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  1. I misread how far you could book the state parks so they were full. We stayed at Custer Crazy Horse Campground. Right by town of Custer and great access to all the sites. Good option if SP full.
  2. How much will you travel and/or carry? Most 1/2 tons can easily tow LEII but you can hit payload limit depending on how you travel. If I did not have TV I’d buy F350 with 7.3 to max out payload. You do not need a diesel to tow an Oliver. Nothing wrong with them but it will take a lot of miles to cover cost delta. BTBRV is great channel for towing. He even suggests gasser when under 10,000 pounds. Whatever you get absolutely get tow package I have F150 with max tow. Tows my LEII easily. I do not really like having to use WDH but it is needed per Ford. I have truck camper on order so actually upgrading to F350 for payload. If I wasn’t getting truck camper I’d stick with my F150.
  3. We are definitely seeing more used Ollies in the classifieds. Oliver also actually has inventory units on the website this year.
  4. So sorry this happened but glad you got your Ollie back. I have hitch lock but have been thinking about throwing an AirTag somewhere in the Ollie. Might help find it faster if it ever goes missing and they are cheap enough to put a couple in the trailer.
  5. I wish they’d cancel rest of booking if you fail to show up on check-in day or call and let them know you will be late. Such a selfish mentality to not call and let them know as always folks who show up asking for a spot.
  6. Really interesting. Both my beds have the wing and are same width. The extra $299 cost I assume was for extra cushions you get for the back of one side.
  7. Solo traveler with a grown kid with me sometimes. Otherwise just me and dog. I got the coach option. I just leave extra cushions at home if I need other bed for a guest.
  8. So interesting that max trailer weight is different than sticker on my truck. Payload is correct but max towing is a bit less. Now I’d never get near the sticker or calculator but thought it is interesting that it is different. I have read on some Superduty forums that some of differences are significant and folks are rightly upset if Ford is changing specs after they sold a truck. I am guessing maybe calculator needs some work otherwise expect lawsuits if they sold a truck rated for 20k lbs of towing that now says 15k lbs.
  9. Impressive payload for 1/2 ton! I’ve seen 3/4 ton with less payload.
  10. While I love GPS for travel day I always pull out the Atlas to plan routes I’ve never been on before. I like to see route on the map and know my options. Funny to hear actual maps are a thing again.
  11. I’ve looked at that one. I’ve got regular toilet in my Ollie but have a truck camper on order for smaller adventures and was really intrigued. Good to have so many options out there.
  12. He gets his own side as usually just me.
  13. How exciting for you and sure you’ll make some great memories. Lucky kid ! As mine got older car rides also became easier.
  14. Felt too cumbersome to me. Last thing I want is another credit card and login to keep track off. There was a thread on FB where feedback was also lukewarm but it was quickly deleted as it seems any criticism of Oliver is not allowed there anymore. Like others not something I’m interested in doing. I’ll answer questions from curious folks while camping but not show through Oliver. With all the new trailers coming out plenty of folks to show trailers.
  15. I tow with 2021 F150 with 3.5EB with max tow. I have a tongue weight scale and last time I weighted it was 515lbs. I travel lite and have no front storage tray but do have 30lbs propane tanks. I use WDH per manufacturer requirements and it tows beautifully.
  16. So I had a king sized quilt cut in half and use that for twins. I had it done by seamstress as my sewing abilities is limited to buttons. It was a good way to recycle bedding set still in good shape that I was not using.
  17. I’m 6’1” and do just fine with twin model. I like the open feel and as mainly solo traveler have other bed setup as couch for daytime and it is also bed for dog at night. I don’t move much and the width of bed isn’t an issue. Good luck !
  18. I got and took survey. I think footprint of current fridge would be fine if compressor model. As for AC would definitely consider upgrade.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. I'll be there for first one as well. I am in E loop.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
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