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Old 04-23-2015, 09:14 AM   #15
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Sounds like a vent or lack of vent issue causing a vacuum in the gray tank. Casitas had this issue.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:25 AM   #16
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Ron your comments regarding the valves make sense. Not sure we had difficulty getting them to work initially though. And glad you could get the lights to work for you, no matter how I adjusted them it was futile. No big deal as there is plenty of other lights, just disappointing is all.

Agreed on the brass fittings part, wasn't sure if your video was the same issue but it does make sense now.

One other thing I forgot to mention. We opted for the rear view camera and while at times it is useful it was also a huge disappointment for a litany of different reasons. First the image quality is terrible, not that I was expecting 1080p blu ray quality but the CMOS sensor in this thing has the look of a first generation device from the early 90's. At night its barely useable and if its raining at night its really unusable becoming more of a distraction than helpful. For that matter raining during the day drips so much water on the lens you can't really see what you're looking at. Unlike most vehicle back up cameras there are no "assist" to give one a clear indication of just how close you are to things before smacking them and given the wide angle view what you do see is quite distorted. All this means if you don't have someone helping and spotting you still have to get out of the TV and look at what you're doing. Then there's the monitor that goes in the TV. The attachment system is a cruel joke to say the least. The articulated arm that mounts the monitor to the windshield is an exercise in frustration at best. I can't fault Oliver for this and who knows it may be the best thing going for this type of technology but I find it very difficult to recommend spending the money for it.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:03 AM   #17
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Hey Ron and Rob,
I looked at the reading light and see what you mean. Can you give me some ideas as to what would be more useful?
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:10 AM   #18
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Sounds like a vent or lack of vent issue causing a vacuum in the gray tank. Casitas had this issue.
The bathroom blade valve does have to be open for a quicker drain.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:11 AM   #19
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Sure thing Robert. A location about half way between the front most down firing speaker and the dining light closest to the bath would seemingly be ideal. This puts the base of the light just forward of the sitting positions shoulder allowing the light to be moved and adjusted where needed. On the opposite side of the side dinette same position. Perhaps a simpler way of describing is just to move both of them toward the center approximately 1 foot an inch.

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I looked at the reading light and see what you mean. Can you give me some ideas as to what would be more useful?
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #20
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Yes this is what I was describing in an earlier post, pull out the black flow prevention valve or vent as you refer to it the same way one would do while camped and it goes significantly faster.
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If I were installing the lights myself, one directly over the dinette in o/h cabinet where the window is located and similarly in the rear area, in the middle of the window area o/h and in the rear, centered over the night stand in the o/h. I'd also relocate the charging station from o/h down to the night stand side.
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Robert Partee,

Can the optional reading lights for the large table/kingbed be mounted toward the rear of the trailer? We do realize the TV screen is located at the right rear of the trailer. It would just make more sense to use the reading lights towards the rear while laying down at night with your head to the rear of the trailer.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:28 PM   #23
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Thanks for the info on pulling the knob in the bath to drain there gray tank. Will try that when we leave on Sunday.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:23 PM   #24
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[QUOTE=Rob Outlaw;517454]Not sure this is the best thread to post some interior photos of our new Oliver we picked up on Mar 3rd but at least there is a minor mod or two and few others as works in progress. While most everyone here has seen photos of the Oliver interiors thought it would be fun to post a few or ours.

Anyway thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

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WE have an Oliver on order. Glad to hear from someone with experience. My question - have you found a place for trash??
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Yes go back and look at the second batch of photos. You will see a stainless steel small trash can at the base of the side dinette. Works great and not too much in the way.


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I'm still hanging mine on the grab handle by the front door.
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Thanks for the info on pulling the knob in the bath to drain there gray tank. Will try that when we leave on Sunday.
One other thing you can also do that will help. Once you're set up at the dump station place some leveling blocks, (we use the bright orange plastic lego like pieces), under the front jack on the Oliver and even with camper attached to TV lift the front up a couple of inches. Doesn't hurt a thing but it does provide a nice slope from front to back for more efficient draining. Obviously the bubble will provide a rough idea of the slope, how far off level you are.
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Can the optional reading lights for the large table/kingbed be mounted toward the rear of the trailer? We do realize the TV screen is located at the right rear of the trailer. It would just make more sense to use the reading lights towards the rear while laying down at night with your head to the rear of the trailer.
The reading lights can be placed pretty much any where under the storage cabinets. We will be moving the side dinette lights positions soon for the above mentioned reasons. We love and have to have feed back so we can continue to improve our product.
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