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- June 9, 2017 at 2:42 pm #57757
My wife and I live in Missouri. We’re plannning to retire in the coming months/year. We love to camp in our Casita but are looking to upgrade in quality and size. We are planning to order an Elite II – Twin Bed Standard with the options below. Do you have any advice on whether those items are worth it or whether I should add additional items? Any info you could provide would be helpful. Thanks.
Cushion color: Ascot
Flooring: Canyon Aspen
Mirrored Finish Cabinet
Fiber Granite (Dakota Black Gel)
Wingard Omni HD Antenna
AGM Trojan 6v batteries
Truman Aquago Tankless Water Heater
Two KTT Talalay 6 Latex Foam mattresses
Dexter EZ Flex Upgrade
Sideways 2-burner stove
Wilson 4G Cellphone Amplifier
Rear View Camera
Four reading light package
30lb Propane Tank Upgrade
Propane Quick Disconnet (front and back)
320 Watt Solar Package
Large-Xantech Power Inverter/2000W
Generator Quick Disconnect
Andersen No-sway Hitch
Hitch for bike rack
David and GailJune 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm #57769
David & Gail – I’m guessing that you might get some argument as to the additional cost of the on demand water heater but the only thing that I really saw was that you plan on the cell phone booster but are not planning on the WiFi booster. Obviously WiFi is a bunch cheaper than cell when you can get it. You might also have a discussion with the sales staff about extra interior hooks and the “porthole” on the front of the propane tank cover.
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"June 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm #57811
Mike and CarolModerator@mike-and-carol
David and Gail, good list of options, you won’t be disappointed with your new Elite II or with the Oliver company.
We got pretty much the same options, expect for those that weren’t available when we ordered in 2015 (Dexter, tankless hot water, rear view camera). We did not get the wifi booster either because wifi at campgrounds is usually saturated and even if it is boosted will still be frustrating. We use our phones as hotspots with the cell booster and have been happy (we’ve even streamed NBA games with good results).
Agree with Bill on other extras. The port for the propane is handy. Extra hooks are good, or you can go with on command hooks (we have several). We also added 110v outlets near the beds and one in the closet for a hand vac that we keep plugged in. We have a USB outlet on the nightstand to charge our phones at night.
We sure enjoyed camping at Table Rock State Park last year! Mike
Mike and Carol Thompson | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
The Lone Star Oliver #135 | 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L HemiJune 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm #57820
Hi Dave & Gail, depending on your tow vehicle, I don’t see a need for the Anderson hitch. Another 115vac outlet to the right of the kitchen would be a priority for me; either under the switch pannel, or below it or on the right side of the kitchen stove cabinet. Other then that, ask them about new options that aren’t mentioned in the paperwork like the fold down TV mount. Also, since you’re getting the wifi booster, have them mount it above where you will be using it the most. It comes standard at the kitchen table but if you want to use it in bed then it will need to be mounted in the rear, over your head. You need to be within 3′ to get the most out of it.
Reed & Karen Lukens with Riffles our Miniature Poodle
2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4
Past TV - 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel
Click on our avatar pic above to find the videos on our Oliver Legacy Elite IIJune 9, 2017 at 5:02 pm #57838
While ours was used when purchased, therefore no ability to choose options, I will say our street side awning is used quite a bit. A lot of people will say they’d never use it and that may be the case, but having it and not having to worry about which way your parking to enjoy covered seating is quite nice.
I myself wonder about the front basket, don’t get me wrong I like it and you know how you camp, but between the solar and AGM batteries, if it’s just for a generator you might find it actually becomes for a cooler.
Good list otherwise, we’ve got the cell booster and have used it a lot, also have the wifi and have never used it once. Truma is good if you do hookups, so if your water is endless then it might as well be hot too.
Personal preference – AC/DC fridge, no propane.
One Life Live It Enjoyably
2017 F350 6.7L SRW CC LB
2015 Oliver Elite II Hull #69June 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm #57841
I would add an acess door under the porch side twin bed to provide easy acess to the water pump values for boondocking without having to move the mattress and an access door under the night stand to access the rear of the basement storage compartment.
Yvonne & Doug
2017 Legacy Elite II, twin bed
2017 Ford F-250 Lariat, crew cabJune 9, 2017 at 11:56 pm #57931
Thanks everyone. We’re interested in a TT. You’re feedback is valuable. It’s hard to tell what options are available. Where would you put the hooks?
Bruce & VasJune 10, 2017 at 5:38 am #57970
MainiacParticipant@mainiacJune 10, 2017 at 8:49 am #57976
Where did you find the Cushion color: Ascot?
Bruce & VasJune 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm #58000
With regards to the placement of the hooks – on the Elite II it is standard for one hook to be placed the the left of the bath door (as one looks into the bath from the kitchen) and another hook placed in the kitchen area. An optional hook placed to the right of the bath door is much more useful for towels, dry cloths while bathing, etc. Other uses for additional hooks are just inside the main entry door on the left (as you enter) for a garbage bag, dog leash, etc. , at the rear above the storage areas – to be used for hanging clothes while sleeping and/or for a clothesline, above the interior dinette seat for hats, garbage bag, etc., and in the kitchen area for stuff.
If I were you I’d consider the additional hook outside the bath – just for its usefulness and for cosmetic reasons and then wait to decide on other(s) hook(s) until after you have used the camper for awhile. You can always add these later and/or use either suction cup hooks or Command hooks.
Hope this helps.
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"June 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm #58036
The cushion color is called Ascot SE612. We found it on the Oliver website.
David and GailJune 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm #58051
Hi David & Gail…Welcome to the Oliver community!
We will be picking up our Oliver next month so I can relate to your excitement. Your build sounds very similar to ours. I’m like you, hoping we have chosen wisely.
I opted to custom order my cushion fabrics (because we travel with a dog) & we tend to be hard on fabrics. Heather provided the necessary yardages & we had our fabrics shipped directly to the gentleman that does their upholstery. We also decided to mix our countertops after seeing an Ollie at the rally. We are going with standard countertops in kitchen, under microwave & under the pantry & fiber-granite on the bedside table, on the dinette table & in bathroom. The only reason we put it on the bedside table was to prevent water damage to the standard wood top, since my hubby (Clair) keeps a water glass by the bed. Clair wants to put a stainless steel countertop in rhe kitchen eventually. I’ll be excited to see that happen!
From what we saw at the rally in May you can do all kinds of creative things to personalize your Ollie. The fun is just starting for us!
Clair & Kathy Reed - plus our travel companion: Emma
2017 Legacy Elite II - Hull# 245
2014 Ram 1500 3.0 V6 Eco-diesel 4x4June 11, 2017 at 7:10 am #58093
Since I’m not a home decorator nor have I ever had a choice in where things like outlets were placed, I found the whole process of making all these decisions the hardest part of getting my Oliver. I kept telling myself that most of these items could be added later if necessary, but, the perfectionist in me wanted it done right the first time. In the end it all came out well, but, there are still new options or new mods that someone smarter than me has thought of that makes me want to keep working on Twist. Perhaps, for me, that is all part of the experience and makes the whole deal even more fun.
I’m excited for both of you – keep us posted on your progress.
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"June 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm #58177
We also did not order Wi-Fi booster for same reasons. We did order the cell booster since we have unlimited data and can use either of our phones as hot spots with no extra charge from ATT.
Cash - AKA Sitting BullJune 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm #58192
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