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Old 02-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #57
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Keep us posted....wanna buy one next year.....
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #58
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Have fun and keep us posted....wanna buy one next year....
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #59
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Ginny and I went to the Scamp Camp in Sebring, FL today and checked out Tim Wood's Parkliner.

My first impression is that Scamp and Casita should pay attention to the Parkliner, not that I think it will drive them out of business but rather that he has some clever design innovations that are significant improvements over both Casita and Scamp.

I always get the feeling that both C & S are sleeping, at least not RVing. Unlike Escape I never see them in attendance at any of the fiberglass rallies and we have been to 5 of them in the last 2 years.

I haven't seen a Snoozy yet but the Parkliner seemed well built.
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I though scamp attends a county fair every year in MN. I like that aluminum box accrete
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #61
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Ginny and I went to the Scamp Camp in Sebring, FL today and checked out Tim Wood's Parkliner.
Well, darn, Craig and I just got back into Scamp Camp from a run to town...would have loved to have met the 2 of you. Mebbe next year. eh?

We'll be checking out the PL tomorrow.

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Ken,

There are county fairs and there are fiberglass rallies. There is a lot to learn at a fiberglass rally about fiberglass trailers. After my first one I had a 50 item list of potential modifications.

I think contact with customers is a first rule of business.
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Josie and Craig,

What site are you on? You're only a few 20 minutes from us, we're in the Escapee park in Wauchula. Possibly we could take a run over on Wednesday if you're not busy.
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I agree that innovation is important, but profitability is key. The list of dead FG companies is much longer than the list of live ones, and a lot of the dead ones made innovative campers.

That said, Ford was the biggest auto company in the world until ole Henry decided he was just going to make the same old Model T in black and never mind the competition.

It is a delicate balance.
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... I like that aluminum box accrete
I first saw it here:
Tradesman 21 in Trailer Tongue Box.

It will fit my small yamaha genset and hopefully the area on the PL tongue. Once i know, i'll shop for the best bargan and order one : )
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Yes, I agree, they have good contact with their customers when you call them and when they attend their county fair and meet them face to face. Good job Scamp.



Glad you got to see a Parkliner I would sure like too some day. Happy camping.
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Of course the most innovative company in the world is probably Apple and also happens to be the most profitable. Companies exist to make a profit. One can be profitable and innovative at the same time.

The innovations in the Parkliner are not miracles, but rather small, obvious improvements over what exists, at least in Casita and Scamp.

I'd be surprised if anyone from Scamp or Casita were ever inside a Parkliner.

I feel I have a pretty nice Scamp, I heavily write about my Scamp, certainly on average travel the most in a Scamp. Recently I went to the Scamp factory to get a new ball coupler and a set of cushions, not one person from Scamp crossed the door of my trailer or worse even asked my opinion about my trailer.

It's all pretty amazing to me. I have started or managed a number of small businesses and knowing, as I stated in the previous post, listening to the customer is critical to success. If you're not improving your product someone else will. I certainly want all the fiberglass manufacturers to survive and grow but.....
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I first saw it here:
Tradesman 21 in Trailer Tongue Box.

It will fit my small yamaha genset and hopefully the area on the PL tongue. Once i know, i'll shop for the best bargan and order one : )
I looked at one just like that with a "Delta" brand name on it. Could be a bit different. The only thing that stopped me from buying it was that the aluminum is very thin. Light, but not real tough. Still, would work great if cared for.

Click on photo for link. There are two sizes. I found them cheaper on sale here in town though. Not real certain the ones I looked at were labeled "Pro" though, could be a difference there too.

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Not disagreeing with ya, Norm. My point is that it is a lot harder to profitably make a FG trailer than it appears. I love to see innovation, too.
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I looked at one just like that with a "Delta" brand name on it...
THX, i followed the link and have it bookmarked for the pre-purchase research.
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