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  1. Ray and Susan Huff - I am guessing that you do not use a WDH with this hitch arrangement. Is that correct?
  2. Dumb question. I was looking at John's blow-up of the fan parts and did not see where the circuit board is located. Can someone explain where it is located and how easy/hard it is to replace. Thanks Richard
  3. I just purchase the (current) receiver from Oliver and installed it myself. It is the same receiver that you can see on Oliver's web site pictures. They sent me a sticker with the 150 lbs limit. The receiver is a 1-1/4" unit.
  4. I would suggest that you contact Oliver sales group. They should know how the system was designed and be able to give you the information first hand. Let us know here what you find out.
  5. John - Take a lot of pictures and post them here for us dreamers.
  6. FrankC According to TireTraker, the sensors on the spare tires will sense the road vibration when moving and wake up. As TireTraker recommends, in the morning you can do a "Auto- Update" which will provide data on all the sensors. Richard
  7. I just bought Tire Traker TPMS system but have not installed it yet on the Ollie. I got the six sensor group so I could also monitor the spare tire on the Ollie and the TV. Those that have the Tire Traker brand, have you needed the amplifier? Where did you install the amplifier and how did you connect to the 12DC power?
  8. I can remember back some years ago when I owned by 34 foot Luhrs sportfisherman boat installing a cover on the boat in the fall. I had a plastic coated tarp similiar to the tarps that tuckers use. It was lighter than canvas covers but it was still very heavy and took 2 people to install with a lot of effort. I can not imagine trying to install a Sunbrella or Weathermax Calmark cover now that I am older and then have to worry about not damaging the solar collector and the antennas. I am hoping waxing the Ollie in the spring and fall (before winter sets in) will be sufficient. My fall back position is to install one of those temporary sheds that have the hoops with the rounded top that supports some type of cloth membrane (i think it is some type of plastic). Thoughts and comments would be appreciated!!!
  9. The previous owner (in Michigan) kept it outside. This is my first winter with the Ollie and I kept it outside as well. It gets snow on the Ollie and on the solar collector but it seems to melt guickly on the solar collector and if not I have taken a brush and cleaned off the collector. Even this winter, the sun has kept the batteries charged up. I also plan to wax the Ollie, spring and fall, so hopefully that will be sufficient instead of installing a cover. I haved also debated if I should cover the Ollie in the winter with a cover or a temporay shed but then I would feel I should plug it into power so the batteries stay charged. At this point, I do not plan to install a cover or keep it inside in the winter.
  10. Patriot: I was suprised I could not find it on West Marine. Try Google to find the 3M Ultra Marinewax. Amazon was one of the hits I saw. I like Meguairs Flagship premium cleaner wax as well. They also have their regular Meguiars wax. Used them on my sportfishing boat for years. https://www.meguiarsdirect.com/meguiars-flagship-premium-cleaner-wax-32oz.html
  11. I am consider purchasing a CalMark Cover for my Elite II for use in future winters. I went to their web site and they did not list Oliver Elite II trailers but listed those other fiberglass trailer manufacture's. Has anyone purchased the CalMark cover for an Elite II? How is their quality? Any idea on what they cost?
  12. I also am a avid bike ridder. I agree with John's comments: I have purchased the rear receiver from Oliver and will be installing it myself. I plan to use a bike rack on the back of my Oliver. I will be using a tarp to cover the bikes, as I expect the back of the Ollie to accumulate a lot of dust and dirt, which I do not want on the bike, chain and gears. (I do not want to put a roof rack on my pick-up) TPaulE, I have a couple of alternates to your idea. 1. Roof rack on your TV. 2. Bike rack mounted on the front of your TV 3. If you really want to put the bikes inside, I would use 2" PVC tubing to build your bike rack which could be attached to the sides of the beds so the rack does not move. (not recommended) I built a PVC rack to put in the back of my pickup truck and it works very well. Check out Utube for a video of building this type of PVC bike rack.
  13. Be aware that both the Oliver Elite and the Elite II mostly sell very quickly on the Oliver Classified page. If you see something you like, investigate it quickly. There is also a Facebook Oliver Sales group that has Olivers listed and they sell quickly on the page. Good Luck
  14. I agree with topgun2 comments. I think that the omni-directional antenna comes with a signal booster located in the attic (upper cabinet at the back of the trailer). I have a push button on the cable plate. At my home, I got zero channels with the booster switch off. Once I turned on the booster the signal improved so that I got 6 or 7 channels.
  15. Galway Girl, Your axle Serial # is also on the label attached to the axle that you included a picture of in your post. Richard
  16. Backand Beyond- You second guessed what I did. Bought bearings for all 4 wheel and 8 seals. Galway Girl - Below is what I found in my research for part numbers. Universal Part# Timken Part # Outer Bearing Cone L44649 SET4 Outer Cup L44610 Included in SET4 Inner Bearing L68149 SET17 Cup L68111 included in SET17 Seal - 473336 Dexter Kit: K71-303-00 seal only Dexter Kit: inner bearing: K71-390-00 Dexter Kit: outer bearing: K71-306-00 The Universal part #'s are consitent with what WandR provided as an attachment in his post listed above. Looks like you found basically the same information. Richard
  17. Thanks All - Very Helpful For those interested, here is the pricing I found from the below vendors for the Timken Bearings for our Dexter 3500 pound axle: Bearing SouthShore Bearing Summit Racing Equipment Motion Industries Outer Bearing & Cup $11.50 each $10.99 each $26.19 Inner Bearing & Cup $12.00 each $9.99 each $28.41 Seal $8.50 each $6.99 each $6.43 Looks like I am going to buy from Summit Racing. Richard
  18. I want to buy Timken US bearings for my Oliver Elite II and have not had any luck in find a supplier at a reasonable cost. I do not want to buy through Amazon because I am afraid they will be selling Timken Chinese knock offs bearings, not real US Timken bearings, as I have seen mentioned in other Oliver forum threads. I spoke to Timken direct and was able to confirm the bearing and cup part numbers along with a part number for a National Seal but they would not sell to individuals, It seems I have been getting the "run-around" from Timken on where I can buy their bearings. The told me to go to their web site locator and the site will tell where I can buy Timken bearings. Timken's web site directed me to VIP Discount Auto. VIP no longer sells parts and VIP sent me over to their parts cousin, O'Riely Auto, and they do not sell Timken bearings either. I contacted every automotive parts store in my state and they do not sell Timken Bearings. I then contacted Dexter Axle and they would sell me their bearings but could (or would not) tell me who made the bearings they sell. Dexter then referred me to Southwestwheel.com and they would sell me Timken bearings. To buy one set of timken inner bearing and its cup, the outer bearing and its cup and a National Seal they wanted $61.18 per wheel which is $245.92 for a set of 4. HELP! Has anyone found a place to buy legimitate Timken bearings? Thanks in advance for your help.
  19. Camco Sewer Hose Adapter - Attaches to RV Outlet Connection , Extends connection for Easier Hookup- Transparent Adapter Allows You to View When Tank is Cleared - 3.5" (39562) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016V2JMBS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NNAP7JSFTAYMD3C1KDVR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 I have seen in other forum threads a suggestion to have a elbow at the end of the hose at the dump site, whihc sounds like a great idea. Has anyone found a clear elbow similiar to the Camco Sewer Hose Adapter to use (noted above) so you only have one special fitting?
  20. John: Your idea has merrit. I was able to find my 2018 Oliver this past December by having access to the forum Classified section. It would be a shame for non-Oliver owners to be shut out to the Classified section and would limit how present owners can sell their Olivers after they no longer want to own. The forum is an excellant tool to be able to maintain your Oliver and how things operate. I only wish it had a spell check function. RB is correct that people need to read their Owner's manual (paper copies or on the Oliver University forum page) before asking questions.
  21. I am trying to get a handle on keeping the refigerator cold during traveling and when boondocking. I have 30 gallon propane tanks. I know it is somewhat dependent on temperatures but on average how much propane does the refigerator use in a 24 hour period (or on a hourly basis)? Do people have the refigerator running on propane while traveling? When traveling if the refigerator is on 12V power, will the TV keep the batteries charged through the power connection between the Oliver and the TV ? Thanks Richard
  22. Pat and Molly: If you decide to not make the Teak items yourself, attached is a catalog from Foy Speering who is a Oliver owner in Florida. I purchased the shower mat, cutting board that fit over the sink and the silverwear organizer. Foy does a wonderful job in his wood shop and ships them to you. Highly recommended and you will find him on the Oliver forums. Richard Foybles' Catalog V2.0f (1).pdf
  23. rideandfly: Is the Night Stand somehow attached to the floor or side of the twin beds? What did you have to do to remove it?
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