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Old 06-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #15
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Good sized wet bath. What's up with the telescoping toungue?
I was reading the specs, it says it has "powered brakes". Maybe the "powered brakes" are surge brakes. If so, it would explain the tongue. It would also aggravate any sway, as the tongue will slop around a bit.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:51 PM   #16
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Can I get it in Orange?
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:08 PM   #17
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Yeah but the Oliver was a GOOD tractor!
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #18
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Yeah but the Oliver was a GOOD tractor!
But it doesn't look much like the trailer... Wonder what sway control should be used to tow the Oliver trailer with the Oliver tractor?
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:14 PM   #19
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Wow, you got to admit, the red paint looks good. Although it mae me think of a Coke cooler when I first glanced at it...

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You be the judge.
I got my June, 2K8 issue of RVBusiness magazine and, on page 16, featured this introduction article of: Oliver Trailers Targets Fuel-Conscious Buyer.
WOW, talk about look-alike..My old 64 GT would love to look this nice`
Here's a link to the website and, company's info.
Copy of Campers Vegas 021 | Oliver Travel Trailers
I have to admit the long list of standard options and, the aluminum frame got my attention~
But, at 2600lbs and, $19,500 full retail..(read those "retail" numbers!) seemed hard to beat.
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Oliver Legacy Classic - Standard Features | Oliver Travel Trailers
Forgive me Wally...
BTW, They're also offered in white and dark blue as well as this red color..
now, where did I leave my sunglasses??
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:15 AM   #20
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Couldn`t they have came up with a better name,sounds like a tractor to me.
It sound like an industrial tool to me. Oliver was one of the finest pieces if machinery back in the day. many woodworking shops still use them daily.
You can have that trailer, too much plastic for me. I do like the stripper pole.
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:34 AM   #21
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Way too much plastic for me (including the inside). I will keep my old girl
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:29 AM   #22
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Thumbs up My thoughts..

Interesting, it seems (correct me if I am wrong) as if no one picked up on the aluminum frame. Sure it's plastic(yuck) but..I am looking at it from outside the A/S box. Picking it apart for ideas that could be added to the A/S concept.
I like the running night lights along the edge. Anyone else find anything that caught your eyes that you thought might be nice to have in your unit?
How abt that 3 way frig?..
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:39 AM   #23
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Terry, The specs also say you need an electronic brake controller for the tow vehicle, so the brakes must be electric, not surge. The tongue extention is to adjust the hitch weight. Also, it would be handy to allow a little more distance between the tow vehicle and trailer jack. A couple of my trailers have been too close-coupled and I could not open the tailgate of the pickup. This appears to be a well-thought-out trailer. The interior would probably be more inviting with an off-white, less glossy finish. I like the 3-point leveling system. Looks like you could use the leveling jacks to change tires, too. Darol
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:05 AM   #24
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I like the dump valve area with the faucet! However, It is a bit much molded plastic on the inside. Probably easy to clean but lacking in visual interest. Although the stripper pole adds its own kind of "interest." Something about it reminds me of the inside of a boat. I don't see any access panels to get behind things if you needed to repair anything- I bet you have to take it to a dealer for any repairs. Cool- but I will stick to vintage aluminum!
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Can I get it in Orange?
Yes, but I think they call it a Kubota.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:52 PM   #27
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so if the plastic in vintage airstreams cracks so frequently, how do you think all that plastic will? I know plastics have advanced in the past years, but I am doubtful of the longevity.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:33 PM   #28
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Most of the "plastic" that cracked in older Airstreams was vacuum formed ABS plastic. The fiberglas components such as the Caravel shower pans, Safari and Tradewind tubs, and most shower stalls were quite durable and if they were not abused are still in good shape. The ABS was prone to untraviolet deterioration which caused discoloring and cracking due to the butyl ("B" in ABS) migrating out leaving the acrylic("A") and styrene ("S") which are by nature quite brittle. ABS plastics of the 60's and 70's had outdoor rating of 3 to 5 years depending on exposure. Interior parts lasted much longer. Today's fiberglass is much more durable than that of the 60's and 70's as is noted at any marina. Of course it still takes some maintenance if left outdoors. Most of us who take good care of our Airstreams (like inside storage and waxing) should not be afraid of fiberglass. I'm certainly not rushing out to buy an Oliver, but I've sent for their information and will study it carefully. Compared to the Airstream 17' Safari Sport, price alone makes the Oliver something to think about. Darol
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