December 2012 Update: This trailer is now sold.. but we’ll leave the listing up for anyone curious about an Oliver. The video below gives a great tour of one! If you’re in the market for an Oliver (or have one to sell) – let us know. Because we used to full time in one ourselves, our blog ranks pretty high for the keywords, and we enjoy helping these awesome trailers get into appreciative homes.
Some friends of ours we met in Oliver Travel Trailer community have decided they are open to selling their 17′ Oliver and are looking for the right new home for it – and we’ve offered to help them. They just simply aren’t using it as often as they’d like, so it mostly sits still in their driveway – it deserves to be out having more fun!
Oliver’s themselves are pretty rare – only 45 of them were ever made from 2007-2009 before Oliver went on indefinite hiatus (and last we checked, there’s no signs of them picking the trailer line back up – but they are still in business making high-end bathtubs and mobile home foundations, and provide support for the trailers!).
But this Oliver is even more unique – it has 270 watts of solar on the roof, plus the satellite TV, vent fan and air conditioner. And not to mention, it’s in pristine condition considering they’ve hardly ever used it.
This is a fantastic, high end trailer optimized for going places most other RVs simply can’t!
Here’s a list of the upgraded features this particular trailer has:
- 15″ Aluminum wheels
- 5000lb, quad shocks, 4″ raised axle (great for off-roading and you won’t need a sway bar!)
- LED interior lights
- 13,500 BTU air conditioner
- Kingdome Satellite TV Dish
- Added shelves and lights in the closet (that turn on and of automatically with the door)
- Custom carpet kit (easily removable – vinyl tile underneath)
- Remote propane changeover indicator
- 270W of solar with MPPT solar charge controller (that’s 70W MORE solar than we had!)
- 2000W Sine Wave Inverter/Charger
- 2 135AH 12V AGM Batteries (270AH total at 12V), on a slide out tray
- 3 Electric stabilizing jacks, rated at 3000 lbs each (strong enough to lift and change the tires)
- Retractable 30 amp power cord
And here are some of the impressive standard features that came with the 2007 Legacy Elite model:
- 32.5 Gal. Fresh Water Tank
- 35.5 Gal. Grey Water Tank
- 18.5 Gal. Black Water Tank
- Dry weight: 2400 lbs (as advertised by Oliver originally.. this one is heavier due to all the options)
- Seating for 6 or sleeping for 3 (both dinettes convert to beds – a single and a full size)
- Self Igniting Hot Water Heater (6 Gal): Propane or AC power
- Electric Water Pump 45PSI / 2.8 GPM
- City Water Direct & Fresh Water Fill External Hook-Ups
- SMEV Flush Mount 2 Burner Stovetop: Lid closes flat over the burners to provide for extra counter area.
- 4.0 Cubic Ft. 3-Way Refrigerator (12V, 110V, Propane)
- Convection microwave oven
- Day/night shades
- 10′ Awning
- 15′ LCD screen with Jensen DVD entertainment & audio system (speakers throughout trailer)
- Exterior ground LED lighting
- Full size spare tire
- (Note: this unit does not have dual pane windows, which became standard later. These are fairly easy and inexpensive to switch out however.)
Oliver Travel Trailers were made to exacting standards, and every thing was well thought out. The trailers were the dream of the Oliver brothers to be their ultimate camping trailer, and they invested far more into each of these trailers then they ever sold one for. Most trailers was custom made for their owner, and no two are alike.
The construction is dual-hull gel coated fiberglass – there is NO WOOD and NO STAPLES providing lots of insulation, and no pressboard chemical off-gassing (perfect for those with allergies). These campers are great for extreme temperature situations. All of the furniture is molded into the design, so no rivets or attachment points to leak later. The frame is all aluminum 2″ x 5″ box tube, custom made by Oliver with a telescoping cast iron Bulldog coupler hitch. And most of the fittings and appointments are marine grade (not RV).
Oliver truly built these trailers to ‘last a lifetime’. We full timed in ours for nearly 3 years, and it still looked brand new the day we delivered it to the new owner.
Here’s a current video tour of their Oliver showing off all the features:
Finding a value on an Oliver is a tricky endeavor – and really comes down to how motivated the seller is and how much the buyer values the uniqueness. There have been a few sales of basic models (without solar and upgrades) that have been well-traveled that have been in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
However, there have been a couple used upgraded Oliver trailers with similar specs (including the solar) that have sold over the years, and they have sold for more than list price new. When Oliver quit making the trailers, a brand new trailer spec’d out like this one would have been $41,500.
NOTE – This trailer is sold as of December 2012, and sold for its full asking price.
Disclaimer: We have nothing to gain in this sale, other than good-will in making a match for this trailer. As we full-timed in an Oliver and blogged about it, we are simply using our Google ranking to help our friends sell their trailer. These are good friends of ours, and we have personally seen this particular trailer many times during our visits with them. The pictures and video tour were taken in June 2012.