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We are camped in Monument Lake Campground at Big Cypress National Preserve, and were traveling EB and spotted a Oliver Heading WB this morning (1/30). Just wondering who it was.

 

 

 

Stan

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Stan and Carol


Blacksburg, VA


2014 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi


2014 Legacy Elite II Standard  Hull 63

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Wish it was me!

 

Bill


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

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It's been cooler then I expected for being this far south. We spend some time at Gambles Rodgers S.P. at Flagler Beach, and it was windy, cloudy and cold. And that was the start of our issues.

 

We got a parking ticket  ($35.00) because we parked where the guy from the restaurant told us to park. Then we got our dates mixed up and left a day early, so we got down here a day early, but there were a lot of spaces open, even the one we reserved. Seen a couple of gators along the edge of the lake, but Gunner never even seen them.

 

Next morning we head to the Visitors Center, and on the way back had a flat tire on the Durango. Shoot, you need the instructions to find the jack and tools and get the spare tire out. After the car fell off the jack, we got the spare on and finally got back on the road. Now it's  40 miles to nearest tire place to get it fixed. Go to Goodyear, wait for an hour only to have them say tire unfixable due to nail was too close to sidewall. Now they say only tire available for our car is Michlin at $280. and needs to be ordered. What the heck, this is a Goodyear store.

 

Next stop is the dreaded Walmart. We were able to order a Hancook, same as what's on the car, but of course it will be 2-4 days to get it. I bought a $7.00 plug kit and plugged the tire just so I would have a spare in the car till I get the new tire.

 

Carol is kind of "freakin' out" but we are doing ok, lots of birds, gators, but have not seen a panther yet. Sunday we move down the road 10 miles where we even have full hookups and showers. What a life. Beats shoveling snow.

 

Stan

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Stan and Carol


Blacksburg, VA


2014 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi


2014 Legacy Elite II Standard  Hull 63

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Stan and Carol -

 

Sorry to hear about your "issues".  Its curious about the availability of tires in that it is not like you are way out in the boonies or something.  Daytona is just down the street and interstate 95 is just over the "hill".

 

Give Gunner an extra treat just for us!  Has he come across any turtles or armadillos yet?

 

I still tell people the story of how we had just picked up our Oliver, drove from Hohenwald to St. Augustine and the campsite right across the road from ours had another Oliver in it - what where the odds?  And, you guys were so helpful in answering all those questions that either we didn't remember the answers or never knew them in the first place.  We still owe you a dinner for that!

 

Stay warm - another round of light snow is to hit up in the central Atlantic region over the next couple of days and the temps are STILL below normal!

 

Bill


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

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