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Old 03-16-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Is it possible to order an Oliver with a different interior color?

We really like the Oliver but with 2 BIG negatives (for us). One is the interior color - my DW hates the shiny white walls everywhere. She likes the more natural colors, something closer to the natural light wood. Does Oliver offer an option to choose our own colors? It wan't obvious by looking at their website or their brochure. Thanks!

Oh, and the other thing we don't like is the size of the side dining table - we prefer to keep the bed area as is, so the larger area is not likely be used as a dining area. The floorplan would have been perfect if the dining area can accommodate 4 people (well, its just two of us, but sometimes we need to sit side-by-side).

Other than these two, there are so many things I like about Oliver - compactness, 4-season friendly, ability to handle 4 batteries, good solar panel sizes, decent holding tank sizes, high quality overall, etc.

I'm also looking at the Escape 21 and now the Big Foot 25B21RB as well.
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Good luck with the interior colour, John. I was seriously looking at an Oliver 5 years back, and the institutional look of the gloss white walls was not appealing to us either. I had asked Oliver if they would do a more appealing colour, I realized that wood was out due to their manufacturing process, but was told I could only have the white.

Who knows though, they might be willing to do another warmer colour now.
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If you are willing to pay the extra cost I'm sure they will do it. They've done black and Red in the past. If I remember right.... it was a lot of extra labor.
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Based on your wish list it seems that the Escape 21 or Bigfoot will fit the bill. Besides the rear bed model, Bigfoot also has a front bed layout. They're also a little wider. It'll be interesting to see which one you choose. Hope you keep us posted.

I agree with Jim, Oliver will probably be reluctant to provide a different color inside. They did however offer a painted exterior onetime.
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Anyone remember if the red and black oliver's were painted or was the resin colored in making the shell's? Going on my sorry memory I thought the resin was dyed for the color.
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Anyone remember if the red and black oliver's were painted or was the resin colored in making the shell's? Going on my sorry memory I thought the resin was dyed for the color.
Good question Ken. I just assumed it was painted. Regardless and cost aside, the ideal exterior finish would be painted IMHO.
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Anyone remember if the red and black oliver's were painted or was the resin colored in making the shell's?
They were Red and Black on the outside, but white on the inside weren't they?
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If you are willing to pay the extra cost I'm sure they will do it. They've done black and Red in the past. If I remember right.... it was a lot of extra labor.
I had debated this with them, and these were special production units. At the time I asked about an alternative interior colour, they just plain said they would not do it, it was not a matter of cost. But like I say, that was about 5 years ago.

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They were Red and Black on the outside, but white on the inside weren't they?
Yes, pretty sure this is right.
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And they area shell nested in a shell. So I think two can be colored different. Hopefully Robert will chime in and set us straight.
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Probably just like Ford in the old days... you can have any interior color, so long as it's white.
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The use of "bright white" as a standard trailer color just stumps me, especially when it comes to interiors. I agree that the look is harsh and institutional. It was only by the merest chance that I happened to buy a Trillium in the original blessedly soft cream color, inside and out. But even the Trillium's most recent incarnation has gone to the same white.

How much more expensive can it be to put a little pigment in the Gelcoat?

I'm especially surprised that Oliver has so far chosen to stay with the white. That trailer is otherwise a big step above the norm, design-wise. But I think that the color inside will drive customers to instead buy something with a wood-based interior, just because it "feels warmer".

Something a little more feng shui in the interior color department might prevent such defections.
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AFAIK the interior shell is white, BUT the accent pieces, moldings can be wood as well as the cabinet doors if the mirrors are too much.
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Based on your wish list it seems that the Escape 21 or Bigfoot will fit the bill. Besides the rear bed model, Bigfoot also has a front bed layout. They're also a little wider. It'll be interesting to see which one you choose. Hope you keep us posted.

I agree with Jim, Oliver will probably be reluctant to provide a different color inside. They did however offer a painted exterior onetime.
I agree that on paper, Big Foots are more suitable on my needs except:

- Its wide and tall. Its frontal area is much bigger than the other two and consequently mileage suffers. Its not the end of the world but I prefer better MPG.
- Its heavy. I will need to step up to a full size SUV like Tahoe, Sub or a Expedition. Not sure if I'm ready for that yet.

Problem with Escape 21:
- No space for 4 batteries
- No space for two large solar panels. Best they can do is 95wx2.
- Might be least well insulated of the 3, although it might be enough for me. We like camping during leaf seasons so overnight, it goes below zero.

I'm still debating.....
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AFAIK the interior shell is white, BUT the accent pieces, moldings can be wood as well as the cabinet doors if the mirrors are too much.
I thought about this too. Escape 21 is white as well after all. But there's much more wood in the 21 that we don't mind some white in the trailer. When we look at the Oliver, we feel we are inside a public washroom or a hospital. Too cold.
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