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Looking good. Welcome to the Club.

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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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Go Truma:) We love ours!

 

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


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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And the real adventure begins now!  Welcome!

 

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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Your trailer looks great and I hope the shakedown is going well.  Thanks for introducing yourself at the sales office - I'm sorry that neither of us had much time to chat, but please post up about your LTE router and keep us up to date on your efforts to get HomeKit integrated into your trailer.  I'm sure that many more besides me would love to hear about your setup.


Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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Welcome! I am curious about your decision to tow your RV with an RV. What led to that decision, and what arrangements have you made for your camping set ups, etc?


Onward through the Fog!


EarthPicks of Cochise County


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Love the set up!  We have discussed a Roadtrek as a TV and may still at some point. Have you had your Airstream for long?

 

 

 

-Angela


2017 Legacy Elite II Standard


2006 Chevy 2500 HD Diesel 4WD

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Great question!  My boys were little when we purchased the Airstream in 2014 and we all fit from a sleeping stand point until they became teenagers and are both approaching 6 feet plus tall.  This way we have the flexibility to decided based on the current travel senecio what our sleeping/camping needs maybe.  If we are just going from Home to a destination (say my parents house) we can take the Airstream with up up to 9 people with a bathroom and a fridge.  But if we be needing mobile hotel room while going from Texas to the East Coast, we now have to seperate sleepling accomidations and can sleep up to 5 full size adults with now 2 bathrooms and 2 refrigerators and plenty of storage.  If it is just me and the 2 boys and we are going to go camping, fishing, or hunting, I’ll hook the Oliver up to the back of my Ford F-150 Raptor and we are set.  For me, I already had the Airstream and I wanted more modular flexibility that the Oliver gives me with longevity and quaility being the key!  BTW the Airstream averaged 13 MPG from Oliver Factory in Tennessee back to home in Houston, TX, not to bad.  Thanks for asking!

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We have had the Airstream since 2014 and have over 40,000 miles on it just from exploring the US and spending holidays with my family on the east coast.  The 4 years of ownership and many miles have given me much time to figure out how to optimize RVing for how our family and uses the RV and our growing/changing needs.  If I new then what I know now,  I would have purchased a customer upfitted shorter wheelbase 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter that was dialed in to my exact needs and had an Oliver from day one!!!  Live and learn.

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Overland,  It was great meeting you at the Sales Office as well.  Since my delivery ran late and then it began to rain cats & dogs, I failed to get many of the upgrades & mods completed before I turned back around to drive home to Texas.  I started to work on a few today (which I will post to forum) but at 95 degrees and the majority of the morning was spent on giving the trailer a good wash after the trip home.  I do have one teaser photo for you.  The trailer only dropped the bumper by 1.5 inches I was expecting 2+ inches so I need to reset the hitch height.  More to come...

 

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Welcome Cobra1169! Loved reading about how you plan to use your various vehicles with your Ollie. Sounds like you've got a good plan in the works. Let the good times roll!


Clair & Kathy Reed - plus our travel companion: Emma


2017 Legacy Elite II - Hull# 245


2014 Ram 1500 3.0 V6 Eco-diesel 4x4


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This way we have the flexibility to decided based on the current travel senecio what our sleeping/camping needs may be. 

 

This was exactly what we were discussing. What is the towing capacity? How was the drive?


2017 Legacy Elite II Standard


2006 Chevy 2500 HD Diesel 4WD

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The Sprinter platform has  between a 5,000 to 7,500 towing capacity depending on configuration.  The Sprinter and Oliver drover very well together. I was very happy with performance and road manners.

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The Sprinter platform has between a 5,000 to 7,500 towing capacity depending on configuration. The Sprinter and Oliver drover very well together. I was very happy with performance and road manners.

 

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Good to know. Enjoy it! We pick up ours in just a little over a week and cannot wait! -Angela


2017 Legacy Elite II Standard


2006 Chevy 2500 HD Diesel 4WD

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Good looking combination!  Welcome to the group!!  Mike


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

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Not bad at all.  Do you know what your tongue weight is and did you have any extra weight in the truck?

 

Now that you've got it hooked up, we'll need a shot of you jumping the Ollie over a dune.

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Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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Tongue weight was 448 with nothing in the truck bed.  The composite Propane tanks did shave off some weight.  Also, I did not have my Honda EU2000 generator or alternatively my Yeti cooler on the front cargo rack either.  I'll work on the Dune Jump video for you :)

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