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  1. I had a similar experience, checking the bubble indicators periodically, which never did turn 'white'. When I finally pulled off the caps, the cells were dry. I did not experience a significant voltage drop, or electrical issues, although the minimum voltage at night has been 12.5, lower than it should be. I have read, and found, that the hydrolink system does prevent overfilling, indicated by no longer being able to squeeze the hand pump; so I have periodically topped off the water. Try equalizing the batteries a few times, if the voltage does not come back to where it should be. I've f
  2. I contacted the Oliver Service Dept. a few months ago, and was sent a collection of fuses that are representative of those used in the Ollie. Spoke with Linda: the cost of the package was ~$18.
  3. Hello Rob: We have a 2015 JGC Overland 4x4 (see earlier posts in this thread) with the 3.0 Diesel that has similar torque and the same towing capacity as the Hemi. It has towed the Elite II an estimated 30,000 miles over varied terrain, including through the Rockies from New Mexico up into Wyoming and back, with no problem. We don't use a WDH, and haven't experienced a need for one. Russ
  4. I had previously applied Capt. Tolley's crack sealer to the gasket around each porch light (to stop streaking), and a second time to the porch light above the window that leaked, before going through the above exercise. Is that what you mean by 're-sealing', or something else?
  5. We experienced the same problem: the weep holes were clear, as were the channels, but still had a wet bed on the driver's side after a storm. Yesterday, I pulled the Ollie to our house, and my wife trained a hose on the suspect window. It took a while, but rivulets appeared in several spots running down the side of the interior below the window frame. The frame is caulked, but there were several breaks in the caulk through which the water ran. I cleaned out the existing caulk as well as I could, and re-caulked the entire bottom of the window frame. We had a storm last night; this mornin
  6. Puzzled by the apparent drop in towing capacity, I contacted the local jeep dealer where I bought mine (Glendale Jeep.) The service person I spoke with was unaware of any changes in the chassis or suspension in the 2018 version of the Grand Cherokee, but agreed that the communication materials on that subject were less than clear. I contacted Jeep's headquarters via email with the same question, and received this reply, in part: "When comparing the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel 4x4, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is capable of towing 7,200 lbs with no changes from its 2
  7. We own the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland diesel described in the thread you mention. The tow capacity is 7,200 lbs (it's a 4x4.) My experience (Russ') with the mpg has ranged from 14.8 driving into a cold front from Florida to St. Louis to 19.0 from St. Louis to St. George, Utah (going down a gradual plateau after passing over the continental divide in Colorado.) Overall, I believe it averages ~17.0. It makes a great tow vehicle for those for whom a truck is not an attractive alternative. The only con I see is less storage space, which we mitigate with a roof rack, and the front hitch
  8. Carole: I suggest you contact Blue Sky directly. Ryan Gurin has been very helpful. His email: Ryan@BlueSkyEnergyInc.com Direct #: 760-208-2149. Russ Caslin
  9. Carole: If you go the The Oliver University, and download the Owner's Manual for the 2016 Oliver, you'll see in its table of contents the section that covers the Blue Sky IPN Pro-Remote. Read the section on the"top menu", which lead you through the data available at that level. In particular, it will show you "battery capacity" and "number of days since 100% charged". That will tell you on a day to day basis whether the solar panels are charging the batteries. If you see that your battery capacity is declining from one day to the next, then something is amiss. Your battery voltage w
  10. Matt: Byerly RV in St.Louis, MO has worked on our Elite II twice, once to correct a problem with the solar panels (warranty work), and the second time to install the Micro-Aire Easy Start module for the A/C. Very satisfied with their work. It's a large facility located off I-44 about 25 miles southwest of St. Louis.
  11. We have not, although we have trips planned in the fall to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and to the Canadian Rockies next summer. The closest we've come to mountains are the Ozarks in Missouri, and along Highway 40 through portions of Tennessee. No problem with either of those, although I don't know whether the higher altitude in the Rockies would affect performance, or not. There are others on this forum who pull with diesel SUV's who may be better able to comment. Russ & Mary Caslin
  12. We tow our Elite II with a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Overland model.). It has the diesel with 240 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. We've put ~ 4,700 miles on the Ollie since picking it up on 5/31/16, and have averaged ~18 mpg towing over a variety of roads, including one trip to Sanibel Island from St. Louis, and back. We don't use a WDH. In a nutshell, the JPG tows the Ollie wonderfully. An added benefit is that the it carries Jeep's "Trail Rated" badge, and the off road capability that comes with it. Have never had an issue with storage (no pets), although we have considered a car top c
  13. George: Your description of the solar not working when the lid on the controller box is on, but working when the lid is off is what I experienced (see my earlier reply to your post.) I've sent you a PM. Feel free to call. Russ
  14. We picked up our Oliver May 31 (Hull # 137), and had a similar experience, although it took me awhile to realize there was a problem (first time owning a travel trailer.) We, too, always were hooked up to shore power, but noticed that the voltage would decline while the trailer was in storage parked in the full sun. After several discussions with Tommie (and my own numerous contacts with Blue Sky), Tommie recommended that a local RV repair shop take a look. Diagnosis: the solar panels were never connected! The repair shop fixed that problem, and the solar panels charged -- for a short pe
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