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  1. We'll be heading out from Oregon and picking up our Oliver on the 14th and after spending the night at the plant, will head out the next day to the rally. Really looking forward to meeting other owners. For those who have been to a previous rally, do you know if there is internet/wi-fi available? I'm not sure how our Sprint plan will work and we'll want to figure out which route we'll want to take back to the West Coast after the rally is over.
  2. For those shopping, if you're interested, there's an article on passenger-side crash tests. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/some-pickup-trucks-perform-poorly-in-recent-crash-tests-2019-03-21 "Several pickup trucks sold in the U.S. performed poorly in a passenger-side crash test, with an influential safety group saying the vehicle style as a whole “has a lot of work to do.” Nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the research arm of the insurance industry, said Thursday it recently put pickups through a passenger-side small overlap front test, and that most struggled to maintain their structure. Two trucks, Ford Motor Co.’s F, -1.61% F-150, the No. 1 best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for decades, and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. 7201, +0.62% Titan earned a good rating. The two join Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s FCAU, -3.33% Dodge Ram 1500, which earned a good rating in the test late last year. See also: Used cars are selling at fast clip as ‘overstretched’ buyers are priced out of new cars Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s 7267, -1.17% Ridgeline was the only pickup to qualify for the IIHS’s top safety pick award. That was thanks to its good-rated headlights, which the other models lack, and superior-rated front crash prevention, but it qualifies only when equipped with those features, the IIHS said."
  3. Specs can be found on this site http://olivertraveltrailers.com/travel-trailers/legacy-elite/specifications/
  4. My husband and I will be leaving Southern Oregon to pick up our Ollie in early May. We are native West Coasters who have only flown east, never driven. There are several routes to get to the Oliver Plant but I was warned that the northern route may pose difficult due to weather. Any suggestions? We don't care about site-seeing on the way there, hoping to get there in 5...... 6 days max. We're older but we share driving, stop every 2 hours and only drive a max of 6-9 hours per day not counting stops. We'll be attending the rally and then take our time getting home. Would appreciate hearing from those who have travelled to pick up their Ollie from the West Coast during the time of year when snow is still hanging around the mountains and passes.
  5. I didn't mean to highjack cptdondo's thread but I also didn't want to begin a new one. I appreciate the feedback received regarding our Ram 1500. Good thoughts and suggestions, thanks everyone!?
  6. I'm reading this thread and I'm actually a bit nervous about picking up our 2019 Ollie in May. We have 2017 Ram 1500 with the 5.7 Hemi engine. 4x4 crew cab with the 6'.4" bed. Towing is 9830, tongue weight maxes out at 1100 lbs. Payload max is 1450 and we have a fiberglass shell thing (I'm female, don't know what it's called, LOL). 3.92 rear end/axle ratio. Gross cargo weight rating is 15,950. This info is from the spec sheet for the truck. Is this light duty truck possibly not up to the task of pulling an Elite II with most options including the box in front with a small Honda generator. I don't know that my husband will have much sense of humor about buying a new tow vehicle, he was under the impression that the truck would be more than adequate. Our priorities are safety first, and I'm now concerned. I would appreciate some input on our tow vehicle. Thanks!
  7. Thanks! We'll be picking up our trailer in May, I'll contact you soon to place an order.
  8. Nice work. Is it difficult to remove the cutting board from the sink? It appears to sit flush with the sink.......
  9. We're picking up our new Oliver from the factory on May 14th and will then head to the rally. Our first time in this part of the country! We were assigned a space in the 'E' section, near the water. I spied some Oliver trailers scattered there on the G&J Roaming & Rolling You Tube Video. Skip ahead to the 9+ minute mark to see the flyover of the area taken at last years rally.
  10. We'll be driving through Florence next weekend on our way to Yachats, then to Astoria for 3 nights. Hotels this trip, next year we'll take the Oliver! We like Fort Steven's State Park, have you stayed there in your Ollie?
  11. We've been lurking for a year and finally pulled the trigger on an Elite II. We decided to delay pickup until May 14th so we can travel in better weather and then continue on to the rally at Lake Guntersville in May. We've made our reservations for the rally and are really looking forward to meeting everyone. What a perfect shake down trip! If we get confused about something, we'll be surrounded by Ollie Veterans ? We're really looking forward to boondocking and doing a different type of trailering that we've done in years past. LOTS to learn, but hey..... you're never too old to learn new tricks right? ~ Steph and Steve Kimball from Jacksonville, OREGON
  12. Thanks Sherry, Hope you're right :-) Steph
  13. We are considering the purchase of a 2019 Elite II. I'm not thrilled with the fact that they'll be using a vinyl awning (not Sunbrella/Weaved Fabric) and don't know if the housing will be vinyl or metal. I'm hoping to learn more soon. Wouldn't mind the convection/microwave upgrade. When I search the fridges on Norcold's site, I can only find models with a light wood facia. Lot's of questions for Oliver, LOL
  14. I have these same questions, hoping that Oliver will provide details soon.
  15. Thanks guys for the input! Bill: The dimmer switch is a great idea, I'm thinking "ambience"! John: Wow, LOVE this option of a storage shelf behind the propane bottles with side access doors!!
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