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- September 20, 2019 at 12:23 pm #198042
The Oliver Travel Trailer Community is saddened to announce that our founder, Jim Oliver, passed away last night. As many of you know, Jim and his late brother John, were responsible for creating the original Legacy travel trailers which many of you own and love. Jim passed the baton to his children in 2014 who have created the Legacy Elite II which even more of you own and love. His wit, wisdom, and guidance will be deeply missed.
Please feel free to add your thoughts, condolences, and memories of Jim to this thread.
Jason K. Walmsley
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The forums are great for getting information but sometimes you just need to talk to us: SERVICESeptember 20, 2019 at 2:08 pm #198057
We are deeply saddened by this announcement.
Paul and I would like to share our heartfelt sympathies to his wife, all their children and grandchildren, and the Oliver family.
Jim was a great guy, with an amazing vision. His entire family worked to make it come to fruition.
He will be missed, by so many.
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12September 20, 2019 at 2:11 pm #198060
I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Hopefully all of the immediate Oliver family knows just how saddened all of us are even those who never actually got the chance to personally meet him. There is no question that he has left this world a better place. Talk about leaving a legacy – obviously he left more than one or even two.
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"September 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm #198063
Mike and CarolModerator@mike-and-carol
Shocking and sad news. We are so sorry to hear this. A great guy who will be missed. Our condolences to the Oliver family. Mike
Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
The Lone Star Oliver #135 | 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L HemiSeptember 20, 2019 at 3:21 pm #198066
mountainoliverParticipant@mountainoliverSeptember 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm #198072
We are saddened to hear this news! As we ordered our trailer, we have been met with kindness and compassion beyond anything we ever imagined! The Oliver family’s values have definitely been passed down to all who work there. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Oliver family.You have touched us deeply!
With heartfelt gratitude, Mirna and PK.
R2WSeptember 20, 2019 at 4:28 pm #198075
daveruthParticipant@daveruthSeptember 20, 2019 at 10:44 pm #198135
My heart goes out to the Oliver family, and all of the workers at OTT. May you find solace in your time of grief and may your spirits soon be at peace.
I will always fondly recall meeting Jim on Christmas Day, 2007, spending more than two hours with him as he showed me the early Oliver, the one with John’s picture on the front. It was more than the trailer that impressed me. It was this friendly man, Jim, hearing his enthusiasm and vision for the Oliver Travel Trailer’s future and his sincere concern for the care of all of his family and employees.
With John’s vision as a catalyst, Jim has truly built a LEGACY of a large, loving family and a robust trailer that will enrich the lives of countless families, enabling them to travel and see this great land up close, in a trailer that will last a lifetime.
Thank you, Jim. May you rest in peace.
Pete & "Bosker". TV - '18 F150 Super-cab Fx4; RV - "The Wonder Egg"; '08 Elite, Hull Number 014.
Travel blog of 1st 10 years' wanderings - http://www.peteandthewonderegg.blogspot.comSeptember 21, 2019 at 6:15 am #198141
I am so sorry to hear about this. I pray that Jesus will wrap His arms around all of the Oliver family and give them peace. Blessings to everyone.September 21, 2019 at 6:38 am #198144
Truly sorry for the Oliver family’s loss. His effect on the area has been huge and he will be missed.
2019 LE2 #529 expected Sep/Oct 2019September 21, 2019 at 7:11 am #198153
While I did not know Jim Oliver personally, I have gotten to know two of his sons and if they are a reflection of the kind of man he was, I highly admire him. His vision and dream has provided us with a new found appreciation of the outdoors and a lifestyle we never knew before. For that, we are extremely grateful. The company he built and the standards he set for quality, craftsmanship and service are in a class all their own. To a good life lived Jim Oliver. With condolences and prayers to your family and friends. Foy & Mirna Sperring
Foy and Mirna
Roamy Mc Roadhouse
2017 Legacy Elite II, twin bed
2007 Dodge Durango 5.7L HemiSeptember 21, 2019 at 10:20 am #198162
Although Krunch and I did not know Jim or his family personally, everything we have ever heard was extremely positive. And in my experience, nothing I say will really make a difference at this time. But I will still say that we are very sorry for your loss and know that you all are in our prayers.
With God, all things are possible,
Mike and Krunch
Mike and Krunch
LE2 #193 “the dog house”September 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm #198402
CashParticipant@cashSeptember 27, 2019 at 3:51 am #198912
Jim’s legacy will live on through his family, friends, and the many customers that have discovered the unique “people first” business model he has established. Beyond that, everytime someone sees and admires an Oliver trailer as the many hundreds of them cross this great land and Canada, his legacy will shine on.
The Oliver trailer is a very unique jewel in the RV world as Jim Oliver was himself.
Good job Jim, now it’s time to go home and rest.
2018 Elite II, Hull #414 (the very last 2018 produced). Trailer name "2 HOBOS" . 2006 Dodge 3500 Megacab, 4x4 with 5.9L Cummins diesel.October 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm #201495
So sad to read this just now. Rest in peace. All our best to his family and friends.
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