Hello From SW Florida - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Smile Hello From SW Florida

I have been lurking for a few weeks to research before buying. I am now an Oliver owner. I won't pick up my Oliver for a month or so but am trying to learn as much as possible about the peculiarities of fiberglass trailers, especially the Oliver and its systems.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Welcome Steve!
Inquiring minds must know, is hellsbay anything like hells kitchen on TV?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Roy, Hellsbay is a body of water deep in the Florida Everglades. It is also the name of a boat building company, Hellsbay Boatworks. I have spent many years fishing the waters of south Florida and the Everglades, including Hellsbay. I also own a Hellsbay skiff.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the explanation Steve. I think you need to add that to this thread:
Place names
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:00 PM   #5
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Hey Steve, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here! I had an opportunity to meet Jim and Evon Oliver at the Oregon Gathering several years ago. They brought several Olivers (and owners) to the gathering so we all got a chance for a look-see. Beautiful, well appointed trailers. Far beyond my budget (when they were manufacturing), but I'm certain you'll love yours!

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome Roy and Donna. I sold my Airstream Bambi to buy the Oliver and am looking forward to some great times with it. I just got back from 5 weeks in the AS Bambi, mostly in Utah, Arizona and Colorado two weeks ago. I think the Oliver will be able to handle more rugged terrain and be a better fit for being off the grid, which is where I often find myself.
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Cool Steve Be sure to post pictures of your camping trips... we LOVE pictures (I live vicarously)
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #8
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Hello Steve. Welcome to the world of fiberglass campers and Fiberglass RV. I envy you for getting an Oliver. I wanted one myself but they weren't building them yet when I bought my EggCamper. They were "ramping up to production" at the time. Besides, I wanted to buy an eggshell and build it out to my specifications and they weren't interested in selling a hollow egg.

One thing you'll find is that a fiberglass rig will withstand hail and other natural disasters that would make the Bambi look like the surface of the moon. There are several Airstreams in my neighborhood and every one of them shows signs of hail damage.The fiberglass campers just shrug it off. Around here a lot of our moisture comes in solid form.

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #9
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Here is my tow vehicle, 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:03 AM   #10
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One of my camps on Cedar Mesa

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #11
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Here is the Airstream I just sold to be able to buy an Oliver.

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Old 08-14-2012, 01:52 AM   #12
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Awesome tow vehicle. Love that top thingy. Having had an AS motorhome before, I'll take an egg any day. Disappointed in AS build quality, durability, customer service, but boy they look cool. That only goes so far though.
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Wow. Fantastic Airstream and Oliver. With either one I'd say that you are living the dream! Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:38 AM   #14
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I really loved the AS but just needed something that was more rugged. Also, I think the Oliver will require less attention down the line.
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