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  1. 22 minutes ago, ScubaRx said:

    All trailers have a "phantom" power drain. There are things that are "on" even if they are turned off. All the little idiot lights on the USB chargers and the radio for instance. Our trailer (Hull #050) has a phantom draw of about 0.5 amps. That means that every day about 12 amps of power disappear from the batteries. In our case, starting with batteries at 100%, 28 days with no power input x 12 amps a day would drain 336 amps from our battery bank. We have 3 x 100aH Lithium's. As you can see we would be dead dead long before 28 days were up. You state that yours started at 35%. What you don't say is the size of your battery bank (number of total aH). But even if you had Oliver's largest system (630aH) at 35% they would have only lasted (using our trailer as an example) 18 days.

    Luckily, your lithium batteries were not damaged by their lack of charging, AGM's would be a different story. How do you normally keep your batteries charged?


    Thx ScubaRx

    we are New to the whole RV lifestyle- just picked up at the beginning of June so learning as we go in part  tbh ! Yes we have the 630aH … charging will be through ahore power going forward.  Didn’t have a connection to power where we had the Ollie over the 4 weeks.  
    So as I understand it the best practice  is to charge fully and then do a full “ disconnect “ of the batteries to avoid phantom drains ? 


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  2. Hi all 

    learning the hard way I guess.  We were readying for a trip after having the Ollie sit for 4 weeks and discovered the batteries were not powering anything including the jacks !  
    we have the Lithium batteries in the E2.  We don’t have solar.  What is the standard power down sequence you all use ? 

    The batteries went from 35% to “<10-%”  in under 4 weeks and we believe everything was “ off “ 

    Máiréad and Paul 

  3. On 5/21/2021 at 1:42 PM, TexasGuy said:

    Thanks.   Yesterday was a bit of blur but I recall she said they are over 1100 with current order book.   Crazy.  

    I believe Megan said they are up to 10 a week now vs 12 for the entire month of January pre Covid - math doesn’t work though if 995 is January.  Seems  likes it really is averaging between 5 and 10 - do the hull numbers differ between  the 1& 2 ?

  4. On 6/2/2021 at 3:52 PM, Mike and Carol said:

    We will be going to a funeral in Portsmouth, NH the end of July (my Aunt who passed away last December, funeral postponed due to COVID restrictions).  We plan on heading up to Acadia NP after.  Besides the National Park, what recommendations does anyone have for other camping and other sites to see?  We’ve never been to Maine.  

    Also, does anyone have any recommendations for camping around the Portsmount/Manchester NH area?  My cousin lives in Mont Vernon and we will be spending some time with her and family.  Thanks!  Mike

    We camped in our pop up pre Ollie last August in mid coast Maine and lived every minute of it.  Searsport Shores  campground is a wonderful campground - right on the ocean- their gardens, art / pottery  facilities are fabulous.  Wel worth the higher $ for the experience.  Rented kayaks from them and sea kayaked 3 Mikes down the coast for a lobster lunch at a lobster shack - so good !   This site was a great base for Belfast Maine and we actually daytripows 2x to Acadia but would stay closer next time.  We  also moved further south as stayed out by Pemaquid. The lighthouse out there is one of my all time favorites.   Pemaquid Point  campground - very simple, very clean facilities and great price point. Sites are level , great shade and adequate size. 

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  5. On 6/6/2021 at 9:45 AM, John E Davies said:

    For those who might not know: …https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/tir-na-nog-legend-eternal-youth.amp

    I love seeing reflections off a perfectly clean Ollie. What a great name for a great trailer. Good luck on your first adventures. Just don’t touch the ground when you get back home. 😬

    Please tell us how your Ranger does as a tow vehicle.

    John Davies

    Spokane WA


    Thanks for sharing that John.  Indeed this is our white horse 😉.   We had printed that for our camper binder / log book also. 

    We are towing through the hills of Tennessee and Kentucky with a 2021 Ford F 150 5.0L V8 coyote engine and doing well so far.  Our biggest challenge has been getting the Anderson hitch hooked up - it’s more sensitive to lining up than we anticipated.  

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