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My wife, Donna and I have got our deposit in on a Legacy Elite II.  Pick up in late August.  Pretty exciting.  I’ve been lurking around here for a couple of months but I finally got the Admiral (wait that’s boater jargon) to sign off.  Bob in Saint Helena graciously showed us his rig and that did it.  I think that we’ll do the AGM/Solar package.  We haven’t done a lot of boondocking but the option sounds good.  I’m definitely not a fan of loud generators.  This forum has reassured us that our 2008 Tundra (5.7 liter with tow package) will be a good tow vehicle.  I appreciate the enthusiasm that members of this forum show for these well designed and high quality trailers.  Thanks in advance for helping us, as Oliver newbies.  

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The solar has worked for us. And does stopping at a college or university park count as boondocking? Yup. Great wifi, usually  good tv reception to get the local weather, and no traffic noise. Hull #211 likes getting off the interstates (they all look alike), and seeing some of the nices places and people. You do have to have a bunch of referral cards though, people will line up to ask about the Oliver...

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Solar gives you the freedom of choice.  Even if you do not intend to use it often, at least you will have the knowledge that you can travel without being "tied" to the "grid".

Now - keep reading and watching Oliver videos.  This will make your initial trips much more enjoyable and relaxing.

Welcome to the Family!

Bill

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

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Congratulations on your order!  We weren’t sure about the solar either but have found we use it quite a bit, especially in a lot of the National Park campgrounds that have no hook ups.  As Bill said, it gives you flexibility on where you can camp.  Mike

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

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Congrats on your deposit/order!
Now is a great time to take a deep dive into the forum, owners manuals, and Oliver University. Delivery day will be here before you know it and the knowledge gained reading hopefully will be of great benefit on your big day. As fairly new owners of a 2020 we cannot imagine not having the solar option, for us a total win. (The tax write off on the solar first year of ownership was a plus)  

Naturally you will ultimately decide what works best for your traveling/camping needs. We absolutely considered future resale when deciding on options and solar was a must have.


 

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2020 Ford F-250 6.7 liter Powerstroke Lariat Ultimate “Tremor” High Cap tow pkg  - 2020 OLEII - Hull #634 

 

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Congratulations, we are a mid July delivery. Take advice of reading as much as you can here, you may change your mind on some choices and the nice thing is you still have time. There is a ton of information and videos to look thru.  

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Southeast Ohio | 2014 Ford F150 EcoBoost, Heavy Payload, Max towing Package l Hull # - to be announced

 

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Congratulations! We're scheduled for late July. Aside from all the great info here, my wife has found some good stuff on an Ollie Facebook page and we've both been watching YouTube videos from other Ollie owners. One couple in particular goes through the whole process from purchasing, to upgrades, to going to the factory for service on their YouTube channel. Lots to learn from all these sources, and it helps pass the time while you wait for the big day. Have fun.

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Stephanie and Dudley from CT. Tow vehicle: 2016 GMC Sierra gas dually. Current RV: Rockwood Signature fifth wheel.

Oliver LE2 on the way in July!

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Congratulations on your Ollie purchase!   We are waiting for ours as well (plan is April end).   I can't say enough about this forum and the experience that is available.   

   The Oliver University is extremely informative.   I like to maintain and do most of whatever will be necessary to keep anything I own in top condition.   The more you know about your Ollies "systems"... the better prepared you will be for those problems that invariably happen when traveling.  Some day... when something seems to fail (heat, a/c, hot water, electric, etc)... it is often something minor... and a basic understanding of those systems will lead you to a quick resolution.   Information is power.   

   Another thing to be cautious about:   Remember when someone complains about this quality problem or that... recognize that it might be something that only happened to one individual.   So take note of it... and what the resolution was...   Just don't panic and automatically think your Oliver is going to come off the line with that problem.   Enjoy learning all about your new Oliver and you will be fine.   IF something isn't right... know that the company will make it right.

   Purchasing STUFF:   pay attention to the things that people buy and find very useful... and consider the type of camper they are.   Do they sit in one spot for days on end.... or is their Oliver a rolling hotel room?   Do they boon-dock or do they spend most of their time in places with hook-ups?   Most experienced folks will say they are still paring down what they take on the road with them.  

    Most of all... just have fun even while you are waiting... for your brand NEW Oliver!!

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Hull # 1000 something

2019 F-150, 3.5L Ecoboost, 3.55 rear end, with Max tow package

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You will enjoy your Oliver.

The solar is the way to go as mentioned in the above posts. Plus the solar keeps my AGM batteries charged during the winter months when my Ollie has gone to sleep.

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2018 Oliver Elite II, Hull #354 | 2018 RAM 1500 Rebel 4 x 4, 5.7 Hemi

 

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