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Old 10-12-2016, 10:16 AM   #15
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I find a lot to like in the Oliver. The double hull fiberglass would be a better insulated trailer, and fiberglass is far easier to maintain and repair than aluminum. I've owned both a Casita as well as a sailing yacht, and prefer fiberglass for strength and durability. Design wise, Airstream could take a lesson from the 23' Oliver in providing both a front generator platform and a rear receiver hitch. Were I buying today, I would likely choose the Oliver over my 23' Airstream.

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Old 10-12-2016, 10:34 AM   #16
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If we liked our Casita 17' enough we'd probably switched to an Oliver fully loaded but we decided to move on to Airstream. Just wanted to get away from a wet bath and prefer the space and separate bedroom.

For a solo person an Oliver would be a great choice. I'd probably set it up similar to this reviewer's Oliver

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Old 10-12-2016, 12:02 PM   #17
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if they made a 25' model with a lot more windows I'd be interested in the Olivers. They have some great features and I really dig the fiberglass construction, but the small windows wouldn't work for me. I spend 8 hours a day in my trailer working, and I need some BIG windows to look outside.
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Old 11-18-2016, 07:31 PM   #18
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We were looking at Airstreams (reason I joined this forum) and Olivers. I like aluminum aircraft, so always liked polished Airstreams and beautiful Airstream interiors, too.

We went on a Oliver factory tour in TN last May and headed to MO the same afternoon where a used 2015 Elite II was for sale. The couple selling the Ollie said we could camp on their farm a few days in the Ollie with full hook-ups to see if we liked it. Purchased the Ollie the next morning and headed home with it that afternoon.

My Wife and I really like our 23.5' 2015 Oliver Elite II Hull # 75. It's just the two of us, so the twin bed model works well for us.

Our Ollie weighs in around 4950 pounds with 450 pound tongue weight, empty water tanks. It's equipped with 5200 pound capacity Dexter axles and LT225/75R/16 BF Goodrich radial tires, Oliver now installs Michelin LT 16" radial tires as a standard. I installed Dexter EZ Flex system with wet pins and bronze bushings, that's now optional on Elite II Ollies possibly becoming standard.

We have much interest in the Ollie wherever we camp and while stopped at rest areas or gas stations. We tow the Ollie with a 2016 Toyota 5.7L 4X4 Tundra and get from 13 to 14MPG in the Eastern US at speeds from 60 to 65MPH.

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Old 11-18-2016, 07:47 PM   #19
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JUST camped with a couple who were on their first trip with their Oliver II. Unit #139. They were not happy. A litany of problems. They were talking directly with Mr. Oliver to get resolution.
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Sorry to hear about your friend's problems.

I'm confident Mr. Oliver will take care of their problems. Oliver will work through other dealers if the unit cannot be taken back to the factory, too.

The warranty is for the original owner for one year. When we purchased our Ollie used, it was out of warranty, but we took it in for repair at Oliver, and Oliver fixed the issue under warranty.

Hope their issues are resolved quickly!
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:27 PM   #21
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JUST camped with a couple who were on their first trip with their Oliver II. Unit #139. They were not happy. A litany of problems. They were talking directly with Mr. Oliver to get resolution.
This is surprising. We have Hull #135 and picked up in May around the same time #139 was ready. We've got over 7,000 miles and 60 nights on ours with no problems. Oliver quality is top notch. Several times I've texted and emailed the factory with questions and received a written or verbal response within a day.

We looked at Airstreams for several years. Still like them, a lot. We went with Oliver after a factory tour and being exposed to the quality, features, customer focus and family feeling. It's been a good fit for us and have no regrets.
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:52 PM   #22
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I believe Airstream and Oliver are great travel trailers.

Here's a couple Elite II interior shots taken a few minutes ago:



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Old 11-18-2016, 09:45 PM   #23
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It is indeed a nice trailer. We'd love to talk to Mr. Oliver when they build one with a real bedroom. The existing floor plan, which does not have a permanent bed, is a deal-breaker for us. More windows would be nice as well.
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:12 PM   #24
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If it wasn't so homely I think more people might be interested.

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Old 11-18-2016, 10:14 PM   #25
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Exactly! !!! Tried to talk my son into the elite ll. Where do four people sleep. My family of 5 was comfortable in a 22' prowler. ...until 2 kids got really long, and we still made it work. No more than 3 can sleep in this thing.
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Old 11-19-2016, 08:15 AM   #26
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Both Oliver models are best for only two. We have the twin bed model and the beds are permanent. It's efficient and comfortable. There's only so much you can do with an 18'X7' fiberglass shell! If we weren't empty nesters it wouldn't work.
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Not really into the Clorox bottle interior look. Reminds me too much of some of the production fiberglass boats.
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Not into the all white look too but regarding Airstream we are not into the all aluminum interior walls/ceilings of later model Airstreams either after owning our 2008 Classic for almost 4 years now.

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