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- March 10, 2019 at 2:57 pm #163034
Prepping to go full-time after my Elite II pickup in late April. I have a spec sheet provided by Oliver which has measurements but perhaps someone can share pictures of the various storage cubbies in their E2? The ones on the site really just show the doors of the cubbies but not the shape + contour of things inside.
Even better if this prompted a discussion here from folks who have advice on what they’ve settled on for dividing/organizing the various storage cubbies. Nothing exotic planned for storage needs on my end: clothes, dishes, and similar.
Thx!March 10, 2019 at 6:51 pm #163059
We picking up our Oliver on March 26th, very exciting!! Can you message me that spec sheet that you got from Oliver? Much appreciate it.
Kevin and Kathi
TV: 2018 GMC 2500 HD Sierra Duramax 4 x 4
“Do Your Own Ride”March 11, 2019 at 6:14 am #163076
Kathi, if you look on Oliver University (the last menu item under Travel Trailers on the website) you’ll find several downloadable PDFs for various dimensions for your trailer. Here’s a direct link to the main measurement index.
Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford RaptorMarch 11, 2019 at 10:00 am #163107
We’ve been full timing in our Oliver since Nov of 2017. Here are some pics of storage solutions that work for us. It took a while living in the Ollie to really determine how we would use the space so I would caution you to give yourself some time.
Attachments:March 11, 2019 at 10:12 am #163125March 11, 2019 at 12:27 pm #163157
Wow! Thanks, that’s exactly the kind of pics I was hoping someone would share!
FWIW, it looks like you are doing a great job of keeping things in order and especially so for full-timing. 😀March 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm #163175March 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm #163200
Thanks! Was there a way I could have fixed them myself?March 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm #163205
G & T –
Fixing them yourself depends on what programs you have on your computer. The basic operation involves bring your “posted” photo into a photo editing program – such as – Microsoft Photos or Adobe Photoshop or Corel Paintshop or etc. – and use that to turn the photo the right side up. Then you would simply re-post it.
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"March 11, 2019 at 4:40 pm #163215
Hi Bill – They were all right side up when I attached them, the forum website flipped them after they uploaded. I deleted and reattached them, they consistently flipped. Very weird, but they’re fixed now so no worries. – TMarch 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm #163217
I believe the problem is that photos taken from phones contain a bit of data that tells both the phone and your computer the correct orientation. So when you look at it at home, it appears right way up even if it’s actually sideways or upside down. But that data either gets stripped out when the photo is posted or the forum software doesn’t recognize it, and so the photos end up whichever direction you actually took them.
I don’t seem to have any problems with photos from my iPhone. It may be that the forum software respects iPhone data, or it could be that when I export them from Apple’s Photos app they get corrected automatically.
Snowball • LE2 256 • 2018 Ford RaptorMarch 11, 2019 at 9:56 pm #163329
Thank you! The images are great and very helpful!
Kevin and Kathi
TV: 2018 GMC 2500 HD Sierra Duramax 4 x 4
“Do Your Own Ride”March 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm #163704
We found that we weren’t using the cupboards above the dinette very efficiently, since some of the things we were storing there were not very tall. We solved this by buying two of these wire shelves, one for each of the two cupboards above the dinette.
Before we got Ollie we were advised to get refrigerator bars such as these, to prevent stuff from falling out when the fridge door was opened. We found that stuff in the pantry shifted around during transit, and so we got some spring-loaded bars double bars for the pantry. We had put heavier stuff on the bottom shelf of the pantry, but things just moved fore and aft during transit, sometimes making a mess. I found the fruit box from the Farmer’s Market fit perfectly, and I could stack canned beers or soda two high in the box to optimize space usage, and they would not shift during transit.
But the pantry bars were not enough. The major problem was not being able to maximize the use of vertical space in the pantry. I measured both the available space and the size of the opening at the pantry door, and then went virtual shopping at Amazon and the Container Store, looking at dimensions posted on the web sites. I ended up getting these Wire Storage Organizer Baskets from Amazon. They fit perfectly.
GrumbleandTwist put an Ikea bag under the front dinette seat. I wanted something with a solid bottom and sides, as we wanted to carry our pressure cooker in this storage area. So I measured the space and again searched at Amazon and the Container Store. The problem was that bins large enough to use the space effectively are too big to fit through the opening. And then I had an inspiration.
Have you ever seen InstaCrates, these collapsible storage bins? We got them at Costco for $7 each, and they are available at Amazon and Walmart for $12-14. We use them when organizing for our trip (foods or clothes), and to carry stuff out to the trailer. At the end of the trailer trip, we bring a bunch of collapsed InstaCrates out to the trailer and use them to carry stuff into the house. We love them.
Well, I discovered that the collapsed InstaCrate will fit through the opening into the storage area under the dinette seat, and then I can open it up when it is inside the storage compartment. It works well for our needs.
David Stillman, Salt Lake City, Utah
2016 Oliver Elite II Hull 164 | 2017 Audi Q7 tow vehicle.
Travel and Photography Blog: http://davidstravels.net
Attachments:March 16, 2019 at 4:47 pm #163736
Excellent ideas, thanks!
1 user thanked author for this post.March 17, 2019 at 10:42 am #163794
G & T –
Here is another idea for you:
I’ve got two of these that I use to store little items in. They fit very nicely in the cubbies. I did glue strips of 3/8″ thick foam on the bottoms so that the lower drawer would clear the lip of the storage area. They measure:
7 1/8″ tall
8 1/4″ deep – including the little pull handles on each drawer
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"
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