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Anyone else consider the white chemical based dust coating the entire interior upon delivery. I’ve been wiping it down but seems to be never ending. It seems breathing this dust is hazardous. Perhaps Oliver should consider a thorough cleaning of the interior prior to handing over a hazardous hull?

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I'm sorry to hear that, and surprised.

If mine had been delivered with dust, I  wouldn't have accepted it.

Are you near Hohenwald still? I'd take a trip back, and have it cleaned.

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I’m surprised too.  No dust in ours when we picked up.  It was clean and shiny.  We do regular cleaning with glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth, but dust has not been a problem.


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

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We took delivery this past June 16th, our Ollie was spotless inside, super clean. 


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My trailer wasn't able to go through the normal prep before delivery and yet it was still clean inside, apart from some residue on a few spots that felt like paint overspray.  I'm wondering if they either missed the prep, or the trailer sat for a while in the factory afterwards.  The factory itself is pretty dusty. 

It could be that you have dust between the hulls, or even in the air ducts or AC that's being blown out into the interior.  That's something that has been brought up in the past, and has been a concern with some people with allergies.  Mine was pretty dusty between the hulls.  I've taken a couple of passes at vacuuming up dust and wiping things down within the hulls wherever I can reach, and while I wasn't getting visible dust inside, that definitely reduced the fiberglass smell significantly.

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Sitting around the factory is a good point.  We left ours for a week to get the Dexter installed and some other things.  When we picked it up there was some dust inside, I think just having the door open all the time for several days inside the factory will lead to dust.  So, they must have done a good cleaning job before we picked up.  


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

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No issue with ours  - 

 


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

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I believe that is why the original owners sold their Oliver to me.  She was highly allergic to the fiberglass dust.  

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The inner cavities will certainly catch a lot of dust during manufacture, and if you tow on dirt roads some infiltration is inevitable. I vacuum everything I can reach annually. One thing I do with my cars before I do an interior detail is blow them out with compressed air. I park outside and open all the doors and other openings and blast the seats, carpet and headliner with air, and also the dash and the crannies, blowing the stuff outside.Then I vacuum and clean by hand as usual. I wonder if this could be done with an Ollie on a windy day, with everything opened up. I imagine there would be a significant cloud of dust but at least you could get it out of the really inaccessible parts.

“Mouse” was clean inside and out at delivery, but the “new boat smell” remained for a couple of years. That did not bother me at all, but I have noticed that it is finally gone.

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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