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Old 04-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Oliver is Back!?

As seen in the A/S forum

Oliver Travel Trailers - Home

Oh no, ANOTHER option!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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Kinda shy on windows...
Are there some on the other side?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Here's three pages of pictures of the first generation 22' Oliver. Since they have the molds, I would imagine little will change: Hewus' Oliver Travel Trailer: The first 22 foot Oliver
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Kinda looks like a Parkliner on steroids ...
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Their site seems to obfuscate a little... Is the Oliver now composite construction (like a L'il Snoozy) or molded fiberglass double wall construction (like an old WB Burro)?
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If it's like the other Olivers, it's double-hull with LizardSkin as insulation.
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I'd think/hope the composite non wood floor is there too.
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... Is the Oliver now composite construction (like a L'il Snoozy) or molded fiberglass double wall construction (like an old WB Burro)?
Both a Lil Snoozy and a Burro are moulded fiberglass, and both are composite... because "fiberglass" is really glass fibre reinforced plastic - which is a composite. The unique feature of Lil Snoozy construction (among our trailers) is the core material in the middle, making it cored composite.

Although Oliver's feature description of "Double Fiberglass Core with Accoustic Insulation" seems nonsensical to me, I think it's just a poorly expressed description of a double wall with no core material, with insulation stuffed between the shells (like a Burro).

It's not often that an RV manufacturer shows a specs page with no indication of weight... especially while claiming "Lightweight" as a feature.
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I'd think/hope the composite non wood floor is there too.
That would be nice, but I see no indication of that in the web site. If I were building trailers and going to the extra expense of a non-wood composite floor,I would certainly list it as a feature.
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That would be nice, but I see no indication of that in the web site. If I were building trailers and going to the extra expense of a non-wood composite floor,I would certainly list it as a feature.
looks like in this photo the underside of the floor is a non wood composite floor.
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Kinda looks like a Parkliner on steroids ...

nah my ParkLiner has nicer lines...dont like all the stuff on the roof sitting up so high put a MaxxFan on it and build the ac under the dinette it would look better.
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Yes, that looks like typical gelcoat-finished fiberglass. Many - I think most - eggs have a lower shell that wraps all the way around the bottom... but most have a panel of wood (plywood or oriented strand board) on top of that for strength.

I realize now that I was assuming that the question was about the floor structure, but that may not be what others are thinking about. A few non-moulded trailers use cored composite floor panels, but it is rare.

I don't see it in the linked photo collection, but as I recall the original Oliver information, the tanks are within the shell, but under the floor. I didn't recall the construction of the floor structure, but it was not part of the moulded shell, and I think it included aluminum beams. I just looked it up... and we already had the answer:
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The floor in the Oliver is reinforced with a “honeycomb” type material called Nidacore and also Bi-Directional. These materials are then completely encased into the floor with a fiberglass coating. Our floors and shell walls do not contain any type of wood of composite woods. Therefore there is nothing to rot! The floor is also supported by an aluminum sub-frame or 4"x4" box tube that is fiberglassed in place between the fiberglass interior floor and fiberglass exterior bottom.
This describes a non-wood cored composite floor structure. I guess Ken already knew this, and was asking if the original Oliver's construction is being continued. This remains a good question.

An even bigger surprise to me is this:
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Our walls consist of the same materials for strength as well as the addition of Coremat.
So at least one shell - presumably the outer - is at least partially cored composite construction as well.

I think Oliver could benefit from a much better presented web site, with much more clear information.
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I think Oliver could benefit from a much better presented web site, with much more clear information.
This is from Robert Pardee over on the Oliver Forum:
"We are working on getting a very basic site up quickly and then start rebuilding it to a more informative site, just need some time.

Next week I plan on providing some more details about what components will be included on the base unit and provide the floor plan or plans. So far it is the Standard floor plan and maybe a twin bed floor plan. The twin can be added to any unit but we are thinking about making it a stock model and not a custom add on done after purchasing a stock unit."
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