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Old 03-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #15
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I am a moderator over on the Oliver Forum. I spoke with the sales manager for Oliver (who is also a great friend to all of the owners) this past Saturday afternoon (03/02/2013). We talked at great length about the company's plans. The following is a post on our forum from the sales manager:

"Re: 2013 22 Footer

by BuffaloBob on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:27 pm

We are committed to rolling out some new 2013 and 2014 22 foot models for delivery within the next 4 to 5 months. Depending on how things go, we will revise the 17 footer and plan on rolling that out hopefully this time next year.

It will be a couple of weeks before we nail down the pricing and standard options for the 22' of which I will post on the forums once nailed down.


The one thing that will not be changed is the craftsmanship, attention to detail and customer service to our owners."


We currently own a 17 foot Oliver and could not be more pleased with it. When we bought it, I'd actually never heard of a Casita, Burro, Boler, Escape, Bigfoot, etc. I saw the Oliver, liked it, and within a month had toured the factory twice and placed our order. We've had it 5 years and my only regret has been that we did not buy a 22 footer when we had the chance. We needed more room for our dogs and the grand kids are asking to go camping with us. With these things in mind, we had decided to buy a motor home and had settled on a new Jayco Seneca or a used Embark. The news that the company is operational couldn't be better or come at a better time. After talking with Robert the other day, I suspect we'll be moving to the larger Oliver soon. For a while, at least, we will probably own one of each size.

I suppose we'll sell the 17 footer at some point, but it would be about as hard as selling one of our dogs simply because we had one too many.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #16
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Their website does not appear to be working yet. I am curious as to the specs for this trailer. Lots of things to like about it, like the twin beds.

But man, that stark white interior would drive me crazy (crazier). Nothing a few spray bombs of paint wouldn't fix though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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I am a moderator over on the Oliver Forum.(
Thanks for the update, Steve. Do keep us informed as you hear more.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #18
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I dislike the bright white, too, though I prefer it over wood interiors.

The cream color inside and out is one of the best visual features of the first-gen Trilliums, in my opinion. Why nobody else- including the present Trillium maker- uses this much softer color is beyond me!

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #19
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I have said it before, I will say it again.......... I think Olivers are sexy lil glass trailers!

Not a fan of the cushion fabric in this particular one, but I do think Olivers beat all other glass in the sex appeal department!



I will say, Love the basement!!!!!! But frankly, the sewer hose stored next to the water hose, that's just flippen nasty!!!!!
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:39 AM   #20
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I don't think Oliver" is responsible for the hose situation. Too narrow IMO but I love the molded "Frigidaire"interior.

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:31 AM   #21
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I also LOVE the Oliver's. Have you seen the cool battery storage? Very nice!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:44 PM   #22
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We are currently shopping for a new FGT, and would like to know if any members have a Oliver that we could see in Arizona?

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:36 AM   #23
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One thing I like about the Oliver is the reveal molded into the fiberglass for access doors, etc. instead of just cutting in a square opening.
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One thing I like about the Oliver is the reveal molded into the fiberglass for access doors, etc. instead of just cutting in a square opening.
Escape does the same thing. Nice to have windows on a flat spot!
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Escape does the same thing. Nice to have windows on a flat spot!
The only other RV that I've seen that uses reveals for access doors, etc. is a Coachhouse motorhome. Escapes that I've seen still just cut an opening for an outside shower, refrigerator and heater vents, lights, etc. and surface mount the fixture. Escapes always remind me of the old fiberglass refrigerated cargo containers with the molded protrusions to reinforce the entry door hinges. Still a nice trailer though.
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Have you seen the cool battery storage? Very nice!
Drawer-style trays are pretty common on larger RVs, anywhere something heavy needs to go horizontally into a compartment. My (not moulded) fifth-wheel has them for both propane and batteries.

Kwikee trays

Unfortunately, the one for my propane tanks (two, one behind the other so the tray is required to reach the one further in without disconnecting the first one) is a bit short of the right length.

Of course, you can make your own tray, using heavy-duty full-extension drawer slides just like Kwikee / Power Gear.


What I noticed in the photo - now that Steve has mentioned the batteries - is the tidy cabling of a suitably substantial gauge.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:26 PM   #27
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Oliver Elite 18.5 footer to begin production in 2015

The Oliver website has been updated to include the announcement that the new Oliver Elite 18.5 footer is to begin production in 2015. This is great news for those folks wanting the quality of an Oliver with a smaller footprint and a lower weight than the Oliver Elite II 23.5 footer.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:15 AM   #28
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It's really nice to see the smaller, single axle trailer is back in production. Only a diagram of the interiors day/night is posted so far. No specs as of yet. Curious to see how many of the updates of the Legacy II will be included in the Legacy.
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