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Old 09-09-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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We had a chance to view the new Oliver Legacy while at the River Valley Egg Rally. Jason Rose showed us his Oliver. The videos are shaky and very home made quality, but show many of the oliver's features. Here is four links to three minute videos: Click to activate video.






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Old 09-09-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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How about an OPINION about what you saw? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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Donna, I was impressed. It was like the Oliver Research and Development department had read the various forums and had actually listened ! Many of the modifications that are made by owners of Casita, ect, ect, were standard features in the Oliver. Most of the major areas where improvements are usually needed in a box stock coach, are met at the outset by the factory. Examples:
Exterior ground lighting, LED's
Three way door light switching to LED's
Tail/Brake lights (4 of them ) LED's
Third brake light for increased visibility
Three point electric jack leveling system, ( will lift tires off of the ground if needed ! )
Increased capacaties, over 30 gal fresh water
The weight isn't increased even with the lager tanks !
Lockable fiberglass toungue box
From my perspective, that of a mostly boondocker, the coach is much more energy efficent and will give extended wilderness stays in greater comfort. The interior lighting is LED's. With the optima batterys this coach should lend it's self well to a solar setup. There are so many well engineered things that it is difficult to think of them all. My wife is anxious to see the 2008 that has many more improvements, such as a flush with the counter cook top !
Because we winter boondock, we were concerned about holding tank freeze up. They have the tanks inside and protected with a thinsulate blanket. Even the dump valves are not exposed.
Overall I was well impressed with how well thought out the coach is
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Curtis, looks like Anders is moving the vids to YouTube as we speak.
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OPzz ! I am now uploading the videos to U TUBE we'll give that a try.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:59 AM   #7
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What a scramble !
Photobucket must have made some changes. I believe the videos are plainer on U Tube however. I am checking now to see if I double posted or any of my usual shenannagains.
In the last video I start off on a Casita that is double parked with the Oliver, then pan over to the Oliver.
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:05 AM   #8
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As you can see in the videos there was people walking up to look just every little bit. The Oliver had a familiar but distinctive look about it that just held performance minded rv'ers attention. Some, like myself, were just riveted by it.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
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Wow, what a nice trailer! Now for the downside - How much do they cost? Where are they made?
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:41 AM   #10
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Wow, what a nice trailer! Now for the downside - How much do they cost? Where are they made?
I was curious about that also, and the base price of $26,500. ( I think I remember that right ), set me back, untill I put a pencil to it.
Since it is similar to Casita in many ways, I compared their base price plus the value of the added modifications then time and labor to accomplish the mods. I came up to within $3,500. of each other !
Now I am sure there are many ways to challenge my math on this, but I thought that I would have to spend three and one half years of my spare time modifying a Casita to what I could buy "off of the shelf" from Oliver.
Even at that, there are some "mods" that are hard to figure comparrison costs for, for example, the power cord that is electric motor driven, and the thick blanket of thinsulate insulation between the fiberglass layers. Or the flat panel Television that snaps out and plugs in outside under the awning.
A list of standard options helped me to figure costs, at this web site: http://olivertraveltrailers.com/legacy there is also a lot of photos there.
Maybe I am just plain old lazy, but I just do not want to spend my time working on a travel trailer, I want to spend my time useing it !
If you dig into this further, I am sure we would all be intrested in your calculations, be sure to let us know how you came out on the bottom line !
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Wow, what a nice trailer! Now for the downside - How much do they cost? Where are they made?
Made in Hohenwald, Tennessee. I am to attend a Ship's reunion at Chattanooga in October, I sure would like to tour the factory since I will not be too far away !
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Made in Hohenwald, Tennessee. I am to attend a Ship's reunion at Chattanooga in October, I sure would like to tour the factory since I will not be too far away !
Is it even in production????? Home - Oliver Travel Trailers, I can't find any page that talks about cost.

Okay, found it hidden away:
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The cost of the Oliver Legacy is available to you by calling: 1-888-526-3978
Are you currently in production? Is the Legacy for sale yet?
We are currently accepting orders for the 2008 Oliver Legacy 17'
The sooner you place you order, the earlier you can expect delivery! The current wait time is 30 - 60 days Call today to place your order!
1-888-5-A NEW RV
I wonder how many they've actually produced to date?
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:25 PM   #13
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This one is made by Dometic, I wonder if this might be the one ?
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Ceramic cooktop with patented sealed ventilation-system

Absolutely unique. The patented sealed ventilation-system makes sure that no oxygen is absorbed from the vehicle's interior. The exhausts are transported outside the vehicle and the cooktop functions without an open flame.
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Here is a link to a website with a photo:
http://www.origo-sweden.com./templates/Pro...ory.aspx?id=671
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What's the reflective panel in front of the trailer? It doesn't look like a window based on the bathroom pics.
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