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Beautiful! I love it! 💯

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Kirk and Carrie Peterson

Twin Falls, Idaho

2018 Ram 3500, with overland conversion: Rooftop tent, water, stove, Battle Born batteries, lockers, onboard air, raised air intake, Warn winch. 

2023 Elite 2, twin beds, delivered December 5, 2022 Truma package, lithium platinum package.
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Sure am glad that I live in a place were it is not necessary to have that much of a "pitch" on the roof of darn near anything.

However, I sure would like to have one of those winter homes for my Ollie!

Bill

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2023 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing, Max Payload, 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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Bill,

Beautiful work! I think you still may have another step to go. You may want to consider anti bird nest proofing your structure by eliminating every flat level or shelf area where birds can build a nest. Once they start nesting and flying in and out they will make a terrible mess bird poop 💩 bombing your Ollie. Just a thought.
 

I went to great lengths to eliminate any possible flat surface nesting areas in my Ollie Hangar and so far it’s working perfectly. No feathered renters and no bird 💩bombs on our Ollie. 😅

-Patriot 🇺🇸

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Very pretty structure? Got power?

“Mouse” is as always safely out of the weather, and there has been snow on the ground non-stop since mid November, I could not even get the leaves up or cut the grass and fertilize 😤😤😤 . I do not normally have to clear my back yard for the dogs to run, using the snow thrower, but I did it once already and it is not even winter yet…

What is your typical snowfall in MA?

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/

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13 hours ago, Patriot said:

You may want to consider anti bird nest proofing your structure by eliminating every flat level or shelf area where birds can build a nest.

I recommend the stainless steel spikes available through the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/Spikes-Pigeons-Small-Stainless-Coverage/dp/B085CBNQFX/ref=asc_df_B085CBNQFX/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475793236502&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11280687831360435102&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029558&hvtargid=pla-1063130179122&psc=1

Why?  We have an open truss design similar to your "winter home" on the front portico to our home.  Those trusses have attracted nesting birds.  We installed plastic bird spikes, like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Deterrent-Outdoor-Pigeons-Squirrel-Outside-Brown/dp/B09WJVZ34X/ref=asc_df_B09WJVZ34X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598365509249&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11280687831360435102&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029558&hvtargid=pla-1677722735497&psc=1

Last spring, a clever robin built her nest right on top of the plastic spikes, using them as structural support for the nest!  So, next spring, I plan to replace the plastic spikes with stainless spikes.

Lesson learned.

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Hull #1291

Central Idaho

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Great looking cover!  We don't have enough space on our lot for that kind of structure.  Great job on it

John

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John and Debbie, Beaverton, Oregon,  2017 Ford Expedition EL 4x4 3.5 liter Ecoboost, with heavy duty tow package. 

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12 hours ago, Rivernerd said:

I recommend the stainless steel spikes available through the link below:

https://www.amazon.com/Spikes-Pigeons-Small-Stainless-Coverage/dp/B085CBNQFX/ref=asc_df_B085CBNQFX/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475793236502&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11280687831360435102&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029558&hvtargid=pla-1063130179122&psc=1

Why?  We have an open truss design similar to your "winter home" on the front portico to our home.  Those trusses have attracted nesting birds.  We installed plastic bird spikes, like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Deterrent-Outdoor-Pigeons-Squirrel-Outside-Brown/dp/B09WJVZ34X/ref=asc_df_B09WJVZ34X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598365509249&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11280687831360435102&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029558&hvtargid=pla-1677722735497&psc=1

Last spring, a clever robin built her nest right on top of the plastic spikes, using them as structural support for the nest!  So, next spring, I plan to replace the plastic spikes with stainless spikes.

Lesson learned.

its funny you mention Bird proofing my winter house my wife and I own a wild bird store and we help people with this type of thing all the time. 
Bird poop washes off I’m not to worried about it right now but if it becomes an issue I’ll do something about it. it’s usually the Easter phoebe that is the problem for us but they are pretty easy to deal with. nice building and driveway good job 👍 .

Bill

www.thebirdstoreandmore.com

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Bill & Nancy 

Holland MA
2022 Elite II  Hull #1265
2022 GMC Diesel Canyon

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12 hours ago, John E Davies said:

Very pretty structure? Got power?

“Mouse” is as always safely out of the weather, and there has been snow on the ground non-stop since mid November, I could not even get the leaves up or cut the grass and fertilize 😤😤😤 . I do not normally have to clear my back yard for the dogs to run, using the snow thrower, but I did it once already and it is not even winter yet…

What is your typical snowfall in MA?

John Davies

Spokane WA

We got 6 inches last night the average for the winter is usually only a couple feet or so. We haven’t had a good Nor’easter in about 5 years 

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Bill & Nancy 

Holland MA
2022 Elite II  Hull #1265
2022 GMC Diesel Canyon

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Your Ollie has a beautiful winter home!

You are fortunate to have both the skills and space. Congratulations!

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