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Everything posted by GrayGhost

  1. Hull # 98, 2015 Ollie Elite II. Four T-105’s still going strong.
  2. Temporary tooth repair kit in mine... break a tooth, loose a filling, you’ll be glad you have it.
  3. I live on Schoodic Peninsula if you need any assistance while up this way. Should be around except for 8/22 - 8/27
  4. I believe the honeycomb core material is Nidacore. Very expensive, lightweight and very strong.
  5. Regarding the upper cabinet latches- a little blue loctite on the screws once you have the correct adjustment works well. Have not had any problems since one came loose last year. This should be done at factory during install. Without it, the road vibration inevitably causes them to loosen and the door to slip out of alignment and open. Otherwise it becomes a regular maintenance item. I have a late model 2015, which has the older drawer slides. With the older slides, combined with not overloading the drawers, I have never had one come open.
  6. I would just call and ask. It would also involve moving or eliminating the water pump switch that is in the bathroom.
  7. I don't think the panel is substantial enough to be made into a door or hatch. It would be nice though to have the option of one or the other at the time of the build.
  8. That photo looks like the one I posted when I had to work on the bathroom heat vent. The "unsecured" wires belong to the redundant water pump switch that is located in the bathroom for convenience. There needs to be plenty of slack in the wiring to allow for the removal of the panel. The panel is quite thin so it would be difficult to secure it, perhaps with the exception of some kind of adhesive zip tie. The weight of the wires to the switch does make it difficult to keep the switch in place in the press-fit opening that it pressed in to. Care needs to be taken when removing the panel for that reason.
  9. Our door leaked after a driving rain. Rain water accumulated under the mat. I mentioned it to Oliver when I brought it in for an upgrade and they added an additional gasket around the door opening as pictured below. Haven't had the issue since.
  10. I've never seen any toilets for household or RV use that come with stainless steel toilet flange bolts. The bolts are not supplied by Oliver, they come with the toilet from the manufacturer. Perhaps replacement bolts from a marine head manufacturer such as Raritan have some made out of stainless steel.
  11. Coffee at the campsite first thing in the morning is our ritual as well, just as it was when we were boating. We get whole beans from here- https://www.fontecoffee.com/ And use a slow, burr hand grinder by Hario, and make it pour-over style into one of these... https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01I4NQCYC/ref=mp_s_a_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1500856404&sr=8-5&keywords=melitta+carafe Takes a while, but worth the wait.
  12. I Look forward to your follow up report as well. I have been trying to decide on what product to try. I was surprised at how many tiny chips I picked up on my last long road trip.
  13. Sorry, but I'm at a loss trying to understand how it is either Olivers or Zamps fault that the solar system doesn't keep up while parked in the shade. Why not park in the sun and take advantage of the long summer daylight hours?
  14. I use one of the inexpensive Expedition covers occasionally, depends on where I am and how long it is going to sit. I use a pool "noodle" to slide over the sharp edges of the bumper, steps and solar panels to keep it from cutting through. As Trumpet guy says, if it's just sun you are concerned with, a good coat of wax will do just fine. I am based in Maine during the summer, and I like to keep pine sap off of it though, so will slide the cover on to protect from that. I will also cover if it will sit for extended periods while in FL, but mostly to keep the curious away more that anything else since it is kept on a storage lot. If I get three seasons out of the cover I will be happy.
  15. Oliver thought of everything! Now I can plan a trip to Roswell, NM. now back to the thread......
  16. The only reason I considered buying an Airsteram was I wouldn't have to wear my foil hat while inside, only outside, but went with the Oliver anyway. Worth the inconvenience.
  17. I noticed while washing the trailer....the cover looked slightly mis-aligned, so checked the nut. Took about 6 or 7 full turns to tighten it back up. Also, regarding washing...for those new to fiberglass and gel coat.... after owning several boats and now the Oliver, it's surprising the seemingly innocuous things that can cause a stain...in boats, suntan lotion, kids spilling juice, etc. can cause a stain that's very difficult to get out. Tree sap, bugs and unidentifiable road grime can as well. All this to say don't wait until the end of the season to wash your rig if you can help it. Helps to avoid little annoying stains that you wished you had taken care of sooner.
  18. Recently finished a 7,000 mile trip over three-plus weeks, and we were well taken care of by Ollie. No issues whatsoever, running the gamut from boondocking to overnights at KOA in all kinds of weather. Started in NW Florida, up to Utah through TX & NM, over to Yellowstone, Tetons, explored Wyoming, headed east through Montana, ND, and across to Canada at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Quebec and ended in Downeast Maine. Will explore some of the Canadian Maritimes as best we can this summer. As a heads-up, the only thing that went unnoticed the whole trip- the nut that holds the spare tire cover on loosened up about 1/3 of the way over 7,000 miles. Worth checking now and then to make sure it's tight. (TV averaged 18.9 mpg for the trip)
  19. I would remove the gutter and clean off all the old sealant then re-bed the gutter with a bead of the new sealant. It will make for a much longer lasting and reliable seal.
  20. I have a late model 2015, has some 2016 features. Just drove over 2300 miles, without a single issue. No open drawers, no open storage cabinets, all systems working fine. Might be worthwhile for Oliver to evaluate the changes that have taken place since the 2016-2017 model years, especially production staffing and training since they have increased output.
  21. Here's a different diesel option for, if Dodge and EPA ever see eye-to-eye. Just drove from Pensacola to Salt Lake City, with a stop in Canyonlands NP. Mileage hooked to trailer shown in photo. My actual calculated mileage was slightly higher.
  22. Not a custom cover but I use one of these. Inexpensive, and should last a few seasons as long as you protect it from sharp corners like the bumper and solar panels. I cut up a swimming noodle and slipped it over those areas for protection.
  23. Hi Brandi- Congrats on the red Oliver. Assuming the blinds are the same as newer models, they just clip on to the windows with a little pressure. If you take a look at another window for the proper alignment, it should be quite easy to snap back on. No blinds for the door.
  24. Your post shows, but when you click on it, says not found. Antivirus probably eliminated the post due to the word "Airstream". Don't want to get infected by leaking seams on this forum. ????
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