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Hi all,  We have RV’d since 2011. We purchased a new DRV 5th wheel and put over 80k miles through the Yrs. Both our kids families have RV’S so it’s been a great way to travel with them. Now we would like to downsize to a more manageable and less technical camper. From what I’ve seen and read Oliver seems to fit the bill.  
we are going to factory next week to see if we can function with the smaller layout. 
look forward to being part of this forum. 
Paul & Linda

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Paul & Linda - 

First of all - welcome to the Forum, glad you're here.

Be sure to take a camera with you and be sure to ask all the questions you can think of and touch whatever you want.  Finally, keep that checkbook close at hand 😁.

Bill

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

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Welcome to the Oliver family. Be sure to take your checkbook with you, you will want one. We have gone from tents, to fifth wheel, to Scamp, to a Class A, over the years. We have enjoyed them all, but not to the extent of the Oliver.

At only 7 foot wide we thought it might be claustrophobic, but has never been the case. Going through a Garmin short cut, in a mountain pass, the 7' and a back-up camera was a blessing. The Garmin didn't know that the recent rain had washed out the road. It was gone. No problem. We could see down each side of the Oliver with our standard mirrors ( none of those extended thingies to shake and vibrate). In about a half mile we was able to find a suitable logging road to scoot into and off we went. The Oliver has LED back up lights too. The standard solar set-up has allowed us to camp 34 miles into the woods on the NW corner of Moosehead Lake. The CG had a generator that ran for about an hour three times a day. Didn't effect us at all. If the microwave was on we knew the generator was running. Our fireplace and folding recliners are outdoors. 

A rinse with Maguires Wash and Wax keeps it looking like new. No Black Streak remover like a stick built.

The high ground clearance of the Oliver and it's size have allowed us to camp in places we might never have considered before. We usually stay off the Interstates, as there is a lot more to see. And we fit there with ease. I have caught myself on the Interstate clocking close to 80, so that is not a problem. We have found the journey to be part of the adventure, not just the destination.

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Paul and Linda, welcome!  Getting a factory tour is smart, not only can you judge size but you’ll see what goes into making an Oliver.  Bill’s recommendation to take lots of pictures is a good one.  We have relied on pictures we took a number of times to figure something out.  Mike

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Texas Hill Country | Elite II #135 | Ram 2500 6.7L

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Welcome! We are awaiting our build after downsizing from a 42' fifth wheel. The factory tour sealed the deal for us. Can't wait to pick up in February. Enjoy your tour!

Charlie & Cindy / Cleburne, TX / 2021 Elite II Hull #743 / 2013 Ford F250 Diesel 4WD Supercab

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Appreciate the welcome note from you and the suggestions. Also, got a good laugh about checkbook. It can be a problem when you appreciate quality. We are looking forward to the tour and feel of the Oliver. Liked the comments about being comfortable with size and being much more adaptable to conditions on the road. 
we will let you know what we find out after next week. 
thanks again,

paul

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