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Kathy Tewart

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  1. Update: the part was installed today and was the correct part
  2. Our freezer door hinge also broke very recently-a very small plastic part broke off. Ordered a spring holder part from Amazon, it just arrived so it hasn't been installed yet. Probably should have made a ticket as the small part was about $25. Hopefully this is the correct part
  3. Yes that's the one, have both sizes. When I wash dishes outside I set one up by the outside shower-so handy
  4. I love the CGI compact outdoor table-comes in 2 sizes, I have both. These are very light weight, compact aluminum folding tables, very sturdy. Available Amazon. I place one outside the Ollie door and one in the clam. On the table by the door it is so useful for placing objects down either entering or exiting Ollie. Sometimes I'll put my coffee maker on it at night, then I can make coffee without disturbing husband in the morning. The tables fold up very small for transport. Bought about 2 years ago-I think they will last a long time.
  5. This is not campsite cooking but recently we have been camping when it was in the upper 90s and didn't feel like cooking. We have a trip coming up next week so I have been cooking and putting up meals in meal prep containers and freezing them, individual containers. Made meatloaf, pork tenderloin and navy beans so far. I think this will help.
  6. We keep several microfiber cloths, about 12"x12" from Costco in the camper-after using squeegee I use one to finish drying toilet, walls and floor, takes very little time and bath is all clean
  7. We live in Katy Tx-picked up Ollie and got truck in July. I'm finding that most state parks have something available Sun-Thurs. Also Corp of Engineer parks usually have availability. Harvest Hosts are good option. If you have a way to run A/C without electric hookup then some of the state run rest stops off of interstates can be used overnight and many are very nice, water available. (it will probably be hot through Sept) I'm finding camping spots easier to find this year than last year. School is back in session here so that helps. I hope you are not in a hurry to get home-lots of great place to see between Tn and Washington state. Planning is time consuming and a PIA, my soul wants to just wing it and we will do some of that next spring with some stops planned. Good luck and take your time. Once you pick a route I can give some recommendations-Caprock Canyon SP is a top pick in the panhandle.
  8. I think a lot of people don't understand cross-contamination, or germs!
  9. Hull 1095 here-the flange on our toilet cracked on day 6 of using our Ollie. Waiting for replacement part to be delivered-I wonder how many Olivers are having this problem. Is it a recent problem or ongoing. When the cracked flange was removed it appears the bottom edge had been beveled - in order to get it in easier? A picture is below
  10. We ran it on DC during travel and AC at campground, will try propane during next travel. Might try frozen jug next trip,can drink the water as it melts! Seems it's going to continue being very hot for some time. Thanks
  11. We just returned from a trip in central Texas where it was 100* 3 days in a row. Fridge had been pre cooled to mid 30s when we left. Got to campground and temp had increased to 50s! We took the covers off the outside vents, placed a fan in front and deployed the awning. Not a lot of help so I made ice with our portable ice maker, put the ice in a bowl and put on top shelf of fridge. This helped the most. Next time we go camp in hot conditions I will put a big blue fake ice block in the fridge. And no we are not particularly crazy for camping in hot weather-we very recently got our Ollie so still excited about being able to use it no matter the weather.
  12. I'm so glad I checked the forum today-just returned from out 2nd trip and at the dump station the hose was full-so we will check the valve under the dinette. So many good ideas about tips at the dump station. Thanks all
  13. I thank my lucky stars to have been born in the USA (and Texas)
  14. OMG Bugasalt looks like sooo much fun! But I can imagine sitting outside the Ollie with the one that kinda looks like an assault gun-might draw some attention. I still want one
  15. All entrances to Yellowstone NP have been closed temporarily due to flooding. Hope none of y'all have plans/reservations soon, that would be so heartbreaking. go.nps.gov/220613
  16. Our salesman,who has access to more information than we do, says it is built but waiting on a chip in Dearborn. No definite ship date has been posted. Slowly going stir crazy in Katy Tx. I wish you luck with your truck-it's a crazy world we are living in.
  17. Yes it is an option not to have one but no money back on it. You need to think about how you will cook, do you use one frequently at home? If you have been camping already you might have an idea. On cold rainy days we have found microwave useful but we could probably live without one. We just got our LEII and find we have plenty of storage in the pantry. Also we had a Casita and I never cooked inside but the LEII has more room in kitchen so I will probably use the cooktop more.
  18. I was wondering if campgrounds are less crowded this year due to fuel prices or other factors? We have our Ollie but are still waiting for our Ford 150 hybrid to be delivered so we have not been camping since December. We will go camping when we get the truck-we joined Harvest Host and Boondockers welcome plus we should be able to boondock more than we had in the past. I'm going to try planning camp spots for certain destinations but filling in between by dry camping when we can. I'd love to hear your experiences with state park CG, COE etc...
  19. We can't wait for our f 150 hybrid to be delivered! We bought it because we wanted to use the onboard generator-7.2 KW for boondocking. Got our Ollie April 29, ordered week before Christmas. Ordered the truck first week of January-"oh it will take about 10-12 weeks to get here". It is built but waiting on a chip. Slowly going stir crazy not being able to camp-we sold our Casita mid december. Has anyone else used the onboard generator while boondocking? How was it?
  20. We have our reservations for Lady Bird park for the eclipse-Fredricksburg can be kind of crazy on any spring weekend traffic wise so hopefully we will come fully ready to stay in place at the park and just be ready to enjoy the park and meeting other RV people-esp Oliver people.
  21. We just picked up Elite II and have it inside storage with electric available. We are waiting on a f150 delivery that is delayed because of lack of a chip so don't know when we will be able to take it out again. It has wet cell batteries. When we had a casita with 1 wet cell it was put on a battery minder when not it use. My question is what is best way to deal with 4 wet cells. Routlaw mentioned turning off all parasitic battery drains-I'm not sure what ALL of them are. We live close to our storage and can check on Oliver frequently. Any advice appreciated.
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