More pictures have materialized on the photobucket album . . . woohoo!
- a shot of the interior front of the outer shell showing the extra support for the antenna and the front solar panel
mounts. You can also see they've affixed the antenna cable securely as it works its way back . . .
- the coolest fabricated antenna bracket ever . . . strong and angled perfectly for a vertical receiver / transmitter antenna to the cell phone signal amplifier
- 2 pics of a modification to the upper rear superstructure. This "bump" is to level my a/c. Because I've asked Oliver
to add the cell phone antenna and 100w solar panel
on top of the trailer, they had to move back the air vent and the a/c, placing the rear of the a/c over a downslope. The bump overcomes the downslope and supports the aft placement of my a/c unit.
- 2 pics of an a/c unit on an Oliver
without the modified bump, for contrast.
About my a/c, I've asked Oliver
not to put the strong Duo-Therm unit on . . . instead, I am requesting the Coleman Polar Cub. I've asked for this so I could run the a/c with a Honda EU2000I and for a longer compressor run time to facilitate removal of moisture from the trailer.
During my last conversation with Robert, he mentioned a recent modification for another Oliver buyer, a propane
quick connect mounted near the curbside of the bumper run from the front tanks for use on a portable gas grill. Well, I couldn't help myself and asked if they could incorporate it on my Wonder Egg and Robert uttered those oh so familiar words: "Why SURE!"
Pickup date is now slated for 24 March, still in time to get it back to Texas for the Bluebonnet Rally
. It'll also give my badly busted elbow time to heal (trees, ladders, and chain-saws just don't mix well - but that's a story for another time