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Old 04-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #43
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one could dream lol...Im sure if I waved enough money at Chandler he might consider it lol.
There was a thread here awhile back where a very skilled person added a section to the middle of his FGRV. We are talking about money no object, right?

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:35 AM   #44
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What Donna said.

David, Cabana Boy! I didn't say escort!




But look what popped up on FB today Carol H! So ironic........

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Now if the campgrounds, national park system and all other places I like to camp would offer this service, I would definetly be a Happy Camper!

Can we say, Martini please?
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I also come from a backcountry background and still spend time out there. My SO favorite style of camping is still sleeping on the top of a mountain in a tent in the middle of January at sub zero temps. I still spend 55 or more days each winter on snow covered mountains but prefer to spend my evenings in a warm cabin with a nice glass of wine. ;-)

My Scamp gets used as a base camp for taking off with a tent and kayak to find a more private camping spot. It spends an equal amount of time in Provincial/State/National parks as it does in BML style spots as well. Its taken me to see some pretty amazing places I doubt I would have gone to and seen if I hadn't purchased it & remained a die hard backcountry tent camper only. At the other end of the spectrum, this summer its taking me to a Country Music Fest. - camping in a field with wall to wall campers - who know 6 years ago that owning a trailer could ever get me to do that

Have really enjoyed the past past five or so years with my Scamp but that time has also given me an opportunity to test out how it might be when in the not to distant future I have more time to travel. I want to be comfortable when I park it beside a beach in Mexico for a couple of months at a time with some of my other traveling friends! I know now that the trailer is comfortable for one person on longer stays in one spot not so comfortable for two people. I know what options I need & what options I would not likely use much - something I had no real idea of when I first bought it.

There are times when I admit I do look at some *much bigger* trailers and think that would be the nice to have but I know that in the long run I wouldn't be happy with them - all I really want/need is a few feet more and a slightly different layout and preferable fiberglass.... but you never know!

In the meantime I still very much love & enjoy my little trailer.
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But look what popped up on FB today Carol H! So ironic........

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Oh gosh Robin, when you can get away let me know - I know a few other females who would be very pleased to join us and enjoy such services!
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Oh gosh Robin, when you can get away let me know - I know a few other females who would be very pleased to join us and enjoy such services!


LOL................... Sounds good to me! It's the getting away that is the issue! But that will change soon, so lets set a date, place and time and make it happen!

We just got to find a campground that offers this service.
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There was a thread here awhile back where a very skilled person added a section to the middle of his FGRV. We are talking about money no object, right?

Stretching my 1988 17 ft Bigfoot

NO! lol too much work... Im sure its all a matter of time till he makes a 2nd model lol
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NO! lol too much work... Im sure its all a matter of time till he makes a 2nd model lol
Actually the one being extended is his second major!
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At retirement I would love a ParkLiner 18, my vision lol. Same layout as the 15, but across from the galley is another galley with a fridge/freezer and some more kitchen storage and the side dinette is bumped 3 feet forward. Remove the smaller fridge and add a stove/oven. Would be perfect...plenty of room for cooking (counter top wise) a slightly longer tongue so plenty of room to mount a gas can for a generator, and on the backside a rear deck about 2 feet wide thats planned for storeing outside stuff (chairs, chocks, hoses, power cords, generator, etc) And obviosly the axle is back a little further for the additional load.

one could dream lol...Im sure if I waved enough money at Chandler he might consider it lol.
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Sometimes, less is more. Friends of ours came home a month ago with (to us) a 24' stickie behemoth with two slide outs, center island double bowl sink, house sized refrig/freezer, basement storage under the walk around queen size bed and a total height of 10 1/2 feet. So far it hasn't moved from their driveway. This (almost) 6000 LB monster requires a sway control WDH behind their V-8 full size pick-up. We've invited them on any of the trips we have planned over the next few weeks but they can't fit it into their schedule. So far, they haven't even slept in it yet in their own driveway. Maybe their schedule is that tight, but they've brought friends over to look at our ParkLiner. Buyer's remorse???
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- all I really want/need is a few feet more and a slightly different layout and preferable fiberglass.... but you never know!

In the meantime I still very much love & enjoy my little trailer.
That's kind of how I feel. I'd like a Lil-er Snoozy or maybe a BigToe... I don't need the whole foot. I'd like more floor space so I don't have to step over a dog and a visitor could pass me in the "hall"; I'd like a little more room to sit, too. I'd like a nice built-in awning. But I don't want to tow something bigger or heavier, at least, not by much.

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Oh I understand that one Brian, I bought and briefly owned a 34' sailboat and sold it...was a pita to easily take out on my own...if itwas too windy it was hard to get it out of its slip, more windage.

But if I was fulltiming I would like a small fridge with a freezer and an oven... forget the slideouts lol just a little bit more. Most of my ParkLiner trips are long weekends... going for months on end it would be nice to be able to keep a few ice cream sandwiches in the freezer... or ice cubes for a drink. I see Chandler is offering a larger fridge...would love to see how he is doing it.
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Oh I understand that one Brian, I bought and briefly owned a 34' sailboat and sold it...was a pita to easily take out on my own...if itwas too windy it was hard to get it out of its slip, more windage.
When I was 11 my family lived on a 45' mahogany on oak sail boat:
Niels Helleberg Yacht Design - Designers of Fine Yachts

For dad, it was a good excuse for a party, to take it out on Lake Ontario. One time the engine did not start and we had to sail it back to the pier in Port Credit.
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How cute is that picture?

If that's you, David: I vote that pic for your Avatar!

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Carol...since we're just dreaming and scheming...

When we were in the market for our second generation TV and TT, after two seasons with a Tacoma + A-Liner, we wanted to go a bit bigger with a twist...and it has been good so far:

1) in 2010 we purchased a regular body full sized chevy all-wheel-drive van (9 feet of floor space behind the front two seats) with the intent that my wife and i could/would do the interior upfit. this would include a bed platform with storage under and a bathroom. This would also be my wife's daily driver. It has worked out great so far.

2) we purchased the above believing there would be a day that we'd once again tow something behind it...but now since we had a wonderful bedroom, the trailer could be of reasonable size and not necessarily have to include a bed. The trailer would be used for relaxation and dinning.

With our purchase of the Parkliner we now have our Bed & Breakfast on wheels. My point to all this is, if you are considering a new tow vehicle, maybe take into consideration a commercial van and do some of the work yourself. If we can do it anyone can! Then down the road you can have a professional do some sprucing up?..we just had a major interior uplift two years later, and it looks great. We picked up the van new for ~27K in 2010...not a whole lot more than some other tow vehicles i suppose?

Bottom line on this sort of a concept is one does not have to put such a burden on the trailer...you can spread the floorplan/needs out between van & trailer.

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PS, as for your original question; "Do You Have a Roving Eye?" hey i'm a guy...i've been eyeing the 2014 full size ford transit van OR the 2014 Dodge ProMaster Van ...It's one thing to read the "articles" and totally different game if you bring one home!
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How cute is that picture?

If that's you, David: I vote that pic for your Avatar!

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It's me.

Or, it was me. I have put on some weight since then.

I think the boat in the link is actually the one I lived on as well. 711 is kinda a unique design. I don't imagine they made more then one.
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