Oliver's Frequently Asked Questions
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Twin brothers, Jim and John Oliver, spent a lot of time in travel trailers, whether it was family camping trips or overnighting at job sites across the country. After years of dealing with cheaply manufactured trailers that seemed to always be in need of repair, the brothers decided to put their own spin on the travel trailer. They vowed to make a better, more durable trailer that could be used for years and years to come, creating a legacy to be passed from generation to generation. Enter the Oliver Legacy Elite and Elite II campers.
The Oliver family began manufacturing fiberglass travel trailers in 2008. They were off to a good start but due to the failing economy were forced to close their doors. They reopened in 2014 and have continued to grow every year.
There are many things that set us apart from the rest of the industry, but here are just a few major differences: The Oliver comes equipped with E rated, 10 ply light truck tires, not cheap trailer tires. The Oliver has no wood or carpet, thus no mold, mildew or rot. The aircraft grade aluminum frame on an Oliver provides durability and longevity without the extra weight of steel. Our hull is composed of four separate single piece composite shells for added structural integrity, insulation and weather resistance. Many of the standard features found on an Oliver are considered upgrades on our competitor's trailers. All of these things are unique to Oliver in the fiberglass travel trailer industry.
An Oliver can camp in very extreme temperatures. Because of its thoroughly insulated double shell and the fact that all water lines, appliances, tanks are enclosed within the lower shell, the Oliver is the perfect travel trailer for anyone who wants to brave below freezing temperatures. Remember to always properly winterize your Oliver when traveling between camping sights whenever the potential for freezing is present.
Yes! The Oliver is lightweight because it is built with an aluminum frame and hulls that are made up of all composite materials. The slim aerodynamic design of an Oliver allows it to track right behind your tow vehicle making lane changing and turning corners easy.
Approximately 10-12 weeks, depending on options purchased and model. Quality takes time. Oliver takes a 15% deposit to book a production date in our limited availability calendar, 35% when your unit goes into production and 50% when the camper is delivered at the factory or prior to leaving the factory if it is being shipped.
Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser on the fiberglass body being free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use.
Limited 5 Year Warranty to the original purchaser on aluminum chassis being free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 5 years from the date when first placed in service.
General 2 Year Warranty to the original purchaser on the products it manufactures and installs to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of two (2) years from the date when first placed in service.
Lifetime Continual Support – Oliver Travel Trailers continues to give support via our service request page. Oliver owners may also get help from our vast knowledge base found on the Oliver Travel Trailer website and forums.
Yes! We encourage you to visit our facility to get an up close and personal tour of our manufacturing process. We are confident that after you see how well we build travel trailers you will have your mind made up about what you want. So please, come see us, take pictures and ask as many questions as you have? Tours are scheduled Monday-Friday 10AM CST. They are available by appointment only. Please give a 24-hour notice. You can call us at 1-888-526-3978 or visit us online at Oliver Plant Tour webpage.
Simply visit our See An Ollie webpage. Click the map icon to view details of each trailer and if you find a travel trailer you would like to view near you, click the button in the lower right to submit a request to view it. You can use the filters above the map to view specific models and floor plans available for viewing. From there you can choose what specific model you would like to see and select a nearby owner using our interactive map.
Once you submit your request form (found below the map) a member of our staff will help coordinate a visit.
Our base price includes a list of standard features that are considered options on most of our competitor’s trailers. When you combine this with the obvious Oliver Differences like 4 composite shells, standard truck tires, aluminum frames and four season camping you will agree that the Elite I starting at only $47,900 and the Elite II at $53,900 is the best value in the industry.
Yes! Oliver has partnered with many reputable credit unions, banks and finance companies to help you set up a comprehensive payment plan that works for you. For a full list, please visit our travel trailers Financing webpage.
We are not an RV Dealer in the typical sense. We represent our factory as the sales agency in a unique factory direct to the consumer program. Since we only sell Ollies we are not able to take trade ins. In general RV dealers will make money on your trade in. Why not consider selling it yourself in one of the many online RV marketplaces and keep that money in your pocket? Ask to speak with our sales manager and he may even be able to help you properly price your current unit for the best sales price.
We want to build a trailer that you will enjoy for many years and we know that sometimes you may have unconventional needs. In the past while we were growing our customers served as an ad hoc R & D department for us. We were open to trying many different products. Some of these ended up becoming standard features or approved options and others led both us and our customers to wish we’d never considered them. By 2018 we found that we had a consistently high quality product and ample option packages that we could stand behind and allow you to personalize your Ollie so we made the decision to no longer do any more customizations on our production line. Once your camper is complete and paid for, we can deliver it to our service department or to you and you can work to make any changes you would like. We do not offer any credit for standard items that you decide to have changed.
You can buy a used Oliver if there is one being sold by the owner. We are factory direct and do not have dealerships so therefore we do not sell used Olivers.
Although both models essentially consist of the same components, they are quite different. The Elite I model is a shorter (18’), single-axle trailer. The Elite II model is a longer (23’6”) double-axle trailer. The Elite II model comes in 3 different floor plans and the Elite I model only comes in 1.The Elite II can carry 2,400 pounds of your personal gear or supplies while the Elite I will carry 1,600 pounds. One thing they definitely have in common is that they are both quality campers that are built to last a lifetime!
Every manufacturer sets their vehicles towing capacity which can have several different ratings with a single model depending on engine size, transmission, spring capacity to mention some of the components that can change its tow capacity. Example: A 2013 Ford F150 can have between 5,500 Lbs to 11,000 Lbs tow capacity depending on its configuration. While there are many moving parts to the towing equation, most modern ½ ton pick-ups will tow the heavier Oliver Elite II. The GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is 7,000 lbs. The GVWR on the lighter Elite I model is 5,000 lbs. As long as your tow limit (lbs.) is equal to or higher than the GVWR on either model you are safe. One of the best ways to see if your tow vehicle is capable of pulling our trailers, is to check out Trailer Life Magazine’s Annual Tow Guide. This is an alphabetical list organized by model type and configuration that Trailer Life puts out every year. It can be found at Trailer Life Tow Guide.
We will provide you with a potable water hose, waste hose, lug wrench, 30A-110v adapter, water pressure regulator, etc. Here is a list of things you should bring to pick up: water filter, toolbox with socket set, wheel chocks, jack blocks, levelers, flashlight, emergency road kit, tire gauge.
Both models can comfortably sleep 2-3 people.
There are three ways to transfer heat: Conduction (through a solid material), Convection (through air space) and Radiant (reflective heat transmission.) The Oliver uses materials and construction techniques to take advantage of all three. The fiberglass hulls provide conductive insulation while the built in air gap between the inner and outer hull provide convective protection just like you would find in a double sided insulated cup. The Oliver is fully insulated between the exterior and interior shells with PRODEX, a reflective, closed cell polyethylene foam, covered on both sides with a thin aluminum foil facing. This unique material provides a combination of radiant, convective and conductive protection. The foil radiates heat back into the camper in the winter or away from the camper in the summer. The foam insulation is infused with billions of tiny air bubbles that provide convective protection while the foam itself provides conductive protection. At only 13/64" thick this powerful product provides an R16 insulation rating. You would need approximately 4 3/4" of standard fiberglass batt insulation to equal this performance. The insulation we use serves as a radiant, vapor and air barrier making camping in any temperature a pleasurable experience.
Aside from being a dirt trap, carpet promotes mildew, mold, and other allergens. Other trailers use it for sound dampening or extra insulation. The Oliver is designed to dampen sound and keep a well-regulated temperature in any weather conditions, without the use of carpet. You will find the smooth gel-coat finish of the Oliver interior to be very hypoallergenic and easy to clean.
Fresh Tank = 32.5 Gallons (Approximate usable capacity 30 Gal.)
Gray Tank = 35.5 Gallons (Approximate usable capacity 32 gal.)
Black Tank = 18.5 Gallons (Approximate usable capacity 18.5 gal.)
Depending on your specific needs, there are a couple of different options. Our service manager can put you in touch with a great RV service station near you or in some cases it is better to bring your Oliver back to the factory. For more information please call us at 1-866-205-2621 or you may submit a ticket using our service form.
There are many great wash and wax products out there. Most owners use products that are for fiberglass boats. We recommend 3M Marine wash and wax or any products made by Shurhold. For a quick clean and shine of a not so dirty trailer we recommend Serious Shine by Shurhold.
We recommend a 2000w generator which will provide enough power for the Oliver and will also run the AC if you purchase the MicroAir Easy Start capacitor.
The lug nuts should be torqued in 3 stages to ensure even tightening.
Stage 1 – 90 lbs. Stage 2 – 110 lbs. Stage 3 – 120 lbs.
From Dexter: Along with bearing adjustment, proper lubrication is essential to the current function and reliability of your trailer axle. Bearings should be lubricated every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
First sweep it with soft bristle broom to remove any loose dirt or debris. Then simply mop with a Swiffer. It's that easy.
Transportation Grade Gel Coat is tough but if a rock chip does happen its relatively easy to repair. Matching color is not a problem even several years down the road because of the added UV protectant in our Bright White Gel Cote. We do suggest some type of mud flap on the tow vehicle to help prevent rocks from being thrown against the trailer. Airstream offers a rock guard on some of their models but the aluminum will become dented by rocks over time. These dents will be much larger and more noticeable than the small chips that could potentially happen to the fiberglass (our trailer campers wont dent) even in large hail storms.
For this reason many insurance companies charge higher premiums for aluminum trailers. One other suggestion would be to look at 3M products website. They make a product called Clear Mask that can protect the front of your trailer and is easy to replace every few years if needed. The bottom line is anything can happen and if you travel the ALCAN HWY chips will happen but can be fixed easily and at little cost. However most of our customers have had little to no problems with chips in the fiberglass. Please look to our forums and ask actual owners about their experiences.