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  • Do you own an Oliver Travel Trailer, other travel trailer or none?
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  • Year
    2016
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    Oliver
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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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  1. Perhaps its a bit late in the day for this but it is never too late to remember. Bill Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well-educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured. Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags. Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward. Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid. Remember: freedom is never free! We thank these early patriots, as well as those patriots now fighting to KEEP our freedom! It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more MEANING to it than beer, fireworks, HOT DOGS, and picnics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqwGRdRIsk
  2. OK - we got the Ollie, then we got a couple of trips in the Ollie under our belts, then we moved. But, now we can get out there and REALLY enjoy all that the Oliver has to offer. Life's too short - get to it and enjoy the heck out of it (both life and the Oliver). Happy travels. Bill
  3. Agree with JD - no noise from mine either - ever.
  4. Mike - Just how much room can a pair of fatigues take? Certainly that is all you really needed for that reunion!😇
  5. Perhaps he'll be convinced to get a pair or two of those quick-dry pants when he can no longer find a storage place for the depends 🤣?
  6. Perhaps you could store it under/behind your Murphy bed?
  7. That bucket is actually a re-purposed kitty litter container and is probably more like 4 gallons. I found that the relatively square shape plus it having a lid worked better in that space. Bill p.s. for a size comparison - the blue object in the back is a set of links levelers. Also note the red ribbon on the ceiling of the first two pictures - this is the hatch that is covered by the nightstand since I have the twin bed model therefore making it inaccessible. In the king model this hatch is available to be used under the bench seating.
  8. In order to light up this area I found an LED light strip in WalMart that is used for lighting the bed of a pickup truck. I spliced into the power at the existing "standard" light that is just over the outside door into the basement area. By having lighting all around I can see into the entire area even if one section of it is blocked by the large amount of "stuff" I carry in there. I'll try to get a picture and post it later. Bill Note that I chose to not have the inside basement door. In the picture with the "on/off switch" you can see the "standard" light fixture that comes with the Elite II. Also note that in the first and second picture you can see the extra insulation that I added to the access door(s).
  9. Susan - Be careful what you ask for! ScubaRx has switches for switches. Truly an Oliver to see if you ever have the chance. Bill
  10. Dang it! I hate when this happens - specially if it is Mike that points to the error of my ways. I guess that I've never really looked at the smoke detector and just assumed that it was ONLY a smoke detector. Sorry about that. Bill
  11. No - there is only one CO detector that comes with a new Oliver. Bill
  12. I had a similar issue that turned out to be a faulty remote switch. After discussing the issue with the rep at last year's Owner's Rally and trying a few of his suggestions I called, we talked about it briefly and then a week later a new switch arrived at my doorstep. These switches are not terribly expensive (less than $30) and my unit is pushing the five year old mark, but, it was very nice of Xantrex to warranty the part anyway. The install was extremely easy and now everything is back to normal. Bill
  13. topgun2

    Fire!

    Shallowgal - In certain situations lithium batteries have been known to ignite other than the fact that they were being charged (with the original charger and charging cord) . I have no idea as to why these laptop batteries made that decision, but, since they were inside the battery compartment of the laptop and wound up both catching on fire and exploding, they caused massive damage to the laptop (i.e. the laptop is burnt toast 😂). Bill
  14. topgun2

    Fire!

    WalMart has them for $12.77 (single) and $34.61 (double). That shrink wrap that holds the two cans together sure must be some expensive stuff! Bill
  15. topgun2

    Fire!

    Last night I was charging the battery(s) on my laptop in my office when they decided to "do the lithium thing". If it wasn't for the fact that this was in my house and in my office the fireworks were fairly interesting - individual cells exploding and shooting in all directions with flames coming from their afterburners. I'm extremely happy to report that the "Tundra fire extinguisher" performed exactly as advertised and total damage is certainly much less than what it could have been. I'll shortly be ordering a couple more of these but be sure to see the first post in this thread above. Bill
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