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Old 10-09-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Decided to order the Oliver

I decided to pull the trigger and buy an Oliver. I sent in my order sheet today and have a February delivery.

Very excited. I ordered most of the options. Gettting the solar, big inverter, AGM batteries. Decided on a twin model, with one side the upgraded mattress, the other side set up as a sofa. Since these are touted as to lasting a lifetime, I decided to get it well equipped to use in my retirement in around 10 years.

As I posted in another thread, I want to use this RV as lodgings in my work and it will see winter conditions. I'll be selling my fifth wheel after I get my new trailer. After considering how much unused junk I've been carrying around, I don't think downsizing will be very tough.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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I decided to pull the trigger and buy an Oliver.

I'll be selling my fifth wheel after I get my new trailer. After considering how much unused junk I've been carrying around, I don't think downsizing will be very tough.
Sounds good Ron. Downsizing seems to be the trend these days. Folks are getting tired of dragging a house around.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:15 PM   #3
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Ron we were lucky enough to tour an Oliver Legacy at the LBL Rally in Dover TN last week. It was beautiful! Words can't describe! I believe the couple that brought it just took delivery. That is one classy trailer. Congrats!

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Old 10-12-2014, 08:28 AM   #4
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What a great trailer - Congrats! Will the factory send you any update photos as your Oliver is being built? We'd love to follow the process.

And Be sure to post photos of you and your new Oliver on pickup day with a BIG on your face!
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:37 AM   #5
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It's very exciting. For a February delivery date, the build should start in January unless it gets moved up (which is fine by me). Hopefully there will be some pictures then.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:54 AM   #6
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Ron,

Congratulations on "pulling the trigger" for your Legacy Elite II. You'll discover that not only is the trailer built to last a lifetime, but the factory support just keeps going on, and on, and on . . .

I've known of a couple, who, upon buying one of the rare, second hand 17'ers, asked the factory to check it out. The guys at the factory went over it with a fine tooth comb to ensure it was still up to their standards so it would give the new owners all the enjoyment they deserved.

In my case, I keep track of new improvements they offer on trailers and return to the factory for them to upgrade my 2008 version with some new toys. My latest upgrades were to swap out the 100W solar panel for a 160W, and to change my Jenson sound system for a Furion 3 zone - Bluetooth technology system with an integrated sub woofer. Oh, and my favorite upgrade, the aluminum double step!

Your new work site lodgings will come with a forever support package . . .

Enjoy,

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Old 10-12-2014, 01:26 PM   #7
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When I first agreed to do these jobs out of town, part of it was that I could use the opportunity to do some travel on the weekends and see the sights, so to speak.

Well, with the gigantic 5th wheel, that quickly became a royal PITA. So I'm really hoping that with the compact dimensions of the Oliver, and the onboard self-contained facilities, I can finally do those weekend trips around the vicinity of wherever I'm working, instead of just deciding to drive or fly home for the weekend.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:12 PM   #8
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Congratulations on your choice I'm sure you'll love it, but I have to ask how were you able to get yours in the hopper so fast?

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Old 10-12-2014, 02:14 PM   #9
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They said they are constantly adjusting production, and they had a Feb opening.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:14 PM   #10
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Nice, I don't think you will be sorry that you got what you wanted, and bought quality. I am about the same distance out to retirement as you and don't know if my (heavily reworked) Scamp will do me then or not. Keep us in the loop on your new egg.
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I'll be selling my fifth wheel after I get my new trailer.
What is your fifth wheel? Brand, size, etc.... how much will you be asking?
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:06 PM   #12
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It's a Palomino Columbus 320. New 2 years ago it was $84k. It has all the options - leveling, genset, washer/dryer, satellite, etc. Probably ask $45k.


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Old 10-14-2014, 07:18 AM   #13
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We will be leaving a week from tomorrow 10/22 to pick up our Legacy II. We also got the solar panels, and the 2 steps, which was a added option, but went for the T105 batteries. We had originally ordered the AGM batteries but changed to T105's after reading HandyBobs's Blog. You really need to read that if you have not already, very informative. We also found a pre delivery inspection list by Tom Boles, Unavailable Angelfire Directory that will be a big help in the check out process.

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Old 10-14-2014, 07:50 AM   #14
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Yes, I've read Handybob's blog. He's kinda a nut, but there is some good info in there.

I struggled with the battery choice, but in the end decided to go with the AGM. They are more expensive (~$500 more), but no maintenance and by all accounts, longer life. Supposedly, they are immune from freezing, unlike lead-acid.

I'm also getting the 320 watt solar array, the 2000 watt inverter and the front generator hookup for my Honda. I like that with the larger inverter, you can power all the interior outlets instead of having dedicated inverter only outlets. I decided against getting the king dome and instead will use a dish tailgater. I'm having a regular powered antenna installed (like this: King Jack)

Please take some pictures of your new rig. Very exciting! I can't wait for my delivery date.
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