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Old 05-26-2015, 07:11 PM   #15
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Love the combination. Would like to see interior pics of the van also.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:31 PM   #16
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OK now I want pictures of the inside of that van too.
I will take some pic's of the inside of the van tomorrow, the Oliver has the twin bed layout. Same as on the Oliver web site with TV, Frig, & Microwave. I will take a few of those also. I am not a big fan of graphics on vehicles, that is why I left them off the trailer as well as all of Olivers logo's except their name in small print toward the back on each side.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:03 PM   #17
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Congratulations. You will love the Ollie more and more as you live in it. We bought our Setting Sail, hull #64 in December and have had four great trips to date. I find myself wishing for the road these days. You may follow our travels if you wish...www.emeraldcoastcamper.com

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Old 05-26-2015, 09:02 PM   #18
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Congratulations on your Oliver, John! We looked at someone's and it was beautiful. That is a very clever van conversion you did.
Thanks ... Originally we had been looking at new Class B RV vans like the Roadtrek models but we could not justify the insane prices. Their prices can range from $85,000 upwards well over $100,000. All of the plush extras that run the prices so high we did not want. We wanted a tow vehicle that could be used as a basic camper/sleeper & have room for our cats to be free behind us , to sleep/eat with the use of the kitty(poop)box. I decided to surf the web for do it yourself ideas. After a year of surfing the web looking at customized non commercial RV vans , we went to a local Nissan dealer who had a few leftover high top cargo vans. I had to be able to stand up in the cargo area & it had to be able to tow up to 9,500 pounds. I was quite surprised to find that it was designed to be a heavy duty hauler as well have all the bells /whistles of a luxury pickup truck. The best part is even after the initial cost of the vehicle, combined with the cost to have the custom windows / running boards installed & customizing the cargo area to our needs we saved a boat load of money. The money we saved by not shelling out for a new RV van as our tow vehicle paid for the Oliver.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:41 AM   #19
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Best Tandem I've seen yet!`~

By far the best tandem we have seen yet! My husband and I have been looking at the NVP 3500 V8 for a long time now. We are sure it would be the best TV out there. We were thinking of purchasing the NVP and adding a high roof top, but we never even thought of purchasing the Cargo and adding windows. Brilliant!
We too are thinking of the room the pets would have. Anyway.....
"thank you" for sharing and I too would love to see the inside of the NV3500 and what you have done to make it "yours!"

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Old 05-27-2015, 06:55 AM   #20
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Congratulations. You will love the Ollie more and more as you live in it. We bought our Setting Sail, hull #64 in December and have had four great trips to date. I find myself wishing for the road these days. You may follow our travels if you wish...www.emeraldcoastcamper.com

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Nice ....I like how you named it. That is one of the reasons we left the Oliver logo off that part of our trailer, so we could put our own there if we choose to do so.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:46 PM   #21
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Inside Pic's Of Our Modified Nissan Cargo Van Used To Tow Our Oliver

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Hi Pete: Thanks. The rig is a 2013 Nissan NV3500 HD cargo van that we purchased new in the spring of 2014. It's Nissan's heavy duty commercial cargo van; it came with no cargo area windows; all metal and empty inside. I had all the windows put in by a commercial window company along with running boards. Then later, a friend who is retired made us some custom cabinets that we mounted on the inside walls with two more mounted up front on the floor in front of the two twin beds. Also for the inside, I put in a partial floor and a captains chair; along with the added two twin beds; covered the walls with port hole windows to the outside (so my cats would just see enough activity to not make them nervous while travelling). I covered the ceiling. It's great when taking trips. When I get tired I can pull over and take a nap for a few hours and then proceed on to our destination. The van handled real well and the last trip we took to Tennessee to tow our trailer back home, we averaged about 12.5 mpg. I didn't think that was too bad considering the van has a big Titan V8. With all my add on's the curb weight is now about 7300 pounds(recently weighed) with a full tank of gas(28 gallons) & me as the driver. You are correct...the van is only a few inches shorter than the rear of the trailer which has the air conditioner. It pulls straight; you wouldn't know it was behind you..... John & Gwen Cole
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:20 PM   #22
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Awesome!!! What is on the ceiling???
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:43 PM   #23
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Sweet set-up. I am now inspired.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:11 PM   #24
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Hi .... I was not sure as to what to do with the ceiling. Every thing I read & all the videos of others who customized their vans started with the ceiling part first . Since I was not sure & did not want to start something I could not finish, I left the ceiling part for last. In doing so ,I could not cut & stain the finished pieces of oak strips I had planned to line the ceiling with because it ran late into the fall making it to cold to work outside. I was able to attach the horizontal wood furring strips because they would not have to be stained & that is what I planned on screwing the finished ceiling material to. Having said this, I ended up buying $30 worth of different colored blankets at Walmarts , cutting them up in 12" width's & just pulling them over /thru the ceiling furring strips just to cover up the ugly metal ceiling til spring . When spring came I just never took them down because when people saw the ceiling, everyone said say liked what I had done. I will eventually finish the ceiling with the oak strips sometime this summer.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:07 PM   #25
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I happened to be at the Oliver factory in Hohenwald the day John and Gwen took delivery of their new Oliver Elite II and was able to view their very cool Modified Nissan Cargo Van. John has done a remarkable job on the inside to make it into a comfortable traveling coach not only for he and his wife but also for their two cats Monkey and Midnight. He explained to me that cats can become nervous if they get too much stimulation from their environment. Notice in the pictures of the van’s interior there are portholes over the windows to limit the cat’s exposure to the world going by outside. John put a tremendous amount of forethought into his custom interior and did a fantastic job. I know they have many happy times ahead of them.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:39 AM   #26
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Hi John, I am going to be picking my 2017 Oliver Elite II in about 5 weeks. I still don't have a tow vehicle yet. I am trying to decide between a Nissan NV High Roof and a Chevy Express Cargo Van. How have you like towing an Oliver with the Nissan NV? Any problems? I'm wondering if there is any advice you could offer. I'm really stuck between the two as both have positive though different things I like.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:22 AM   #27
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Looks great! Would love to see it up close. Please consider joining us at the Spring Fling Rally in New England next May 17 - 20 in Chocorua New Hampshire.
We had a few other Olivers last year and would love to see yours.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:31 AM   #28
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Hi Debbie ... We are not currently towing a RV at this time. We sold the Oliver to buy a New Airstream, a big mistake but that's what my wife thought she wanted. Then we sold the Airstream . A long story short ... having to take two cats & trying to please my wife which had high expectations in regards to the living space and the size limit I was comfortable in towing caused to many problems. Your question regarding towing ..... the Nissan towed both trailers easily. Did not need sway control equipment and the van being as high/wide as it is, protected both trailers from any flying rocks/road crap. Before we purchased the van I looked at all the others and in my opinion the Nissan was the best built & now the 2017/2018 have the best warranty. The initial cost might be more than the Chevy but resale down the road will be higher and in our case sold ours on Ebay quickly with the buyer flying across the country to take possession and driving the four day trip home. I liked the Nissan so well I just purchased a 2017 Nissan 3500HD NV SV Passenger Van to use on long trips. Instead of the RV we now stay in resort hotels/condos . I highly recommend either the High Top or Regular Nissan 3500 HD vans. If it was just me(single) I would purchase another Oliver in a heart beat over any other trailer now being made. Good luck, stay safe.
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