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Old 10-22-2014, 11:33 AM   #57
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You will have a really nice, loaded trailer. You are going to love your Oliver. We have one on order as well.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #58
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The dual awning option on the Oliver LE II was envisioned from the beginning of production in 2013. The upper body shell is molded with the provisions for mounting the second one. At least one of the original 17 footers had two awnings mounted. Seems that folks that show at craft shows use that side to display their wares.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:46 PM   #59
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I'm excited for you! Whatever brand/model of all molded towable a person chooses to purchase, I'm EXCITED for them!
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #60
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A few photos of our Ollie under construction. Targeting a deliver in late November. Oliver has been so easy to work with. We sent them our own Delta faucet to substiture for the standard one...no problem. I asked for CPAP outlets and plugs above both beds...no problem. Add a six gage wire for future solar, easy.

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Old 10-24-2014, 06:58 AM   #61
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Looking good!

How neat does the wiring end up? I'd like to see everything tie-wrapped and secured like you'd see on a boat.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #62
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Chris and Cherie have some good views here Adventures in Nomadic Serendipity

and here http://www.flickr.com/photos/smoocherie/2689708170/
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:18 AM   #63
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Looking good!

How neat does the wiring end up? I'd like to see everything tie-wrapped and secured like you'd see on a boat.

Ron. The rooftop end of the wire will be in a box. It is just one 6 ga, 2 wire length from the roof into the battery box. I will trust Oliver to put the wire in correctly.

I have purchased the solar system and will install it immediately on return to my home. Two flexible 100 watt panels from Renogy, and a charge controller.


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Old 11-02-2014, 09:51 AM   #64
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The dual awning option on the Oliver LE II was envisioned from the beginning of production in 2013. The upper body shell is molded with the provisions for mounting the second one. At least one of the original 17 footers had two awnings mounted. Seems that folks that show at craft shows use that side to display their wares.
My 2008 Olliver 17 is the one that has two awnings from the factory. It is hull #23. I have, on occasion used both. When in sunny, rainy or unshaded camping spots it comes in handy. I can deploy both sides and if it's sunny or rains, and leave the windows open to get a flow thru breeze.

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Old 11-02-2014, 10:41 AM   #65
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Cool. How do you carry that yak with you?


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Old 11-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #66
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I haven't done it yet, but I could carry the yak in the truck bed or on the roof rack.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:02 PM   #67
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Just an FYI, Thule makes a rack system that attaches to the truck side rails and raises and lowers to accommodate items that are attached. We have one for our F150 and it works great. Don't have photos or I would post what it looks like. But they should have pics of it on their website.



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I haven't done it yet, but I could carry the yak in the truck bed or on the roof rack.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #68
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We all differ in our likes, but mine is to have some wood too. I love the warm tones associated with it. It makes me feel more comfy.

Nonetheless, the Oliver is most definitely a well built unit.
You are a builder more or less. Do you think the double hull has an advantage over single (other than insulation in between)?
Is there any reason to consider the Oliver a four-season trailer moreso than an Escape (besides where tanks are --- I don't know location in Olivers but the fresh in an Escape as you know has been moved under bed if wanted). Is there anything about the location of lines that would make the Oliver better or location of anything else for winter?
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:55 PM   #69
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Cathi, many of your questions have been answered before in various threads.

But to recap, yes the Oliver is far superior as to winter service.

The double hull offer a lot of advantages:

Insulation is applied to the underside of each hull. So you have 2 layers, plus a dead air gap in between.

The dual pane windows are true dual pane and glass, not acrylic.

All the plumbing and tanks are between the hulls, as is the furnace and the water heater. These effectively heat the space where these items reside.

Besides offering thermal protection for winter weather, or summer weather for that matter (an Oliver should be much easier to cool as well), the double hull provides a VERY strong structure. All the cabinets and bulkheads are molded into that inner hull. That makes their load capacity very high, as well as no need for any penetrations to bolt in cabinets or walls.

An additional benefit of the double hull should be sound insulation. A trailer with this setup should be fairly quiet inside.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #70
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Many years ago, probably well over a decade now I remember my wife and I shopping for and considering a Bigfoot which also uses the double hull design. The difference in comfort even on a winter day in MT was night and day compared to the other TT on the lot, but just as important it was demonstrably quieter inside the bigfoot compared to others. I can't imagine an Oliver being any different in either regard. As Ron pointed out its my understanding the encapsulated holding tanks should withstand cold temps much better as well, but not only that the furnace runs lines into that area for additional heat.

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