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Old 07-01-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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Is Parkliner Out of Business?

A friend stopped by their business and they are gone. A new business is in their spaces. Several Parkliner owners have stopped by and there is no new address.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:19 PM   #2
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They could have moved their location to cut operating costs. The molds must be somewhere. I bet you sure are glad you went with your scamp mellissa, with the snoozy cracks and all
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OMGoodness! Hope everybody who had orders got theirs. Man, hate to see that. Looked like an excellent floorplan and was at the top of our list if/when we get to the age of wanting/needing a bigger trailer.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:21 PM   #4
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Polly, when I had Chandler install my awning it was mid May. He said he still planned to stay in business but run the operation from his shop at his home - Kevin
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Thanks Kevin, if so, another rumor squashed.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:44 PM   #6
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Um, so where is he? It's not a rumor that he has moved and left no address. Please, prove me wrong.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:22 PM   #7
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Please see the thread " Is Parkliner still in business" from about a month ago.
From my posting(#27):
Tom Bass is out
The molds are at a nearby boat maker
Chandler and one other employee are making one a month.
He decided this route over a buy out Tom had brokered. Apparently he just could not or would not let go so Tom left.
His business his choice
None of this diminishes how happy I am with mine. Approaching 10,000 issue free miles, it's still a great design! I have no second thoughts.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:32 PM   #8
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Sad to hear that if it is true, looked like they built a nice trailer, I particularly liked the floor plan with side bunks...when we bought our Boler 3 months ago I envisioned a front bath with side bunks then while browsing on here about 2 weeks ago I discovered the Parkliner side bunk layout which helped me figure out a details on ours which is only 13' though so I am sure that extra 3' on the Parkliner made a big difference...
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Sid, sounds like you received the exact same info as me. Chandler was moving the operation (while I was there having an awning installed) to his home. He did tell me he had teamed with a boat maker to save on cost and would be producing about 1 a month. I ask no other questions. I do not know his address or know if he will return calls, which has always been a problem. I just know he installed an awning for me which is great and the camper is great. I like others wish he and placing an order were more accessible but it is what it is. The other part of the story is after corrections were made from the 1st generations of campers it is, and still is a great camper for its size. There are other choices and much better run companies but when it comes to size and cost I am very happy with the product. Only time will tell if he still produces the camper a year from now.
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Polly...dunno if you were looking to purchase a Parkliner. But personally, if you were and I was you, I'd RUN!

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Um, so where is he? It's not a rumor that he has moved and left no address. Please, prove me wrong.
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Polly...dunno if you were looking to purchase a Parkliner. But personally, if you were and I was you, I'd RUN!
Hate to agree, but if I had any inkling that the company might not be around in awhile, I'd probably go elsewhere. Customer service and support are prime concerns for me, but YMMV.

Having said that, the company is not currently out of business. Time will tell.
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A business that customers can't find won't be a business for long.
Hobby perhaps.
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A business that customers can't find won't be a business for long.
Hobby perhaps.
Yes, one-a-month production rate does sound more like a hobby.
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While in N.C. in May we sent them an email. We intended to stop by to see their trailer. We've yet to receive a reply. That's out of business as far as I'm concerned.

The good news is that these folks put a queen bed, a dinette, and a bath in a 15 foot trailer that was competitively priced. It would appear they were overwhelmed by the demand. I suspect someone else will notice and we will see a similar trailer in the not too distant future. Raz
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