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Show us those great photos of your Tow Vehicle and travel trailer out there on the road somewhere.

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In this photo, we are parked on Housley Point, Lake Ouachita, Arkansas. Lake Ouachita is thirty four miles long, has over seven hundred miles of shoreline, and well over one hundred islands. Housley Point is on a penninsula between the North and the South Ouachita Rivers. There are no hookups, but there are picnic tables and fire rings at about fifteen campsites. There is a boat launch ramp there and nearly all of the sites are on the water. I must have been worried about the mud on the coach because that seems to be mostly what is in the photo. The campground is four and one half miles from the end of the pavement. It had rained and the road was slick in places, one red clay hill in particular.

 

The Road Wings caught most of the mud. It would accumilate until it slid off of the flap in large slabs. The mud on the coach managed to get past the flaps somehow.

Housley point is a beautiful campground and has little traffic from vehicles, but lots of boat traffic out on the lake. Very early in the mornings fishermen are cutting through the nearby islands enroute to fishing locations. Located on a dead end road, with the last four and one half miles gravel, makes this one of Lake Ouachita's "Hidden Gems !"

In this photo, we are looking out from the campsite towards "Hotdog & Hamburger" islands. The islands were named for their shape. Island camping is allowed.

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Early in the year this campground is habited mostly by fishermen, but later in the year, as it warms up a bit, the water sports folks frequent the campground.

Butcherknife and I fish, camp, and SCUBA dive, so we are likely to be there about any time.

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I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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Hi. Looks so peaceful out there... off the beaten track is where we love to be, too!

 

A question about your "road wings" that took care of most of the mud on that long unpaved road. Did you get them from the Jeep dealer, or are they an after market product? We're looking for something for our Silverado to keep the mud and stones off the new Oliver when we pick it up later this month. Thanks. Sherry


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Hi. Looks so peaceful out there... off the beaten track is where we love to be, too!

 

A question about your "road wings" that took care of most of the mud on that long unpaved road. Did you get them from the Jeep dealer, or are they an after market product? We're looking for something for our Silverado to keep the mud and stones off the new Oliver when we pick it up later this month. Thanks. Sherry

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Good idea, particularly if going to Alaska. Our road wings were installed by the Camping World in Nashville Tennessee, first stop after picking up the coach at Hohenwald. They go on and off easily because they are attached to the trailer ball part of the reciever hitch.

In the photos above, the splatter was what managed to come back to the Oliver. The rocks that might have caused damage to the coach's gel coat were stopped by the wings.

There are several brand names of those "wing" type mud flaps, but the Road Wings was what the Camping World had in stock at the time. They are made a bit long and are cut

to the correct length for your tow vehicle.

After the outing, when Butcherknife and I washed the Oliver, we examined it carefully for any chips or pits in the finish and found none. Our conclusion was that the after market mud flaps had done their job.


I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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Thanks for the info on the road wings. We'll check it out with Camperworld here.


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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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