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Old 02-23-2013, 12:51 PM   #15
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Technically I've seen 3 used ones for sale...the one on the west coast, Harry's, that I bought, and a 3rd i think was for sale in Ct. I'm on my droid so limited internet....check the for sale her over o month ago...was a bit pricy but a little cheaper then a new one. Yeah they only built a handful so far...but anything's possible


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It's a nice trailer, but only a couple of weeks ago they built their twenty-sixth one.
Already, three for sale? WOW!
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:05 PM   #16
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It really all depends on the person's reason for selling. Some thought they would like camping and tried it , but it just wasn't for them. Others thought a 13'er was big enough, but they want something larger. Even some bought a larger trailer to find they really think they want something smaller. I saw a fellow in Florida that had a new Scamp 13 and decided he wants to sell it. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:46 AM   #17
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Selling so soon after purchase? There is any number of reasons and Tim gave a couple of them. And then there's health issues, financial reasons, storage problems, etc., etc. I guess I don't equate few all molded trailers built compared to the number used sold as a problem with the manufacturer as much as the individuals who purchased having good personal reasons for selling.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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We have been in the RVing world for almost 30 years and most recently, say the last 10 years, what I have seen is people buying for specific adventures, even for some dream vacation and they are trying to get a unit with good resale so that they can get a lot of their money back. (There would not be a better choice in doing this than a fiberglass egg.) They take the trip with the unit, saves renting a unit which is VERY expensive and they don't have to stay in hotels and can cook their own meals and then they put it on the market. This is not that unusual. A lot of people upgrade just because they have the money to do it. Sometimes if there is a couple, one doesn't like it and the other just gives up on it too. And, sadly, health is a major factor. Job loss another big one these days. And, some people just don't really think through a decision as carefully as they really should which means $$$$ savings for the rest of us!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:23 PM   #19
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On ordering a new Parkliner even if the "wait" is through July...
I would do it!

My wife and i had been in nearly every small rv available except an Oliver and the PL fit us like a glove when we had a look inside thanks to an owner. As soon as i was home from that visit I called Chandler and placed the order with deposit sent overnight to get in the build que.

I would rather camp in a tent for _one more season_ knowing that what i believed was going to be a good fit was in the build que.

Best wishes on your eggVenture : )
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #20
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Well with what the govt is doing to tow vehicles, I guess Im kinda limited about going larger lol. I really did like the scamp 13 deluxe but the takin the bed up and down dailey would just get old. The ParkLiner side dinette works for me... who knows when retirement hits in the future...might have floating cars by then lol


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deryk, you mentioned "govt doing to tow vehicles"... Some regs in the works?

Our 1/2 ton chevy van conversion is registered as a regular ol' passenger vehicle. We actually have planned to have this combo of rolling bed (Van) and breakfast (Parkliner) for our adventure rig well into retirement. We see no need to upsize as we've already been there! And our current 38 foot rolling 5 star hotel will be sold once we unplug from the 9 to 5...it is waaaay to big for us to live in once retired.

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In the next fuel years as the car manuf are being pushed into makeing cars more and more fuel efficient, means smaller engines and less tow capacity. I like my Rav4, but it wll be replaced eventually with something decent fuel mileage and a tougher suspension... possible be a pickup truck then can keep the extra camping gear and generator and gas tank and all that. A nice 6cyl 4x4

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on _small trucks_ ... : )
Cari's and my first venture into small trailers and a tow vehicle was a 17ft Aliner will all the trimmings and a 6cyl 4x4 Tacoma. Here is what we found for our set up; The TACO would regularly get ~19city/21hwy unloaded, not too bad i suppose, but put a 2400lb trailer behind and mileage dropped to ~14/16mpg. With our 5.4V8 in the van we get ~17(city)~19hwy with conversion inside, when pulling ~3k we only see ~1mpg difference...better mileage than the smaller vehicle/engine. AND we have Bed/Bath/Kitchenette in the van...something our truck/shell couldn't even dream of providing.

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Thom your right, and I should learn that what "they" advertise as fuel mileage I never seem to get. 19 city/26 highway well that never happens lol usually around 19/22 13.5 to 16.5 towing depending on my speed while towing. Im really glad that the ParkLiner is way more aerodynamic then the gypsy vardo I built lol...stand up and get better fuel mileage lol


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Thom your right, and I should learn that what "they" advertise as fuel mileage I never seem to get. .......
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Actually the EPA sets the procedure for measuring MPG, not the auto manufacturers.
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Im also a little heavy on the pedle so that isn't helping me either lol...

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Im also a little heavy on the pedle so that isn't helping me either lol...

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Yeah, well, that will wreck it for sure. I enjoy the nerd challenge of beating the estimated efficiency, and usually can squeak out a couple of MPGs better. Without a trailer behind, anyway.
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Yeah...I have the need... the need for speed lol.

Ive learned to slow it down while towing, I try to drive around 60mph... but it amazes me with a trailer in tow I have to pass people who are in their own little world sometimes lol.


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