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John Welte

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  1. I have gone on a few multiple month bicycle trips carrying everything and each trip I carry less. The first trip I had so much that I couldn't close the panniers completely. So, you're right, go with the minimum.
  2. I saw a Bluetooth leveling aid that a person can mount in the trailer once the trailer has been leveled so that each time you're getting your trailer leveled at new sites, you just watch the monitor and know when to stop riding up on the Anderson levelers. That seemed to be a good idea.
  3. No hurry Bill. I just figured that someone more organized than me, which would be a big group of people, would have put a list together.
  4. I have a 1956 German Rheinmetall typewriter with a sheet of paper in it where I type things that I want to bring to Hohenwald. It's a big job figuring out what to bring. Probably someone has already made such a list. I realize that everyone's list will be different, but there are probably a high percentage that everyone brings. Do you know of any list like that? I hate to invent the wheel again if someone has already come up with the wheel. What can I say?! I have a lazy side.
  5. Thanks very much. You're getting close to your pick up date! June if I remember for you. John
  6. "They are stored in a cool, dry place in my home" Are they on a trickle charge to maintain them at 100%. I thought they had to cycle through a discharge/charge cycle. I have SO MUCH to learn about these batteries!
  7. "If your battery has the Lithionics Internal Heater, and you are subject to winter conditions, keep the battery ON, solar ON and plugged into shore power." If the trailer is covered with that Calmark cover, is the "solar on", just a setting? Isn't shore power and an extension cord about the same thing? Maybe shore power is the 30 amp plug you see at campgrounds versus an extension cord that plugs into I don't know where on the trailer.
  8. Is there a trick to getting it on or off? If you have the lithium batteries like we're planning to get when we pick up in November, do you have to do battery cycling to keep them healthy? We will be able to plug in at the house if that helps during winter storage in Portland, Oregon. I understand that there's a battery heater for the lithiums that comes on near freezing.
  9. Hi all, I believe OTT has a custom trailer cover that they sell. In looking at our parking area where our current tent trailer is, it looks like we could use that area. I had been thinking that I needed to pay $250-350/month for covered parking. Has anyone used that cover? My current cover lasts about two years, but even if I only get one year of use it's still cheaper than covered electrical RV lot storage. I imagine it's a chore to cover an Ollie. Anyone have experience with these covers? Thanks
  10. That's a view that I haven't seen before. 😂
  11. "Unfortunately Oliver doesn’t do a more permanent stamped number on the aluminum frame somewhere, at least not on ours anywhere." Years ago the Seattle Police Department would engrave your Washington Driver's license near the crank (bottom bracket) on a bicycle to aid in revovery. Does anyone engrave something similar on the frame of their Ollie? Maybe at a rally, someone with a steady hand could do that. Engravers probably aren't that expensive.
  12. "Discusses some orbital electric devices for waxing/polishing" Thanks, your response was spot on.
  13. "We're not getting any younger... and though the results of waxing are rewarding, it's not easy." I noticed on my last driver's license that I have gotten older compared to the previous license. Is there any way to apply the wax by some electrical device rather than by hand? I put screws in with a driver now and not with a screw driver. Maybe, hopefully, there's a faster way than by hand.
  14. I know that OTT recommends to use wax, but I wonder if a ceramic coating is more durable. Wax seems kind of 19th century somehow. I saw an ad for a ceramic coating that is just spray on and wipe off. It's hard to know the technical advantages of each coating. 🤔
  15. "Their website has complete dimensions, so if you have your Ollie already (I don't) you can measure if it would fit in the closet." We get ours on November 7. I think you're ahead of us. I am just getting things or researching what I think we will need. Thanks for your comments. John
  16. Bill, what size did you get and which manufacturer? Are you happy with it? John
  17. Can you do what you need to do with that? You can reach the top with that I would assume.
  18. How tall was the one that you took back? I am thinking of a 12-12.5 foot long one. They weigh under 30 pounds and go to 32 inches when down.
  19. I read through the first thread. I didn't see the second one. Thanks for finding that. I do a search on the topic so I don't duplicate questions. I do my search on my Samsung phone. Maybe there's more functionality on a laptop or desktop. Thanks again.
  20. I did a search on collapsible ladders in the forum and it appears that the 12 foot or 12.5 foot telescoping size is what people are using. Are you all happy with them and what brand did you get? I see about five different weight limits (200,225,250,275 and 300 pounds if I recall correctly) and a few manufacturers of these. The thread that I saw was from 2019. I am looking for current recommendations on these ladders. I weigh 200 pounds, 6'1". Thanks
  21. Probably just need air in the tires and lube the chain and they're good as new, or maybe not!
  22. Certainly cheaper than the 2023 model!!
  23. Congratulations! I always say that money is just paper with pictures of dead presidents. I might feel differently when I send in 40k on the first payment. That will be in August.
  24. I went to that and it's impressive. Well worth the money. I don't recall it being super expensive either.
  25. I had never heard of it before. Two of us are heading out for a two month bicycle trip so it might come in handy. What kind of e-bike was it? Mine is a Story with a 350 watt hub motor. 7 gears, 5 levels of assist. Some come with mid drive motors down by the pedals with 1000 watts, but they're a few thousand more than mine. I would be interested in a folding e-bike.
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