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  1. I haven't been on the forums in a long time, as my dream to own an Oliver was never realized. But yesterday as I was driving up I-81 on my way home, I think I saw Buzzy with his rig getting on the interstate there at exit 66, which happens to be the exit for the KOA. I know Buzzy stayed there after buying his new Oliver, on his way back north. I was doing the factory tour the same Summer that Buzzy bought his new Ollie. If anyone runs into him say "Hi" to him for me, and I hope he is still enjoying that fantastic TT.
  2. They probably just overlooked the price sheet when they emailed you the list, give them a call or send another email.
  3. The last two years I have had fantastic success, no ticks or fleas seen on my GSDs, with the Seresto collars. I change them, as recommended every 8 months, and I find that applying a fresh one in March or April and leaving it on until November/December works very well indeed.
  4. Fall Hollow Campground also has a B&B and I know Buzzy stayed there when he picked up his Ollie. You might PM him about it. The restaurant is quite good I thought.
  5. Good topic. I have a varied assortment of flashlights to include backpacking headlamps, to key chain mini LED, to several Fenix models, a Klarus light mounted on a Mossberg 500 (home defense), and one Fenix dedicated to illuminating the back yard when the dogs are out at night. I may add this one, realizing it requires buying the battery pack seperately: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-Dual-Power-LED-Spotlight-P717/300234858 I think it would be handy both for truck camping and might replace the backyard illuminator I'm using (the Fenix). It might be too bulky for your Ollie though.
  6. John, the drawtite receiver attaches behind the tow hooks on our Dodge Ram trucks, and since mine is a 4x4 I already have some height advantage when using a bike rack. Overland, yes I was very impressed when I received the 1UP rack, in my opinion nothing else comes close to quality of build.
  7. I plan on purchasing the Drawtite for the front receiver on my Dodge Ram 3500, currently using a 1UP bicycle rack on the back receiver. https://www.1upusa.com/bicycleracks.html
  8. I plan on purchasing the Drawtite receiver also. Will be using on a Dodge Ram 3500. Currently I have the 1UP bicycle rack (https://www.1upusa.com/bicycleracks.html) mounted to the back receiver.
  9. I've owned a Cobb for many years and its a fantastic piece of cook kit. And yes, it lives up to its claims of excellent cooking on a minimal number of charcoal briquets. Extremely well made. The only down side is when it comes to cleaning it, especially with no dishwasher available, it becomes extremely greasy inside, so I recommend using a mild abrasive cleaner, or the blue can of Easy Off oven cleaner (fume free). Lots of discussions regarding the Cobb on various forums.
  10. Those were exactly my observations as well regarding the Camp Chef Mountaineer. I too have looked at the bags from Blue Ridge and would invest in one should I purchase the Partner stove. I also like the lower burner BTU output of the Partner compared to the Camp Chef, i.e., 10,000 vs 20,000 per burner respectively. Less BTU I would assume means less consumption and at 10,000 BTU I wouldn't imagine there would be any real "time to boil" difference compared to 20,000 BTUs, for the typical needs of using a 1 or 2 quart pot. I won't be making dinner for 10 guests. Those adjustable feet certainly would be a good addition, so many surfaces used for a stove are uneven. However, I was hoping to shop around and get a bit of a better deal than offered directly from the manufacturer, a trade off it seems.
  11. I've ridden the entire Natchez Trace twice, although on my Harley, and camped out along the way. Its a southern version of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which I've ridden several times the entire length. The Blue Ridge of course has all the mountain views, but the Natchez Trace makes up for it with the amazing history that a traveler can learn about every few miles. I also learned that riding the Natchez in August one year wasn't such a good idea, temps were in the upper 90's with humidity to match. If I was to do it once again I would elect for the Spring or Fall. I highly recommend it to my motorcycle riding friends.
  12. Excellent find Don. I'm now researching them also.
  13. Hello Oscar, I am an East Tennessean also, the Tri Cities area, and an aspiring Oliver owner. I would highly recommend you take the time for a road trip to the Oliver factory and meet all the nice people in the office and many who work in the factory. The tour through the factory will answer any and all of your questions and give you an up close and personal look and feel for the quality of the construction. I too recommend Fall Hollow campground, although I actually camped there, as I was doing a motorcycle trip to Hohenwald and then down the Natchez Trace. There is a fine restaurant there also, and the facility is run by an awesome couple.
  14. Most days its painfully slow, 30 seconds just to load a page on average, and the general discussion page is more often than not just a complete blank. This occurs regardless of the browser I'm using, clearing the cache etc. I'm using a Mac computer with 65 mbps server.
  15. Got that right! I avoided the forums for a few weeks, but seems things are more tranquil now.
  16. Buzzy, Sorry to hear you have left the forums. I always searched out your posts as being very informative and to the point, well articulated and not full of inane and useless meanderings. Likewise, always enjoyed your YouTube vids. I haven't been on the forums here in a while, unfortunately my purchase plans are on an indefinite hold. I will continue with my truck and tent camping and exploring as I've done all these years, Was great to meet you in Hohenwald last Summer. Best wishes, Laps
  17. I'm using it in my 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with 45,000 miles on the odometer, and it definitely runs smoother. Besides, if this offers extra protection for the injectors and lift pump then its worth every penny.
  18. Sorry to hear that Buzzy.
  19. Haven't heard anything new regarding this from the factory standpoint. You should definitely inquire further with them if you are about to order and congratulations on being a soon-to-be new owner! Keep us updated.
  20. Welcome! You are exactly right on every point, I did the Airstream research for 2 years and it can't compare to an Oliver, one of which I still don't own but I wouldn't settle for anything else. You'll find lots of very friendly and knowledgeable individuals on this forum.
  21. Yes, its been a long time and still no updates that I have heard of from Oliver. I was hoping other potential buyers would have chimed in by now. Going to be Spring 2017 before I can think about purchasing an Ollie, so hopefully there will be developments by then.
  22. I think like you do, and if the Elite 1 was considerably less expensive than the II, then I would seriously be looking at it instead of the II. I will be traveling solo and certainly I don't need the additional size that the II offers, although there are options on the II that I want that aren't offered on the smaller Ollie. I assume you have done the Oliver factory tour?
  23. Thanks for posting this John, and as I live just an hour north of Asheville I plan on going, at least for one day. I'm looking forward to it. I highly recommend, for those who have plenty of time to spend, to tour the Biltmore House. It is truly amazing, especially to anyone who appreciates the finest of the finest in antiques and hand made eloquence. Keep in mind that the George Vanderbilt had to employ not only thousands of workers but also artisans and he brought many of the houses interior items from Europe personally. My first visit to the Biltmore Estate was at a young age, and I have been back on two other occasions, and am more impressed with each visit. It stands as a beacon of a grand age long past, in sharp contrast to the complicated world of today.
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