There is a shock absorber for each leaf spring attached in the 2019 Oliver Elite II.
This is a corrections from: "The Oliver has Dexter Leaf Springs with 5 Leafs to the Spring Set. Between the Leaf Sprung Axles are some independent moving heavy duty hardware that acts like Independent Suspension with a Large Rubber 'dampner' as the shock absorber? No shocks."
Yep... they, the shocks. FOUR appeared over night, I am sure. We were out for a week, Off the Grid Boondocking at 7800 feet in New Mexico. Lows in the 12 to 15 degree F and upper 60's after Sunrise. Lots of bed covers and no complaints.
The Shocks had no adverse effect to the furnace operation. Good news?
Yet.... working on it.
(Dog water bowl froze solid, outside the trailer, three days. The fourth day... only surface ice. A bit better insulated than an Airstream, but a better delivery system, quiet and has a quirky thermostat setting like the 27 FBQ International and 25 the foot International.) Melted after Sunrise, low humidity, short sleeve days until Sunset... and ohhhh weeee. No humidity. No frost, I may add.
The Oliver Leaf Springs did not shake the interior cabinet doors apart, or any hardware. The seat cushions were on the floor. Weigh about one to two pounds... I could manage to pick them up, by myself of course, and put them where they belonged.
I DID NOT ask Nancy to try a ride... inside the Oliver, yet. I was thinking about it... but then again, figure we would do the interior cushion test. It failed. But was expected. She may have a place for me to visit, or go to, If I did ask.
This was a full week camping and further back into the mountains than a 27 foot Airstream, could manage. Although I could have, but we travel with only One Trailer at a time. Not like jewelry where multiple rings work out fine. No complaint there.
Nothing fell apart or missing. Nothing split, cracked, come loose or was discovered in a place that was not the original assembled location. I have had Airstream curved sink doors in places they were NOT ORIGINALLY ATTACHED... often. Fixed that with Piano Hinges and no more of that happening.
My opinion is rather worthless, but Leaf Springs I prefer. My F350 has stiff Leaf Springs, the rivet popper blamer's claim to be the source of that problem. Rides very well. Better than a School Bus, for sure. Better than Nancy riding inside the 25 foot International.... First hand account. Rivets are not 100%. Maybe closer to 97%, but usually failing in the worst possible places.
I may start a "Comparing SOB''s to our Airstreams" for comparisons to support everyone's opinion, that may also be wrong..., but what the Hell?
The Oliver II DOES NOT SUCK DUST LIKE AN AIRSTREAM. (My first Grrrrrr Airstream comment.) Although after 3 years tweaking the 2019 27FBQ International... the 'sucking dust' may have been taken care of. Lots of Gorilla Tape, cleaning surfaces for solid adhesion and using what little of a Human Bean Brain, left after three Airstreams.
We plan to go Airstream Dust Sucking shortly. Maybe wait for temperatures to moderate, but know of many dust sucking places in Wyoming to visit.
I am confident, after a number of Gorilla Black wide and very side tape, applied throughout the fender wells and other areas of severe... dust sucking. Airstream are NOT Air tight. They sink in a lake... I suppose, too.
The 2019 Oliver is a keeper... like the 2019 27FBQ International. But... all I need is some excuse, like stubbing my toe on entering the steps into the Trailer... and that sucker is going to be listed For Sale.
If this does not inspire you to Do a SOB THREAD... it should. I am a Neanderthal and not a Politician or Selling Trailers.