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Since I still haven’t been able to put all the pieces in place to move forward with purchasing an RV and when I do I plan on it being my LAST major purchase.

 

As it stands Oliver (seen) is #1, Lance Lance (seen) #2, Outdoors #3 and I’m scheduled to see one Labor Day Week, and Northwoods Arctic Fox #4 or Nash #5 both sight unseen. I realize Northwoods owns Outdoors RV.

 

Here it comes:  I am curious how well the 2007 or 2008 OLE or OLE II are holding up after 12  / 11 years?

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Craig

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#12 here, picked up in February, 2008.

 

 

 

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First photo is from April of this year.

2nd is at pickup at the factory.

 

We had the trailer in to a local shop for service in April. There was a line up to see an 11 year old trailer that still looked brand new. We get that comment all the time at gas stops and campgrounds.

Yes, we take care of it, wax it twice a year, and regular maintenance. But we don't "baby" it, and it's stored outside. Thats over 4200 days in the weather.

We've towed our camper less than Pete, but more than many. Over 100,000 miles .

We have in the last few years replaced the water pump, the refrigerator, and removed the microwave. Also replaced the water heater. Added solar in 2008, as 99 per cent if our camping is without electrical hookups. On the third set of tires and batteries. 2nd set of electric brakes.

We're confident the trailer will be enjoyed by the next generation when we're gone, or no longer able to go camping.

Sherry

 

 

 

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2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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Man, you'd think after 11 years that little trailer would have grown at least and inch or two.  You must have gotten the runt of the litter :P .

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Snowball • 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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The hull and frame are SUPER excellent, as is the hardware. Everything else - appliances, suspension, brakes, etc -  is typical off-the-shelf RV quality. Not very well built, but easy to repair or just toss and replace with new when they fail. When the skin and bones are solid, you don't mind replacing a few internal organs occasionally.

 

Ollie owners tend to be older, their trailers will long outlive them, short of floods or earthquakes wrecking them. (The trailers, not the owners.)

 

To exceed the quality of an Ollie you need to look at low production high-end truck campers like the XP Camper, or expedition vehicles like Earth Cruiser. But they are more $$$.

 

Welcome to our forum.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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"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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This is our 2009 Oliver Legacy Elite, Hull # 39. We purchased it last Oct from the original owners. It is in excellent shape inside and out and people can’t believe it is 10 years old. We absolutely love it. You can see we store it outside when not in use.

 

 

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Ollie owners tend to be older, their trailers will long outlive them, short of floods or earthquakes wrecking them. (The trailers, not the owners.)

 

Geesh JD,

 

Now as an Oliver owner, I'm a geezer?

 

Older, perhaps, probably more to do with wealth accumulation than anything else.

 

Out live me, I'm planning on another 25 years, properly taken care of the Ollie will be in better shape than many of us in another two decades. Ya got me there!

 

The hull and frame are SUPER excellent, as is the hardware

 

We agree here, wished my own chassis was as durable.

 

RB

 

 

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Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II - 2018 GMC 2500 Duramax 

"Die young - As late as possible"

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I am curious how well the 2007 or 2008 OLE or OLE II are holding up after 12 / 11 years?

 

Very well, it appears!

 

quote quote=184205]As it stands Oliver (seen) is #1, Lance Lance (seen) #2, Outdoors #3 and I’m scheduled to see one Labor Day Week, and Northwoods Arctic Fox #4 or Nash #5 both sight unseen.

 

An interesting thought- what is the service life of an Oliver. Given the top shelf fiberglass shell, the sturdy and well designed aluminum frame, top shelf axles, and an overall well thought out design, the Oliver will be around  for a long time. Few if any other manufactures produce a RV travel trailer that has the design quality of the Oliver.  I'll go as far as to say -NONE!

 

The weak links lie in the appliances and other supplier related equipment. All of which can be replaced when failure rears its head - and NO different from any other manufacturer!

 

The real issue to me, seems to be how much people are willing to spend on a travel trailer - quality designed and built- not withstanding. As is usually the case, education and investigation will lead one to the obvious choice  - given the choices fit with the buyers desires- and then we find the funds!

 

Wish you well in the journey.

 

RB

 

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Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II - 2018 GMC 2500 Duramax 

"Die young - As late as possible"

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