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Awesome. Even if I have to turn my phone sideways. ?

So happy for you. Wishing you many miles of happy camping smiles.

Sherry


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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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Oliver vs Unimog, Angel’s Peak BLM campground south of Farmington NM. Nice couple from the Netherlands touring north and South America.

 

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Great free campground about 6 miles down a well maintained gravel road. Nine sites, I think, most of which are better separated than these two. But these are the two with a view so it’s a decent trade.  On the other hand, the wind is gusting to 40 now so after a quick hike we’re hunkered down inside.

 

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Maybe the wind will blow all this dust off…

Cool, I am a huge admirer of Unimogs but could never live with one... too uncivilized. I also like BLM camping. You need one of these for that dust, it will clear 90% off in a minute less than no time.... https://www.stihlusa.com/products/blowers-and-shredder-vacs/homeowner-blowers/bg50/

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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Springtime in the Appalachians makes me smile. Laurel, dogwood, and early wildflowers.

 

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Yesterday I stayed one night at my favorite COE campground, Hunters Campground on Lake Roosevelt, in northeast WA. Cost was $9 with the Geezer Pass. I got site 22 which is one of half a dozen right along the beach. The place was practically deserted, due to chilly temps, school in session and a huge Spokane fun run scheduled for Sunday (the Lilac Bloomsday Run) which has kept a lot of folks near town. Up to 60,000 folks will run, walk or roll in a chair, not me, but my wife has entered.....

 

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I found another use for the Stone Stomper. It keeps the doghouse off the ground.

 

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Spokane WA

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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I posted some pics in another thread but will repost them here. Heaton Bay CG outside Frisco CO after a late spring severe snow storm.

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Ray and Betty Jo Bayless


Our two pups Muffinz and Maddie


2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax 6.6 liter 4WD Crew 


2018 Oliver LE2 Twin Bed, Hull #322, Our Igloo on Wheels

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Parked outside the Clark Fork Pantry, a stunning bakery and cafe in the teeny town of Clark Fork Idaho, way up in the Panhandle, next to the gorgeous Clark Fork River.

 

Truck and trailer are filthy, but we have been asked twice on this thousand mile trip if the trailer is new..... I don't quite know what to make of that.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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Truck and trailer are filthy, but we have been asked twice on this thousand mile trip if the trailer is new….. I don’t quite know what to make of that.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

John, while we were parked at Glacier last week and then this week at Grand Teton we had the same thing happen several times. A four year old trailer, covered with bugs, mud, dust, etc... “Is it new?”. ?

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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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Fogo Island, Newfoundland – July, 2017 – with my own personal iceberg.

 

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My wife and I just recently got back from a trip to Newfoundland (where I am from). We spent a day driving up to Bonavista and saw several campers docked cliff-side in fields just off the road overlooking the ocean and watching the whales swim past. There is no doubt that our Oliver will make an appearance up there in the near future.

 

 

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Blue Ridge Parkway, Rockfish Gap VA to Cherokee NC, April 2019

Great drive with lots of scenic views and very little traffic this time of year. Almost all of the on-parkway visitor centers and campgrounds were still closed, but we had no problem finding campgrounds just off-parkway. Visibility is greatly reduced when the fog and/or rain rolls in, but still interesting.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway northern terminus, Rockfish Gap VA (MP 0.0)

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Blue Ridge Parkway Great Valley Overlook (MP 99.6)

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Blue Ridge Parkway Curtis Valley Overlook (MP 348.8)

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At the Pisgah Inn on the Parkway they sell a grey t-shirt with the label - "The view from Mt. Pisgah" - on it.

Bill

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Hah - That's pretty funny!

 

We spent 8 days on the Blue Ridge Parkway, staying at four different campgrounds, for 2 nights each. We moved the trailer every other day to a different campground further down the parkway. On the alternating days we ranged 50-75 miles up or down the parkway with just our tow vehicle, revisiting some of the more interesting sounding overlooks that were not visible when we went by them the first time, or hopping off the parkway for attractions that required more time to absorb than we were willing to commit to on days when we were relocating the trailer to the next campground. Maybe not the most efficient approach, but definitely more relaxing than breaking camp every day...

 

 


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Had a great trip at the end of 2018 through Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, New York (Niagara Falls, Lake Erie), Acadia National Park, Boston, Arizona (Grand Canyon and Chiricahua National Monument). Spent 14 days boon docking in the red rocks region behind Sedona AZ that was a lot of fun. Thought I'd share these shots of the Ollie in the wild. We had a blast and plan to do Utah, AZ (again), Quartzite, Tennessee and Alabama (rally time :)) starting in January at quartzite. If anyone plans on being there during the RV show please let me know would love to meet you there. yn

 

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Good pictures!! I love the spider!

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2016 Oliver Elite II  Hull 164    |    2017 Audi Q7 tow vehicle. 

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I thought I would revive a stale thread. I was rotating tires today, checking brakes, doing the Dexter brake recall and other stuff and decided to eliminate the chrome wheel bullets:

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I never cared for them- they are way too long, they dent and they look dorky IMHO. Now I can easily check hub temperature, pop the rubber plug to inspect the condition of the grease, and pop the cap to adjust a slightly loose bearing without removing the wheel. Also it is a little easier installing the lug nuts. The new bearing caps are stainless steel so they will not rust, and the paint is Duplcolor ceramic brake caliper paint. Very good paint, no primer needed, fast drying and very tough! They also offer the paint in red (the fastest color for sporty cars) and silver, if you wanted to make the hub blend in with the wheel.

My Land Cruiser has no center caps, now the trailer matches. I am sure it will be faster now 😀

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John Davies

Spokane WA

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On 5/22/2019 at 10:32 AM, MrBig1 said:

I posted some pics in another thread but will repost them here. Heaton Bay CG outside Frisco CO after a late spring severe snow storm.

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So  you have towed in snow?

Our Oliver delivery is scheduled for early February 2021.  We will be traveling to Hohenwald from the Pacific Northwest.  Hoping to take I-40 on the trip out since we will be driving a 1-ton F350 4wd, so snow won't be that much of an issue.  On the return, we want to avoid Dallas-Ft Worth area and are willing to wait out any snow events.  Is towing the Oliver in non-extreme snow conditions advisable?  


Ray and Susan Huff

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2017 Leisure Travel Van Unity Twin Bed

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In the middle of the Idaho Panhandle, we pulled off the highway into a river access point, and I think we ran over Dorothy. Only her Ruby Slippers were left......

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Later, on a gravel bar (Island Bar CG, BLM, free) of the Salmon River three miles from Riggins:

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The view out the back was stellar, in Picture Window Mode (frame held up with a rope), including fly fishermen, lots of rafters and a few jetboats:

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John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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A photo of our new 2020 Ollie Hull# 634 during our 4 day shakedown at David Crockett Campground.

“Thin Blue Line”

 

 

 

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Tundra Platinum CrewMax - 2020 LEll - Hull #634 

 

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2 hours ago, Patriot said:

A photo of our new 2020 Ollie Hull# 634 during our 4 day shakedown at David Crockett Campground.

“Thin Blue Line”

 

 

 

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What colors are your side decals?

Was 4 days enough time to "shakedown" sufficiently?

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Ray and Susan Huff

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2013 F350 3.2l Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

2017 Leisure Travel Van Unity Twin Bed

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11 hours ago, Susan Huff said:

What colors are your side decals?

Was 4 days enough time to "shakedown" sufficiently?

I don’t want to derail this Ollie photo thread, but to answer your question our understated swooshes which we like and preferred are silver met and yes we felt that 4 days was long enough for our shake down. In the sun the silver met swoosh’s are really very light colored and matches our Tundra paint as close to perfect as we could ask for. 
We farm blueberries aka (super food) on a small scale, so we needed to get back home to the Blue Ridge foothills and get super busy. Leaving on a Saturday was perfect as the weekend campers were all settled in and we had the road(s) for the most part to ourselves. Hohenwald is only 450 mi from our home.
A great trip home through Tenn and Western NC.

We are fortunate to be able to park our Oliver at our home. 

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