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  1. So I don’t know how I found it but located a number for Epic finance and asked if they were working with Oliver. Spoke with underwriter about used purchase and they do not do any private purchase loans, only dealer. I asked about how they handle the 50% payment at the start of production that is 10 weeks prior to close and she was unable to find any information on that. Sounded like it was a somewhat new relationship and they only had one lender at a 15 year or less term and she wouldn’t quote a rate because they were still setting up lenders. It was a little concerning since I think she had
  2. Didn’t think of that. I’m a W2 employee and I haven’t explored any possible expense due to not being 1099 but I’ve heard more than once that expense deductions are possible as a remote employee
  3. Thanks all when I go to the link for financing they have on website currently it goes to a form specifically to finance new Oliver. I have not been able to locate any guidelineS or terms or even the generic lender website. Also the form has an address and phone number on it and when I googled those, they were the address and phone for Oliver. In short, the lender is a mystery. i have searched several other lenders and might have found some possibilities but many of them are more local in nature. I did locate one in FL but no idea other than website and they also do marine so idk. I
  4. Hey All Anyone out there successfully get financing for used purchase? Especially for an older year? I know there’s no NADA and understand why. I also know there are lenders that do less conventional financing and have recently gotten a signature loan myself but would like more like a 10 year period if possible. Also, if you did finance a used purchase, how did you coordinate getting funds in hand fast enough to actually close the deal before a used sale was snatched by a cash buyer? Hope I’m not repeating something that was recently answered and missed it. The only thread I found h
  5. Wow 40k new??!! thats a great deal thanks for the info 😊
  6. I’m with you on location issues when I get out West for sure. I will say when I first purchased the van I had an alternator issue and I’m past warranty but they replaced for $0 as it was electrical issue that shouldn’t have come up. However, I currently live 30 minutes from two dealers so easy peasy with a fancy loaner car to boot. My shortest trips in preparation of the bigger will probably be in the Metris. I know this won’t work out well when going to the multiple remote locations I’ll want to go long term. I’ll very likely make a change before a big West trip. I should also be in a better
  7. Mch


    Thanks for some real life photos! How does the froli attach or it just sits on top?
  8. Yes purchased the van this summer. Van camping as we speak to get my feet wet and work with the beagles. Happy to hear you’ve had good experience.
  9. Well... damn excellent points across the board I do believe under the van does not have low parts but I will take a closer look for sure. I want to do a lot out West— hit National Parks etc. possibly an eventual drive to Alaska which now seems quite out of the question for Metris I’m sure. wow... a breakdown in the wrong location could be very complicated. I think I’ll start with Metris for some local o camping I plan to do before a long trip and upgrade once I have a clue what I’ll want. I’m assuming there’s already a thread for recommended used TVs out there.
  10. Thanks John. you’re so right— clearance an important consideration. Darn... actually kind of love this van and hoped it would work. I’m on a Metris forum and folks do lift the van but I know you can end up doing a bunch of stupid tweaking just to end up in a different vehicle soon anyway. What clearance would be realistic for boondocking? I have no desire to go crazy trying to off-road but like not being limited from a few gravel rougher roads for short distance . I figured Elite 2 was no go and Elite with options could be pushing it. I’m curious what the Elite unloaded weight ends up with a
  11. Hi All Anyine tow with Mercedes Metris 8 passenger van? Specs: 2.0 L, 4-cylinder turbocharged gas engine with direct injection 208 hp/258 lb-ft of torque RWD 7 speed automatic transmission Max tow 5000 lbs Max payload 1860 lbs Max GCWR 11,684 lbs I’ve removed the two rows of seats that are quite heavy as well. Plan to haul the outdoor items in van (and the two beagles of course). If safe a generator and fuel but kind of hate the idea of hauling fuel inside the vehicle. I hope to order soon and have zero RV equipment (or experience lol) currently
  12. Love it! It’s not in the middle of the path but Big Bend National Park is amazing and talk about clear skies! Find a nearby ranch that will accommodate? Or terlingua?
  13. A competitor—(not really cuz their floor still plywood) is releasing a new model 2021 and offering a lower sound AC — claiming 5 dB lower. Suppose Oliver will compete with similar option or standard unit? Also had available soft start option or might have been part of the unit. Can’t recall.
  14. Possibly a dumb question— I attempted search but I’m very much a newbie. What is “EZ winterization” that is listed as a standard feature on new Ollie?
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