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Old 10-14-2016, 12:29 PM   #91
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I'm the owner of the Oliver Elite II that was the subject of the photos at the beginning of this thread. I contacted Oliver Travel Trailers and received some information that may be helpful. The photos show 30 lb. propane tanks. The trailer was designed for 20 lb. tanks. The larger tanks created the clearance issue. Oliver no longer uses the sliding door on the Elite--they use the same type of drop-down door that is in the Elite II. The bigger drawer in the Elite was designed to fit a trash can inside. The used Elite that was the subject of the post was one of the first few built and Oliver has made significant changes over the years. I've not experienced any sweating in my Elite II. Oliver says they haven't seen any sweating in any of the newer models (this may mean that it was a problem in the past--I don't know). I visit the Oliver forum multiple times per week and the forum participants typically write very positive posts about their campers. Of course, there are always suggestions for improvement and based upon the changes Oliver makes each new model year, it's obvious that Oliver pays close attention to the comments on the forum.
The first thing that caught my eye was the overall condition of the trailer . The tanks why would that be ok to keep damaging your trailer and not do something about it . We saw a 2009 ,the 23 ft and it was a beauty and they were still happy . They also had good things to say about the manufacturer and how they were taken care of . Maybe some of this has to do with the owner of the trailer . I believe they said the owner of the company was a previous boat builder . We wouldn't hesitate to own a Oliver if we didn't have our trailer already . Pat
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:33 PM   #92
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The video could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported: http://videos.oogala.com/show_video....zsPmHg%2B7xJzb
this is the error message I receive
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:38 PM   #93
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The video could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported: http://videos.oogala.com/show_video....zsPmHg%2B7xJzb
this is the error message I receive
I just clicked it again and can view it. Perhaps Flash isn't supported on your equipment?
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:48 PM   #94
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Video works for me on my Mac.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:16 PM   #95
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I'm guessing that the used Oliver owner wasn't really looking after his trailer (good point about the propane tank damage going unprepared). The design issues with the sewer connection and the kitchen drawer were pretty clearly not his fault. I guess owners of this earlier model learned to live with the issues. From the responses on this forum Oliver seems to have done much better with their newer models.

As to the video, I am surprised at the varied success at viewing it. I have uploaded other video in the past without problems, but this video came from my iPhone and might have a slightly different video codec that screws up the website video processing. The videos are fine on my iMac, but when I upload to the forum I get the same error as others reported. That is why I tried reloading it as MP4 format. It is interesting that baglo can view it on his Mac and others on PCs. Video codecs are complicated and often give me grief when incorporating various video sources into my presentation videos.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:14 PM   #96
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I reset my security settings for Safari and was able to watch it, impressive water flow.....
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:26 PM   #97
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What security settings did you change in Safari?
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:34 PM   #98
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I have a love-hate relationship with the sewer connection. I love the fact that it is hidden away in the bumper compartment. All the stuff for dumping the black and grey tanks (other than the valves) are in the bumper compartment. I had Oliver weld a divider in the compartment so I can keep my hose that I use only for tank and sewer hose cleaning separated from the slinky. I hate the fact that it's difficult to hook the sewer hose up to the connection that is recessed in the compartment and is not convenient because of the tight space. I've learned that many Oliver owners address this by keeping the sewer hose attached and capped. I don't know if I like this solution because even though I flush my black tank by filling it twice with fresh water, I like to hose out the sewer hose too each time I dump.
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Before I found Escape I took a trip out to Tennessee to go through the Oliver factory. Great trailers, well made with an obvious pride in workmanship. However, shortly after I got back home I came across Escape. And after reading about the Escapes, workmanship and figuring out they're a good deal I waited a year and ordered one for a March delivery. Can't wait.
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What security settings did you change in Safari?
enable java script, allow WebGL, allow plug ins.
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