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As many Oliver owners already know, there are a number of spots over at the old Oliver Sales office where an owner can camp overnight.  There is water available (still) on the south side of the old sales building and there are a number of pedestals with 30 amp electric service.

However, for a number of months now Oliver has been working on converting a grass area on the south side of the new Sales/Service building into a camping area for owners and new deliveries.  This area is almost complete and will have seven sites with electric and water at each site (I didn't see or ask about sewer/dump).  With the exception of obviously dead sod that will be replaced it appeared that everything is in place and I was told that by early September it will be in use.

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Yes,  the electric at the pedestals is working and there is water available on the south side of the building.  However, the building is empty and locked with security cameras (at least there were signs that said so)

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WOW!  The person that backed into that spot really did a fine job!  Just got to believe that Maddie and Baxter helped.  🥰

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1 hour ago, Steph and Dud B said:

Are those lights in the ground at the front of the site? 

Yes they are.  The camping spots are very level with crushed gravel topping.

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IMG_2182.thumb.JPG.74724b2854914d91d191d021a0a454de.JPGNovember 2021 Full moon at Oliver Service camp ground.  Very nice and convenient overnight stay in advance of 0800 service appointment in the morning.   Watched new owners (from VA) receive their new EII and park beside us in the Oliver campground.   Very convenient for new owners to checkout new rig with onsite Oliver assistance if needed.  As with everything Oliver, these convenient campsites are high quality and done just right. 

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So, if you need to get some service work, will they come out with a forklift and tow it inside directly from your spot? How far away is the actual service entrance? That would be convenient, if you planned on a road trip to Shiloh or the Opry.

Has anyone mentioned shade trees?

Thanks,

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Yes on the forklift - no on the shade trees (there is a relatively small landscaped area but the new tree in there will take years before it produces enough shade to make an ant stop sweating).  The entrance to the Service area can be seen in the Galway pictures above - no more than 100 yards from the farthest campsite (total distance traveled).

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33 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

 no on the shade trees (there is a relatively small landscaped area but the new tree in there will take years before it produces enough shade to make an ant stop sweating).  

LOL, thanks, I guess that is good for testing the solar panels before departure, for brand new owners. But old timers might appreciate some afternoon cooling in July.

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1 hour ago, John E Davies said:

LOL, thanks, I guess that is good for testing the solar panels before departure, for brand new owners. But old timers might appreciate some afternoon cooling in July.

 

That’s when you test the air conditioning system. 😊

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17 minutes ago, Mattnan said:

This seems like an awesome set up.

Yes, it is nice in typical Oliver style. 

I'm told that the area is VERY well lit at night -so - remember to bring something to help shade that exhaust fan opening and/or your front door if you are sensitive to light. 

Don't forget to reserve your camping spot.

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On 11/19/2021 at 9:56 AM, topgun2 said:

Yes on the forklift

That's a "no" on the forklift taking your camper from the campground to service. These were my instructions from Mike via email:

"You all would bring the camper over at 8am and you would just pull up in between the campers and vehicles. You would then come in the glass door let Mrs. Crystal know you are here for service she will come get me or Jason. We will then walk outside with you and go over the camper and the work that is scheduled to be done."

I must admit, I did not ask if they would come get it - only what to do. 

Campground is close. I'm parked in site #4.

Chris

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For work that takes more than 1 day, I am guessing that people find a motel for the night. Then if you get the Ollie back in the afternoon, can you stay another night at the Oliver CG?

I guess I could ask Service that question, but maybe someone has already experienced that situation.

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You're right in asking Service - but - I'm aware of at least two different owners that were given permission to stay more than one night in the Oliver campground.  While you're at it - also ask if you can get your camper back for the night so that you will not have to get a motel.

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Our Ollie goes in Monday morning December 6, so we reserved the Oliver campground for Sunday and Tuesday.  Figured by the time we get it back Tuesday it will be later and getting dark this time of year.

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@Mattnan, the Gaylord at Opryland is spectacular at Christmas.  They turn the whole resort into a winter wonderland from mid-November on through Christmas.  

Even if you don't stay there, a lunch visit to one of their (slightly overpriced) restaurants is a great way to tour and see their amazing decorations. It's huge, and the indoor gardens are beautiful,  too.

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The other town i recommend visiting is Franklin. Not far from Hohenwald,  half hour or so south of Nashville. Beautiful town, some really great restaurants,  and more hotel choices than Hohenwald, without the Nashville prices or crowds. 

Check out 55 South (my personal favorite Franklin restaurant), or more upscale dinner only Red Pony, same chef owner, or any of the other highly rated Franklin spots. Franklin has become a kind of restaurant hotspot for Nashville and surrounding areas 

(We also like a couple of the local restaurants in Hohenwald , especially  Junkyard Dog, if you stay in Hohenwald. ) I  just don't have a hearty recommendation for most accommodations in Hohenwald. 

You can easily drive to Nashville, enjoy the fun, and leave early or late and stay in Franklin. The southbound rush hour traffic from Nashville can be pretty awful, so try to avoid it.

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Thanks for the information and suggestions.  We are going to stay at the Commodore in Linden as we have a dog. I spoke with Kathy at the Commodore today she seemed very helpful.  I also spoke with Mike at Oliver service this afternoon.  We are to tow our Ollie from the Oliver campground to service at 8 am.  Then we fill out paperwork etc.  He said we didn't need to do any specific preparation.  We are going to stop at Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Dolly World, and some of the Smoky Mountains on our way to Honenwald.  We may check out some of the suggestions.  We are planning to hit Memphis and Nashville on our way home from Utah in early April but the Gaylord sounds worth checking out for sure during Christmas season.

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On 11/23/2021 at 9:06 AM, Mattnan said:

Our Ollie goes in Monday morning December 6, so we reserved the Oliver campground for Sunday and Tuesday.  Figured by the time we get it back Tuesday it will be later and getting dark this time of year.

When are you hitting the road? We will bug out Friday…. The temperature  is dropping, it’s time to hit the road!

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