there but spent weeks there each year. I love it there. There are several beautiful campgrounds around the area. My boss was base commander at Fort Huachuca when Kartchner Caverns was discovered. It now has a great state Campground there. I spent a week there last summer during monsoon season. My Oliver did very well despite some large hail. I left there and spent a week in Monument Valley. I ran off of battery power for several days and was quite comfortable. Oliver is a great Travel Trailer. You made a wise decision.
  12. This seems to be a multi- level question, no pun intended. At the next Oliver Rally, an Open Forum will be held on Saturday night. We are encouraged to send in questions and Oliver staff will choose and research the top 20 to answer at the rally. I suggest this topic be put together in the form of a question(s) to seek the right answer(s) from Oliver technical. I think the plan is to put together a PowerPoint presentation with detailed information will be presented Saturday night at the rally. Later the information will be posted on the Oliver website. donbob3, you are the originator of this thread, do you want to post the question to Oliver on the Rally tab on the homepage?
  13. Matt Great Job ! Lots of new and interesting information on the rally tab of the Oliver Forum. Everyone please ch city it out ! g
  14. There will be new models of the Elite and the Elite II Also, there will be frames available to see the underside. Oliver will have an Open House to showcase the manufacturing process
  15. As of March 1, 2017, we have 28 travel trailers and 40 rally attendees registered for the Oliver rally. We have lots of plans scheduled and will soon post them on the Homepage under the <i><b>Rally </b>tab </i>
  16. We have made tremendeous progress planning the 2017 Oliver Rally. Matt Duncan has created a portal for the rally on the Oliver Home Page. If you look carefully at the header, you will see "Rally" listed. Click on the icon. We will be regularly posting additional information on the website, as we develop each phase. Please check this website regularly !! THANKS
  17. Steve I hope the weather cooperates well for you. Southern Mississippi got slammed this morning. There are a number of great campsites on your way to Quartzite, especially if traveling on I- 10. A great, quiet BLM campsite North of Las Cruces and near White Sands. Some other great sites in AZ before you get to Quartzite, in the Dragoon mountians among huge boulders, just below the rest stop, before Benson, AZ Drive safely and enjoy coy
  18. Bugbite Topsail is a beautiful Florida State Park. It is a quiet and slow paced park in the sugar white sands near Destin and Fort Walton Beach Fl. You can walk to the beach from your campsite. When you drive out of the park, you are on state highway 98. There are shopping centers, restaurants and tourist sites galore in the area. Elgin Air Force Base is nearby, the largest military installation with over 365 sq miles. There is a great military museum on the edge of the base, easy pyublic access also, there are two other great state parks nearby, on the beach as well. Henderson and Grayson Beach. ENJOY ?!!
  19. What are you washing your Ollie with? It seems that something is deteriorating the seals. Our water has lots of lime. I noticed white streaks much like your black streaks. I have used Murphy's oil soap for two years. My Ollie shines like a new unit. Now no streaks. I too, keep my unit indoors. I hope this helps.
  20. Technical difficulties on my part. Matt Duncan is correcting my deficiencies thanks coy
  21. We have received additional information from the campground manager. Below are some photos the manager sent, as well as a map with the specific area reserved for the Oliver Rally. We are in Section 1, yellow colored sites in the map, circled. Park-map-with-mileage-1.pdf Thanks coy
  22. Tommy It is employees like you that make a company great. I appreciate all that you have done for me and my little Ollie. I understand that you want to support your family and wish your wife and children the very best. God Bless you coy
  23. NOTICE-CAMPGROUND CHANGE I have noticed that several rally attendees reported that the campground is not taking reservations for specific sites. This is contrary to one of the goals of our rally. We want to be able to socialize as a community and if we are spread out over three phases of the campground, it will be very impractical. I have spoken to the campground manager and he has agreed to allow us to make reservations for specific sites. If you have made reservations, or need to make reservations, you may now request a specific site by contacting the campground. Please tell them the campground site you desire. You can complete your reservations by calling campground reservations at 931-796-3211 We will be camping in Phase 1. There will be less long-term campers in that area. There are no full hookups but there is electric and water at each site. There is a dump station in the middle of the camp area along with a bathhouse and laundry. This area also includes a nice play area and shuffleboard. Sites to choose from are 1-21, 78-94, 118-130, 125-156, 51-56, with the exception of sites 122 and 78. Those are the only two sites that have long-term campers in verses approximately 120 annuals in phase 2. In the near future I will begin posting information on the schedule of the Oliver Travel Trailer Rally. For planning purposes, attendees should be in attendance at the Town Hall on Friday May 5th. We will begin promptly at 5PM with a hamburger / hotdog cookout and side dishes. We will have a presentation and discussion that evening. The town hall is reserved all day Friday and Saturday for rally attendees. You are encouraged to come to the Town Hall earlier to socialize and meet fellow rally campers. Saturday morning we have breakfast beginning at 7:30 in the Town Hall. Please bring your favorite breakfast item (s) to share. We have programs planned all day Saturday. We will end Saturday evening with a Cinco de Mayo weekend Mexican food festival and an Open Forum Q&A discussion with Oliver Travel Trailers. I will post more information on the rally as we develop each phase of the rally program. I look forward to meeting each of you at the rally. if you have specific questions, Please PM me. Coy Gayle
  24. NOTICE-CAMPGROUND RESERVERVATIONS CHANGE I have noticed that several rally attendees reported that the campground is not taking reservations for specific sites. This is contrary to one of the goals of our rally. We want to be able to socialize as a community and if we are spread out over three phases of the campground, it will be very impractical. I have spoken to the campground manager and he has agreed to allow us to make reservations for specific sites. If you have made reservations, or need to make reservations, you may now request a specific site by contacting the campground. Please tell them the campground site you desire. You can complete your reservations by calling campground reservations at 931-796-3211 We will be camping in Phase 1. There will be less long-term campers in that area. There are no full hookups but there is electric and water at each site. There is a dump station in the middle of the camp area along with a bathhouse and laundry. This area also includes a nice play area and shuffleboard. Sites to choose from are 1-21, 78-94, 118-130, 125-156, 51-56, with the exception of sites 122 and 78. Those are the only two sites that have long-term campers in verses approximately 120 annuals in phase 2. In the near future I will begin posting information on the schedule of the Oliver Travel Trailer Rally. For planning purposes, attendees should be in attendance at the Town Hall on Friday May 5th. We will begin promptly at 5PM with a hamburger / hotdog cookout and side dishes. We will have a presentation and discussion that evening. The town hall is reserved all day Friday and Saturday for rally attendees. You are encouraged to come to the Town Hall earlier to socialize and meet fellow rally campers. Saturday morning we have breakfast beginning at 7:30 in the Town Hall. Please bring your favorite breakfast item (s) to share. We have programs planned all day Saturday. We will end Saturday evening with a Cinco de Mayo weekend Mexican food festival and an Open Forum Q&A discussion with Oliver Travel Trailers. I will post more information on the rally as we develop each phase of the rally program. I look forward to meeting each of you at the rally. If you have specific questions, please PM me. Coy Gayle
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