TRAVEL TRAILER DESIGN BENEFITS
Nothing Else Like It.
The Oliver Camper design was inspired from years of using other travel trailers and making every aspect better quality, more efficient and easier to use. See the information below about how the design of our trailers will benefit you.
We have not seen a comparable travel trailer design that provides the level of extreme weather protection that the Oliver has from the elements. With the double hull you have similar attributes of double pane windows & we combine that with the standard Dometic Penguin 2 13,500 BTU Furnace (on the Elite II - Elite I has a 11k btu furnace), the inside of the Oliver will be warm even in cold temperatures. Additional composite materials built into the shells combined with the use of reflective and insulating materials and an air gap between the 2 shells not only helps keep the interior at comfortable levels it also helps to prevent condensation from forming on the inside.
Read about the Fiberglass Shell Construction to see how we build the Oliver camper's fiberglass hull.
In designing the frame and the lay out of the Oliver, great attention to detail was given to provide a safe, balanced and stable towing trailer. Tongue weight is a very important factor which we address with the holding tanks being mounted low in the trailer between the shells and the batteries mounted directly over the axles. Then we designed the outer lower shell to wrap around the 2 inch x 5 inch tubular aluminum frame sections adding strength and rigidity to prevent excessive sway and twisting of the frame when hit with side winds or the turbulence from passing trucks.
Better Storage Capacity
Upon entering the Oliver you will immediately notice a large floor to ceiling illuminated closet with shelving. In the kitchen under the counter you have one (1) spring loaded pop-out storage compartment located at the top left and five (5) spacious dovetailed wooden slide out drawers for your cutlery, dish towels and pans. Directly across from the drawers you have a pantry for food storage. Overhead on both sides and the back you have illuminated storage cabinets for any other items you'll need for your journey. With access to the basement from the inside as well as a lockable outside door you are ready to hit the road.
Premium Class Materials
Not only does our superior construction of the shells give you the attributes of a well-built yacht, our use of other marine grade components in latches, the shore power connection and hinges continues to build long lasting functionality into every trailer. Even our frame and entry steps are built of aluminum for a “No Steel, No Rust, No Maintenance” factor.
If your travels take you in directions where water and electricity are not available for periods of time you’re in good shape in an Oliver. Large fresh water and waste water holding tanks can get you through it. A battery bank of up to four batteries can provide days of use due to all our lighting being extremely energy efficient LED’s. With two 20 pound propane tanks you’ll have plenty of hot water and cooking abilities. For even more flexibility our Elite II can be outfitted with 30 lb. propane tanks.
The optional solar package and our standard remote fresh water refill abilities can stretch your stay from days to weeks.
The rounded corners, smooth sides and recessed areas for external components lends the Oliver an aerodynamic benefit when towing. An added advantage is the under belly of the trailer. With all our tanks and waterlines enclosed and wrapped into the trailer you avoid additional wind drag from exposed components.
All Composite Exterior Shell
All fiberglass shells start with a gel-coat backed with a layer of chopped fiberglass strands and then hand rolled. This is where most stop. The construction of the Oliver shells has just started. We follow up with numerous other composite materials such as fiberglass mats and carbon core which add durability and strengthen common stress areas, preventing any loss of integrity in the unit.
Double Fiberglass Core
With the double shells of the Elite series the construction of a fiberglass trailer is taken to the next level. Not only is the exterior shell of the Oliver gel-coated fiberglass but the interior shell is gel-coated fiberglass as well. For years RV’ers have sought older model fiberglass trailer units to refurbish for the superior benefits fiberglass provides over metal, laminated composites and other materials commonly used in the building of other travel trailers. The floor and interior of older models can be gutted and replaced, polish up the exterior and you have a good shell to protect the insides. With the Oliver Elite you will never have to go through the above process because the interior seats, cabinets, walls, floor and counters are all gel-coated fiberglass.
While common items such as seat cushions, window treatments, tires, brakes, etc may wear out over time, your Oliver composite shells will provide you a lifetime of trouble free enjoyment.