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  1. Hello Charlie! We are happy to have you here at the Oliver Forums! Lisa
  2. Have I mentioned how crazy excited we are to be going to Burning Man?!?!? Lisa
  3. We leave ours in and it seems to stay put just fine even on bumpy dirt roads. I do bump into it from time to time when sleeping though but it is handy for glasses, keys, phones and such. Lisa
  4. I keep hearing that the dust at BRC gets into EVERYTHING. How did your Oliver do in those conditions? We've had JJ in the wind, rain, snow, hot hot heat and he has kept us snug and comfortable through it all but never a dust storm. Lisa
  5. We are all looking forward to your visit! Get here when you get here and stay as long as you want I think the 22' Oliver will still be here next weekend along with Jim and Evon so we can wander over there at some point if you like. Lisa
  6. You are correct that there were four batteries in the side compartment. Jim had two more somewhere else but I can't remember where Not sure if it makes a difference to your trailer order or not but Jim said they were starting their next manufacturing run on Monday. You might want to call Robert Partee at Oliver and find out if there is a deadline so you don't have your order delayed any more than it has to be. Lisa
  7. The 22' is actually an ideal trailer for us since there are usually at least five of us camping. It has the ability to have a larger bed and Jim said they can maybe do a bunk type bed over the large bed area in the back. I love the head room in there even though I am only 5'4". There are a ton of storage areas, the closet is larger. I like the battery capacity. This one had six! I was already planning what I would do if I were getting one and I think I would definitely put a double sink in the kitchen and figure out if there were a way to make the bathroom sink a bit larger or have it moved out from the wall a little. I love the ability Oliver gives you to customize the trailer just the way you want it. Lisa
  8. Yes the pictures were taken in Lake Havasu. I am not sure when they intend to head back to Hohenwald. The weather is just too darned nice here so..... Lisa
  9. Jim and Evon were nice enough to let us come barge in and look at the 22' Oliver. It sure is nice and roomy! Lots of nifty new features like the cabinet in the bathroom. Whoever thought of that is pretty smart http://oliver.hewus.com/Trailer/Other_T ... oot_Oliver We would love to have one but will never get rid of JJ so we will have to figure out how to do this: http://oliver.hewus.com/Trailer/Other_T ... sc_Olivers Enjoy! Lisa
  10. We got really lucky and only had to go down 205 feet. Static is at about 150 feet and we get 20+ gallons per minute. We put in a pump that does about 5gpm which seems like more than enough to me Lisa
  11. I am sure this is probably not very exciting to everyone else but we finally got our well pump up in Hackberry last weekend. Showers are a wonderful thing! I don't know about the rest of you but I really like the shower in our Oliver. With so many of us camping we had to skip them in order to make it the whole weekend with enough water but now we have plenty. This also brings us one step closer to being able to have a gathering for everyone up there. We just need to get our septic put in and we will be set http://oliver.hewus.com/Trips/2009/2009 ... stallation Lisa
  12. I must echo the words of others on the list. We own an Oliver Elite and it happens to be the very first trailer we have ever owned. As I have said before, we were not looking to buy a trailer, had never looked at trailers and knew nothing about them in the least. Jim and Evon happened to have some demo models parked on an empty lot near my office and it was complete dumb luck that I even saw them. I didn't even know what they were but something about the shape, color and size drew me over to them and when I stepped inside I just could not believe my eyes. For you Dr. Who fans "It's much bigger inside" It was beautiful and so well made. I told the salesman that it was if I had told someone exactly what I would want in a trailer and they made it just for me. I called my husband right away and made him come look at them. We put a deposit on one that night. We have not had one second of regret in purchasing our trailer so quickly. All of that being said nothing has been as meaningful, surprising and important to me as the quality of the Oliver company. These are GOOD people. We knew we were getting a quality trailer but we had no idea the level of customer service and support we would get as well. It is pretty much unheard of these days. I am sure you will get a nice trailer if you go with Airstream but no way will you get the customer service and support you will get with Oliver. We love that we can tow our very light and sturdy trailer up the side of a mountain if we want to and make our own path Lisa
  13. Hi all! We just returned from another beautiful camping trip up in Hackberry, AZ. I just have to say again what a pleasure it is to spend time in our Oliver. JJ is such a great trailer and we really feel spoiled with all of the conveniences we have while boondocking in the middle of nowhere. We have had him about a year now and I am still amazed at what a breeze it is to pull into camp and set him up. Of course we usually arrive at our place after dark when it's freezing cold so I crank up the furnace and sit inside while the guys do everything but it sure looks easy and only takes them a few minutes. We are working on getting some running water and a septic tank up there so the plan is to invite you all up for season 3. Happy camping! Lisa
  14. We'd love to have you come visit us in Lake Havasu City. We are right on your way and have plenty of room. The weather should be perfect as it usually is and we would love to meet you. Lisa
  15. What a wonderful story. Your posts are always great! And we need that! Lisa
  16. We noticed the same thing with our Jeep so we opted for this kit recommended by Jim Oliver since we have coil springs: http://www.firestoneindustrial.com/ride ... info.shtml We are also in the process of installing an air compressor so the air springs can be inflated whenever and where ever. I am sure the compressor will come in handy for a multitude of other things as well. Lisa
  17. I have not had a ton of experience with the browning features of the microwave but I did try making toast once. I thought that would be a simple thing to test it out with but it ended up taking over ten minutes! It is a great idea in concept and perhaps with a different microwave it works well but I think a toaster oven is probably the way to go. Since we boondock we are trying to learn how to do as much as possible on the grill or stove. If I ever figure out how to BBQ some cookies I will let you know! Lisa
  18. We tow with a regular old 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with a straight 6. It has been a fantastic tow vehicle. The trailer sure seems to like it too because every time I turn around there he is Lisa
  19. I suppose if you had never had certain upgrades you wouldn't probably miss them but I definitely would not go without the fantastic-fan, shocks, lift, monitoring system or the shades. The shades are SO nice and very useful. I love that at night we can have on all the lights but you would never know it from the outside as the shades block all of the light. It keeps it nice and dim as the sun rises so we can wake up when we are ready. I like the fan because I don't really have to think about it. If we take our dogs and leave them in the trailer the fan will open up and turn on if it gets too hot in there and close back up if it starts to rain. We find the outside shower station handy for washing up after putting gas in the generator or cleaning up dirty kids and big kids without tracking it in the trailer. We definitely appreciate the extra shocks and lift on our trailer because we are often on bumpy dirt roads. Everything is where we put it when we get to where we are going. We have used the monitoring system throughout our trips because we boondock. It has really helped us to conserve water and power. It would stink to run out of either with no warning. Hope that helps, Lisa
  20. Being new to this whole trailer thing I was just amazed that a refrigerator could run on propane! It seemed counterintuitive but it sure is cool and I love that it automatically switches between gas, ac and dc. Nifty! Lisa
  21. I am not sure if anyone else has the same refrigerator and/or experiences the same issue we were but I thought I would post this anyway. Our Dometic refrigerator has buttons on it that were often being changed unknowingly simply by brushing up against them. Many times the settings were changed or it was turned off completely. Luckily someone has always noticed in time but it could have been much worse. It's just a poor design by Dometic but the refrigerator is fantastic otherwise. Anyway there was a very simple fix for the issue. http://oliver.hewus.com/Mods/Button_pro ... for_fridge Have a good one, Lisa
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