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- January 31, 2017 at 9:01 pm #44273
I’m not ready to trade my Ollie for one of these, but I toured a unique light-weight camper at the Chisos Basin Campground at Big Bend National Park a couple of days ago. They had a couple of solar panels and one 6-volt battery and were getting along very well without hookups. The view of the stars from the inside of this camper was breathtaking. Very minimalist, but also very well-designed and executed. The quality of the fit and finish was like Oliver’s.
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2 users thanked author for this post.January 31, 2017 at 10:01 pm #44277
That’s cool. I saw an ad for that last year and I assumed it was one of those designs that would never actually become a product.
Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford RaptorJanuary 31, 2017 at 10:43 pm #44283
This model has an indoor and outdoor shower.
” … R Series – 1723 Equipped with interior shower and a Queen-size bed, its roof is also retractable. Like its junior, this ultralight travel trailer also offers two alternate dining areas, a two-seat or a five-seat dinette perfect for meals with friends or family…”
Advantage on this vs Oliver this baby can fit in a garage.
Big Disadvantage I see is the electric top mechanism.
How reliable would that be? Bet that would really cost to fix if it fudges up.
- Wonder what this puppy costs?
My cousin had something similar to this in this configuration only no raising roof.
She opted to sell and get a Casita.
I think she has Oliver envy now. 😉
We debated a very long time to pony up for an Oliver. These puppies are not cheap.
After researching Casita we rejected.
They have a design flaw in them. Under certain conditions they leak and the floor gets ruined.
Plus we had no desire to travel to TX.
Sorry TXeans here we mean no offense.
Glad Oliver is in TN.
Much closer to get serviced if something gets fudged up.
If you look at the Indiana class RVs they fall apart and are all made by Warren Buffett (no I will not comment on politics).
We wanted something that would last us the last 10 years of our lives.
So we swallowed hard and ordered an Oliver. Always thinking gee this rig costs just 10K less than our house.
Of course that was 30+ years ago but stillll Gulp.
We sure do miss camping. Learning it takes very little to live. When we come home our moderate sized house looks huge.
Thanks for posting this Don. Good catch!
1 user thanked author for this post.February 1, 2017 at 7:49 am #44292
I had actually researched these before I bought my Oliver. They are well designed and manufactured in Canada. Back then the wait time was 6-9 months, maybe it’s better now.
The raised roof glass walls are really nice and let in tons of light. Not much bathroom privacy though if that concerns you.
Everything is a matter of planned use. I believe when I researched them they were around $30K
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1 user thanked author for this post.February 1, 2017 at 8:05 am #44293
Thanks for the answer. These Altos sure look unique. A bit of competition is always good.
Supply and demand.
Yet another reason to love our country and look forward to our true citizenship home.
We really are blessed here.
The Indiana class of RVs just do not hold up very long.
Lots of horror stories to be read.
We really did take a long time to research the relative merits of all prospects.
We really liked the Bigfoot. Problem was they are made in Canada and there is some sort of quibble over border duties???
Not sure what that amounted to. Don’t quote us on this. Fiberglass Forum could answer that.
Never pursued the issue further on that aspect while hunting for a good quality camper that would last.
Thank you for your response.
~PFebruary 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm #44451
This Canadian couple has been blogging their adventures towing an alto with a Tesla x, across Canada, and now in Florida.
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