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Forum: General Chat 09-08-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,391
Posted By Pete
This year will be a short one, about 130 days. ...

This year will be a short one, about 130 days. I'm out 4 to 7 months every year, avoiding the Texas summer heat. Bosker, my traveling pup, and I have enjoyed Newfoundland, and Alaska the last two...
Forum: General Chat 05-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,439
Posted By Pete
"Oxygen"

"Oxygen"
Forum: General Chat 05-12-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,429
Posted By Pete
One of the newer Elite owners had a unique,...

One of the newer Elite owners had a unique, custom mattress made. Instead of one large mattress, it is in sections which allows easy access to the access panels beneath the mattress. It has served...
Forum: General Chat 03-06-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By Pete
I removed the seat to eliminate forward...

I removed the seat to eliminate forward visibility problems. Bugs were not a significant issue. Sure, some whacked and stuck to the one side of the bike but they wiped off easily and those that...
Forum: General Chat 03-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By Pete
I own a 2008 18.5 Ollie. The bumper...

I own a 2008 18.5 Ollie. The bumper configuration will not accommodate one of their new hitches. I've transported my bike two different ways. initially, I used a custom made dual receiver on the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-27-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By Pete
Ken C, I still own my 2008 Oliver. It has...

Ken C,

I still own my 2008 Oliver. It has travelled well for about 106,000 miles and is currently at the very northern tip of Newfoundland. Not even some of these pot hole ridden bumpy roads can...
Forum: General Chat 04-11-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,977
Posted By Pete
Vivian, It was a pleasure to meet you and all of...

Vivian, It was a pleasure to meet you and all of my Boler fiberglass cousins at the 2015 Eggfest Ontario. I was the fellow with the sweet dog and the Oliver travel trailer. I was amazed at how well...
Forum: Classified Archives 03-27-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,066
Posted By Pete
I've seen your trailer at the Oliver factory in...

I've seen your trailer at the Oliver factory in the past. It is definitely a one of a kind. The striking red color is not merely a red paint over white fiberglass. I believe the red coloring was...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-22-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By Pete
New Olivers now come with 16″ Aluminum Rims with...

New Olivers now come with 16″ Aluminum Rims with Nitrogen filled Michelin LTX M/S2 225/75/16 Tires. There are no low hanging plumbing items dangling below the floor of the trailer. However, the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-02-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,977
Posted By Pete
Or an Ollie! Conversation often heard at...

Or an Ollie!

Conversation often heard at Escape or Oliver rallies:

Q: "Rivet.....what's that?"
A: "Awww, that's just the sound frogs make."

:D
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,246
Posted By Pete
This worked well for me a few months ago before I...

This worked well for me a few months ago before I had my rubber p-trap changed out with a Hepvo valve.

Make your own drain opener using a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 1 cup white vinegar. Let...
Forum: General Chat 03-12-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,981
Posted By Pete
Perhaps they can do a three-point turn at the...

Perhaps they can do a three-point turn at the dinette :p
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-05-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,953
Posted By Pete
I own Ollie #14, The Wonder Egg. She's a single...

I own Ollie #14, The Wonder Egg. She's a single axle Elite with one 160W solar panel on top and nothing else that would significantly alter the weight. I always start my travels with the fresh...
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,981
Posted By Pete
Whenever Donna D. Does incorporate one of her...

Whenever Donna D. Does incorporate one of her mods, she'll simply be making a perfect trailer perfecter. :p
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,981
Posted By Pete
I believe Alicia's husband took a job in another...

I believe Alicia's husband took a job in another town which is why she left. Robert moved to Hohenwald to raise his boys in a small town, family friendly atmosphere. It worked well for them, and the...
Forum: General Chat 09-23-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 27,768
Posted By Pete
I purchased my Ollie back in '08 and I'm quite...

I purchased my Ollie back in '08 and I'm quite sure they spent quite a bit more on it than I paid as part of their learning curve, production process improvements, as well as my asking for items they...
Forum: General Chat 08-10-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By Pete
My daughter is now my "other self". She...

My daughter is now my "other self".

She told me not to cut down that tree limb. I had a ladder and a chain saw, now I have a titanium elbow.

She said I was crazy to get that short wheel...
Forum: Money Matters 06-01-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,144
Posted By Pete
Yes, we do have three point, powered leveling...

Yes, we do have three point, powered leveling positions on the Ollies that consume energy on initial setup. The nice thing about trumpetguy's double 160W panel system and bazzillion amp hour is he...
Forum: Money Matters 06-01-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,144
Posted By Pete
It takes a lot of energy to power the slide-outs...

It takes a lot of energy to power the slide-outs :p ya just gotta love Ollies . . .
Forum: General Chat 05-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,062
Posted By Pete
John, Congratulations and welcome to the...

John,

Congratulations and welcome to the Ollie family. As others have said, that sure is a nice looking combo you have there. What type TV is that? It looks like a perfect wind blocker for the...
Forum: General Chat 05-21-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By Pete
The Wonder Egg is north right now! A 2008 Oliver...

The Wonder Egg is north right now! A 2008 Oliver Legacy Elite, I'm currently at Cobourg East Campground awaiting the arrival of fellow fiberglass travelers for EggFest Ontario. It will be great to...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 05-12-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,409
Posted By Pete
Norm, I think I've figured out your dilemma about...

Norm, I think I've figured out your dilemma about the earth losing magnetism. It has to do with the Law of Conservation of Energy. Over the last 15 years, as you and Ginny have been drawn closer...
Forum: General Chat 04-02-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,539
Posted By Pete
Norm, you're such a romantic . . . Keep up the...

Norm, you're such a romantic . . . Keep up the good work!
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 03-07-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,535
Posted By Pete
Not a dumb question. It was a dry heat, there...

Not a dumb question. It was a dry heat, there was a lake, water evaporation helped you cool down a bit. Sometimes, you just get caught in the heat while transiting to a place of coolnes. Now my...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 03-06-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,535
Posted By Pete
When I bought my Oliver in 2008, I had the...

When I bought my Oliver in 2008, I had the factory downsize the A/C from a 13,500btu unit to a 9200btu one. Looking on some HVAC sites and plugging in the cubic feet of space to be cooled I thought...
Forum: General Chat 03-06-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,087
Posted By Pete
What a great read. Thanks for posting that Norm....

What a great read. Thanks for posting that Norm. Zen-like enjoyment of the little things in life and not getting too caught up in the world of "stuff, stuff, and more stuff" Good for him and a fine...
Forum: General Chat 02-27-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Pete
Norm, I hope to visit family and friends in...

Norm,

I hope to visit family and friends in central Florida followed by a slow, meandering wander northward with the temperature gradient, camping mainly in public campgrounds as I go along.

A...
Forum: General Chat 02-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Pete
Oscar the Smiley Dog and I had been traveling 3 -...

Oscar the Smiley Dog and I had been traveling 3 - 5 months a year on the road pulling a 2008 Oliver Elite with a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. (85,000 miles so far) The last two years have been slow, but...
Forum: General Chat 02-25-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,606
Posted By Pete
I have the bilge heater for intra-shell warmth,...

I have the bilge heater for intra-shell warmth, not because I have a bilge pump down there. LOL! (Hopefully I'll never wish I had a bilge pump)

My 2008 Ollie has numerous weep holes underneath at...
Forum: General Chat 02-22-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 40,630
Posted By Pete
Ron & Dave, My Ollie is one of the earlier...

Ron & Dave,

My Ollie is one of the earlier models with a different type of insulation between the shells called Lizard Skin. To help keep the water areas from freezing I installed a small 300W...
Forum: General Chat 02-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,063
Posted By Pete
There are numerous ways to approach adding solar...

There are numerous ways to approach adding solar to our small trailers, some more costly than others. Depending on your camping lifestyle and frequency, it may or may not financially pay for itself....
Forum: General Chat 11-04-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 40,630
Posted By Pete
Hi Cathi, Since none of the big Ollies have...

Hi Cathi,

Since none of the big Ollies have gone through a winter, that probably explains the silence there. I own a 6 1/2 yr old 17' Ollie and have enjoyed it for 83,000+ miles so far. While I...
Forum: General Chat 10-14-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 40,630
Posted By Pete
I was at the factory two weeks ago, having some...

I was at the factory two weeks ago, having some up upgrades done on my 2008 17' Ollie. The molds for the 17'er had been brought out from storage, cleaned, and prepared for use again. That was sure...
Forum: General Chat 10-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 40,630
Posted By Pete
Ron, Congratulations on "pulling the...

Ron,

Congratulations on "pulling the trigger" for your Legacy Elite II. You'll discover that not only is the trailer built to last a lifetime, but the factory support just keeps going on, and...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 10-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,392
Posted By Pete
Hi Ron, I have a 2008 17' Ollie and in...

Hi Ron,

I have a 2008 17' Ollie and in January of 2010, I was camping in the Big Bend of TX when the "Mother of All Cold Fronts" trapped Oscar the Smiley Dog and me in single digit temps for three...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,648
Posted By Pete
I think I can! I think I can!

I think I can! I think I can!
Forum: Classified Archives 09-03-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,033
Posted By Pete
I own a 17' Oliver, built in 2008. When it's...

I own a 17' Oliver, built in 2008. When it's loaded with full water (32.5 gal), food, and clothing for a long trip, it weighs in at 3900 lbs. This 2009 Ollie should be very close to that. I've...
Forum: General Chat 08-16-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,455
Posted By Pete
I travel with a micro light rig velcro'd to the...

I travel with a micro light rig velcro'd to the corner by the closet. But for true portability I carry a Tenkara style fly rod. Extended, it is 12 footlong, but for travel, it collapses into a...
Forum: General Chat 07-31-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,331
Posted By Pete
Rob, Thanks for starting this thread. Such...

Rob,

Thanks for starting this thread. Such a great breadth of responses of people sharing the value that has been added to their lives through camping. Folks finding singularity with the love of...
Forum: General Chat 07-26-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,331
Posted By Pete
Naah, you should save the $ and buy a HUGE casket...

Naah, you should save the $ and buy a HUGE casket to take it with you.

or

Say to heck with it! Get what you want, do what you want, live life large (in a simple space) meet wonderful folks as...
Forum: General Chat 07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,929
Posted By Pete
Rob, and then there's THIS: The Ollie's that...

Rob, and then there's THIS:

The Ollie's that came off the line during the late '07 - mid '09 run had extendable tongues to accommodate various lengths and uses; such as if your TV back swung open...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,239
Posted By Pete
Scott, It was great meeting and talking to...

Scott,

It was great meeting and talking to you both as our paths crossed briefly at the Ollie factory last week. Congratulations on your ownership of the "one of a kind" Oliver Sport! Welcome to...
Forum: General Chat 03-17-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,899
Posted By Pete
Jenn, It's a non-issue for you because you...

Jenn,

It's a non-issue for you because you have soooooo many pillows,who can even SEE the walls?!? :loltu I bet the grandkids can have some raucous pillow fights in there.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,242
Posted By Pete
Karen, Welcome to the Ollie family! Isn't...

Karen,

Welcome to the Ollie family! Isn't it cool how our small (but growing again...yay) family has so many cousins out there that we can learn from on these great forums.

Yeah, our cushions...
Forum: General Chat 02-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By Pete
Hi Norm And Ginny, I hope to make a Newfie...

Hi Norm And Ginny,

I hope to make a Newfie trip soon and was wondering about cell phone coverage. Did you have decent connectivity during your travels to that magical place?

Pete
Forum: General Chat 12-10-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,848
Posted By Pete
Getting into the Saturday matinee for a nickel...

Getting into the Saturday matinee for a nickel and five bottle caps.
Forum: General Chat 03-01-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,345
Posted By Pete
Oliver Travel Trailers production to resume

I spoke with one of the managers at Oliver Travel Trailers today and he told me they would be resuming production of trailers with the first deliveries anticipated 3 to 4 months from now.

They...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-04-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,038
Posted By Pete
You betcha, since NADA listing shows a well...

You betcha, since NADA listing shows a well equipped 2009 going for $31,999 and there's hardly any qualitative difference between the two years.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 02-27-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,350
Posted By Pete
My favorite resource. ALL US AND CANADA...

My favorite resource.

ALL US AND CANADA CAMPGROUNDS: STATE PARKS NATIONAL PARKS FORESTS MORE california oregon washington new york pennsylvania more (https://www.uscampgrounds.info/)
Forum: General Chat 01-09-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,773
Posted By Pete
Wonder Egg at Wilson Arch, Utah

While returning to Texas from the Louis & Clark Rolling Rally . . .

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