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  1. Hello Everyone, This is a big thank you to everyone at Oliver and in this forum for all of your great responses and assistance in the past months since I discovered Oliver and joined. Unfortunately, circumstances have changed having nothing whatsoever to do with Oliver. My desire to purchase a new Elite I remains strong. Oliver is, without a doubt, the best in the industry. But, for now, I need to postpone my order. I didn't want to disappear (for the time being) without thanking everyone at Oliver and in this forum. You all rock! This is my last post until I reappear. Thank you for everything and please know I wish everyone the best! Happy trails, Pennie
  2. I appreciate your post, information and offer Steve, Oliver Saleswoman Anita called me back after doing some research on her end. Her explanations about Steve's specifics were reasonable and reassuring. She knows I am new at this and as much as I read and watch on Oliver University, I will be learning on the curve, as I go. She also knows I will be living with them in Tennessee until everything is shipshape for a maiden voyage, with as complete an understanding of systems as one can derive from afar accentuated with some hands-on trials. Thank you for your invitation. Unfortunately, I do not live close--actually live near the hottest places in the USA this week--the great Southwest. I will be heading east in late September for delivery on October 4--great news for one who was given an original approximate day in June next year. If time permits and I can stop by, with pre or post delivery, that would be wonderful. At Oliver, there have been a few order cancellations of late. Some may be due to health reasons, some to individual situations, and some to the huge numbers of people who have hit the road crowding both public and private campgrounds, trashing some of these places. Who knows? They let me and others come in earlier than originally thought. I am plunging ahead with plans. I do not expect perfection. Life doesn't work that way--certainly not my own--lol! I am expecting a well-built, high quality TT with a fine customer service team behind it as well as some guidance (much given already) from the terrific community here on this forum. I will need much more, I'm sure. Thanks again Steve, Pennie
  3. Hi John, My condolences on the loss of your wife of nearly five decades. I’m so sorry. I’m stuck somewhat speechless John and truly appreciate your concern for me after what you’ve been through. I admit to being stunned at your Oliver experience. You are making me more nervous than I am already, being a real newbie. If Oliver is suffering a real QC issue, that is truly concerning! Thank you for writing and again, please accept my condolences. Pennie
  4. What a great article! Much to ponder. Thank you as ever SeaDawg
  5. Thank you SeaDawg! I may not need much more than I have already. Probably should just try it out first before I leap. Pennie
  6. Hello group! Oliver's Anita let me know today that the company is building a "campground"/parking area adjacent to their service area allowing new owners to park there following delivery. It has been held up by lots of wet weather recently but the plans are moving forward. Plans include full electric, H20 hook-ups along with a dump for BW and GW to replicate a campground, so that us newbies can test our systems on-site and they will fix anything that is not working right away. Great news! Onward, Pennie
  7. I will check it out--as ever thank you for all of your input! I like the idea of adding T-Mobile to my current Verizon account. I already cancelled the Cradlepoint. Thanks again SeaDawg. Pennie
  8. Thank you Texas Guy! I truly appreciate all of this feedback. I'm learning as I go. Thanks again, Pennie
  9. Thank you as ever Sea Dawg! Time is on my side and I be asking Oliver for your suggestion. I live in a very warm, dry climate that will require some cooling at some point. Thanks again, Pennie
  10. 3. You are correct Mike, a surge protector is built-in. Thanks again! Pennie
  11. Thank you Mike for all the responses! 1. Will do. I probably need a cell booster. I'll check on that surge protector inclusion. I just got off the phone with Anita at Oliver for the past couple of hours--true that. I told her that there was not a great love for the AC unit. She gave me a detailed explanation about it and said it was the quietest they could find. I have some time and will work on possibly eliminating it although it may not change the price. Viair it is. The group consensus is that the idea for the genset I got from an RV blog on the net is overkill. I will be researching a different model. Group rules! Lots of love for the TST TPMS. I'm on it. Thanks again Mike, Pennie
  12. Thank you as ever SeaDawg! I am trying to approach this thoughtfully. After all, it's just the rest of my life--lol! I also have Verizon and I like your suggestion about adding T-Mobile as they are good at coverage. Small genset coming up! That seems to be the consensus here--one I value great deal. I got the model idea I posted from the a regular column on the net and am glad I asked on the forum. This is such a great community! Thank you again, Pennie
  13. Thank you for all of your feedback and thoughts RB! Very, very helpful! Pennie
  14. Once again, thanks SeaDawg. I'll possibly invest in an additional solar panel to augment the 230w. See how the money flows--lol!
  15. Thank you SeaDawg! Gotta keep searching', searching'....
  16. Hello again group! Thank you for all of your well-wishes and thoughts. Some questions for everyone: What manufacturer/model do you recommend for locks: hitch, trailer, etc.? What is the best set-up for the highest quality internet connectivity? What manufacturer/model do you recommend for a surge protector? Do I ask for a replacement AC? If so, what model? Air compressor? I think I already found a generator--the CHAMPION POWER EQUIPMENT 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series Open Frame Inverter with Quiet Technology. Thoughts? Which TPMS system? Replace the shower head? We've only just begun... Anything else you think should be on the list of necessities... Thank you all in advance Pennie
  17. Thank you John. I'll take your advice and cancel the Cradle Point and investigate alternatives. Rather than full-timing, I'll be spending a fair amount of time with friends and relatives all over the country, but when I'm not, I'll be boondocking. The smaller space is fine for me. I've been planning on it for quite some time--the LE 1 is far superior to a pod or teardrop.--lol! Honestly, I cannot afford to do this and get a larger TV than my 2018 Chevy Colorado Redline with the 3.6 V6 with auto 10 gears and tow package. People here have already let me know I can comfortably tow the LE 1 with my TV. I posted pertinent stats in a different thread previously and no one disagreed with my TV. I believe what I have will work for now.I would prefer a duramax but I'm retired, so need to watch funds carefully. I read about all of the problems associated with the composting toilet--and funds are limited. I know I'll probably need a generator and so much other stuff that Oliver doesn't supply.I will be dipping into retirement funds to pull this off...But, time is on my side, yes it is--lol. Thanks again for your reply and any other thoughts you have (or will). Pennie
  18. SeaDawg, I just can't wait! The opening was sudden, surprising and wonderful. I jumped. I'm looking forward to seeing fall in that part of the world as I'll be taking the advice of some here and camping for a while, testing systems. Thanks once again for all of your great help! Pennie
  19. Thanks John. For my route, a lot depends on the registration process, plate, etc. I will need to figure that stuff out but will post it when I know more. This is all very sudden. Options: I am asking for your learned advice (as well as the thoughts of others in the community). I think I am going for the Lithium Pro package which has 2x 230w solar panels with charge controller; 2x 6v AGM batteries (260 AH total); 2,000w inverter and Micro-Air Easy Start. Also, the Shower Track package and Cradle point. I'm considering the back-up camera (I don't possess your wiring skills--lol, but can learn them later). Any thoughts on these or others I may want to substitute? Thank you in advance! Pennie
  20. Thank you Bill!!! I can't wait to see fall in Tennessee! 🍂 Pennie
  21. Hi Cindy! Thanks for the well-wishes. I think a song goes, "You've got to be ready..." You were and I'm glad I was as well. Huge difference between October and next June. I have lots to do, much, much more to learn, many questions to ask, etc. Although this is my first experience owning my own trailer, I will be learning and working on a keeper that happens to be the best made. Onward! Pennie
  22. Hello Group! This is a special greeting. While talking about placing a deposit yesterday with Oliver Saleswoman Anita (and filling her in on the previous day's 2008/09 used Hull in Houston) she let me know that there was a surprising opening for a 2021 LE to be started in August for an October delivery. She told me that people on the move-up list ahead of me had been contacted Oliver the day before but no one had gotten back with a response--and it was now 2:30 pm there. She asked me if I wanted that date. I told her I would need to call a few people to see if these new arrangements would work and I'd call her back shortly. When I did, she said the other party was needing to switch places with me, which I agreed to in a heartbeat! My world changed in a minute. I went from scouring the universe for a used hull to making quick plans for a late September trip to Tennessee--six days on the road (maybe). Wooo-hooo! Needless to say, my deposit was sent followed by paperwork from Oliver and we're on! Louis Pasteur wrote that chance favors the prepared mind--and I've always thought this to be true. All of my research over the last few months has seemed to pay off. I've was in the right place (time, and product)... "At last...my love has come along..." Pennie
  23. Hi SeaDawg, I have not seen an Oliver in-person yet. Anita offered to put me in touch with one nearby and I will probably do that. I'm pretty good at imagining myself in different spaces but will take your advice next week when Anita returns. Thank you--and everyone else for your thoughtful suggestions. Pennie
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