Norman Posted June 20, 2020 Share Posted June 20, 2020 Considering purchasing an Elite II several years before retirement, with initial use being one to two week camping trips and the hope that longer trips will become possible if my job eventually agrees to extended periods of remote work. For retirement, we plan on taking trips of several months duration with lots of Boondocking in national forests and BLM sites, including the possibility of full timing for a couple of years. Currently not liking the fact that Oliver is no longer honoring requests for some customization, but am happy to see that they are now offering an upgrade lithium iron phosphate batteries. I would love to see Oliver offer options for: 1. an efficient 2-way DC/AC refrigerator that doesn’t require the the two large outside vents; 2. replacing the current furnace and hot water options with a Truma Combi; 3. awning style windows like the Arctic Tern windows; and 4. an AC delete where the Maxxair fan is installed in the standard AC opening location and with the standard opening for the Maxxair fan not cut out, which would open up roof space for at least one additional solar panel. If the Omni-Directional antenna option isn’t selected, option 4 from above might even allow for another solar panel in front or an additional Maxxair fan in the front over the bathroom door swing if all the solar panels were mounted to extend laterally rather than longitudinally. Lots of people using two Maxxair fans rather than an AC in converted vans. I have spent a lot of time reading threads here and really appreciate all the information and the helpful attitude exhibited in this forum. Because I see the potential to convert the side dinette seating area to an additional storage closet, I am curious how much current owners are using the side dinette seating rather than just using the seating provided in the rear area, especially for those who have the twin bed layout. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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