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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.



  5. 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.

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  6. 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)







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  7. 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.




  8. 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.

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