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Old 05-05-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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The just arrived June issue has a cover photo and article about the Oliver Legacy Elite II. As equipped in the article the price was $70000. Nice but too rich for me. I’ll stick with my Escape 19.
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:55 PM   #2
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The wood cabinets are nicer looking to my eye. And half the price! (Ok, I'm oversimplifying...)
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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While not the trailer for me, they certainly are very nice in many aspects. While not keen on the layout or white cabinets myself, I do have to appreciate all the quality components built into it, most of which are above and beyond what Escape offers.
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Oliver is the top and Escape is just a step below.
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Oliver is the top and Escape is just a step below.
I would not discount Bigfoot either. They too have some great build features and layouts. Still, a different beast costing more than Escape and weighing in at a heck of a lot more too.

Airstream Nest is another specialized, but higher quality trailer.

Don't get me wrong, I am more than happy with most components of my Escape, and believe them to be an excellent value. I did do some improvemnts myself to get some better components.
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I completely forgot about Bigfoot. It’s right up there.
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How about Armadillo? I haven't see one first-hand, but it appears to have similar top-drawer build quality in a small package.
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How about Armadillo? I haven't see one first-hand, but it appears to have similar top-drawer build quality in a small package.
So, small and expensive versus large and expensive?
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Pretty much.

As to value for price paid... that's a matter for the buyer to decide.
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Oliver is the top and Escape is just a step below.
The Oliver is truly a class trailer and like was said the Escape is a step below. Well it's a big step below in price, all most half as much in cost. Did you see the comparison between the Oliver and the Airstream, good article. I do like the Oliver interior with all that fiberglass, just gives it that custom look. My wife likes the Oliver over the Escape, but thinks the Escape for our use would be the better buy for what time we use the trailer.

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I think you ALL should "Escape" to Hole in the Wall Tennessee to find "Oliver" to see if he will help you search for "Bigfoot" to find out if he is still living in his "Nest" and we can all be "Happier Camper's" living in our mobile "Casita" with our dog named "Scamp" as we eat at "Amerigo's" for dinner wearing our "Boler" hat looking at the "Parkliner" highway to find our way towards the "Lite House" while looking at the "Love Bug" on the side of the road next to the "Trillium" in such poor shape that is right down the road from the "Trail West" saloon near the "Parkliner" hotel with the "Uhaul" rental sign out front rented by the "Hunter" looking for a "Compact" to redo his makeup so he will look good in the "Northern Lite" when he gets to the "Willerby Vogue" shopping mall for a "Little Snoozy"and then on to the "Perris Pacer" to look at the "Beachcamp" facilities and see if he wants to buy that naggy old "Burro" and then breakfast at the "Eggcamper" grill in "Ventura" right next to the "Fiberstream" river which will rejuvenate his "Spirit Deluxe" to go pickup the "Trailer Boat" he forgot about when he stopped at the "Playmor" brothel which tells you this is one busy guy!
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I think you ALL should "Escape" to Hole in the Wall Tennessee to find "Oliver" to see if he will help you search for "Bigfoot" to find out if he is still living in his "Nest"!
and can all be “Happier Campers”
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and can all be “Happier Campers”
Great company plug, Mike!
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Great company plug, Mike!
Sorry all the mention s of other manufacturers just tried to slip in HC.
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I too receive the Good Sam mag, Trailer Life.

I am encouraged when a predominantly class A,B,or C mag features or even mentions a fiberglass travel trailer. To my tastes, Olivers are "sterile" looking, but the fact that they are fiberglass travel trailers being featured in such a mag is a sign that fiberglass travel trailers are at least gaining in popularity.

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And I'm looking forward to checking one out this summer.
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Sorry all the mention s of other manufacturers just tried to slip in HC.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:36 AM   #17
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Oliver is just not big enough for us. Took a factory tour. Hand made. High quality. Looks like a long Casita.

Buy now, within a few years the Oliver division of the company will be bought out.

Not for the DIY type person. The double hull makes it difficult to work on. I saw one in for repairs and the factory tech had to cut a hole in the outside of the trailer to fix it.
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I think you ALL should "Escape" to Hole in the Wall Tennessee to find "Oliver" to see if he will help you search for "Bigfoot" to find out if he is still living in his "Nest" and we can all be "Happier Camper's" living in our mobile "Casita" with our dog named "Scamp" as we eat at "Amerigo's" for dinner wearing our "Boler" hat looking at the "Parkliner" highway to find our way towards the "Lite House" while looking at the "Love Bug" on the side of the road next to the "Trillium" in such poor shape that is right down the road from the "Trail West" saloon near the "Parkliner" hotel with the "Uhaul" rental sign out front rented by the "Hunter" looking for a "Compact" to redo his makeup so he will look good in the "Northern Lite" when he gets to the "Willerby Vogue" shopping mall for a "Little Snoozy"and then on to the "Perris Pacer" to look at the "Beachcamp" facilities and see if he wants to buy that naggy old "Burro" and then breakfast at the "Eggcamper" grill in "Ventura" right next to the "Fiberstream" river which will rejuvenate his "Spirit Deluxe" to go pickup the "Trailer Boat" he forgot about when he stopped at the "Playmor" brothel which tells you this is one busy guy!
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Well stated Mike! Very imaginative.
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Let me know if I missed any of the other obscure fiberglass trailer manufacturers and we can add them to the "Mix"!
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