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- December 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm #42479
Wonder if having the owners manual, sent to the new owners, a few months ahead of pick up might be useful. It might let the new owner to be more familiar with the pending product. Let them generate intelligent questions and just maybe eliminate some. It wouldn’t need component manuals, maybe something like a quick start guide. Also a list of what will be provided and what the new owner will need to operate and hook up for the first time..December 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm #42495
Not a bad idea and you should probably mention it to the Sales Staff at Oliver. I’d be willing to bet that at some point down the road this manual will be available online. In the meantime, most of the information that a new owner could want can be found here either in the form of a search or by simply asking a question. Having said this, I still find that every now and again I actually enjoy thumbing through the owner’s manual either to refresh my memory on systems that I don’t use very often or to stumble over something that I never knew. Certainly a “quick start” guide would be most welcome. However, even this is not as easy as one might think given all the options and widely varying owner experience levels that come with each Oliver.
For me, first came the research that led me to the point of ordering my Oliver. Then came that loooooog wait from the ordering day to the delivery day. I must have watched Ron Merritt’s YouTube video 20 times during that stretch just trying to glean as much information as I could to prepare myself for the delivery. Would the owner’s manual have helped me during this time? Probably. But, it still would not have made the wait any shorter.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"December 23, 2016 at 4:32 pm #42496
Thank you. And a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Happy New Years to you and all you meet…December 23, 2016 at 4:42 pm #42497
I do not know if a 2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II Owners Manual is available in an electronic version. I do know I was able to obtain an electronic version of the 2016 Owners Manual a few months prior to my delivery date in June of 2016. It contained all the component information. It is a very large file and available via Dropbox. I have attached the link below.
It served me well since I read the entire manual from cover-to-cover prior to June. It did not contain the Truma AquaGo manual, but I obtained that in advance as well. I then set about crafting very detailed questions for my trainer concerning the systems which presented the greatest complexity. For me, it was the Blue Sky monitor and controller as well as the AquaGo.
As a case in point, see the attached Word document regarding the AquaGo. My key takeaway from the training was an understanding of the bypass shut-off valve which was important to me during my winterizing procedures this past fall.
My nature is to be overwhelmed with information if I do not organize the knowledge prior to my training. I could not begin to imagine going into training without preparation via an on-line Owners Manual.
Hope this is helpful.
BuzzyDecember 23, 2016 at 8:46 pm #42502
Thank you. Another question; is the std. fridge 3 way?December 24, 2016 at 3:42 am #42507
In answer to your question “Is a 3-way refrigerator standard?”, I suspect it is standard equipment on the 2017 Elite II. I say that because the 2017 marketing documents specify a 3-way fridge and in 2016, I believe all the Elite II trailers were built with Dometic 3-way refrigerators.
Please keep in mind the determining document for trailer components will be your contract. I suspect your contract will allow OTT to make substitutions where necessary. Therefore, marketing documents and experiences from existing owners regarding what we received are simply interesting information.
As a case in point, my contract specified 4 of the 6V AGM batteries. It did not specify the make or the model. Although the marketing documents display Trojan 6V AGMs in a red case. My Ollie has the black case AGMs. They are fine batteries and I am pleased with their performance.
I mention all this since it will be important as you learn to work with your Ollie. You may have noticed many of the owners are very specific in describing our make/model regarding discussions pertaining to the installed components. If possible we frequently attach pictures. This is all done for a reason since variations exist and we need to adjust our discussions.
It is my understanding OTT will be making changes in the radio, microwave, water pump, etc. in 2017. As the 2017 owners like yourself have discussions with the 2016 and prior owners, specifying the make/model with pics will be important.
1 user thanked author for this post.December 24, 2016 at 7:06 am #42525
Thank you. Insightful information, for both ‘newbies’ and experienced owner both. The question came up as someone was discussing fridge on propane. We have always had our fridge on D.C. when hooked up and traveling. We have found that DC would not cool the fridge, but would keep it cold. So we cooled it by running AC or gas before starting, and switched as needed. We would then disconnect the tow vehicle when stopped. Not sure that would be necessary with solar…
1 user thanked author for this post.December 24, 2016 at 10:32 am #42529
The manual is pretty generic, as it says check tire pressure and torque wheel lugs. However it doesn’t give the specs.
On the ‘pre-flight checklist, it does say hook up to the tow vehicle (TV), and check to see that the fridge is on D.C.. Answers my question I guess, that the fridge is 3 way….
Thanks Buzzy for the manual download… We can make adjustments for model upgrades…December 24, 2016 at 11:19 am #42536
I am glad you found the electronic owners manual helpful. Like most owners, I tend to keep the paper version in Ollie. I store pdf versions on both my laptop and desktop PCs. I also keep a copy in Dropbox on my iPhone. You never know when you might be at a cocktail party and the question comes up regarding the proper tire lug nut torque pressure on an Ollie. Using the power of Dropbox, you locate the answer on page OTT_039. The torque pressure is 90 ft lbs.
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BuzzyDecember 24, 2016 at 11:33 am #42538
Thanks. I do remember seeing the 90 lbs. torque now, was searching for tire pressure. It just refers to the placard on the front of the unit. Must be that is set as the weight of the trailer is finished? I will write on the manual recommended pressure(s), as the labels seem to fade with the passage of time, same as me not remembering torque?
Buzzy..studying herd management at UNH? Cuts into camping time doesn’t it? Have to go home every night to milk?December 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm #42539
Dairy Cattle Management is a passion of mine! It is true, I am juggling many duties and responsibilities, but they are all my choosing. Spring semester at the University of New Hampshire in Durham begins on January 24 and runs through May 2. Final exams should be over by May 6 in time for the New Hampshire Spring Fling Rally the following week. Should be an amazing year to be camping with Ollie!
BuzzyDecember 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm #42548
Guess you could get miniature belted and take it along. How would “Milking Parlor” look on the back of an Oliver, as a name. I was thinking if I could find an old Oliver tractor grill to be mounted on the front??December 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm #42549
Guess you could get miniature belted and take it along. How would “Milking Parlor” look on the back of an Oliver, as a name. Of course it might be taken the wrong way by some. I was thinking if I could find an old Oliver tractor grill to be mounted on the front??December 25, 2016 at 7:55 am #42557
Wonder if having the owners manual, sent to the new owners, a few months ahead of pick up might be useful. It might let the new owner to be more familiar with the pending product. Let them generate intelligent questions and just maybe eliminate some. It wouldn’t need component manuals, maybe something like a quick start guide. Also a list of what will be provided and what the new owner will need to operate and hook up for the first time..
Like the idea of a “quick start reference and safety guide”. We purchased our Ollie used. The original owner probably covered as much as the factory would for us, but it was a lot of information to remember. Found myself going through the owners manual and equipment guides to find some of the information previously reviewed with the original owner. I’m slowly going through our owners manual and updating with photos and making notes, too. Going to keep a log book of maintenance and upgrades, too.
I was thinking if I could find an old Oliver tractor grill to be mounted on the front??
Speaking of Oliver tractors, while camping in Illinois, a family camping next to us invited us to an antique tractor show and took a photo of a row of Olivers behind this Case:
Attachments:December 25, 2016 at 9:05 am #42562
Love the old tractors, but only have two.
Been reading the manual Buzzy downloaded for me. Think it is raising more question (that is a good thing) than it is answering. Like it is confusing how exactly the thermostat inter-reacts with both the fans on the furnace and AC, and is a heatpump what is confusing me? It is nice to see how to finally be able to clean and service furnaces and water heaters. Like he said it only covers his year and expect changes. Hope we are able to get ours early.
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