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Picking up 483 June 25

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We are picking up OTT 483 at the factory tomorrow then staying 4 nights at Davy Crockett campground. We've been anticipating pick up for a while now and are excited to get started. This forum has been a great help to us and a big thank you is in order to you folks who regularly share information and offer valuable advice. We are new RVers and in the spirit of helping someone else who may be new to this and picking up their trailer soon, we hope to post about our experience once we get back home to Louisville. Everything from the orientation to towing and backing (first time for us) to how the trailer and its components performed.

 

Ed

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Ed and Nancy Burgin


2019 Ford F-150 Lariat, 3.5 EB w/max tow package

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Ed and Nancy, welcome!  We were like you, new to the RV world. That was four years ago and we’ve come a long way - and you will too.  Ask any questions as you get settled in and enjoy your new Oliver!  Mike


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

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Hi Ed and Nancy, travis and I are picking up Hull #485 on the 26th and will be spending a night at Davey Crockett campground as well.  We are also very excited for our new adventures.  Looking forward to possibly seeing you at the campground later this week.

 

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Wow its going to be crowded at OTT. I’m also scheduled to pick up my unit on the 26th Hull # 484  they must be at a back log or someone at Ott over booked. They usually make deliveries every other day. Ill also be at Davey Crockett on the 27th I’m staying in Ott lot for the night.  I’ve been Rving for many years but still no expert, I’ll be happy to help at the campground if needed. Looking forward to meet some fellow Ollie Owners

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Cool, you all should have a mini new owners rally! All of you staying at the same campground will be great fun! Congratulations to all of you, I know that you’ll love your Olivers as we do ours.

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The night before we left to pick up 483, OTT called and said they discovered water in the trailer and were still going over it to locate the source. That pushed us back to a late afternoon pick up. The factory said they could not duplicate the water issue (a small amount was found on the counter by refrigerator). They suspect it was condensation rather than a leak. We appreciate their telling us about it and trying to locate the problem. We had a pretty heavy rain at Crockett SP and had no issue with water.

 

Towing, even for this first timer, was pretty easy. Just took it slow and watched the turns. Backing the trailer into the camp space was a bit different. We got to the site at dinner time and provided entertainment to people eating as they got to watch me take about 15 minutes and 4 attempts to back into the space. But, we got it in there and all was good.

 

We checked and used many of the trailer components and they all worked as advertised. The AC is loud. Emptied the grey tank at about 75% since we were unsure of how accurate reading is.

 

As I mentioned, a storm with pretty heavy rain came through and we were glad to see we seemed to have stayed dry.

 

We had one minor issue and that was the cap on the toilet (compost) vent pipe that was broken and needed to be replaced. Called the service department about 2pm on Friday. They offered to send someone to the campground to do the repair, but said they would prefer us bringing the trailer to them. Although they were closing at 4, they agreed to wait on us to get it there, which took these newbies a bit longer than it should have. The cap was a quick fix and the service rep said whoever placed it on simply over tightened the screw and cracked the cap. Everyone we dealt with at Oliver was very friendly and professional, from the orientation to this follow up repair.

 

We met some very nice fellow Ollie owners, as there were 4 other new trailers during our stay. We really enjoyed this short trip and are looking forward to a longer one in mid July.

 

 

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Ed and Nancy Burgin


2019 Ford F-150 Lariat, 3.5 EB w/max tow package

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Congratulations Ed and Nancy! I am sure you will enjoy your Ollie!

 

Backing the trailer into the camp space was a bit different. We got to the site at dinner time and provided entertainment to people eating as they got to watch me take about 15 minutes and 4 attempts to back into the space.

I had a lot of trouble backing up our trailer, but I found a method called The Swoop that really helped me. It is described in this post. For a long time, I kept a printed copy of The Swoop diagram with the red and blue arrows on the dashboard. Like most things, it gets better with practice.


David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Travel and Photography Blog: http://davidstravels.net

 

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Kim & Travis-

 

I am the guy that eas pulling out of the Oliver plant just as you got there for a repair.  Hope it went well for you.

 

Bill


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

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