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- December 29, 2015 at 5:27 pm #12874
I seek to purchase a 23 foot travel trailer and place the order in 2016. As an ocean kayaker, I seek a TT that can hold up well to salt air. I have been a kayak tent camper on islands off the coast of Maine, Washington and Alaska. Hope to transition to a durable and low maintenance TT. The Oliver Elite II may be just what I seek. As far as a tow vehicle, I will be taking delivery in February 2016 on a new F150 Lariat with max towing that should serve me well. Looking forward to learning from current owners.
Warren (aka Buzzy)December 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm #20029
Mike and CarolModerator@mike-and-carol
Warren, you’re in the right place! Welcome.
Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
The Lone Star Oliver #135 | 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L HemiDecember 30, 2015 at 4:37 am #20033
Hey, Buzzy, take a look around. We love Maine, and the nearby Canadian coast.
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12December 30, 2015 at 2:16 pm #20034
Welcome to Ollieworld, Buzzy. Many people who have stepped into my trailer tell me how much it reminds them of their Boston Whaler pleasure boat. Gleaming fiberglass inside and out, the floor is not made of wood or wood composite and, therefore, will not be weakened over time by wood rot. A superior, custom made, all aluminum frame with sacrificial anodes designed like boat trailers, to withstand corrosion.
I’d say you’re looking in the right place.January 3, 2016 at 9:46 am #20062
In spite of all the holiday commitments, progress is being made as I work with the sales staff. The deeper I look, the more I like the Oliver Elite II. Next hurtle involves scheduling a site visit with an owner in New England. I have not yet seen an Ollie, seems they are not as plentiful as other brands here in New England. Talking with a local owner will help me understand how they navigate the cold winters. My preference would be to camp 9 or 10 months each year in northern New England. Not sure if that is realistic. Need to also understand how the local owner handles the process to winterize and de-winterize their Ollie. That visit is an essential next step. Wish me luck!
BuzzyJanuary 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm #20065
Buzzy, some of our newer Ollie owners have mentioned how pleased whey were with the trailer in colder weather. One thing you’ll need to consider on your plan of cold weather camping in the Northeast is finding an open campground. I was hard pressed to find one open during the last half of April in lower New Hampshire this year. Being from Texas, where we camp any time of the year (I just finished a 5 day gathering with numerous fiberglass rv friends), I was taken by surprise at the unavailability of campsites. It seems most campsites up there will turn off the water to protect their systems from freezing.
Or do you already know of some year ’round places up in moose country?January 4, 2016 at 9:22 pm #20077
First off, when I get my Ollie, I will be new to RVing. For years now, I have been kayak tent camping on islands off the coast. My favorite times of the year have been the off season. So I hope to use my Ollie in the off season as well.
I will admit Southern New Hampshire does not have many off season options. Seems northern NH has many more 4 season campgrounds as they try to attract the snowmobile community. I plan to use the reference guide at: http://www.nhlovescampers.com
I hope to primarily do dry camping where I would seek very few services for two or three night get-away trips in March, April and May as well as October, November and December. Access to drinking water and a dump station would be great.
A quick look on-line showed a possible (have not yet verified what services are available) campground for March: http://www.applehillcamping.com/index.html
It would be a real treat to get out camping before the crowds arrive!
BuzzyJanuary 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm #20079
Buzzy, it looks like you’ve found some places for the cold months. Yaaaaay! Are you getting solar panels to help with energy as you dry camp, to run the water pump and lights. What type batteries are you getting?January 5, 2016 at 9:07 am #20081
I am planning to get the 320 Watt Solar Package, the 2000W power Inverter, the Four (4) Trojan AGM Batteries and the Generator Quick Connect. Will then decide on either the Honda EU1000i or the EU2000i generator. I may only need to run the generator during peak energy demands in the AM such as hot showers and microwave. Understanding more concerning the microwave will help me size the generator to the energy needs. I will be using an F150 with lockable tonneau cover so may not need the storage basket on the trailer tongue to hold the generator. Am I forgetting anything?
BuzzyJanuary 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm #20084
If you think you may find yourself in a warmer climate during the summer and wish to cool down the trailer for the few hours of peak afternoon heat you will need a generator sized for your air conditioner’s needs. Find out what the peak, start up amperage requirement for the A/C is and buy accordingly. If you go for a larger generator, make sure the height will fit under your truck’s tonneau cover.
Will you be getting the 30 lb propane tanks? Not sure how much you may consume per day keeping the temp warm during winter camping. Perhaps an Elite II owner with winter boondocking experience can chime in here.January 5, 2016 at 6:38 pm #20087
I will be opting for the 30lb propane tanks. Keep in mind, my winter camping experiences have been tent camping in 20 degree weather with a nice layer of snow on the tent to greet me in the morning. My zero degree bag should serve me well if I decide to conserve propane and leave the windows open at night!
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