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MrBig1 last won the day on December 23 2017

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  1. First of all let me state that this year didn't go exactly as planned. What we intended to be an extended visit to our home state of 6 weeks ended up being 6 months mainly due to unforeseen doctor visits. That being said, the year was split half and half driveway surfing and camping on government lands. For staying on government lands and us being over the age of 62 we have the Senior Pass America the Beautiful. This pass gives a 50% price break while staying in the multitude of government controlled lands. Check it out online, well worth the $80 price. I can't answer your question specifically because I didn't keep records but the most I spent per night was $12 and the least I spent was $2.50. Free is an option on BLM land but you don't need a pass for that. All of these places offered no hookups. Dry camps all with potable water at some local point. For water I carry an additional 50gal in my truck bed and go into camp with my fresh tank full. This year I don't plan on getting blind sided and stuck in the home state. I hope I've learned from past mistakes. Learn something new all the time.
  2. This pic just taken looking out my front door. I guess it ain't quite done with me. lol The second pic is from yesterday, same view. Things change quickly here.
  3. My wife and I have lived and traveled in our LE2 since delivery May 2nd 2018. It's been great.
  4. I'm really glad I found this post. I've been running factory 80psi for a year now. Last year the bathroom door mirror broke. This year the power head came loose on the street side stabilizer. I don't have a TPMS installed yet so I'm going to drop to 60psi. I run a little heavy since I have my fresh water tank full before I hit the road. I have always made it a point to adjust my side mirrors so that I can see my trailer tires, check tire pressure each day cold and check tire temp with infrared handheld at fuel stops. When I change tires, I'll have a monitoring system installed.
  5. Point taken Overland. lol I'm sure that some other name will come to mind. Regardless, this shakedown has really impressed me. I used to take Olivers claim to 4 season camping with a grain of salt but now I can hit my "I believe" button. This unit is a great platform for full timing as a couple as long as you adopt a minimalist mindset and lifestyle.
  6. After a year in my Oliver I wouldn't change a thing.
  7. After a year of living in our Oliver, I'm really glad I chose the solar option. We strictly boondock so having quiet power is very desirable for us. Don't get me wrong I also have a 2000W Honda genset. It is mandatory for us to have A/C power because my wife needs a CPap to sleep well. Based on last years experience I purchased an additional Zamp 160W suitcase unit. Sometimes a little more solar capacity would have been nice. That should eliminate the use of the Honda except for extended periods of foul weather.
  8. Well this concludes the test of my Olivers cold weather trial. Based on how she performed I hear by dub her Snowball. Snowball kept us warm and dry, nothing froze up or broke. Who could ask for more from a machine like this? BTW, If I've hijacked someone else's name for their Oliver we'll work something out. Thanks.
  9. I posted some pics in another thread but will repost them here. Heaton Bay CG outside Frisco CO after a late spring severe snow storm.
  10. Thanks Bill. We have a small usb powered fan. I'll use that next time rather than opening up the camper a 30degF. lol
  11. My Propane/CO monitor went off indicating Propane for no apparent reason last night. Smelled nothing. Aired out the cabin, fault cleared, no more faults since. IDK
  12. John, I checked the specs on the Zamp website and found no amperage capacity mentioned. My solar suitcase came with a port compatible connector and has an in line 30 amp fuse. The port is equipped with 10awg wire pigtails so I believe it should have a max ampacity of 30 amps if I remember my code correctly. I installed the 15amp fuse just in case Oliver used smaller wires after the pigtail. I have a call in to Jason just to make sure I'm not missing something obvious. It didn't make sense to me to fuse 10awg wire at 10amp when my Uglies Pocket Reference says it can handle 30amp with even the lowest rated insulation.
  13. John nothing looks the same now. As the day went on the temps went up and most of the show melted. I guess in Colorado if the snow stays it has to be really cold.
  14. Thank you Townesw for starting this post. My Chevy 2500 could stand one of these. I suppose they can be made in different lengths. I have a toolbox/60gal fuel tank in my bed. I also carry 50gal of fresh water with me so knowing that these drawers can support a load is very important to me. Additional storage is a plus.
  15. Just a couple more pics to share. As I said solar doesn't do much good, lol. And makeshift generator shelter.
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