Headed to visit Parkliner - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
carlkeigley's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2013 Lil Snoozy #161 (SOLD)/2010 Tacoma
NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by deryk View Post
Ken mine was over cut a bit for the cutout where the exterior fridge controls are...I doubt it will be an issue and if it ever was I could fix it myself but the spot would probably get a sticker or something to cover it....I have alot of fibreglass experience... no gel coating experience. Im just a crazy Virgo who notices that stuff lol.
I can understand that. As far as signs, that would make me a Cancer.

But my personality trait is pretty much melancholy on the perfectionist side.

Growing up it seemed like a curse. But mellowed with age. Just shake your
head, go on. And fix it yourself if you have to.

And being a Viet Nam Vet medicated for your protection doesn't hurt.
__________________

__________________
carlkeigley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken C View Post
......The Shell opening cutouts are crossed in the corners instead of a Radial Cut? If so, does anyone think this could stress crack over the years from flex? Thanks.
Actually the better way to do it is to drill holes in the corners as opposed to having a sharp corner or over cut corner. The sharp corner is a point of stress concentration and is more likely to start a crack.
__________________

__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
accrete's Avatar
 
Name: Thom
Trailer: Chevy AWD Van Conversion
Astoria Oregon
Posts: 1,015
Registry
Greetings all, having fun re-reading this thread.

Keith, thanks for the nice write-ups on your visits!

An FYI on R values...And any DIY peeps out there... : )
Ken noted his concern/questioning there not being R value/rating mentioned at some point, and my wife and i had similar concerns/questions on the subject when planning our van conversion. I know what i'm sharing is not what one sees in a typical rig, though our Parkliner does have one layer of reflectix behind the marine carpet/headliner material so i share this info....

An as an aside, when my wife and i were designing our van-conversion we considered data from various insulation products and decided to go with a home brew sandwich of reflectix, standard shipping bubble wrap, and mylar foil. Our walls are soft-to-the-touch, and behind our marine grade headliner (a similar product the PL uses and also what i see in other FG trailers) is a ~1-1/4" thick sandwich of non-r-value products. From what Cari & i recall we did this: Headliner>Reflectix>3/4" bubble wrap>Mylar foil>1/4" bubble wrap>Van wall (3m 77 spray adhesive between all materials). It would be difficult for one to arrive at an "R-Value" for this, though i can assure you from experience** the van is well insulated from the outside hot/cold/noise without the use of traditional 2" to 3" R-rated glass-batting behind a hard wall. We are nearing the close of our 3rd year of camping in the van (an average of 70 nights per year) and there is no sign of wear on the headliner walls, nor any _sagging_ of product. The idea of the 1/4" bubble foil on van wall was to allow for any moisture to weep down wall to an area with an absorbent material which is still factory-clean with no sign of moisture coming into contact with it.

...a silly aside on "experience**" ; i recall one particular morning i opened the van door to snow on the camp floor and van roof. We had no idea it had snowed (it was June up near Sisters Oregon)...yet the measured interior of the van was mid 50's and we had been toasty warm in our regular summer weight bedding...
__________________
Blogging from the WET! Coast of Oregon
Bed, Bath, & Beyond...
2010 Chevy Express 1500 AWD Van
Archive: Parkliner #35 build thread
accrete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: 1984 u-haul ct13; 1996 Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe; 1946 Modernistic teardrop
New York
Posts: 4,333
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas G. View Post
Actually the better way to do it is to drill holes in the corners as opposed to having a sharp corner or over cut corner. The sharp corner is a point of stress concentration and is more likely to start a crack.
Exactly right!!!, that's how I made any of my cuts on our Uhaul mods.
__________________
mary and bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
carlkeigley's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2013 Lil Snoozy #161 (SOLD)/2010 Tacoma
NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,366
How to determine R factors

How to determine R factors.......

Topic: How to Determine R-Factors
__________________
carlkeigley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #34
Member
 
Name: Keith
Trailer: Not yet
Florida
Posts: 84
Lil Snoozy

Okay my final visit, I have been to Casita, Scamp, Parkliner and today I was near and drove by Lil Snoozy so I figured I would stop. Lil Snoozy was not on my list as a potential camping trailer because of its look and I was looking for the side dinette.
Lil Snoozy, the factory is right of I26 near Colombia SC. The plant is not as big as Casita or Scamp and about twice the size of PL. It has a separate mold facility and it is clean and modern. They had two finished model units to look at and play with in their lobby. I spoke with the owner and he spent about an hour or more with me going over the camper and the build process. The unit was different than what I was looking for and not the shape I had seen myself liking. If any of you are still in the market for a trailer and are reading because your looking, I would give the Lil Snoozy and close look. They are a bit different and only use electric but the build is designed to hold and run a Honda 2000 on the tung of the camper. They have a nice bath and the dinette is a very comfortable leather or leather look couch with a removable table. You sit on it and look out the window or at a tv in the entertainment area. It has a full size queen bed that was very comfortable, AC included and a cool cassette flush toilet in the wet bath. Very large bay windows that slide and also can be raised out gull wing style to really open the place up. Needless to say I was very impressed and now I will spend some time reading about them on here as they were a hit. The whole trailer is fiberglass and no wood the structure trailer under is fully galvanized.

Ö.
__________________
Flharleycop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Name: Dale
Trailer: 2010 EggCamper; 2002 Highlander 3.0L; 2017 Escape 21'; 2016 F-150 5.0L Fx4
Alabama
Posts: 580
If you get a lot of responses, we might want to move this discussion off the ParkLiner threads and over to the Lil' Snoozy threads. But I do have a quick question about the gross vehicle weight and tongue weight of the Lil' Snoozy. They seem to hide that information pretty deep (unless they've updated their web site recently) - which makes me think it's toward the heavy side for small campers. Were you able to get that information from them?
__________________
War Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 10:07 PM   #36
Member
 
Name: Keith
Trailer: Not yet
Florida
Posts: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
If you get a lot of responses, we might want to move this discussion off the ParkLiner threads and over to the Lil' Snoozy threads. But I do have a quick question about the gross vehicle weight and tongue weight of the Lil' Snoozy. They seem to hide that information pretty deep (unless they've updated their web site recently) - which makes me think it's toward the heavy side for small campers. Were you able to get that information from them?
I was told 1900 on base model and then the tongue was 200-250 depending on if you get the generator option. I was going to try to move it but donít know how.
__________________
Flharleycop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 10:24 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by frank_a View Post
Dale, they have starting bolting the axle to the frame. I keep pestering them about this stuff, and asked for pictures, which Cameron sent me. You're limited to a load range C Hi-Run trailer tire, size 205-75-14 the way they have it set up now. I was somewhat surprised it's not radial, but that's the deal. Apparently this tire rub issue was only for a certain period in production, but there's an old saying that goes "It's easy to lose your credibility, but hard to get it back." I think that's the situation ParkLiner finds itself in, but they keep selling trailers. We have yet to find anything else we like better in terms of layout. The one we visited a number of weeks ago sure was made well, and that one did not have tire rub issues.

Frank
If I were wanting to order a Parkliner, I would tell them that I only would order one if they gave it a 'lift'... attach the axle 3-4" lower, with spacers or something between axle and frame. This would permanently prevent any tire rub, plus make it better for rough trails.
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #38
Junior Member
 
Name: Bill and Bronwyn
Trailer: awaiting new ParkLiner
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flharleycop View Post
I am going to be near the Parkliner factory in NC this Monday. I have visited Casita and Scamp so I figure I will check PL out too. I emailed them to see if it was okay but its a business so I figure as long as I am there during business hours someone will be there to talk to. I want to see the bed configuration and the camper itself prior to making my decision one which to purchase.
Wish me luck…
We are awaiting news regarding our order. Would you send some pics of the production site and we are wondering
what the number of ParkLiners they've produced is. Best of luck on your search!
__________________
Willyb40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
I too would like to know how many trailers ParkLiner has produced. Seems like a lot of problems for somebody like me who has been watching a while. We were certainly impressed with the one we visited, but because of this thread, have some questions about the Lil Snoozy, like does it have hydraulic brakes? Looks like it does. If so, is it a 5 pin flat rv plug? Do they offer a flush toilet? I can't tell. Is there a 30 amp plug to hook into campground power, & where is it?

Frank
__________________
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
Good questions to ask the manufacturer or factory...
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
Capital idea Jim, & I did just that via email earlier this morning. Then again, maybe a Lil Snoozy owner might reply with useful info.

Thanks!

Frank
__________________
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
The problem with current owners information and issues with a new manufacturer can be demonstrated by Parkliner, where the company has the right and will change their product during production so if you want the most up to date and current answer the manufacturer is the best source, if you want information that may not be current, then that of a owner may be of little help to you.
__________________

__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
parkliner


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Visit with Parkliner Tim Wood General Chat 11 03-09-2012 06:07 PM
Boler headed North screaminbuddha Hi, I am.... 10 06-26-2011 12:37 AM
Headed for beach! Christi V. General Chat 4 08-14-2008 06:40 PM
Headed out on 4/27 to Blue Ridge Mtns. Chris Z Camping, Campout Reports 4 05-01-2006 11:05 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.