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We are soo excited. We were planning on getting a new Oliver in a few years but there is no way that we could pass up a RED Oliver. Hull # 10.

 

Winn and I live just outside of San Antonio, Texas. We traveled up near Chicago to get this baby. We had tears on both sides. Happiness and sadness.

 

I promised my students that I'd be back in time for class on Monday so it was straight up and straight back. It's the last full week of school so it is filled with activities.  Dang. My plan to get out of field day in the Texas heat is foiled again. Can't let them down. Lol

 

My husband is retired Airforce and currently does contract work as an environmental engineer. I teach fifth grade science. We like to travel around during free time.

 

 

 

We we currently have a 1984 Uhaul. The plan was to sell it but I changed my mind. I couldn't do it just yet. Maybe later :-)

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Cool.  I saw that one at the plant a few years ago - congrats on having one of the most unique Ollies on the road!

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We saw that cutie, too, in 2008. What an adorable trailer.

I hope you enjoy it for many years.

Congrats.

S

You're not far from bugeye driver. He's out of pocket for several months, but can help you with many things on your 2008 when you catch up. A wonderful friend, and megacamper.

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Brandi & Air Force,

 

Congrates and welcome to the Oliver Family!  Certainly hull #10 has a storied history - hopefully you got at least some of the details about your new baby.  I'm sure that many more adventures await the three of you.  Please keep us posted and pictures are always welcome.

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

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Brandi, that's great news!  We are also just outside of San Antonio and are neighbors to another Elite owner (bugeye driver).  Let us know if you have any questions or need help with anything.  Mike

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Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram Rebel 4X4 5.7L Hemi

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We have met Pete before at a Casita rally a few years ago. In fact, it was his camper tour he gave us that put the Oliver in the running for us. :)


Brandi Shaffer

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Thanks Bill!

 

I keep searching for more of the story of the red. So far as we understand it, Oliver made a red one to take to Vegas for promoting the trailer brand. It was purchased by a lady to go camping with her mother but unfortunately the mother passed away before they could do much camping.  It was then placed into storage for several years where it was eventually put up for sale.  The second owners bought it but it also sounded like they didn't do too much camping either.

 

 

 

Does its birth sound like what you have heard?


Brandi Shaffer

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:) I always liked that Red Ollie. Congratulations :)

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Happy Camping,


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Reed & Karen Lukens with Riffles our Miniature Poodle


2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


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Ok. I think we are somewhere in OK.  Trying to make it home to San Antonio. Stopped at a rest stop to take a nap and one of the window blinds was hanging by a corner.  I took it off and put it on the bed to ride since I couldn't figure out how to reattach it.  Any advice??

 

 

 

Also. Am I missing something? Is there supposed to be a blind on the door window?

 

Something interesting... I have read about several people complaining about the cream colored walls.  Ours are not cream. They are bright white.

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

Trying go stay awake by playing around in these forums ;)


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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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Brandi,

 

The Giant Jellybean and you were obviously made for each other!  Welcome to the Ollie family. We early Ollie owners always wondered about the lack of cover for the see through door window.  For nightime privacy, we tend to hang a lightweight towel, or shirt on the head bumper.  There are some other options as well.

 

I've sent you a PM with contact information and will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

 

Your Giant Jellybean will garner a lot of attention where ever you go . . .

 

Pete

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If the blind is coming off, with ours, the metal brackets needed to be tightened. Then they snap right into place. They're easy to take off and clean or some people like to turn them the other way so that the night shade comes up from the bottom.

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Happy Camping,


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Reed & Karen Lukens with Riffles our Miniature Poodle


2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


Past TV - 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel


Click on our avatar pic above to find the videos on our Oliver Legacy Elite II


 

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Sometimes, you think the shade is in the perfect spot, but it isn't. Look to the left and right at the alignment. It's pretty tight on our 2008. An 1/8 or 1/16 off won't allow the blind to seat. Just slide it a little to the left or right.

With the blind off, you can see the bottom clips that have to seat.

A gentle pop with the hand will seat the clips, if it's properly aligned to begin with.

Even so, your blind may work loose on bumpy roads.

Sherry

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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My night shades already come up from the bottom so someone must have already flipped them. ;)


Brandi Shaffer

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Somewhere in here is a picture of a black and the red one on a trailer heading for a show? Lots Vegas maybe?

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Awesome!!! Thank you!!

 

 

 

now we have another weird mystery.  The cushions in the picture go with the camper. However, those are not the cushions we got. We have ugly brown and blue ones that just do not go with the red.  Not only are they wrong but we noticed that one of the long dinette cushions with the attached small square pillow is wrong. The zipper is on the top. So we got two pillow sets that are made for the left side. Lol


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You bought a unique piece of fiberglass and Oliver history. Your camper was one of the earliest show models. The black one had Vegas style upholstery. Cute, but probably not great fabric.

Back in the day, customers could ship any fabric they wanted, and Oliver's upholsterer would work with it. Not very economical, really. However, I suspect the first owner of your trailer wanted something to his/ her taste, even if it didn't match the trailer color. Or, had a local recover the first set, as, again, not to his/her taste.

 

We were the first (hull #12) to ask for an upgraded more supportive foam. The first few trailers had a foam that was lower density, kind of bottomed out if you weighed more than 150 pounds. Oliver made our foam choice standard after seeing ours made up.

Since you were planning to make new covers, anyway, (and you do beautiful work!), can you work with the foam, or do you need to replace it, as well? Maybe, the ugly covers got you better foam? Or not... Just curious.

Btw, we leave the back dinette set up as a bed, all the time. Fwiw, I'd get a 2/3, 1/3 mattress if and when we ever replace the large dinette cushions. But, that's just us. We only use the small dinette for seating.

Congrats again. I swooned over your trailer nine and a half years ago. Still do. It's so unique, and cute.

Sherry

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Brandi, I have tons of pictures of your red trailer and the black trailer taken all the way from 2008 to present.   Your history seems to be spot on. We are currently traveling in the far western reaches. We have just left from leading the Southern Utah Tour and are headed north towards Salt Lake City and then on into Idaho, Washington and Oregon. We will be home sometime in mid July. I would be happy to share what pictures I have of your trailer with you.

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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