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  1. Yep - $1,000 (or whatever) is a high price for instant happiness - particularly when camping. Bill
  2. Mike & Carol - I understand that it is very hot in Texas these days. Hope that you are not getting the worst of it and that you don't bring it to Alabama with you. See you soon! Bill
  3. And, that is the way it should be. Glad that it worked out for ya.๐Ÿ™‚ Bill
  4. George - Assuming that your grease cap will fit - snug all the way down to where the rim of the grease cap is basically sitting flush with the rim of the hub then it looks OK to me. Bill
  5. Check your "smoke alarm" at the rear street side ceiling. In years past this unit also functions as another CO detector. Bill
  6. I assume that you are talking about the CO/propane alarm located under the dinette? As a general comment there is not great air circulation under that area. Sometimes this leads to "stale" air coming in contact with what has been know to be "sensitive" detectors. All kinds of different situations can cause these things to go off - and usually at 3am too - so count yourself lucky. Any combination of that t-storm, a new Ollie that is still "gassing off", a pet (methane) or perhaps simple stale air in general might set it off. Leaving the Ollie door open is probably what did the trick but in the future if you have a small fan it might get the alarm to reset faster. If the alarm continues to go off without reason then I'd document it and let Oliver Service know. Bill p.s. I just saw another thread in which you report smelling propane. Have you found the source of that odor yet - these two things could certainly be related.
  7. I know that Rodney Lomax and Jason Essary will be at the Rally next week. I'll mention your suggestion to them - goo idea. Bill
  8. George - I agree - I would not continue in this manner. It is good that you chocked the rear wheels - but - I have never lifted an Oliver wheel off the ground without first being hitched to my tow vehicle. I believe that not only is this a safer way but it also would serve to keep the nose of the Oliver down thus putting all of the jack's force into lifting the Ollie laterally (i.e. getting the wheel off the ground as opposed to the nose in the air). If for some reason you can not hitch the Ollie to your tow vehicle then I'd place a block of wood (2x4) between that bottle jack and the steel sub-frame. This would lessen the chance of slippage of the metal against metal while also reducing the distance the bottle jack has to be extended. But, as I said above, I would not continue in this manner. Bill
  9. WOW! Certainly you are correct and the Redline wasn't even in the testing sample. I'll blame my error on Friday the 13th! Bill
  10. In a recent review of wheel bearing grease - the Redline CV-2 beat out even the Timkens own brand. Bill p.s. HERE'S that review
  11. On the early Elite II's, such as yours, the steel sub-frame was considerably shorter as compared to later models. Bill
  12. Certainly better than trying to talk to a couple of deer doing the same thing in that laundry? Speaking of which - does a male deer say, "yes, dear" to a female deer?๐Ÿ˜
  13. I know that Shallowgal is somewhere in that area - perhaps it was them? White F-150 towing a white Elite II ๐Ÿ˜? Bill
  14. Certainly it would mean more trips, but, who says that you have to fill even the smaller one all the way to the brim? Bill
  15. Make sure that your valves - located near the water pump - are in the "boondocking position" if you want to draw water into you fresh water tank or in the "winterization position" if you just want to draw anti-freeze into your plumbing lines without drawing it into the fresh water tank. Then attach a short length ( 2 to 3 feet) of garden hose to the port located at the rear passenger/curb side of the Oliver. Place the hose into the liquid, go inside and turn on the water pump. This should then draw the liquid into the Ollie. Observe the level of the liquid going down and turn off the water pump when you are drawing air versus liquid. After you are finished drawing the liquid into the Ollie simply put your valves into the "normal position". Bill p.s. if you are unsure what valve position is right for your camper then refer to the Oliver University for a chart that shows the valve configurations for your year/model of camper.
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