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GrayGhost

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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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GrayGhost


2015 Legacy Elite II Hull # 98


2016 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDiesel


 

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GrayGhost,

 

Great trip and beautiful photos! Appreciate the heads-up on the loose tire cover nut, too. Your Ram gets excellent fuel economy!

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Bill

LE2 Tundra

 

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Good trip and great to hear that you had no problems.  I must have looked at your picture with the stream for a solid five minutes to see if there were any "risers".  Just has to be some nice fish in there!  Yellowstone is just about my favorite place on earth - if one could just reduce the number of people that go there!  Also, love the horses - my wife and I have done 8 to 12 day horse trips through much of the mountain west.  There is simply no better way of seeing the back country up close without all the work of a backpack.  Thanks for sharing!

 

Bill

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2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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Great trip and great pictures!  Wondering how you came to notice the nut had loosened. Can't say that I have EVER checked mine.

 

18+ mpg ...wow.  I barely get that in my gas powered 150 when not towing.  Perhaps 21 alone, and 13.5 towing. Isn't it amazing, all the little spots we can find, especially when we leave the interstates and wander through this fantastic land. We love it.

 

I am off to play with it now..getting ready for the net adventure, where ever and when ever we decide to pull out. Today, I plan to try and quieten the water pump, then check the water level in the batteries.

 

 

 

 

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Mike and Elizabeth Smith


Snow Lake Shores, MS


2016 Ford F150 3.5 EB, max tow (20,900  miles pulling Ollie since Sept 2016)


 


 

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Brian,

 

That's some amazing mileage, and what a great trip starting right here on our street.

 

David

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Current 2007 Airstream Classic Limited 31


2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II (Sold)


2016 Ram 2500 HD 6.7i Cummins turbo diesel


 

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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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GrayGhost


2015 Legacy Elite II Hull # 98


2016 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDiesel


 

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