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TexasGuy

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  1. Congrats ! Do you have to use a WDH in your 1500?
  2. 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
  3. No. I am in the Dallas area. Place I went to is in Carrollton which is north side of Dallas.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. I think two big changes to base is they made fancy awning standard. That was 700 upgrade on my 2021. They also made fiber granite standard. That was 1800 upgrade if I recall correctly. I am glad I was able to get my 2021 with the white counters. I don’t like the fiber granite and already upgraded dinette to top made by Foy with plans to do nightstand top as well. If price is 65k that is 5k cost increase after you account for 2.5k above added to base unit.
  10. So I have to store my Ollie offsite. In the Texas heat if I turn on propane the evening before a trip it has cooled by next day. I also try to only put cooled items in fridge.
  11. So I visited Casita and had the same reaction the carpet. I just could not get past it and white color looks like a huge dirt magnet. We have had some pretty humid days this summer in Dallas and when I check on trailer at storage facility no issues with condensation even before I put up a damprid in closet. I don’t run any fans or have vents or windows open. The hypervent seems to work really well. I have not seen any moisture under the beds. If there was any issue while on road fiberglass hull very easy to wipe down. I have had windows fog in mornings and running maxx fan quickly takes care of that
  12. Unreal. I don’t think I’d want to drive that road with either of those vehicles.
  13. That is a bit disappointing to be honest. The current model has better looking front end. They really missed the mark with headlights.
  14. Pennie If you did want to go through a trailer before pick up and come through DFW area on way to TN there are several owners in this area. I am a new owner and would be happy to show you trailer and share my steep newbie learning curve, lol. I have had a couple issues and worked with Oliver to get in with a repair place here in DFW. Good luck.
  15. I went with stock cushions and memory foam topper. I also got sheets/mattress pads from AB. I don’t full time or spend weeks at a time in my trailer so it did not seem like needed upgrade. Plus with southern mattress option you can always upgrade later.
  16. So the Oliver has built in EMS by progressive. I don’t add a second one on top of that but progressive does make ones you can plug into source directly. I used the Fort Knox lock (with puck lock) for hitch lock. Small company in Oklahoma. I got a Viair compressor. I have Tireminder i10 but read a lot of good things about TST as well.
  17. So I just setup the protrailer backup assist on my 2021 F150. It came with a sensor that easily mounted to the trailer tongue. Once plugged into TV calibration was really simple. Not sure if the sensor can be used on pre 2021 models.
  18. Your intended travel style is really important for TV consideration IMHO. I really thought about 3/4 Tom diesel but I just didn’t want that for my daily driver yet. Until I retire I plan to take shorter trips and after almost 2,000 miles on shakedown trip I am very pleased with my TV. In another 5 years when longer trips and hopefully an extended Alaska trip are on horizon that 3/4 will probably be on my radar. I also travel light. I don’t carry bikes or kayaks and normally it is me and a medium size dog.
  19. Interesting they gave you a list of mobile techs. I got the okay to use a mobile tech for my solar that doesn’t work but they did not have list of providers they could provide as starting point.
  20. Interesting to see 6 on your Andersen for your F150. Mine was 3.5 from Oliver after install for my 2021 F150. Is the 6 your writing or from my Oliver? They did red sharpie in nut and bolt on mine.
  21. Payload will get most folks well before towing capacity. My F150 has stated tow capacity of 14000. I’d never be able to tow that and take anything. Not even sure I would have enough payload for a driver, lol.
  22. There is a connection box on each panel. Anything inside worth checking ?
  23. I’m actually starting my trek back to Allen Texas tomorrow which is next city south. I had access to ladder today so got up and checked both fuses on roof and connections. All connections and fuses were good. I’ll look for fuse John notes in diagram. I haven’t been able to find that one yet.
  24. Mods. - please feel free to move So today we pulled into our first national park campground. Very scenic setting. This is my shakedown trip and I am still learning to backup and this was the hardest spot yet for me. Anyhow while my son was helping I was blocking the loop for maybe 4 minutes. Two cars were there for about 3 min and first driver gave me the ugliest look as he went by so made me wonder. What is the etiquette here? Should I just pull forward and make another pass or our folks generally patient with folks backing in ?
  25. You get a solution for issue and get solar working? Interesting that two campers delivered within days of each other having issues. I wonder if a new person started working on these connections and did not get it setup properly?
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