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  1. We are in Loveland,CO at Boyd Lake State Park for two weeeks visiting our kids. We woke up to outside temp of 10F this am. We are pretty comfortable except for having to walk the dog! The furnace ran most of the night. Inside temperature seems to stay about 5 degrees cooler than what temperature we set the thermostat at. ..50 stays at 45 , 65 stays 60-62. We have a little space heater but mostly it runs when we come in and turn up the thermostat..makeusfeel less chilled.
  2. We asked about a convection oven when we ordered ours. We were told they get too hot for use in that space.
  3. Funny...We are hoping to leave town tomorrow....head west to CO to see our kids (both moved from here to CO in the last few months and now conveniently live 15 miles apart). Then south to NM and AZ. Our route depends on who is home and weather. Linda
  4. here is what my silverware drawer looks like
  5. Hello, My idea for the cubbies above the bed is not working as I expected. What do you do with your clothes? Is that where you keep them? Maybe I need to just fold and stack shirts and pants? Or roll them up as I do in packing my suitcase? Do you have a suggestion for storage containers that fit in there to keep it less jumbled? Also what do you store in the sections under ad and seats where storage is allowed? Thanks Linda
  6. Yes, we will be going out to load somethings today or tomorrow and I can take photos. I have some bins to use for clothes so will take photos of those too. Linda
  7. This is what I am using. http://www.target.com/p/room-essentials ... A-14768524 I decided the cutlery tray took up too much space in the drawers. We only have four place settings and those fit nicely in the rectangular tray of this set. Also I got a couple of bigger trays to hold knives and cooking utensils. Linda
  8. Linda, I don't think you could run the heat strip during the day from the battery power. I think it would drain the battery--very quickly. Heat strips operate from major resistance. I've never run my furnace while driving. Don't know if it's recommended. I'd leave the trailer winterized til I got far enough south to avoid hard freezing weather. Use a bit of water from a gallon jug to flush if you use the facilities on the way down, as you said "dry camp". No point in pushing it, and creating problems in your travels. We don't fill fresh water when we come home from North Carolina in Nov
  9. P.S. Sorry, forgot - re the temp sensors - You might want to take another look at Ron Merritt's you-tube video regarding this. He simply bought a regular commercial unit that has four remote sending units. He placed one in the bath, one inside the hulls, and one or two outside with the central monitoring station on the wall to the left of the front door as you enter. I think that he was happy with the result - I plan to do something similar when I get "Twist". Bill Bill, I couldn't locate the video at first but finally found it on the Facebook page at "videos" . Than
  10. Daniel, Welcome, it was a pleasure to meet you! Linda
  11. What is the story with the lovely fire pit? Linda
  12. We are concerned about cold weather travel. We may find ourselves in single digits when we drive. We did winterize it when we returned though it has been kept inside at 40 degrees. We wonder how to keep it warm while traveling in cold weather. We considered "dry" camping and keeping the anitfreeze in till we find warmer weather. or running heat strip during day? Grayson, was your hull temp monitor a factory install or after purchase? Linda
  13. Hello, We have a question about keeping battery charged while in storage between uses. We have "Olivia" stored in a building that is kept at 40 degrees. She will have been stored about 3-4 weeks when we go on our next trip. We have the Trojan AGM batteries, inverter and solar. Do we need to put the batteries on a trickle charger as we do our cars when they get stored over the winter? Or just plug it in to shore power? What do you do? Thanks Linda
  14. Hello, We have named her Olivia. This follows a long tradition of naming our wheeled companions. We have had Frodo, Bilbo,Griselda, Jezebel (black with red leather interior..she caught fire so we stopped naming for awhile). We have also had LangCusser (a 3 yo's version of Land Cruiser...76 FJ40), Emily/Christine (depending on how she was behaving..think Stephen King), Baby, Juliet, Ruby and now Olivia. Linda
  15. thanks.. will give it consideration. A friend made a CD for us of "Ruby" songs ( there are a lot) so perhaps on another listen we will find a name. Linda
  16. Hello Here is the picture of our camper and our car as we leave the office. We had the hull number put on the back above the window and the numbers are 6" high. I have a better picture if you would like to see it and I can figure out how to post it ;-/ We haven't figured out a name.. the car is "Ruby". Any ideas? Linda
  17. Linda, Congrats! And, you had good weather too - hopefully it held for you all the way home. Did you get a chance to say "hello" to Twist? Bill Yes, Dave said "Hello" to Twist who Is patiently waiting to start adventures with you! Linda
  18. Hello all, We don't have photos to post right now, but we have our camper! I will post photos as soon as I can. We had some things that needed to be fixed so our trip has not been as planned. But ALL the people we dealt with at Oliver were helpful, informative, and doing their very best (and beyond expectations) to get it all taken care of for us. We liked Fall Hallow campground and were disappointed to miss the opening of the restaurant by about 6 hrs. Also the Natchez Trace campground was a very nice location. Our tow vehicle ("Ruby" Porsche Cayenne GTS V8 six speed manual transmission 405
  19. After reading this discussion we are having them put our hull number above the rear window. We are to pick it up 12/10. Thanks for the suggestion. Linda
  20. Ok, we will say "hello" to Twist for you. Looking forward to meeting some Oliver owners in the future. This forum has been a great help to us! Linda
  21. We pick ours up in a couple of weeks. Anita said cot sheets work on the twin beds as they are a different size than usual twin mattresses. Anita is making some for us that she thinks will be a superior fit. I am going to make a couple of simple quilts for the beds and some fleece blankets. We will be using sleeping bags for the first trip till we get home and I have time to sew. Linda
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