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John Welte

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  1. "As I said before, few people ever get them calibrated. Or you could buy one of these: https://www.protorquetools.com/torque-calibration-systems/cdi-calibration-systems/" Mine looks like the one in this thread with the nut on the end of the handle and the spin dial. It's supposed to be accurate to +/- 4%. That's good enough for me. When you buy that torque wrench calibration machine for $107k let us all know so we can calibrate our wrenches. If it's not too much problem you could bring it to a rally. TIA John
  2. "All torque wrenches "should" be calibrated, especially after a hard drop onto concrete. Hardly any are." John, my torque wrench is 20 years old and has the screw dial to go from 20-150 foot pounds. How do I make sure it's calibrated accurately? Thanks John
  3. We pick up in just a little over a week. I do have a torque wrench with me. What's the torque setting for the lug nuts? I see different numbers. Thanks. John
  4. Congratulations on your decision to buy. For us it was difficult to commit. My wife was hesitant to buy because they're expensive, but we did order an LE2 that we pick up in less than two weeks. Your time to pick up will go fast. Maybe we'll see you on the road. John
  5. "Good reason right there to get port side awning." We did order the street side awning for a variety of reasons. Picking up in three weeks. Hull number 1290 we're told. John
  6. "When I first got my Ollie I slept with my head at the nightstand (I'm 6', 165 pounds). But after a couple of night of my elbows hitting either the nightstand or the curved wall, I did a 180 and now sleep with feet at the nightstand. Much more room for the elbows." I plan to take the curb side bed as I sleep on my right side and putting my feet at the rear will work great. Having a night stand near my head is appealing, but for the reasons you mentioned, I will just use the stove area for my glasses. John
  7. I bought that lock too. Proven Locks also sells a locking hitch pin for $75 to secure the hitch to the receiver. I have a steel locking pin now, so not sure that I want to spend more. How do you secure the hitch to the tv? Proven Locks says their pin is more tamper proof. John
  8. I bought that collar lock at your suggestion Frank. It's quite beefy, not as intimidating as the Proven lock which I also bought. I recommend both. John
  9. Congratulations! We will be hull #1290 picking up November 7.
  10. I thought that they were AC. I have been reading everything in the manuals.
  11. So it's just the convection microwave and A/C that require AC?
  12. Hi all, I read about a DC TV being available for RV's. I thought the TV in the Oliver ran off AC. Can anyone here confirm? TIA. John
  13. Looks good. How big is the clam? Who makes it? John
  14. Years ago, our Subaru came with a little container of touch up paint. Does Oliver sell or provide a little touch up gel for those little chips.
  15. Frank, was that painful to cut into the Ollie? Thanks for the pictures. It looks well made. John
  16. "As for is more really better, I think we are going to rely on the Progressive alone. It's easier at the power pole, less to cart around and works fine." Jim, What model Progressive? I believe the trailer has a Progressive surge protector. Are you referring to the trailer surge protector or some Progressive unit that you plug in at the pole? John
  17. "I always have 4 chocks with me." Good morning Bill, thanks for the message. I do have the two heavy rubber ones, but may pick up two more from Harbor Freight, as they're only $8 each. I have the Camco levelers which have a plastic chock for each leveler, but I like the rubber ones for peace of mind. I used four pieces of split logs for 20 years with my tent trailer! I am nearing the end of buying the must haves which is good because we're 27 days from pick up. TPMS was the first purchase. What do you use at the power pole? I know the trailer has a surge protector, but some people use a meter to check the outlet while others use a surge protector at the pole that also checks for proper wiring and current. TIA. John
  18. "If I have to change a tire, I plan chock the wheels on the side opposite the flat, jack up the side with the flat using the Safe Jack on a Stabilizing Jack Pad, then lower the stabilizers to provide additional support and stability." I bought the Camco levelers today and also two heavy duty solid rubber chocks. The guy at the RV parts store said that once I have the tires in the levelers on the low side and chocked with the Camco leveler and chock, that I won't need to buy two more heavy duty rubber chocks for the low side. What are you bringing in the chock department? John
  19. Steve, how much does it weigh? Do you bring it on the road? John
  20. I am focusing on safety and trailer protection. There's always the must haves and the wants. TPMS was expensive but I felt it was a necessity. That's my approach. The forum has been great for ideas of those must haves.
  21. Bill, I ordered the Camco stacking jack stands as it seems it makes more sense to not extend the stabilizer jacks so far for reasons of less wear and distance to the ground. Not so much flex pressure on the mount. My wife is rolling her eyes when another box is delivered to the house. It's all necessary though. TPMS, water pressure gauge, Proven lock, surge protection, etc. John
  22. "*I carry both wood blocks and lego style blocks. The wood blocks can be had free either around your own workshop or by "scrounging". " Bill, thanks for the suggestion of the Lego style blocks. I gave my cube bag that had about 10 of those 1 inch blocks to the new owner of the pop up tent trailer that we sold in July. Maybe I will buy again. Good suggestions. John,
  23. "I carry a large scissor jack (a military surplus HUMVEE jack with frame adapter," Frank, is the frame adapter something specific to the Ollie frame? I wonder why these trailers don't have disc brakes (just a side note). Maybe no trailers do. 🤔. Thanks for the picture. John, T-28 days to delivery day
  24. Thanks John, you and others on the forum have been great with advice for this soon to be Ollie owner. T- 29 days John
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