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Old 02-11-2017, 02:47 PM   #1
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What a great looking fiberglass RV
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:19 PM   #2
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Hey Darwin,

I would like a his and her set!



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Old 02-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #3
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What a heavy trailer.....which is why I didn't buy one. From Specifications:

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7,000 lbs.

Dry Weight (approximate)
4,600 lbs.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:58 PM   #4
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Hi Charlie Y,

They are made from white gold, which explains the weight!

Hey, I see you have an Escape 21'. Love that floorplan!

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Old 02-12-2017, 07:03 PM   #5
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Upsized from a Casita 17LD when we both retired and the Ollie was just too heavy; didn't want to buy a big truck to pull it.
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Heavy because of the double wall I suspect. They make both a tandem wheel and single axle models.
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:16 PM   #7
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Plus...they are a big user of "stainless steel"....no rust. I realize their frame is aluminum. They're built about 30 miles from me. They're basically a fiberglass "Airstream". But they DO look good inside and out!
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:44 PM   #8
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The Olie II weighs about what a 22' airstream does, maybe even liter. Cant compare to a stick build.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:37 AM   #9
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Oliver Legacy Elte

We recently received our 2017 18.5' Legacy Elite 1 from the Oliver Plant in Hohenwald. I chose the single axle for weight reasons (1000#s less than the LEII) not to mention that we fit very well in the floor plan. We wanted an easy towing TT that was structurally sound and offered us 4 seasons of camping. After testing all of the systems, we are very pleased with this Ollie and feel very confident in going about anywhere with it.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:44 AM   #10
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Heavy because of the double wall I suspect. They make both a tandem wheel and single axle models.
Burro andTrillium are just a couple of examples of double wall construction which are really no heavier than their single walled counterparts.
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Upsized from a Casita 17LD when we both retired and the Ollie was just too heavy; didn't want to buy a big truck to pull it.
We really like the quality , fit and finish and smart engineering of the Oliver Elite ll .
The price is kind of steep but Oliver doesn't cut corners like some other high end FG trailers . When you add up the cost of an Oliver along with a 3/4 ton truck , you end up with a very sizeable investment. Something to ponder and dream about on a cold Winters night.
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We really like the quality , fit and finish and smart engineering of the Oliver Elite ll .
The price is kind of steep but Oliver doesn't cut corners like some other high end FG trailers . When you add up the cost of an Oliver along with a 3/4 ton truck , you end up with a very sizeable investment. Something to ponder and dream about on a cold Winters night.
Hi Steve I have been dreaming of Oliver since the day I saw my first one . Wow so happy I can mention Oliver ! Pat
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If I follow the logic of many , an Oliver is too heavy only because their present tow vehicle is inadequate . By that reasoning if I owned a VW bug and could not tow a 13 ft Scamp , it's the fault of Scamp .
I have never chosen what FG trailer to buy based on the vehicle I own. If I bought an Oliver, then I need to have an adequate tow vehicle. If my present 1/2 ton truck was incapable of towing an Oliver , it's not the fault of the vehicle manufacturer or Oliver.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:00 PM   #14
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The Oliver double wall construction with four actual pieces is really a huge advantage. The insulation is a big one, but it also means the tanks and tank plumbing are fully contained between the inner and outer bottom shells. This keeps them safer from freezing and it means much better ground clearance with no hanging down tanks or plumbing. With double walls, the inner and outer shapes are different, so the cabinetry can be largely moulded in and the interior doesn't have to be the same shape as the exterior with simply attached cabinets or wall coverings to add some insulation. All the interior walls are smooth fiberglass which can be simply wiped down if needed. The Olivers work well in very cold weather and have double pane windows too. The ducted heating system is routed in the space between hulls so the tanks stay warm in cold weather. All the fittings, like the grab rails, shore power plug and water connections are stainless steel. On my other trailers, I got tired of breaking plastic grab handles and other fittings after they were weakened by being out in the sun. The batteries are carried in a compartment directly over the axles on a slide out tray, so no extra weight on the tongue, which leaves room for streamlining and to open the truck tailgate.

Item after item just seem to be done well and easy to use.

I first saw mine when it was closed up and parked in hot weather, in the sun. Inside it was just warm, but not what I expected while parked in nearly 100 degree heat.
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