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TexasGuy

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  1. I got and took survey. I think footprint of current fridge would be fine if compressor model. As for AC would definitely consider upgrade.
  2. I had some work that needed to be done just after pickup. I was already home in Texas and wasn’t going to drive to TN. Found a local place that is great and Oliver paid them directly without any issue. I’d use them again for maintenance if needed. I’m planning to attend rally so I will just go tovTN after for annual maintenance.
  3. I like the Andersen’s. They are more expensive but I am mainly a solo traveler and find them easy to use on my own. I bought levelmate pro as part of pre trailer pickup supplies and have yet to install.
  4. I'll be there for first one as well. I am in E loop.
  5. Been offline for a bit. I tow my LE II with 2021 F150 4WD with max tow package and 3.5EB. Have towed over 6,000 miles since pick up and truck tows like a dream. Very happy with how the truck handles trailer and EB engine handles weight with no issues. One reason I often use cruise control is to keep speed down. The 3.5EB actually tows more than V8 and I have average 12.5 mpg towing. Good luck with search.
  6. So I picked up in May. Oliver provided sewer hose, drinking water hose, water pressure regulator, sewer elbow to connect to sewer at campsite, lug wrench and power cord. You need a torque wrench for tires and that is not provided. I bought my own water regulator so I can see the pressure and use Oliver one as backup. You will also want chocks and levelers. I’d highly recommend a tire monitoring system.
  7. I had that issue when I went to pickup trailer at RV shop. I tried everything and of course it was pouring down rain but nothing created enough slack. I eventually had to just remove chains completely from the frame. I think over time the chains got twisted so by removing I was able to ensure they had same slack at install and links completely straight. I also have found it is easier for me to get hitch under ball but attach whale tail first and then lower trailer onto ball. For me it has made hitching faster and with less F bombs. I’ve had days where I was ready to upgrade to 3/4 ton just to get rid of Andersen. It works great once attached though. Lol
  8. HEB is finally coming to DFW and folks are thrilled to soon have another choice. Not a fan of Walmart or Kroger.
  9. I’m sure it will be solid truck but personally it just looks ugly. The outgoing Tundra was much better looking truck. My .02 on 1/2 ton trucks Best looking exterior - GMC Denali Best looking interior- RAM Best tech and drive trains. -Ford Lucky for consumers there is a a lot of competition in that market.
  10. I just booked mine over the phone. I looked online but all the spots Oliver had held were not available online. Looking forward to next year!
  11. I’ve only got 3500 miles under my belt and this is my first RV. I was really worried about towing manners after seeing all the videos about sway. I have to say the towing manners of the Oliver is one of the most impressive features. No sway thus far. I use Andersen with my 1/2 ton and tows beautifully.
  12. No issues for me at all. I’ve also got back up camera which zooms on the hitch which makes it pretty easy.
  13. Not sure where they put in 2017 on Expedition but in addition to payload in drivers door see if you have this one on the hitch. Tell you max weight with and without WDH.
  14. So I’ve got 2021 F150 and still learning features. In the FordPass app there is feature that runs a light check for you. Nice to avoid getting in and out of truck to check when you are solo so thought I’d share.
  15. I watched his whole series on Alaska/Canada and he definitely took some roads I’d never consider but also saw a lot of other highways with amazing scenery that looked decent and something I’d tackle. My Alaska trip is 5+ years out as I can’t take that much time off work now. I do wonder when it is time if a truck camper is a better option. I’ll admit I did heavily think about a Northern Lite before getting my Ollie. There is a trade with every RV but wonder if easier not having to tow on those roads.
  16. So I can’t store at home as there just isn’t space and not allowed by HOA . I live in DFW area. I have a spot that is covered with open front. Space is 50 feet long so the Oliver tucks back nicely and well protected from weather even in front. I am able to trickle charge battery and storage place has a dump station and will fill propane tanks which is nice. I could pay less for uncovered but then I’d need a cover and we get some wicked spring storms here so covered is a big plus. Eventually I’d a place where I can have enclosed garage that can be climate controlled but need to figure out first where I want to be long term.
  17. Congrats ! Do you have to use a WDH in your 1500?
  18. There are other options. I use Fort Knox locks. Not as expensive as Proven Industries. But robust enough for me. https://ftknoxlocks.com/shop/ols/products/bulldog-lock
  19. No. I am in the Dallas area. Place I went to is in Carrollton which is north side of Dallas.
  20. I seriously looked at AS. I really liked the 23 Twin Globetrotter with the dry bath floor plan. I have to admit it was temping. Living in an area where hail is not uncommon the durability of the hull was a real concern. At the time they still used wooden subfloor which also concerned me. Glad to see they have moved to a composite material. At end of day the feedback from current AS about issues and higher price made it a no for me. I still do love how they look though. I was nervous about wet bath in the Ollie but after first trip realized how little time you send in bathroom and it was non issue for me. I think if you had family of 4 a wet bath is harder but for one or two folks super easy to manage. Good luck!
  21. I just used a local family owned place here in DFW to get warranty work done. Since they aren’t a dealership I was treated same as any customer. I appreciated they don’t schedule you to bring RV in until they can work on it , that way it doesn’t sit there for weeks untouched. They are not too far and I’d use they again without hesitation.
  22. August is the hottest month in Texas. I hate August and I live in the Dallas area. I have no plans to camp near home that time of year. Typically we have highs at or close to 100 and lows around 80 if lucky. Have I mentioned I hate August in Texas 🙂 You should be fine in RV with AC running. If you don’t have pets Magnolia is really popular place to visit for the day in Waco.
  23. I picked up on May 20th and mine didn’t have one. Just inside door there is a small nice looking placard that says proudly made in Hohenwald TN.
  24. When looking for RVs I quickly zeroed in on fiberglass trailers. I looked at Casita as they are so close. Interior was a no go. Just felt cheap and carpet a huge turn off. Same for Scamp. Escape seems like a step up from those two but still not the same and while 5th wheel interesting interior was a hard pass. No trailer is perfect but Oliver interior are like nothing else. Now it isn’t for everyone but I smile every time I step inside my Ollie!
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