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    I own an Oliver Travel Trailer
  • Year
    2017
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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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  1. Hello and welcome to our online community! Without technical information about your trailer it can be a tough go. Good news, on the web site home page go to the header on the left, labeled “Travel Trailers”. Click on it and at the bottom of the pop up list is Oliver University. If you look there you will find a downloadable pdf of the owners manual. Under the Components label you will find the same type files for your systems and componets. I have all of the files for our trailer loaded onto my iPad. I also have technical information that Jason Essary has put out in bulletin format.
  2. That was some great troubleshooting! Thanks for the write up and pictures. I agree with Overland, there is a history of wiring issues that a number of us have had. I hope the factory folks look at this forum and realize that quality of assembly workmanship is something that needs to be managed and maintained. Our trailers are not static devices and can be subjected to vibrations, poor road quality, impacts, etc. that can cause wiring connections to fail. My Fluke multimeter and some electrical first aid items are part of my Oliver support kit. Safe travels.
  3. Can you check the input voltage to the inverter? If input voltage is good then I’d say your inverter has failed. I had an output from the inverter problem and it turned out to be the GFCI internal to the inverter. My inverter was fine but couldn’t get power past the GFCI. I replaced the inverter, bought it through the Xantrex factory outlet. As for your other spare wire, that is troubling to me and I’d say Jason at Oliver should be consulted.
  4. All excellent points John, thanks! Especially the shower drain drying out, we never use it ?‍♂️. That one really makes sense and is most likely my source of the aroma.
  5. Thanks guys, I love this forum! I will get a grey tank deoderizer and give it a try. The situation has been intermittent but I think John has it nailed with his theory. We had 2 trips over Steven’s Pass on I-90, on hot days. About 3,300 feet of elevation change plus density altitude effects. When my ears were popping the grey tank was burping. My grey tank was about 50% full so the p traps had to have water in them. But, I will try Steve’s idea for dumping with valves closed to maybe avoid sucking the p traps dry. I probably should plug both sinks when I drain the grey tank for insu
  6. An odor that smells like a sewer sometimes occurs during towing and is quite strong when opening up the trailer after towing for a few hours. There seems to be no correlation to grey or black tank contents or level of fullness. Prior to closing up and towing there is no odor. I am thinking air pressure coming back through the vent system somehow. Has anyone else experienced this or have an idea on the cause or fix? After a short period of time venting the cabin there is no detectable odor.
  7. No they did not. They have designated service locations and the individual shops may not have the capability or expertise to do the specific repair required. I elected to go with a new unit with 2 year warranty over the hastle and expense of getting my inverter to a shop and back with uncertain timing and results.
  8. Bill, Thanks for the additional information. I will heed your advice. George
  9. Installed the new inverter today. All operations are normal again with inverter output to microwave and AC outlets. Before unpowering the old inverter I put a test light in the GFCI outlet to test the inverter output. Power looked good until the GFCI tripped. Pretty expensive GFCI failure... I will probably look into replacing the faulty GFCI when I have some spare time and get a little smarter on shorting out the internal capaciter without lighting myself up. The End ??
  10. Yep, thanks for the tip. I will be quite interested in identfying and shorting out the capacitor early in the process. My new inverter arrives tomorrow. After I do the remove, replace, and functional check of the new one I will give an update. George
  11. I talked to tech support at xantrex today. He said GFCI failure as well. He also said it was a time consuming task to try and change the GFCI if the local repair shop would even try it. So, I ordered a new inverter and will have the old one to take a look at internally, carefully of course.
  12. No I have not. I did think about it, but your suggestion really helps to nail it. If the GFI trips with ground disconnected, bad GFI. If it does not trip, internal short to ground inside the inverter. I will do this before calling tech support. Thanks guys for your input! George
  13. I checked the wire nuts and wires in the junction box. All were secure and no evidence of heat damage. It looked very professionally put together. I have been in contact with Jason Essary at Oliver. With the inverter totally isolated from external circuits, with exception of incoming DC, the GFI still opens when turning on the inverter. Green light remains illuminated, 13.9 volts feeding the inverter, no red light and no fault codes. The inverter thinks it is fine, the GFI does not. I will talk to xantrex tech support tomorrow. I am hoping I can just replace the GFI in the inverte
  14. My GFI is tripping with nothing connected to the inverter to draw power. The outlet cord is physically disconnected. I have the battery positive and negative wires plus the “phone/com” cable going to the remote control panel connected to the inverter. Nothing else is connected to the inverter to show up as a ground fault and trip the breaker. The inverter is essentially isolated from any source that could be providing a ground fault signal through the inverter power output circuit. I am thinking the GFIC has failed or an internal inverter fault.
  15. What seems weird to me is that the inverter was working fine. The trailer has not moved since the inverter last worked and now it does not. I had a 115/120 power source hooked to the trailer over the winter to operate a space heater. No problems with any of that. Now with shore power disconnected and batteries at 100 % the GFI trips, while disconnected from providing any output. The failure mode baffles me. The inverter seems to have become internally faulted, without any external cause. Maybe internal moisture due to condensation?
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