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  1. PLEASE post lots of pics when you get those cushions in your Ollie! Can't wait to see!!!
  2. I gotta have that thing. Thanks for the photo!
  3. What would one do if their Ollie with AGM batteries and solar was stored off-season under cover without access to shore power?
  4. I do not mean to speak for the poster who provided the list, which I very much appreciate. But I will point out that his list contains relatively few items for repairs due to poor quality or workmanship. Any trailer or tow vehicle can get a flat tire or a blown fuse. Any person might experience problems with batteries, which are not manufactured by Oliver. There may be a malfunction in appliances, which are not manufactured by Oliver. Who doesn't need to carry a flashlight? Every trailer owner needs that sewer elbow and blocks. In the back of our Hyundai Elantra is a toolkit with many of the same items on that list, including common hand tools, duct tape, paracord, flashlight, tarp, blankets, pillows, bottled water and slow to perish foods. Not once have we cracked that tool box or needed any of the other provisions, but it's better to have them and never need them than to need them and not have them. And chances are even greater when camping rather than normal routine that one would need to take care of repairs themselves.
  5. Awww, maaan, that's purty!
  6. Thanks for the post. We're considering purchasing a Legacy Elite II configured with twin beds. Is there a recommendations for bedding? Do twin sized work well, or do most people use a full/double? Thanks much. Keith The Oliver twin mattresses are 30" × 75", the size I mention in the post above, available from http://www.customlinensdirect.com and other websites. Standard twin sheets are sized to fit 39" × 74", twin XL to fit 39" x 80". However, one Oliver owner with twin beds told me standard twin sheets work fine for her. I think a fitted double would be far too large.
  7. What a beauty! I admit I'm slow. I had seen "Twist" mentioned recently and I just now got it. Sheesh... Let us see any new photos that come in!
  8. Thanks! I found Stan and Carol on another forum and pm 'd them about the Durango. They are happy towing with it. Meanwhile, we test drove a Durango and the Ram truck with hemi. We both preferred the truck!!
  9. Ron Merritt also showed a wireless refrigerator/freezer monitor that I liked. For those interested: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZMYHQ6A/ref ... Z97E6KB94D
  10. Thanks for your input. I understand what you've said and agree that a truck might be the better tow for several reasons. But this vehicle will be our only one, and the vast majority of the time it will be used for other purposes. And the vast majority of the time when we do tow it will be east of the Mississippi. I would still like to know if you experienced folks think the Durango as described above would do the job with a little reserve. If it won't, then we will definitely get a truck. If it will, then we have to decide between the two.
  11. Looking at possible tow vehicles for the Elite II, it comes down to two: Ram 1500 truck with V8 hemi, can tow over 10,000 lbs, can get rear axle ratio up to 3.92, lots of hp and torque, so yeah, it's man enough. But I'd rather have an SUV over a pickup for several reasons. Dodge Durango, properly configured with V8 hemi, rear axle ratio of 3.45, 360 each hp and torque, can tow 7,400 lbs. Is it man enough? I want some reserve for that someday cross country trek that will likely involve mountains. I've read and read some more about trailer and towing weights and I'm still not sure which numbers one should focus on. I know the truck will gitterdone, but will the Durango? Thanks!
  12. I went in search of it too. I think this is it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FX8ZGOO/ref ... PP9WT6QS5N
  13. Linda, Not knowing your experience, I hope these little pearls of info are not redundant to you and will serve to enhance your camping adventures and help you avoid some of the pitfalls that await all of us. May your road go ever on..... Steve I'm not the original poster, but as a complete novice lusting after an Ollie, I found these bits of info to indeed be pearls! Many thanks, A different Linda
  14. For anyone interested, I found a website that sells sheets to fit 30" × 75" mattresses, in 200, 300 and 500 thread count cotton, plus flannel and satin. I have not purchased from them so cannot speak to quality and service. If I decide to go with permanent bed linens, I will give them a try, but presently I'm leaning toward upholstered mattresses with either a self fashioned bed roll or the rv superbag. www.customlinensdirect.com Search for: 30" Other mattress lengths will come up, but it's easy to find the 75".
  15. Try the blog now. There was some type of re certify I had to do,. Bed roll is whatever is on the bed when we wake up. My wife sewed a fitted sheet for the bottom. I f I have a sheet plus blanket I undo the corners at the head and with pillow inside just roll it up. Low tech and cheap but it works. At night I just reverse the roll...wrap the corners and go to sleep. Bed by night, sofa by day. Thanks! The link works now. Love looking at your trailer interior. Please ask your wife is she cut the cording fabric on the bias. I'm seriously considering doing as you guys did, just making the cushions and mattresses myself.
  16. To make our bed we simply roll out the bed roll which stays on the bed under throw pollows during the day. I like the sleeping bag idea but it would be too hot for our type of camping. By bed roll, do you mean a purchased roll like the RV Super Bag (pricey, but folks rave about them), or layers of sheets and covers that you roll up together? http://www.rvsuperbag.com
  17. Oliver has pics of our layout on their Facebook page, or you may visit my blog. I've tried several times over the last few days to get to your blog, but a strange page comes up indicating that the website name is for sale.
  18. I'm curious about this too. I want custom mattresses for the twin bed floor plan, but I want them covered the same as the dinette cushions, so that like you, we can just use bags for sleeping. I believe a forum member by name of trumpetguy had 8 inch foam mattresses, which he bought and had cut to size, covered by his wife to match the dinette cushions. She did a wonderful job. I wonder if Oliver will cover custom mattresses to match the dinette cushions.
  19. Can't speak from personal experience, but the reviews at Amazon are glowing. I put one on my Amazon Ollie wishlist.
  20. llfalcon, I recently purchased a "Clam" brand screen room. Because I usually travel alone I got the "traveler" model which is basically six by six feet and plenty of room for two or three people. All of the Clam products are relatively expensive, but they are nicely put together easy to set up, and even easier to take down. They use a center "hub" which allows you to simply "pop" the sides and top into place without wrestling with separate poles and stakes (you should still stake it once it is set up to keep it from blowing away, but it is not mandatory). Hope this helps! Bill Excellent, and thank you! I spent most of yesterday researching screen rooms and decided on a Clam also! Now, I just need an Ollie...
  21. I appreciate the ideas. We are going to start collecting things for camper to "take the edge off the wait". I think I will get nordicware plates and bowls, but also some paper plates. We are going to use those unbreakable glasses that look like glass. Our indulgence will be our ceramic coffee mugs and maybe a couple of real wine glasses. We have been backpackers so are good at figuring basic items and can add as we go. Dave is getting a bike carrier for the trailer. Also a screen room that is easy to put up as mosquitos love him and black flies love me. I am interested in the Fagor multicooker. Has anyone used this item? Linda Have you found that screen room yet? If so, what did you get? Very interested in getting one too. Thanks.
  22. Lucky y'all! She's a beaut, and I'm jealous! Enjoy !
  23. Thanks. I'm doing this when we order ours. Very helpful.
  24. While off in the tules, I use a lock on the Bulldog and also run a large, hardened cable lock through a hole in my wheel, over the axle, and out through another wheel hole. Then I put the baddest looking hardened key lock to the ends of the cable. I also have a GPS locating device hidden between the shells and connected to the 12V battery system (with backup batteries internally) that will enable me to track the trailer's location on my computer or cell phone. https://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=128 A very determined crook will still get the trailer, but I figure that is what insurance is for. Would you mind sharing where the tracker is installed between the shells and how it is connected to the 12v system? Newbie here, I know nothing...
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