We truly have not seen another trailer design that provides the level of protection the Oliver has from the elements. With the double hull you have similar attributes of a double pane window. 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. See Shell Construction for more information.
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. Our extendable hitch can be adjusted to dial in on the proper weight on the tongue. 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 six spacious slide out drawers for your cutlery, dish towels and pans. Over on the other side 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 additional storage under the seats and a basement with inside access as well as a lockable outside access door you are ready to hit the road.
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 and with two 30 pound propane tanks you’ll have plenty of hot water and cooking abilities.
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 trailers shells start with a gelcoat 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 which have different attributes for durability and strengthening common stress areas to prevent any loss of integrity in the unit. More details are available here: Shell Construction
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 gelcoated fiberglass but the interior shell is gelcoated 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 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 gelcoated fiberglass.
The only items to wear out over time are the seat cushions and window treatments.
When we say it’s “Built for a life time”, we meant it.