Chixter Posted November 24, 2016 Share Posted November 24, 2016 We are a married couple, well seasoned road trippers. A recent whimsical decision to go to an RV show got us thinking. Perhaps there is much more to road travel than hotel rooms? Neither of us have ever thought about this before, nor have we experienced any camping except a long ago trip in a rented class C. Like everything else over the last 30 years things have changed dramatically. We soon learned that technology and innovation was not lost on the world of RV's. We began looking at fivers, 5th wheel trailers in the 35 ft range. By accident I came across a Trailer Life article on the Oliver Legacy Elite 2. Enter a concept I hadn't considered: Simplification. We have friends and neighbors with RV's, some large. My brother owns a Prevost Bus. We see the gyrations these folks take in getting ready for a trip, the maintenance and repair of things that fail like slide outs, etc. And the difficulty in storing them if home base property is not adequate. So now we are thinking something smaller, lighter, easier to hook up and go, something that will get us to less traveled places other than camp grounds. When I started looking at smaller, lighter TT's made by the 'consumer' suppliers, most in my opinion were poorly built junk that would last a few years. When I saw the Oliver article I almost didn't read it. Now, I have watched every Oliver video on YT and can see the advantage to the type of construction and the quality that appears to be built into these units. I'm a nuts and bolt kind of guy. I'm not afraid of maintenance ore even the occasional repair. But some of the horror stories I have read in reviews of trailers, motor homes, some units costing well over 100k is scary. Tires blowing out and causing damage on the way home from the dealer lot. Furnaces failing the first time out, leaks on brand new units, slide outs failing, not sealing, new units in repair shop all season, etc. So far, I have not found this talk regarding this fiberglass trailer, it appears to be well made. I have turned Wifie on to Buzzy's videos, he demonstrates the attributes very well. She is a bit concerned over the size. No island kitchen as in the fivers, small reefer, where do we sit if we have to be inside because of weather and so forth. It looks like a trip to Nashville is in order in April. We'll visit my niece and then tour the factory where hopefully, they have a completed one. Or, I'm sure we can find an owner who is willing within reasonable driving distance. Many of you folks seem to be experienced. What can you tell us as to the size of the LE2 as compared to other larger RV's you have owned? 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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