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Old 02-25-2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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Something other than AS

I've been lurking here a few years. I thought long and hard about getting an Airstream, but in the end, settled on something different.

I decided to go with an Oliver Legacy Elite II. I needed a very durable trailer to use in extremely cold weather as lodgings near jobsites I work at. My monster 5th wheel trailer was just not cutting it.

This probably has zero appeal for most of you, but if your curious, and maybe get some ideas for mods on your existing trailers, then please look over my lengthy review on my blog. I warn you it's long with over 80 pictures, so I didn't want to pollute airforums with all that.

Wincrasher's Travels: My New 2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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Interesting post. Airstreams are not for everyone.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #3
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Airstream would do well to incorporate some of those ideas....
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I'm impressed. The Oliver has a quite a few features that should be included in Airstreams. I particularly like the cell phone and wifi range extenders. These Olivers even have powered leveling units just like a big moho. Looking at all of the pictures, the fit and finish at least equals Airstream.

I hope thta this company does very well.

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Old 02-25-2015, 12:22 PM   #5
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Don't think he even mentioned that is has a top of the line 3 or maybe 4 stage converter. The Oliver Legacy Elite II is a very nice unit.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:36 PM   #6
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Did you also look at Bigfoot? Same price range, fiberglass with dual pane windows but don't offer all the electronic goodies like the Oliver but wider and a little heavier.

Looked at your site. Nice photos showing all the features. Thanks for sharing

I hope you enjoy it.

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Man! Slick camper. Like others on here, I hope that Airstream pays attention. They did so many things so right on this little camper. How long and wide is it?

-Red, lusting over fiberglass??? Inconceivable...
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yea, we need cell phone booster and wifi ranger, wish it was an option offered by airstream
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Beautiful trailer. Glad to know that Olivers are again being made. There are quite a few Oliver lovers out there.
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Man! Slick camper. Like others on here, I hope that Airstream pays attention. They did so many things so right on this little camper. How long and wide is it?

-Red, lusting over fiberglass??? Inconceivable...
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As a former Casita owner I used to say, "I wish Casita made a larger trailer" but Oliver wasn't around when we decided to switch.

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Prior to trading for our 2015 Sport 16 we were ready to put a deposit on a new Oliver, although the smaller 18 footer. The Oliver is a fantastic TT and in my opinion the best molded fiberglass TT built today. In short the front window on the AS was the deciding factor for us. We decided we would rather look out the front window than look at the bathroom and closet doors in the Oliver. Of course with the Oliver no worries about wood floor rot. Every decision in life seems to involve some compromise. Oh well, probably for the best.
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Prior to trading for our 2015 Sport 16 we were ready to put a deposit on a new Oliver, although the smaller 18 footer. The Oliver is a fantastic TT and in my opinion the best molded fiberglass TT built today. In short the front window on the AS was the deciding factor for us. We decided we would rather look out the front window than look at the bathroom and closet doors in the Oliver. Of course with the Oliver no worries about wood floor rot. Every decision in life seems to involve some compromise. Oh well, probably for the best.
And no worries about filiform corrosion.
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I've been lurking here a few years. I thought long and hard about getting an Airstream, but in the end, settled on something different.

I decided to go with an Oliver Legacy Elite II. I needed a very durable trailer to use in extremely cold weather as lodgings near jobsites I work at. My monster 5th wheel trailer was just not cutting it.
I have their literature and price lists and am curious. Can you negotiate price or is what you see what you pay?
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