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  1. Congrats, the next two months will fly by! We will be in Hohenwald next week taking delivery of ours and are excited to be joining the Oliver club!
  2. We are right behind you with Hull 1337. Hope the weather next week in TN is better than it is right now.
  3. Same story (sticking with Fiber-Granite) we have been told for our 9FEB delivery. Will see in about 2 weeks!
  4. The Truma Varioheat Furnace is the Standard furnace on the 2023 models. Look in the 2023 Owners Manuals standard components section to learn all the details.
  5. We are picking up a 2023 in FEB of this next year with the Truma option. Whether or not the much lighter and cheaper sub 2500W gensets will work with the "upgraded" AC has been a question for at least 6 months. Knowing they are now delivering Truma equipped units, I asked our Sales rep specifically about powering the AC off of a Honda 2200 and if anyone at Oliver had actually tested it, or any of the many other sub 2500W inverter Gensets readily available. The answer was "No we have not tested it, but we think it probably would work." He also noted that Truma recommends a 3000W generator as we've all read. I'm hoping someone actually hooks one up and verifies whether or not it can start it. Barring that, my plan (when I get back to AZ and warmer weather) will be to put my Fluke ammeter to good use and see what the peak inrush looks like on Shore Power.
  6. That is beautiful wood work! Your Ollie is quite fortunate!
  7. Hull 1337 has a delivery date of 9FEB2023 if that helps any!
  8. As someone picking up an Ollie in Early FEB, I appreciate both the question from RustyMD and the answers from the Pros! Also have the anti-freeze kit on my build and certainly expect it may be needed for our FEB delivery. Thanks again to both the OP and the answers!
  9. Thanks to all who answered the call to serve! Our Country owes a debt of gratitude to all of you! Mike USN 1983-2007
  10. Jason told us last week we have Hull #1337 for planned delivery 9FEB... counting the days. Interesting to note that from this thread my math says they expect to deliver 46 in 3 months and then 24 in a month and a half February and March. That seems to be a pretty steady one every other day rate even through the Holiday's and model year changeover.
  11. Very interesting, I wouldn't have expected nearly as many driving incidents nor calls for a third party. I suppose this is a good argument to get one of these or the new iPhone 14 which in theory can also hit a satellite network.
  12. For those of you who use "The Collar" device, what size Discus lock do you use? Under the theory that larger is almost always better on a padlock, wondering if the larger 80mm Abus lock fits but the hole on the collar. In theory it does... 7/16 shackle should go thru a just under 1/2 hole in the collar, but wondering what others are using.
  13. Thanks! Since I see you also have a RAM HD (mine is only a 2500) I was trying to make sure the 4-inch drop would also work for me.
  14. I am curious if you know or have a tape measure... is the top of the inside of your truck receiver about 25 inches off the ground like mine?
  15. I've never used a Bulldog coupler so I didn't realize that locking the mechanism was all but useless for any security. thanks for the pic!
  16. Thank you to all who replied so quickly! The quality of the people and information on this forum matches that of the Ollie and is a real benefit of purchasing one of these trailers. Thanks Again!
  17. I've dug through the owners manual info and can't find a few things I need to plan for my pickup and hope an existing owner can help. To get the trailer level I need to know the drop required from my hitch -- can someone tell me what the height is from ground to the bottom of the coupler for a level Elite II? Also for locking purposes, would like to get a locking pin on the Bulldog Coupler and would like to know what diameter the pin is which secures the collar in the closed position? It looks pretty small but would like to know to get a suitable lock or locking pin. I see some folks have a lock around the collar, I am guessing that is for securing it once disconnected from the TV but I'd like to lock the mechanism while towing as I've seen "pranksters" loosen the mechanism of another trailer while the owner was not around and that can easily turn out very badly. Thanks in advance for the help and advice.
  18. Just bought our TV for our new Ollie with an early Feb 2023 delivery date. Ram 2500 Hemi Laramie 4x4 with the same 6'-4" bed and paid under MSRP in the Phoenix Area. The Cummins is more expensive but also avail at or below MSRP. Don't let them stick it to you, there are decent dealers out there.
  19. This is SUPER helpful and very encouraging as someone taking delivery in FEB and hoping the Victron charger, and slightly better panels will do even better. Still will go with either a Honda or Champion 1800 Watt generator as a backup but hope we can minimize its use. I will be curious to see how it does running at night during sleeping hours for us. The lack of sun gain into this equation should help but of course no sun either during that time period. Sleeping is where we expect to really need AC when its super hot and humid. Thanks for running the test and sending out the info!
  20. Second the vote on hearing what you did to protect your Ollie as we are buying ours in FEB and very much expect to do a similar trip!
  21. This is a fantastic mod. Both your work and your documentation for us all is super! Thank You!
  22. As someone coming up on his 90-day limit to finalize my 2023 build, you can change anything on the build up till 90 days from the start of the build on your paperwork prepared in your initial order and deposit. At that same time you need to have the 2nd payment to them which is 50% of the remaining balance based on the pricing of that finalized build sheet.
  23. The AC is a Truma Aventa on my build sheet, but digging through their websites you can find the Aventa both with and without a heat pump function. Looking in more detail, it appears the EU version is a heat pump but the US version (120V) does not show any heating function -- I stand corrected.
  24. Our 2023 order has the Truma WH and AC. The model of the Truma AC is a heat pump so you can get some heat out of that and the unit still has a propane forced air heater. No idea on the brand of that, but its not combined with the Truma Water heater.
  25. Thanks for the welcome to the forum! I talked to the Manager Tuesday the 28th. She told me there were several sites still left except in the Horseshoe Loop but I didn't ask about an exact number. Mike Hermann
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