Finally got to see a Parkliner - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-23-2018, 10:04 AM   #1
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Finally got to see a Parkliner

After several attempts a few years back to visit the factory and the recent thread discussing the factory closure, I figured the only way I'd ever see a Parkliner was in a campground. But as we passed the one and only T@B dealer in Vermont, there was a new 2019 on the lot. We had to stop and have a look. Unfortunately the unit was sold and ready for pickup so we were limited to looking through the door. The fit and finish inside and out looked good. There was no screen door, replaced by a large screened window built into the main door. The two pane windows on the original model were replaced by a frameless awning window that opened perhaps 4-5". Sticker price was $39k, discounted by the dealer to $29k. I have no idea what it actually sold for. I asked how long a wait to get one, the saleman said "when do you want it". I asked about custom ordering and he indicated there were no options, everything was included. He knew nothing about Chandler and the history or factory closings. As far as he knows they are still in production. It will be interesting to see if he gets another one any time soon.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:55 AM   #2
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Steep mark-ups, deep discounts, no flexibility- welcome to the dealer distribution model! Given the upgrades over the first edition, $29K isn't outrageous if the build quality is there.

They seem to be finding buyers, so that's a good thing.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:25 AM   #3
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Thanks Raz for the updates . We have only one dealer in Wisconsin and as of this spring he did not have one on his lot . Maybe this time Parkliner will make a go of it , I hope so !
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:20 AM   #4
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What's appealing to me is the queen bed, dinnete and shower all in a 15' package. The trailer is tall which gives the impression it is bigger than it is. I really don't want a bathroom but could live with it but the windows are a deal breaker for me. I'm really not in the market but this one is interesting.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:47 AM   #5
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It is hard to sort out the players without a program.

The T@B, T@G, and Cirrus pickup camper are products of nucamp. Nucamp's website also claims they manufacture Little Guys. Perhaps Liberty Outdoors (below) is more of a marketer/distributer than manufacturer. (?)
https://nucamprv.com/

Parkliner & Little Guy trailers are products of Liberty Outdoors Llc, who also produce the Serro Scotty.
http://golibertyoutdoors.com/
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:25 PM   #6
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ParkLiner "Options"

One item (of many) that we are miffed about in our 2016 PL, is the low profile toilet. We need a higher one. Although SeaLand, the manufacturer, offers both and we asked for the high profile one; PL installed the low one. When asked why, they said that they had never installed the high one. OK, so we were able to find a toilet riser seat that fits. and PL reimbursed us for it.
Another item: the rear tail/stop/turn signal lights are not LEDs. They should be, plus they should be mounted up higher, along with a high center brake light.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:07 AM   #7
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Does the fiberglass wrap under the Parkliner from belly band to belly band as on a Casita. Or go under only part way as with a Scamp?

Went in a friends Parkliner recently. It was 2-3 years old. Fit and finish appeared very good. And the upper cabinet storage was impressive. It seemed wider inside than our Casita 17'SD The main downside was the small fridge.

I'm trying to find the value. $29k-$39k seems high for a 15'er. Although the Airstream "Base Camp" is way more than that.

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Old 06-25-2018, 09:00 AM   #8
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We had a Parkliner demo at the rally we hosted the last weekend of May in Hiawassee Georgia. Liberty Outdoors who owns Parkliner arranged to have it there via their local dealer Southland RV out of Norcross GA. I have always like the Parkliners layout personally even before the build changes including the double hull. Before I learned of Parkliner I redesigned the interior of my Boler to a very similar layout with a front bath, curb side toilet and a street side bunk with leg room that went underneath the vanity of the bathroom. Being ours was only 13' we sacrificed the kitchenette to accomplish this but it is strikingly similar to a ParkLiner layout, so much so the first time I saw a ParkLiner I immediately got my wife to show her "Look there is my design!" lol.

As far the new dealer network and closing of the NC factory, I was told from a reliable source the NC facility was closed due to production issues and to improve on the quality, so I would say that is a good thing for the Parkliner and future owners. The price is reflective of the double hull as the other double hull players are even higher priced if my memory serves me well.


To anyone who attended our rally and seen that Parkliner, we REALLY liked the sliming mirror on the bathroom door, that was a hit and a laughable selling point.
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Talking Slimming mirror

I have to chuckle at the mention of a slimming mirror in the Parkliner. We have a 2018 model, and my wife has commented that the mirror on the shower door makes her look slimmer. Doesn't seem to work for me, but told the wife she was actually slimmer. Peace in the campground.
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