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John E Davies

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John E Davies last won the day on October 19 2022

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    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan

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  1. Thanks, this was discussed a while back, 43 ft lbs. https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/6812-check-your-rear-jack-mount-hardware-bottom-frame-bolts-were-1-turn-loose/ John Davies Spokane WA
  2. ALL the dead air spaces need proper ventilation, the closet, pantry, under the dinette, overhead cabinets, the bathroom. It evens out temperature variations, reduces the likelihood of mildew if you are unlucky enough to live east of the Rockies, reduces heat stress on the electronics like your inverter and batteries. I wish the furnace fan could easily be run on a very low “fan only” speed, that would really help in stinky hot weather to pull all the trapped heat out of the dead spaces... The more holes, the better, in an Ollie. IMHO. John Davies Spokane WA
  3. That is a great idea, but be sure to leave access to the four big bolts on that flange, so that they can be retorqued routinely. They DO loosen over time. Some sort of “hat” with foamed insulation inside it might be possible, as long as it is easily removable. For example cover the flange with plastic wrap. John Davies Spokane WA
  4. Stop on by sometime, you can take a look, I do not plan on opening it up myself for quite a while. John Davies Spokane WA
  5. Welcome, I will be very interested to hear how your Rivian does with 6000 pounds of Ollie behind it. I am sure you have fully researched the pros and cons, such as having to find a secure place to park and disconnect the trailer when recharging the truck. This article is useful. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38911919/rivian-r1t-towing-tested/ What does Rivian say about weight distribution hitches? John Davies Spokane WA
  6. The gearbox housing spins on the round shaft when you loosen the three Allen socket screws. You should not need to do any grinding, tho a couple of owners have done that. Read through this thread and the linked thread for the rear jacks. Be sure to check all the big bolts for security, they do loosen. Check that all three Allen screws are there! https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/4094-how-to-vip-3000-electric-stabilizer-jack-service/ Part of “correct” servicing is removing the old caked grease - that is the wax carrier and most of the actual lubricating oil has gone away… . The stuff on your outside shafts should be flushed out with a good solvent like brake cleaner. Grease plus silica grit equals valve grinding compound…. That destroys the chrome plating. I leave mine bone dry. Have fun. Look through my How To videos if you have not already. John Davies Spokane WA
  7. Neat idea! I love it. The manufacturers do not put on filters (in this country) because most owners would: Not know it was there. Not care if it was. Never change it. Burn out the fan motor. Complain on the internet about it. I hate dust. I wish there were ways to keep it out entirely…. https://urbancaravans.com.au/dust-suppression-system/ https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/5790-how-to-window-dust-pollen-smoke-filter/ https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/3291-honeywell-hpa-compact-air-filters-for-pollen-dust-and-smoke-particles/ This subject has been on mind a loooong time but I have never done anything about it: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/2598-cabin-pressurization-system-to-prevent-dust-infiltration If you will do the R &D and test it on some gnarly ranch roads, and post a report, I will follow your lead. Did I mention that I hate dust? John Davies Spokane WA
  8. You can leave the plastic cover off all the time, it is a rain shield and completely open at the bottom. It isn’t needed in an Ollie. That way you can inspect the hose connections more easily. And it saves weight, the trailer will be lots faster…. John Davies Spokane WA
  9. Yes, when the shackle flips that side of the trailer droops down. It is very easy to spot by looking in your rear view mirror. At least it is on mine, with the bubble level mounted there. John Davies Spokane WA
  10. That is REALLY common with tandem axles, it is called shackle flip. Mine does it on both sides whenever I service the bearings. The easy peasy way to fix it is to find a parking lot with curbs, island landscaping works great, then drive both the wonky side tires up and along the curb. Bang, it will flip back where it belongs. You can do it on city streets too but it is harder, you have to find a curb cut (driveway) and be a lot more precise in your steering,. I don’t understand why this isn’t in the owners manuals. I bet Oliver Service gets really tired about talking about this. I have had to fix it on “Mouse” maybe a half a dozen times. John Davies Spokane WA
  11. I did it just now. I had to consent to being contacted, that is OK since the fridge is coming from there and I am already getting hammered with emails.... John Davies Spokane WA
  12. That video is for an older analog version, not the new digital Intelligent one. The old one does indeed require lots of work. The new one needs a single hole in the fridge I think. Not counting the holes to mount the display, I am going to put mine under the microwave. John Davies Spokane WA
  13. That is why I was going to make a drop-in tray which would be very easy to remove to clean up. It would probably need a rubber pad on top, like the cabinets. Any junk down deep comes out with a shop vac. If I can’t locate suitable soft storage bins, I can always use small duffles or stuff sacks. I have the basics for woodwork, I can rip and route and drill press, but the cuts don’t always go exactly where I planned. John Davies Spokane WA
  14. That is brilliant, thank you, I think my wife will go for that over a drawer. John Davies Spokane WA
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