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Carl Hansen

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  1. I too would be very interested in a West Rally. We don't pick up "L'il Tow" (Oliver LE1) until October 21st. If there is interest in a West Rally next year, I think we should start planning now. There are several places in Oregon (where I live) that can accommodate such an event: Beverly Beach Bullards Beach Fort Stevens https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=129 LaPine South Beach Sunset Bay Valley of the Rogue To get an event discount, we must have at least 20 sites reserved. Other suggestions welcome. Beach or mountains? What time of the year? How many days? Activities? Thoughts anyone? Carl
  2. Thanks for making this list. I started making my own but this one is far superior! Much appreciated! Carl
  3. Perfect and thank you! This is a great help!!! I will pass along the numbers. This forum has such great people here!!! Carl
  4. This is a great idea. I’ll be sure to share this with my wife.
  5. We will be picking up our LEI in October and my wife would like to order a floor runner (carpet) for the main floor walkway. Does anyone know the LEI floor dimensions we can use for shopping for a floor runner? If you use one in your trailer, what are the pros and cons of a floor runner? Thanks as always for your help! Carl ”Li’l Tow”
  6. Any thoughts about Harvest Host acquiring Boondockers Welcome? https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/harvest-hosts-acquires-boondockers-welcome-celebrating-the-companies-shared-love-of-the-rv-community-301309826.html Thoughts? Carl
  7. Welcome to the family. We pick up or Oliver LE in Late October. Hope to see you on the road out there!
  8. Not knowing the answer to this question would it be polite or appropriate to get out and be an extra set of eyes helping be an additional spotter or would that not be helpful?
  9. I just heard back from customer support about securing the safety chains. Here is their response: “Hi Carl, Thank you for reaching out. The first generation Model 2178-B did secure the hooks inside the lock, as shown in the demo video. However, Over time, we were made aware of a vulnerability that occurred if the hooks were too small or left out of the lock. Because there was too much space left open inside the lock with small hooks or no hooks, the coupler was simply able to be unlatched and the lock would come right off. In order to relieve this vulnerability, we had to shrink up the tube of the lock and remove the safety hook feature. At this time, we do not have any other lock that will fit the bulldog (arrow nose) coupler and secure the safety hooks. We do apologize for the inconvenience.“ They also indicated in a separate message that the lock does come with a second key. Carl
  10. Thanks for the heads up. I sent them a message yesterday about a second key.
  11. I have a text into them but I am sure I will get the same response. I did order the Medco cylinder. I will need to make sure I get a spare ordered. Thanks!
  12. Well now I'm confused... When ordering this lock, I just read this... "Trailer coupler lock model 2178-B may not fit all trailer couplers. Please look at trailer coupler lock index pictures below, if you do not see your trailer coupler picture please fill out contact form to ensure you will get the correct trailer coupler lock. This style will NOT allow you to secure safety chains in lock." Maybe I should contact the company. Carl
  13. I found this video for the bulldog coupler and it shows the safety chains can be secured in the lock. Am I missing something? Maybe the hooks on your chains are a different size? I don't have my Ollie yet but I am planning on ordering this lock. Securing the safety chains would be a great benefit. Carl
  14. Thank you. That is a great use model to follow. Carl
  15. Has anyone used the proven industries wheel boot? Or is that overkill with the proven hitch lock? Carl
  16. Do you have a picture of how this collar lock works? I don’t have my Ollie I yet and would love to see a picture. I plan on using the proven lock and a collar lock but I am undecided on the collar lock. Carl
  17. I would second the idea of having a separate section for Elite I trailers to address their unique requirements. There are many topics that apply to both but when it comes to storage, packing, towing, etc, there are some unique differences. This would make those who own (or will own) an Elite I a great resource for them. I would also be very valuable for Oliver to create a dimensions document for the Elite I like they have for the Elite II. Thanks for considering this! Carl
  18. Welcome to the family. I too am awaiting a delivery in October. Just in time for next year's ski season. I highly recommend the Oliver University web page with all of its great content. Of course the experience and expertise in this forum is second to none. What an amazing Oliver family you will find here in these postings. Starting camping with a young family is the way to go. Some of our fondest family memories are our camping and skiing adventures together. Several years ago we de-emphasized all the Christmas presents for a ski vacation. The family was much happier with the ski vacations rather than a bunch of gifts they don't remember from one year to the next. Discussing our skiing and camping adventures is always a fun time together. All of our children and now grandchildren (who are old enough to enjoy the sport [that's 6/10]) now also ski/snowboard. This is one of our main motivations for a 4-season trailer. Most of the Pacific Northwest ski resorts reserve a portion of their parking for motorhomes and trailers. This makes it so convenient for Mom's with children to take hot chocolate breaks, lunches, and necessary naps. Parents and grandparent can also take turns skiing with their children / grandchildren who ski while the other tends the non-skiers. Spending the night there also ensures that we get an appropriate start to the next day with good night sleep and a good hot breakfast. With our delivery, we will have three trailers in the family. I took a long time researching trailers, and like yourself, found that Oliver trailers are of the highest quality and reputation. We hope to meet you on the road! Carl
  19. This is all great feedback! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience and thoughts! I have also wondered about a cash donation as an acceptable gratuity. Has anyone ever used a cash donation? Is that considered an appropriate alternative to purchasing HH goods?
  20. Greetings! I need your guidance and suggestions. We would like to join Harvest Host this fall when we take delivery on our Elite I. We love the idea and concept of HH and would love to support their businesses by purchasing their goods and services. It appears that many, if not the good majority, of the hosts are wineries. It looks like they are have beautiful and desirable settings perfect for an overnight stay. Our problem is that we do not consume alcohol. Do most wineries have other goods or services we can support for our stay? Are there other appropriate ways to show our gratitude and appreciation for our stay? What are your thoughts, experience and suggestions? Carl
  21. I believe I am watching the same clock. I have an October delivery as well! What was the objective of your visit, other than to see the quality manufacturing? I live in Oregon, and am trying to decide if I should go visit the factory before our delivery date in October. It is quite a distance for me. I would love to go but have not come up with the justification for the trip. There will be a factory tour before you take delivery, right? Is there any benefit on going early? Did it help with some of your configuration decisions? I would be interested in your thoughts. Carl
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