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Congratulations. i love your tow vehicle! Heritage Edition?

“Daniel Boone, when asked if he ever got lost out in the wilderness, replied, "I can't say I was ever lost, but I was once bewildered for about 3 days.”

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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SOLD 07/23 "Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: 

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 32” LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel, Maggiolina Grand Tour 360 Carbon RTT.

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Very nice. You guys are beaming. Should be warming up when you get home. Safe travels!

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What's today?............. the most frequently asked question as a retiree 🙄

Chris and Stacie Neuhaus Greenfield, Indiana

2021 Ford F350 7.3L Tremor (Redzilla)

LE2 #1373 - Ordered 10/21/22 - Delivered 05/10/23

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Congrats on your Oliver!  Wishing you many safe miles and big smiles as you begin your adventures!

David and Kathy

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2020 OLEII - Hull #634 aka-  “XPLOR” 

2021 F350 6.7 liter Diesel Lariat Ultimate Tremor 

 

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And now the real fun begins!  Making that shiny new Ollie all YOURS.

Congrates!  

Bill

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

Near Asheville, NC

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Thanks, folks!!! We survived our first night without dying.

Although the propane/CO2 alarm went off after we were in bed. I had the ceramic heater going under the table, and the furnace set to 60 in case the electric heater didn’t keep up. I pulled the fuse, opened another window a crack, and I’ll check it this morning. Ryan, our delivery specialist, told us ahead of time that they go off with all the new stuff smell  

Yes John, an HE. I was one of the silly 1200 that paid extra to get less stuff  😉

Important first thing done, so everything else is gravy!

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Steve - Northern Ohio, USA
Wandering around on occasion, always lost.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2023 Oliver Elite II Twin Hull #1360 “Curiosity”
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Congrats on logging your first night - cheers to your first breakfast beverage in Curiosity!  Very cool looking rig all around.  Now go make some memories!  Ha!

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Art, Diane, Magnus & Oscar (double-Aaarrf!)

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  • 2017 LE II; Hull #226 "Casablanca"
  • HAM call-sign:  W0ABX

 

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Congratulations! Good luck on your travels. I like your tea-pot! 
Kirk

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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.
Hull #1305

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14 minutes ago, snakeriveridaho said:

I like your tea-pot! 

😁 Yea, I’m a tea snob like some people are about coffee. The kettle on the stove is one that I use with my outdoor kitchen from the Hiker squaredrop. I usually just steep loose leaves in a 20 oz tumbler with strainer. But at home I use a traditional bone China teapot. Didn’t want to chance using that travelling so bought the Coffee Gator French press to try. So far it works fine. 
 

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Steve - Northern Ohio, USA
Wandering around on occasion, always lost.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2023 Oliver Elite II Twin Hull #1360 “Curiosity”
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Paul Harvey mode on: “And now, for the rest of the story!”

The inspiration for the came from a video by the “From She To Me” YouTube channel, which is the travels of a couple our age in their class B van. The voiceover for a recent trip was “Every one of our journeys begin with curiosity. What will we discover? What challenges might we encounter? What will be the lessons we learn?” I paused, replayed that scene, and paused again. Epiphany moment! I turned to Deb and asked how “Curiosity” sounds for a name for our new Oliver, and she was all for it.

Then I looked at various images for graphics inspiration. I saw the corporate logo for Curiosity Software Ireland, and thought I’d fiddle with something along those lines. On a whim, I wrote to them asking permission to use their logo. 

Surprisingly, not only did they approve, but enthusiastically so, offering original graphics files and their endorsement. They plan to tell our story on their social media blog. Crazy how both events happened!! Serendipity! (which was my original thought for a name.)

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Steve - Northern Ohio, USA
Wandering around on occasion, always lost.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2023 Oliver Elite II Twin Hull #1360 “Curiosity”
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3 hours ago, Steve Morris said:

Paul Harvey mode on: “And now, for the rest of the story!”

Congrats on your beautiful Ollie!!! Really like the nose art!

Speaking of Paul Harvey, we were on the flight-line at Oshkosh in the early 80s when Paul Harvey and General Jimmy Doolittle walked by.  Took a photo of both of them together!

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Bill & Debbie / 2015 LE2 #75 / 2022 Tundra / North Carolina

 

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Curiosity is also the name of the boat that a popular YouTube couple uses for their boat - Gone with the Wynns.

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

Near Asheville, NC

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4 hours ago, Steve Morris said:

kettle on the stove is one that I use with my outdoor kitchen

Great setup! 💯

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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.
Hull #1305

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And for added embarrassment, Aaron Wolters from Oliver just finished filming us for one of his owners videos. Hopefully, the memory chip gets lost… 😂

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Steve - Northern Ohio, USA
Wandering around on occasion, always lost.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2023 Oliver Elite II Twin Hull #1360 “Curiosity”
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8 hours ago, topgun2 said:

Curiosity is also the name of the boat that a popular YouTube couple uses for their boat - Gone with the Wynns.

Bill

They're getting a new hybrid diesel electric sailing trimaran this year-- curiosity 2. (They're hoping to live on the electric and solar alone, I think.)

Love the name. Love the logo. Glad the Irish were enthusiastic to share.

 

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2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12

Florida and Western North Carolina, or wherever the truck goes....

400 watts solar. DC compressor fridge. No inverter. 2 x 105 ah agm batteries .  Life is good.


        
 

 

 

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I’m so happy for you both! Those smiles on your faces are so heart warming! I wish you so many wonderful and safe adventures in your beautiful new “Curiosity” Oliver! Welcome to the family.❤️

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2021 Dodge Ram 1500 

2021 Oliver Elite ll 

Hull #732 

Michigan 

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