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Observations of 2023 LE1 vs 2022 LE1

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Ive just put the Ollie 2.0 into storage for a few weeks while ill be gone for work and having spent most nights in it over the last few weeks i now have a few observations of the differences to share.

The new folding outdoor table is super handy, I can pull the truck up next to the tongue and use my portable grill on the tailgate coming from the forward quick connect and having that little table is a handy addition for outdoor cooking.

I do appreciate the extra fridge space that the new fridges have however being of the younger crowd i am a sucker for pizza rolls and the freezer section is so tiny you really cant put much in it. i never did get around to testing fridge power draw strictly off batteries but supposedly its much more efficient on 12v than the 3 ways were so hopefully that makes up for what i consider a loss of no longer having the option of running it on propane.

While the new truma furnace and ducting changes definitely do a better job of quickly reaching set temp i absolutely think the room temperature sensor should be relocated to over the bed or at least somewhere more central rather than the far corner of the ceiling next to the bathroom wall. on the first night i ran it with temps in the low 50's at night i had set it at 70 and woke up roasting with my weather station i had set up stuck to the aft wall reading about 85 inside temp and checking my propane tank levels showed i had ripped through about 30% of a tank in only one night. setting the temp at 62 the next night and pointing a fan in the direction of the sensor kept the bed area at about 70 through the night and a much more reasonable 10% propane usage. Honestly i think they wouldve been better off keeping the old furnace if you dont opt for the truma package and simply reworking the ducting which would eliminate the need for a separate control panel for each A/C and furnace as now you are forced to get the truma package if you want it on the same panel because i have not been able to find anything that would let me control both the dometic penguin and the truma furnace on one unit. I specifically did not want the truma AC becuase i like having the easy start and being able to run it on the small honda 2200 or the slightly sketchy 80 year old wiring of my grandparents garage when im back home visiting the folks and as little as i use the ac anyways i dont really mind the noise all that much, maybe ill swap it out for a houghton at some point. i would have liked the truma water heater but they will no longer install that unless you get the whole truma package with the AC.


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Your new Elite is light years beyond our 2008,,though it has many updates.

Hope we'll meet up someday, to compare m. Thanks for the insights.

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