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Old 10-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #15
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You can take Wikipedia for what it's worth but regarding the Magnuson-Moss act it states, among other things, "However, the warrantor may require consumers to return a defective item to its place of purchase for repair." Also, "A consumer who has been injured by the noncompliance of a supplier may bring an action in federal court if the amount in controversy is over $25,000..." I would think that this situation doesn't rise to that level, but then, I'm not a lawyer nor do I play one on television.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:21 PM   #16
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Well a quick google reveals that NC does have a The Lemon Law which does cover RV purchases as well. Who knows the way the complaints are flowing in here re PL someone might get themselves a new trailer under the Lemon Law before its all said and done

Re not being as well protected a those to the North - doubt it suspect you as we have to, just do a bit of digging/homework to find the laws/regulations that protect you.
This has been fun Carol, but I do not have any complaints about our ParkLiner. Then again we've only had it less than two weeks, and about all I've done so far is winterize it! I'll get more familiar with it this weekend, but next year will be the test. Our first long trip will be to the ParkLiner facility anyways.

Deryk seems to be the one with the most issues with the company.

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:23 PM   #17
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You can take Wikipedia for what it's worth but regarding the Magnuson-Moss act it states, among other things, "However, the warrantor may require consumers to return a defective item to its place of purchase for repair." Also, "A consumer who has been injured by the noncompliance of a supplier may bring an action in federal court if the amount in controversy is over $25,000..." I would think that this situation doesn't rise to that level, but then, I'm not a lawyer nor do I play one on television.
and you didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night?!?

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:52 PM   #18
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and you didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night?!?

You could tell that, could you?
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:10 PM   #19
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Deryk seems to be the one with the most issues with the company.

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Frank I do love my ParkLiner but I have issues with a company that up until yesterday was mostly ignoring their customers about a serious problem. But this isn't the posting to really be arguing on...this is Brian's place...
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:55 PM   #20
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Frank I do love my ParkLiner but I have issues with a company that up until yesterday was mostly ignoring their customers about a serious problem. But this isn't the posting to really be arguing on...this is Brian's place...
You're right Deryk, my bad!

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Old 11-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #21
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Battery Maintenance

Finally pulled the batteries from the trailer yesterday afternoon and cleared space for them and the battery maintainers, Amazon.com: Schumacher SEM-1562A 1.5 Amp Speed Charge Maintainer: Automotive on my basement work bench. The chargers illustrated in the link are the same model as the ones pictured which I purchased in the spring. The LEDs are located a little differently and they now cost $2.00 less each than what I paid. Of course, if I waited until I needed them, the price would have gone up or they would have been out of stock! Sheeesh!

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The batteries were nominally at full charge when I brought them in as the ParkLiner has been connected to shore power and I've been letting the PD-4045 controller keep them up. Before I pulled them, my kitchen cabinet mounted voltage meter was showing a voltage of 13.15 with the load of the LP gas detector connected. Once the batteries were pulled, each showed a no-load voltage of ~14.1 VDC.

Initially, I hooked them up to the maintainers using the spring clamps as the holes in the ring connectors for the alternate connection were too small for the battery studs. The maintainers amber lights went on indicating both maintainers in charge mode. I checked with my volt meter and got the following readings.
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I checked the batteries about 3 hours later and found the amber lights had gone out and green lights were on indicating maintenance mode. Voltage on each was right around 13.25 VDC.

This morning I drilled out the ring connectors to fit the battery studs and removed the spring clamps. Both units immediately went back into charge mode at about 14.8 VDC, but within an hour were back on maintenance.

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I'm not sure how smart a charger has to be, but these, at a total cost of less than $40 for both seem to be doing the job. They aren't designed to charge anything bigger than a lawn mower or small motorcycle battery but will maintain a much larger battery as long as it starts out with a full charge.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #22
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I think what you're using is very similar to the maintainer I got at NAPA yesterday, based on the sage advice of the NAPA battery dude. I have not had a chance to open it yet, but will soon, and post pics under our ParkLiner thread.

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Old 11-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #23
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Brian, The trailer with your mods looks great, and I'm glad at least some things are working out for you with the company.
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Thanks Tim,
Sounds like ParkLiner in taking a new approach to customer service and a lot of people are pleased. Spring can't get here fast enough!
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #25
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Snow Angels

I was dumb enough to do it after all. After the last squall came through I went out on the deck, and well....

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Must have taken me 20 minutes to stand back up again! It's only November 8. Good Grief!!!
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:09 PM   #26
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All jacked up about winter.

I finally got around to doing a job that I have been dreading for the past few weeks as today looked like one of the last relatively dry, almost 50 degree days we're going to have for a while. Getting Eggbert up on blocks for the winter. It was not a pretty sight - and that was just the part about me trying to get back up off the ground.
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It actually wasn't horrible, with a bucket loader on the tractor to gather and move supplies and provide a portable workbench and handhold to get up and down, start to finish, the job took about an hour and a half. It's tough to see in the photos, but both tires are about 3/4" off the ground, all the stress is relieved from the torsion axle and I shouldn't have any flat spots on the tires come spring. The hardest part was figuring out where to put the blocking and avoiding pinching the brake wires. I finally settled on placing my jack just forward of the axle, jacking up the side and placing the blocking just to the rear of the axle. Then repeated on the opposite side. The parking pad is a well compacted mixture of crusher run and stone dust about 6" thick laid on top of the subsoil after scraping all the topsoil away, so settling should not be a problem.
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I finally got around to doing a job that I have been dreading for the past few weeks as today looked like one of the last relatively dry, almost 50 degree days we're going to have for a while. Getting Eggbert up on blocks for the winter. It was not a pretty sight - and that was just the part about me trying to get back up off the ground.

It actually wasn't horrible, with a bucket loader on the tractor to gather and move supplies and provide a portable workbench and handhold to get up and down, start to finish, the job took about an hour and a half. It's tough to see in the photos, but both tires are about 3/4" off the ground, all the stress is relieved from the torsion axle and I shouldn't have any flat spots on the tires come spring. The hardest part was figuring out where to put the blocking and avoiding pinching the brake wires. I finally settled on placing my jack just forward of the axle, jacking up the side and placing the blocking just to the rear of the axle. Then repeated on the opposite side. The parking pad is a well compacted mixture of crusher run and stone dust about 6" thick laid on top of the subsoil after scraping all the topsoil away, so settling should not be a problem.
Looks good Brian. I'll have to give a similar plan some thought. Hmm.

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Brian any chance you could - or perhaps you already have posted a get-er on the road again honey do about purging the antifreeze and getting her up and running. Your details on the Parkliner winterization are great!
Any info to point us new owners in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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