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  1. Going down to pick up my trailer from the axle place and take it to Hohenwald for fiberglass work. The axles were orginally ordered but didn't meet spec, so a new set had to be ordered....we'll see how see she looks. I think it sits up a couple inches higher now, due to the axles which were available from Dexter...The tested it, says it pulls very nicely...they're a little heavier, so might be a touch different. Have DeWalt Torque wrench and assorted sockets/extensions. Think I'll be set-up nicely. Probably crash in the OTT at the office, and turn it in early Tuesday AM. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully, get some Fall camping done. Vector
  2. https://www.ruralking.com/dewalt-1-2-in-torque-wrench-dwmt75462?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=shopping&utm_content=24460292&gclid=CjwKEAjw__fnBRCNpvH8iqy4xl4SJAC4XERPuNvj_4ZjzB2KOLnYuwcf37qVCmmsh0Lpy0foavdwthoC1Wzw_wcB Saw that Dewalt tools now offers a 1/2 inch drive torque wrench...looks pretty good. around $100. v/r, Vector
  3. There are some good size people who actually do that..w/ a dog. I don't, but everyone has their own space needs. For example, I could only do it, if I played 2 or 3 rounds of golf a week..:) Everybody is different brother.
  4. Now that's interesting, i just bought 4 AGMs from OTT to replace my kaput ones...so if i buy a suitcase solar panel (i already have the mounted ones) maybe I can get those off of the taxes...hmm...Great Idea., thanks. https://news.energysage.com/congress-extends-the-solar-tax-credit/
  5. Great information. Three things: Like Overland alluded, you can mount them in any physical position, since they will not "leak." They also do not off-gas, so you could conceivable mount them in the basement or in an otherwise unorthodox location, presuming your wiring had good pathways. I've also researched them, and hope that competition and a more evolved product life-cycle (no pun intended) will bring about some price decreases. v/r, Vector
  6. Everything looks to be going well. Going to have a local semi-truck axle, trailer outfit fix the axles and, just like you suggest, it is most likely going back to Oliver to be gone over. Jason and the Oliver crew have been good in this matter, just a bit delayed insurance (normal) and being occupied by the rally, which is just a timing thing. I look forward to it being back to mint condition and am glad that it looks like Oliver will do the fiberglass work and check over any other work. Appreciate all the good advice from everyone.
  7. Fellow Oliver Owners: Interested in camping outside Yellowstone at the Yellowstone Edge RV Park? It's a premium park, 30 miles outside Yellowstone NP on the Yellowstone River. There is an open spot from 30 May to 6 June if you call pretty quick. I booked these about 11 months ago, so it may be a good opportunity for ya'all. Due to the left two wheels flying off my Ollie and subsequent repairs, etc., the trailer won't be repaired for a few weeks, minimum. So, this lovely RV park, comes highly recommended from my awesome Aunt Linda, has openings. One closed door may open some camping opportunities for one of ya'all. I have cancelled my reservation 30 minutes ago and got a partial refund, so i'm just offering this up, as camping around Yellowstone this quickly, at such a nice RV park is kinda rare. The opening may fill up quickly, I don't know. They have full hook-ups and super nice bathrooms and laundry. Cool, thanks, Lanham
  8. Bill, thanks for the post. Do you have the Dexter Part # for the 5200# axle? If i have axle damage, I may go ahead and upgrade to the 5200. The braking power of the 5200 seems like an attractive element of that set-up. You pretty happy with the 5200s? thanks kindly, Vector/Lanham
  9. Well, my situation 'is this: I was exactly 200 miles away from the Oliver facility in Hohenwald, between Jackson and Cape Girardeau, Missouri when the event transpired. One hub''s lug bolts sheered off (possible over tightening), I think this wheel came off first., I felt a jolt here, and that makes sense. ~1 to 4 miles later, the other hub's lug bolts appeared to have not been tightened or loosened up possibly, and those lug nuts came off lug bolts, followed by the wheel at 70mph on I-55. I thought i hit a pot hole, but further thought, I think it was highly probable that that was a wheel that came off (the sheered bolts), because i recovered the single wheel that appears to have had the lug nuts work their way off (as has been analyzed by a few mechanics already). I've never lost a wheel before. I am very happy that no one was hurt, and that I calmly and brought the trailer to a stop on the far edge of the shoulder without any additional damage to the trailer or another vehicle (the hitch performed very well), since the left wheels were off, it could have been potentially pulled (it was leaning left). The Mo State Trooper gave me an adaboy for how i' parked it square on the shoulder's edge..which was nice. The tow truck did a good job of minimizing damage as they put it on the flatbed..which had to be done. it's currently in storage on a lot in that area. I want to get this resolved one way or another very quickly. I have an upcoming vacation and i have a lot of deadlines at work in the next couple weeks. Hopefully, it will go smoothly, but if not I'll deal with it best I can. I appreciate all of the positive and insightful comments ya'all have made here. I enjoy being a part of the Oliver Community and enjoy this Forum as well as the FB page. Thank you. Vector.
  10. Thanks Raspy. It'll work out one way or another...just want to go camping w/ the family really.
  11. Hey Raspy, the tires on mine (from the factory) were Correction BF Goodrich, just FYI.
  12. No, I didn't re-check the torques..50 miles from Hohenwald, was just coming home (about a 5.5 to 6 hour drive). It happened on a good interstate, I-55 at the ~111 mile marker,between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Mizzoura. I am trying to figure out why I shouldn't get steel wheels right now..they may not be as pretty, but they may be safer...I think they're safer.
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