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Camping Prep reminders!
 
Hull #634 is offically dewinterized. Woot! 😄I think it took my wife and I about 15 minutes to dewinterize our OLEll. A special thanks to Service Manager Jason Essary for his excellent video tutorials. It really makes this task seamlessly easy.
We also did the annual decalcification process of our Truma which takes approx 2:15 hrs after installing the decalcification tablets. Super easy with the Truma.
 
Pro tip - 😎 we place a dog flea collar in the Truma (pic) and refrigerator compartments. Along with screens this mod really does help keep unwanted insects 🐜 🕷️ 🐝 out of these areas.
 
We will soon sanitize our fresh tank, go though all of our systems checklists check all fasteners and get ready to roll!

Happy Camping Oliver family!
 
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The white coiled up plastic strip is a flea collar. Along with mesh screens It has proven
to keep spiders 🕷️ 🐜 and other flying insects out of our Truma and frig compartments. 
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1 hour ago, Patriot said:

Pro tip - 😎 we place a dog flea collar in the Truma (pic) and refrigerator compartments. Along with screens this mod really does help keep unwanted insects 🐜 🕷️ 🐝 out of these areas.

That's an interesting idea I've not seen before.  Not in the fridge, though,  right? Just inside the access?

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6 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

That's an interesting idea I've not seen before.  Not in the fridge, though,  right? Just inside the access?

Yes, just inside the outside access panel to the fridge. Mud dobbers especially don’t like what ever repellent that is used on the collars. It has worked well in our experience. 

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Congrats patriot! And thanks for the flea collar tip. Where are you heading first? We are retiring 4/21 then two weeks at Anastasia State park and one week at Davidson River in Brevard in a SOB (Airstream BCX 16). And then, pick up our LEII 5/22, and we are off and running!  Cant wait for our delivery day.

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13 hours ago, Rolind said:

Congrats patriot! And thanks for the flea collar tip. Where are you heading first? We are retiring 4/21 then two weeks at Anastasia State park and one week at Davidson River in Brevard in a SOB (Airstream BCX 16). And then, pick up our LEII 5/22, and we are off and running!  Cant wait for our delivery day.

Headed to the Oliver Rally in May. And so looking forward to it! Congrats on your new Oliver, enjoy your special delivery day!

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8 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

Pro tip - 😎 we place a dog flea collar in the Truma (pic) and refrigerator compartments. Along with screens this mod really does help keep unwanted insects 🐜 🕷️ 🐝 out of these areas.

That's a great idea.  Which brand has worked for you?  

GJ

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7 hours ago, Geronimo John said:

That's a great idea.  Which brand has worked for you?  

GJ

The cheapest ones I can find on sale! 😊 

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14 hours ago, Rolind said:

nd one week at Davidson River in Brevard in a SOB (Airstream BCX 16).

I live fairly near the Davidson River.  Drop me a PM if you need any help while you are there.

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18 hours ago, Patriot said:

The white coiled up plastic strip is a flea collar.

Absolutely brilliant, Patriot!  Already added it to our checklist, brother!

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17 minutes ago, MAX Burner said:

Absolutely brilliant, Patriot!  Already added it to our checklist, brother!

Just don’t get this one!

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2 hours ago, topgun2 said:

I live fairly near the Davidson River.  Drop me a PM if you need any help while you are there.

Bill

Thanks. It should be a great week of fishing, biking and beer.

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26 minutes ago, Rolind said:

It should be a great week of fishing, biking and beer.

Fishing - during the summer months, the Davidson is stocked each week (usually on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning) from the start of the National Forest up to the bridge at Avery Creek.  Note that above the bridge you can only fly fish and the river is not stocked but the fish tend to be larger the closer you get to the fish hatchery.  Just downstream from the campground there is a picnic area and if you walk the bank you will come upon the stump of a large tree that is partially in the water.  There is a 24 inch rainbow that hangs out around this stump!  However, good luck on catching it.

Biking - assuming that you are talking about mountain biking then have fun but the trails do get very busy in that area on weekends.  Stop into the Ranger Station right on 276 just above the campground and ask about trail conditions.

Beer - Don't forget that Osker Blues is a short drive from the campground (get directions from the camp host or PM me or Google it) and for a somewhat "nicer" tour and/or restaurant , Sierra Nevada Brewing is up near the airport - about 18 miles east of the campground on just off route 280.  There is also a decent place right at the entrance to the National Forest for a cold brew after a hard ride and another right on Ecusta Road about 5 miles from the Campground.  Burning Bush Brewery right on route 280 east of the campground (near the stop light in Mills River) looks nice but I've not been there (yet).

Bill

p.s.  there is a nice little hike right out of the campground that will take you past a old time little cemetery - ask the camp host for directions

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AND - 

now back to our regularly scheduled topic of de-winterization and flea collars!

Sorry for the hijack.

Bill

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14 hours ago, Geronimo John said:

That's a great idea.  Which brand has worked for you?  

GJ

That wasn't me. It was Patriot's idea. 

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2 hours ago, mossemi said:

Now that’s a topgun2 Pro tip!

Mossey

I learn from the best! 😄

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Don't know if you two are insulting me or embarrassing me - either way, please don't stop!😅

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