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Old 01-26-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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I recently boondocked for a few days at Quartzite AZ -- on my way to Hatch NM. I had a chance to visit the Oliver show and take a snapshot or two.
My over all impression of the Oliver is CLASS! FIRST class!! A simply gorgeous Faberge egg. I can't say a single thing bad about those beauties. That is not saying much because the pimple-less design would win over anyone like me who hates the looks of ugly rivets but regardless, the inside/outide finish is five star.
Of course the price... what to say about the price?
She said, "This one is $50,000 [the 21] but we can get you into one for $30,000 [the 17]".
I said thinking aloud, "That is two or three new Casitas".
She said, "But look what you would have!!" and then she quietly stepped outside I presume to look for someone of class. As I said I was just thinking out loud. Didn't mean to step on her toes.
I took some shots and posted them on
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PS... The Quartzite experience is unique. The colors and the dusty vendors. Jamaica meets the Great Unwashed at the swap meet.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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She said, "This one is $50,000 [the 21] but we can get you into one for $30,000 [the 17]".
Is this the "[b]Buy One, Get One Free" deal like I saw advertised at the local Chevy dealer?

Otherwise, I'll just wait until my BailOut money arrives from D.C.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #3
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My over all impression of the Oliver is CLASS! FIRST class!! [b]A simply gorgeous Faberge egg.
I don't think Faberge worked cheap, either.

<sigh> When it was brand new back in the 1970's, I believe the Fiber Stream probably was the Oliver of it's time. I definitely could not have afforded a new one then. I could not afford anything new then. Remember Stagflation?

But that only guided me to appreciate the older surviving things in life. I managed to acquire a Fiber Stream now, and I believe I appreciate it more now than I would have then. I'm a surviving older thing myself.

Escalades cost more than Tahoes. Ollivers cost more than Casitas. That's just the way it is.
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As I said [b]I was just thinking out loud. Didn't mean to step on her toes.
It may be just me, but I think she's trying to walk on hurting feet. I'm glad I'm not in her shoes.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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I said thinking aloud, "That is two or three new Casitas".
Don't get me wrong, I have had two new Casitas and would buy another. They make a good trailer, not a perfect trailer.

Each time I ordered my Casitas, I asked to have 3 extra 12v plugs added, and 3 extra 110v plugs added. They told me they couldn't do what I asked. I told them it was for my medical needs for a CPAP at night. Still no help. Price was not a consideration. After buying the Casitas, I added the outlets myself.

Try to get a Satellite TV system added by Casita, try to get hydraulic leveling added by Casita, try to get built-in tilt down TV with surround sound, or try to get a 22' trailer with tandem axles, it just isn't going to happen.

Oliver is making a High-end trailer with lots of options and upgrades. Obviously they are showing off ALL the Bells and Whistles they offer. You can pick and choose what you want or NOT. With ALL the stuff added on this larger trailer, it has to cost more. Last year, Bigfoot was asking $45,000 US list price without any of those options.

I am glad to see new and innovative Fiberglass RV manufacturers throwing their hat in the ring trying to find a niche and getting their market share. Maybe all those JUMBO 5th wheel owners who paid $150,000 for their custom made Automates or what ever, will reconsider the more usable and economical to tow and use Oliver Fiberglass RV.
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Our thinking is simple....
"If your lucky enough to own any RV - Class A Bus
Class B Van
Class C Motorhome
Pull Behind Trailer
5th Wheel
Tent Trailer
Tent
"Your lucky enough!"
Personally we think- any of the
"Fiberglass Trailers- Rocks On!"

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All that molded FG would be easy to wipe down, BUT, it was like looking into the back of an ambulance...'Sterile'.
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The fellow looking in the trash, just wondering about the dog tag around his neck. Returning soldier? Or-----?
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The fellow looking in the trash, just wondering about the dog tag around his neck. Returning soldier? Or-----?
I'm not sure. here is a blow up of the tag. Is that military?
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BUT, it was like looking into the back of an ambulance...'Sterile'.
I prefer to think of it as resembling a starship...
"To Infinity, and Beyond!"
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I'm not sure. here is a blow up of the tag. Is that military?
That does not look like Government Issue stamped aluminum (with raised lettering like on a credit card, and folded-over edges) like mine from the Vietnam Era, although it could be: depending on the pixelation of the photo enlargement...

I know anyone can buy smooth stainless steel ones that can be engraved...
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James Kent said: "All that molded FG would be easy to wipe down, BUT, it was like looking into the back of an ambulance...'Sterile'."

For those of us with grandchildren that have respiratory problems, "sterile" is a wonderful thing . . .

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I'm not sure. here is a blow up of the tag. Is that military?

I just went to look at my sons dog tags from about four years ago and the stamping leaves it's marks in reverse on the backside so i would tend to think it's not military......maybe the older ones where different.
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James Kent said: "All that molded FG would be easy to wipe down, BUT, it was like looking into the back of an ambulance...'Sterile'."

For those of us with grandchildren that have respiratory problems, "sterile" is a wonderful thing . . .

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And for those of us with allergies! If I had the $$ I would buy one, and that is one of the reasons.
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