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Old 10-30-2014, 09:29 AM   #57
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Thanks for the tip Dave, but at this point I am full steam ahead on the idea of doing the wood veneer. It will be more expensive but worth I think… hope.

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Old 10-30-2014, 03:40 PM   #58
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I've been following the Oliver reintroduction closely. Just got off the phone with Alicia and wanted to clarify some dimensions as there have been misunderstandings in the past. The Legacy Elite II is 23'-6" bumper to ball and the smaller Legacy Elite is 18'-6" bumper to ball. Oliver is "hoping" to have a prototype of the smaller Elite built this December. The molds have been cleaned up and I'm sure there has been much thought on all the rest of what it will take to get it going. The Elite will be 5" narrower (6'-6" vs 6'-11") and have 5" less headroom (6'-1" vs 6'-6") than its big brother. Its actual size will be the same as the original was (same molds). Oliver has some new schematics that Alicia can email you as a PDF. Regards,
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #59
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Maybe I am wrong but it seems there is no permanent bed. If you set up the bed permanently, then you have a very small 2-person dinette with no real lounge area?
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:54 PM   #60
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New 17' mold mod ?

Mention of the 17 Elite's return into production earlier in this thread, prompted me to bring it up with a friend at the factory. That friend sent this photo by email with no explanation. It seems to be a 17' inner, lower hull that may have been changed to move a central heat unit down into the basement ? Those central heat units are extremely quiet and Betty and I just love them !
Wow, could that signal major change in the new 17'er that is rumored to appear late this year ? Here is a look at that photo.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:55 PM   #61
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Maybe I am wrong but it seems there is no permanent bed. If you set up the bed permanently, then you have a very small 2-person dinette with no real lounge area?
Are either the king or twin beds not both permanent? I thought so. It is quite a small dinette for this length of trailer, but I think a lot of that is due to the large amount of space used up by the bathroom.

An a lounge? You open the door, step outside, and enjoy the wonderful 'living' room that camping offers, just as we do in any moulded fiberglass trailer.
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Anders.. do you still work for Oliver?
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Hi Donna ! Not right now, Betty and I just got back from the Sugar Beet harvest up near the Canadian Border. We have talked with them about Doing a Canadian tour next year, but nothing definite employment wise. I think that someone else will be showing the Oliver's new model's out in Quartzite next year.
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Looking at the new list of standards, you guys are getting way more than $1500 worth of upgrades. Nobody ever said they're inexpensive, but I can guarantee you are getting more quality than you're expecting. During the three (or so) months of our build, I went to the factory every other week and spent an eight hour shift with the fellows on the line. I watched them closely, asked a ton of questions and used my engineering to make suggestions (sometimes they even listened). I can say from observation, their work is top notch. You won't be disappointed in your unit and, better yet, you won't spend the next few years monking around with it modding it up trying to get it to be what it should have been all along. You can spend that time camping and enjoying one of the finest molded fiberglass travel trailers in the world.
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Are either the king or twin beds not both permanent? I thought so. It is quite a small dinette for this length of trailer, but I think a lot of that is due to the large amount of space used up by the bathroom.

An a lounge? You open the door, step outside, and enjoy the wonderful 'living' room that camping offers, just as we do in any moulded fiberglass trailer.


Even in other brand 17's, there are 4-person dinettes and a permanent bed. The 23' Oliver does not seem to have that. Many people move to 17's so they do not have to make the lounge or dinette area into a bed every day. Jim, you do not make up your bed every day and neither do we. In a 23', hard to believe.
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Three months to build a trailer? No wonder Ollies cost more if they are that inefficient at manufacturing.
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Please name one where you get a 4 person dinette AND a permanent bed in 17 feet. All I've seen in these lengths is a dinette that makes into a bed. either/or, not both. With the Oliver you get two dinettes. One can be left as a bed while the other is left for dining. As these are mostly couples buying these size trailers, that is a fine setup.


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Escape 17' I thought but maybe only two person dinette. The Oliver however is 23' so I find that odd with all of that space. We have an Escape 19', four person dinette and queen bed. I will stand corrected on the 4-person for a 17'. Make that a 19'. They show the big lounge but it has to be made into the bed which even people with 17's do not want to do. That was my point.
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Three months to build a trailer? No wonder Ollies cost more if they are that inefficient at manufacturing.

I've been quoted 6 to 8 weeks which is in line with other custom RV's that I've ordered.


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Yes, I guess you can get it in an Escape 17 if you don't want a bathroom but that seems to be something most people want in a 17. Seems to be a more limited market for the 17A's.
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