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Old 10-22-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Upgrading RVs to Oliver

Just curious if anyone here has upgraded from a smaller trailer to the larger Oliver? We toured the factory and were impressed with the new unit that is 23 feet long. Also, is anyone willing to share their experiences with this particular unit? I am not interested in the smaller trailers.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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I looked at Olivers and thought they were a bit heavy for their sizing; they also weren't too willing to do much customization for me. For us an Escape was a better upsize from a 17LD.

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Toured the factory. Very impressed with it, especially the hidden features such as access to all wire races, the ability to easily change the tanks should a leak occur even though the tanks are sandwiched between the outer and inner shell. And the top quality hardware they use. Hooked one up and towed it. Tracked well and maneuvered well. The only reason I did not buy one was that when attached to my truck, it would have been rather difficult to maneuver around my tight driveway.


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.... the ability to easily change the tanks should a leak occur even though the tanks are sandwiched between the outer and inner shell.
How would one easily change the tanks with the innner and outer shell sitting on top of them? thanks.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:09 AM   #5
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JR, we currently own a T@b and put a deposit down for an Oliver back in Sept, not delivered yet of course but it will be a big jump for us obviously. Like you we were impressed with the build quality. There are some aesthetic considerations that I question and am not particularly fund of which we are working through, nothing major though. Not sure this helps you original question



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Just curious if anyone here has upgraded from a smaller trailer to the larger Oliver? We toured the factory and were impressed with the new unit that is 23 feet long. Also, is anyone willing to share their experiences with this particular unit? I am not interested in the smaller trailers.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:13 AM   #6
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Likewise we also have a small driveway on a narrow street in a historical area of our town and am concerned with getting the TT in and out when needed. I think its doable but will be tight. Having looked for some 10 ish years for the perfect TT (which does not exist) the Oliver comes as close as anything for our needs and desires as anything we have seen and toured which has to be in the hundreds by now. So we bellied up to the bar and got in line.

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Toured the factory. Very impressed with it, especially the hidden features such as access to all wire races, the ability to easily change the tanks should a leak occur even though the tanks are sandwiched between the outer and inner shell. And the top quality hardware they use. Hooked one up and towed it. Tracked well and maneuvered well. The only reason I did not buy one was that when attached to my truck, it would have been rather difficult to maneuver around my tight driveway.


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Old 10-22-2014, 11:15 AM   #7
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Ken I believe they come out from the backside underneath the spare tire cover via the diamond plate box. I'm sure someone will correct me if this is wrong.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:37 AM   #8
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Yes. I was told you drill out 4 rivets and drop the plate there at the bumper, and then the tanks can come out.

Robert was telling me the had a customer who inadvertantly drilled a hole in his fresh water tank and they had to remove/replace it.
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How would one easily change the tanks with the innner and outer shell sitting on top of them? thanks.
So what do you think is in that long pipe upstream from that valve?
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Thats sounds right to me too.

But Ron, you ordered your trailer with almost every option available except the backup camera. Now get back in there get all of them and don't leave anything out, LOL.
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Hee, hee! I didn't get it because I only go forward, never back!
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:~))…

But did you know it can be used going down the road forward, not just backwards to see all those big 18 wheelers etc riding your tail, or to better asses lane changes with traffic behind you. Something to think about seriously. Just a thought.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:12 PM   #13
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JR, we currently own a T@b and put a deposit down for an Oliver back in Sept, not delivered yet of course but it will be a big jump for us obviously. Like you we were impressed with the build quality. There are some aesthetic considerations that I question and am not particularly fund of which we are working through, nothing major though. Not sure this helps you original question
We may have seen your unit under construction. There were several in the beginning stages. Like you, I was impressed with the quality and I think complaints about weight are due to the double wall construction which makes for a sturdier unit. The marine quality hardware was also impressive along with storage space. Most important, the people were not pushy sales persons but answered every question I had. In return, I suggested they change the name of the backup camera to rearview camera since it can be used to watch traffic behind the trailer, something I like to be able to know about, having done some commercial driving in my day. I must sell my Casita before I can order an Oliver.
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Amazing you can get to the tanks like that, thanks again. They should bring back the old slogan, trailers built to last a lifetime. I liked that, the Oliver family meant it.
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