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Hello Everyone,

 

We recently purchased a 2008 Legacy Elite.  After many days of cleaning and waxing, our Ollie is clean, shiny, and looks much younger than the ripe old age of 10 years.  We would like to purchase a cover to keep it this way but have been unable to locate one.  Has anyone else purchased a cover for their Elite?  If so, please share where you purchased it.

 

Thanks,

 

Lucky & Ellen

 

 

 

 

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I have no personal experience with a cover for the Oliver. We owned one of the 2008 models just like the one you have recently purchased. These folks make a fine product and they custom fit for Casita and Scamp travel trailers. I would expect that they could make one that would be a perfect match for your Oliver.

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I've owned a CalMark cover since I got my Oliver three years ago.  On previous campers I used a similar cover manufactured by a company called ADCO.  Both covers are made from the same type of material and both are not inexpensive + or - $750 or so.  I believe that the CalMark is slightly better due to the additional webbing material that they sew into the cover.  Given that I have little choice on where I store my Ollie I certainly would not be without it and I believe that the CalMark cover has a 6 year warranty versus only 5 years for the ADCO.  I know that CalMark has all the measurements for the Legacy Elite II and probably ADCO does too.

 

Note that these covers are not light.  I do put mine on (and take it off) by myself, but, it is not easy.

 

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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Years ago, I purchased a large van cover for the ollie for father's day...  then we added solar, and never used it. Its probably still in the archives.   (Garage/ crawlsspace/who knows where)

 

You might Google casita 17 and van cover and see what you come up with.  Pretty sure I bought it from a recommendation on one of the casita sites.  In 2008.

 

Good *expensive* wax, applied twice a year, has been our friend,  with the trailer, and our boats.

 

Sherry

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I’ve owned a CalMark cover since I got my Oliver three years ago.

 

Bill

 

I can’t tell from the photo, but is the top of the cover specially cut to fit around the AC and solar or does it just sort of drape over it all? Yours looks like it fits well. I need to get one but I’ve been nervous about giving them the wrong dimensions. You wouldn’t happen to still have the dimensions that you gave them when you had them make yours?

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They keep the dimensions on file so ordering one should be simple.  However, if they claim to not have them just PM me and I'm sure that I have them around here somewhere.

 

No, the cover is not form fit to the solar panels or antenna or Max-air vent or air conditioner.  I use pool noodles on the edges of the solar panels and the bumper to keep them from tearing the cover.  Everything else just has the cover draped over it.  I do make sure that the camper is a bit high in the front and high on the curb side so that water will run off the cover.  Works great - no rips in three years - but they do include some patching material and glue just in case.

 

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Both of these pics were taken before I cinched the bottom tight with the included rope in the bottom hem.  There are also eyelets in the bottom if you want an even tighter fit and I use these when storing it for the three months of winter.

 

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This shows the solar panels with the edges covered with pipe insulation - I've since switched to pool noodles but they fit very much the same way.

 

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This shows how the cover fits on the front.  It really is not as loose as it might appear and when you cinch it down everything is tight with no rubbing of the cover on the Ollie.

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

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One more thing - during the ordering process I asked if they would consider sewing clear panels into the roof section so that the solar panels could continue to do the solar thing.  The answer was - no.  So, I now turn everything off and connect a remote 25 amp solar panel directly to the batteries through the Oliver "pigtail" (the cord that usually connects the camper to the tow vehicle).  This arrangement works great and keeps the batteries fully charged during the winter.

 

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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yes, as Overland posted, there is a door in exactly the right spot that is included in the base price of the Calmark cover.

 

Sherry -  the connector used with the little solar panel is similar to this:

 

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Since there are only two wires coming from the controller on the solar panel, the appropriate "posts" on the connector were used so that the charge from the solar panel goes to the appropriate "posts" on the pigtail from the Oliver (that would be posts 1 and 4 with 1 as the ground and 4 as the 12 volt charging or positive terminal - see wiring diagram for Pollock or Bargman plug)).  If anyone is interested in this application they should make sure that the solar panel has a charge controller.  The tripod that was used was an old one and the "yellow" plastic rope that extends from the legs of the tripod are used for anchoring it into the ground.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Bill

 

p.s.  I'll post pictures when the website will accept them.

 

 

 

 

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

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