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Jim_Oker last won the day on December 20 2020

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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2021
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    Oliver
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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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    709
  • What model is your other RV or Travel Trailer?
    Ford E250 camper conversion van

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  1. Yeah I also looked at Escape from British Columbia but the Oliver beat it out on a free important counts despite the Escape factory only being five hours drive from me. But they’re another interesting fiberglass option fwiw
  2. Thanks for the post. After reading some threads about leaks emerging at fittings after some travel time on some trailers, I bought some tubing and a mix of fittings and a few tools (crimper for crimp style fittings and a cutter made for cutting the tubing) and have that strapped and taped down under the curbside bed. It indeed takes little space and is not heavy and it was fairly inexpensive even going with decent quality tools and fittings.
  3. Yes. Hence my comment that between that and the shorter length it will fit in some spots that won't be doable with the E2 I don't know the sleeping area dimensions though, nor the height of sbuchanan25
  4. Are there other distinguishing features for your intended use that might lead you one way or the other between those two campers you've identified? E.g. for me the four season (ish) ability of the Oliver was important versus a few other brands I was considering, as was the great ground clearance and at least OK axle for doing things like potholed dirt roads at a slow clip (and the impossibility that the cabinets would fall from the walls on those potholed roads and other related build quality/sturdiness benefits). Adding in a reputation for pretty good service followup it became a fairly clear choice for me/us.
  5. Your post leaves me wondering how hard it would be to modify the Elite 1 to put a 30 inch bunk on one side of that bed area (same width as the Elite 2 "twins"). That might be a nice tradeoff if you can stomach the height in the E1 - you do get a bit more flexibility for fitting into smaller or more convoluted-to-back-into sites with the shorter and slightly narrower E1, along with being able to just drive that Tacoma into the ground instead of looking to trade up.
  6. Wow. I can sort of get that they may not have really been on top of this issue when mine was delivered in Late December (though from a separate thread on the forum I have seen that at least one owner had raised the E20 issue directly with them at least a few weeks before and multiple others noted having the issue but I don't know if they'd contacted Service yet). But by June both the E20 AND the problem with not being able to update firmware on some units (the two issues don't always co-occur based on comments from some folks who indeed seemed to resolve the E20 issue with successful udpating of firmware). So I'm scratching my head wondering whether dealing with the downstream service issue and associated customer frustration is really worth whatever they're saving by not testing for both problems and resolving them pre-delivery. I've been generally happy with my limited need for responsiveness and help from Oliver service folks but I'm underwhelmed by some details of delivery particularly though not entirely limited to this pair of issues. When I pay a premium for a premium product my expectations around such details are higher than when I go for cheap and cheerful.
  7. I learned more in my older sister’s manual Volkswagen bug
  8. Yeah my mother’s Galaxy had the 450 V8 which was more than enough for a teenage boy 😀
  9. I passed mine in my mother’s old Galaxy 500 which I think was more or less in the same vein
  10. Yes, and my interior BC based mountaineering friends have said they like to have "bear bangers" along too, though you do have to know how to use them so as to avoid scaring the bear in a way that makes it run toward rather than away from you!
  11. Maybe don't share this article with her 😉 A Grizzly Bear Terrorized a Man for Days in Alaska. The Coast Guard Saw His SOS.
  12. Looks like a fun adventure. Regarding the one lane sections, I wonder what the truck traffic is like, particularly whether there might be loaded logging trucks coming down (which may need one to get off the the side ASAP as they tend to need to stay centered on the crown to avoid dumping their load off the side, and they have mucho momentum).
  13. I found no such thing in my packet (December 2020 delivery)
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