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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2021
  • Make
    Oliver
  • Model
    Legacy Elite
  • Hull #
    Delivery date: June 9th

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  1. It simply comes down to what appeals to the majority of the market. The current design trends in the USA seem to lean toward the "bigger, badder, better" theory. It is not for me but it appeals to plenty of other folks out there. Many of them seldom even use trucks (especially off-road models) for what they were designed for. They just want a truck that looks tough, even if it is just to pick up a bag of potting soil from Lowes. That is who Toyota is trying to appeal to, and in fact it may be just what they have to do to compete. In addition to my 2020 Tundra, I also own a 2013 Ni
  2. Thanks for the photos from the classifieds. Sure looks like the belly band is cut out at the tray slot on that Elite also. I have no problem with it as long as it is a manufacturing change and not a goof! It appears as if they had to make the change to accommodate the larger egress window. Not much available room between the top of the frame and the attic (see pic below). Like you, we intend to leave the back set up as a bed. The tray is a nice place to set your glasses, flashlight, and a water bottle. A mini nightstand if you will. Perfect for us.
  3. I saw that too Dave. As I said, mine is the only one that I have seen with this condition.
  4. I’ll have to go out in the morning and take a pic of the top. It is lower than yours and Daves because the little red EXIT sticker is visible ABOVE the frame.
  5. They may have changed windows due to availability issues, or it could be poor craftsmanship. That is why I am reaching out to see if the condition exists in all of the new Elite l units. If it is a manufacturing change then it “is what it is”. If it is poor craftsmanship then it should be remedied. If it is a quality issue then I have complete faith that Oliver will make it right. I just need to know one way or another.
  6. Hi Dave. The “exit” sticker on mine is on top of the window. The frame that holds the shades/blinds is not centered on the rear window. Looks like they dropped it down a bit to clear the exit sticker above the window then struggled for room to install the chrome band. The band(s) slopes down a bit toward the slot on both the curb side and street side. I don’t believe this ever should have passed QC.
  7. Hi all, We picked up Hull #820 on 6/10. Delivery was a bit overwhelming for a number of reasons. We were actually supposed to pick it up on the 9th but had to leave it overnight with the service department to trace down an electrical short (yes, it is true that even the service department can't get wiring diagrams from engineering). With all that was going on we never really paid attention to the big gap in the chrome band where it meets the slot that the little tray/shelf slips into at the back of the tabletop. Every brochure and every owner photo that I can find of that area shows a
  8. I heard back from Girard customer service regarding replacement fabric for the GG750. This is what they had to say: First, I guess it is possible to make a Sunbrella fabric for a GG750 awning but we don’t have part numbers and pricing for it. Second, I would need to know the case size to give you a price but you are looking around $800 to $1000. Third, you wouldn’t receive a 10 year warranty from us. You would receive a replacement fabric warranty which is a one year warranty. This was from their customer service manager. Pretty disappointing.
  9. JD, I think that if you got ahold of a spare window shade assembly you could modify it to hold a filter, and then just snap it on as required. Might need to add some type of gasket material at the edges and use some sheet styrene and a hot air plastic welder to build a filter rack. If you have access to a 3D printer and the talent to use it (I have not) you could create a custom assembly that the filter could slide into that snaps into the clips that hold the window blinds. I have been following your mods and you look like you have the patience and creativity to come up with something f
  10. I personally do not care for the looks at all. Not for me. Glad that I bought a 2020 before they started making big changes. I wouldn't mind getting better mileage but not at the cost of doing away with the proven 5.7 V8.
  11. According to Girard's website the GG750 is offered with a vinyl coated fabric or with a woven polyester made by O'Bravia. I have inquired Girard to see if Sunbrella is available as a replacement fabric for the GG750 since they list it in their homepage dropdown menu under fabrics. I will post their response after they get back to me. The wrinkles and creases when retracted in the hot sun do not detract from the awnings performance as a sunshade, and I don't think that it should be of concern to someone looking to purchase an Oliver. However, it would be nice if the O'Bravia fabric were
  12. georgelewisray, thanks for the detailed info on the GG750. I think the problem is with the fabric. It was partly sunny with scattered clouds on delivery day when we deployed our awning. Did not notice any wrinkles or creases then. The issue appeared yesterday under hot blistering sun. The fabric is black and I believe it sagged from the heat causing slack when rolling it back up. Cool out this morning with cloud cover (thunderstorms last night). I deployed the awning and now that the fabric is cool, when I retracted it the creasing was minimal. Much much better than when it was hot.
  13. Overland, thanks for the helpful tips on attaching photos. You were spot on with your assumptions about my phone and laptop (iPhone and MacBook). I think I will check and see if Recaril is available for my model of awning. Sounds like good stuff.
  14. By the way Overland, thank you for fixing my photos. What did I do wrong when attaching them?
  15. Thank you for your response. I have the new Girard and the fabric is relatively thin and very flexible. When fully extended the wrinkles disappear. I am just curious to know if other new owners are experiencing the same thing.
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