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- March 3, 2008 at 4:51 am #11701
Well we are back from our first camping trip in our Oliver which is also the first trailer we have ever owned. My husband said it towed like a dream behind the Jeep. We got it in some pretty tight spaces after making a "driveway" onto our property and setting up took just a few minutes. We had some technical difficulties but all in all it was a good trip.March 3, 2008 at 11:35 pm #13204
Hey, Bugs & wife,
We’re so happy your first trip went well…. We’re looking forward to our first "real" long trip ourselves in our Oliver. The trip home was cut short, so just a jaunt and one quick stop.
We’re glad you had fun. Can you tell us what you mean about making a "driveway"? Any pix? Love to hear more about your trip when you have time!
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12March 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm #13206
Our property is in the middle of nowhere and has a dirt road to it but the land itself is (was) untouched so when our group arrived my husband and the other guys scoped things out and then grabbed some shovels and saws. They trimmed some pine tree branches, moved assorted boulders, bushes, cactus and drove the Jeep back and forth along the area we wanted to use as a driveway. It’s probably 100ft from the road to the area where we camped. Silly me didn’t get any pictures but we are going back up in two weeks and I will take some to post here.March 4, 2008 at 5:16 pm #13207
Picked up ‘Ollie" yesterday and stayed at Naco/TT campground. Area around here is gorgeous even in the rain!! Everybody at Oliver factory is GREAT! Pleasant,helpful and gracious. Will be headed home tonite so hoping weather improves!
Love Ollie!!!!! Better than expected!!!!March 4, 2008 at 11:57 pm #13212
Congratulations! We agree that our Oliver is better than expected! Many happy travels to youMarch 5, 2008 at 3:27 am #13213
Congrats, Chuck!!! Glad you’re happy, too! Safe trip, and have fun on the way home!
Sherry n Paul
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12March 7, 2008 at 1:06 am #13221
Ollie made it fine to Florida despite the lousy weather. Great maiden voyage!!
ChuckMarch 7, 2008 at 2:38 am #13223
We have posted just a few pictures from our camping trip and a couple of others. We hope to add lots of trip pictures here.March 7, 2008 at 1:04 pm #13224
Your Oliver looks very happy in your family. Thanks for sharing your great photos with us . . . looks like all were having a grand time. Can’t wait to do the "smores thing" with the grandkids!
Nice mural, is that Lake Havasu itself?
May you experience many, many more wonderful memories building moments with your trailer . . .
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.comMarch 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm #13226
That is I believe in Idaho. It was the picture that was on the trailer when we bought it and I can’t recall exactly where Jim said it was taken although I asked and was told a few times We are taking sunset pictures each evening though, searching for that perfect one to put on our trailer. We may end up with a daytime picture of the lake instead but we aren’t sure.March 7, 2008 at 6:33 pm #13227
Thanks for posting the pictures of your new "Oliver" and of your family’s first outing!
I think it puts all of us in the mood to hit the road and begin the camping season!March 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm #13229
Thanks for the great pictures.
Just curious, how is the paper towel holder attached?
TomMarch 7, 2008 at 11:12 pm #13230
We drilled. I know, I know! But it wasn’t that bad really and the bracket is curved and fits perfectly! It was only ten bucks at Lowe’s and it looks like it was made for the trailer. Highly recommended.March 8, 2008 at 12:13 am #13232
Thanks for posting the pics! Having done a lot of Casita mods, the first hole is the
I know, these ain’t Casitas but they will need a FEW mods and/or personalizations!!!!
Got the slideout paper towel holder from CW and will have to drill a couple of holes to install it. Also, will be putting in 2 "assistance handles" back to back in bath thru to short wall next to closet for assistance getting in and out of entry door. Other than that, prob use suction cups!
The Oliver is so well thought out, it’s hard to find something to change!!!
Has anyone "treated" the back of the mirrored bath door to preserve the silvering? Thinking of a urethane of some kind. Any thought??
ChuckMarch 8, 2008 at 4:15 am #13235
That’s a really good question. My brother-in-law is a glazier and just happens to be coming for a visit in a week or so. I will have him take a look at it and see what he thinks. I can’t wait to show off our trailer! (again)
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