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Old 01-19-2017, 01:12 PM   #57
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I think this is a good move for Parkliner. The old Parkliner was having problems with customer service. They resolved the issue and didn't have to hire non productive overhead employees. I don't know if they are also up against the 25 employee threshold where regulations and employee costs start to soar.

With no added business costs they get sales services, Customer finance, Warranty services across the country. Its a flat cost per trailer which is manageable and The salesmen are not paid employees to Parkliner so there is higher incentive driving sales.

If they were smart they would also be moving the fiberglass shell production to Mexico and moving the assembly line and Corporate office location right across the border in Texas.

Still made in America and centrally located for quick delivery across the US. A win win for everyone.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:03 PM   #58
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More Parkliner News...This is Good Stuff

On the Parliner website:
ParkLiner Introduces Longer 16-Foot Model: Designed to Give You Peace of Mind!


The new ParkLiner 16 is longer and more luxurious than ever. While the original ParkLiner incorporated many ingenious features into the lightweight fiberglass camper, the new, improved model rivals the best trailers on the market today.
This new generation model features an inner and outer fiberglass shell. We have also added a double layer of insulation between the shells to keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Additionally, the new ParkLiner features an A/C with a beautiful low-profile 11,500 BTU roof model, allowing for more storage inside.
And thatís not all. Thereís an outside storage compartment designed to give you ample room to house your essential camping equipment, and the unitís entry door is taller for more functionality and safetyĖall while lending to a newer, sleeker look.
One of the new ParkLinerís most noteworthy features is that the entire structure is 100-percent fiberglass. Thatís right! No wood supporting the trailer, including the floor. The only wood used is for the handcrafted maple cabinet doors, ensuring a completely rot-free trailer, peace of mind, and zero maintenance.
The ParkLiner 16 will offer new features, while standardizing some of the classic options that make the ParkLiner great. This unit will be priced starting in the mid-$20,000ís.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:30 PM   #59
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This is the only picture I can find of the PL2. It does show the exterior hatch and new entry door. Inside you can see the mirrored bathroom door and finished closet.
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:54 AM   #60
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There are more pictures of the new model on the Parkliner website in the "Blog" link at the bottom of the home page. I'm still trying to figure where the extra foot went. Aside from the smooth walls and flat door, the changes appear subtle.

Subtle or no, they must have been busy as bees last year to make the kinds of changes this new model appears to incorporate.
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The Parkliner Facebook page now has interior and exterior pics posted from all angles if interested. In addition to changes others have noted I see the tail lights are recessed and the entry door is taller.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:06 AM   #62
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Sorry to hear this. I recently became somewhat interested in the Parkliner for consideration down the road if I decided to go full time. Interested enough, in fact, that I was planning to stop by the factory on my way to FL next month to see one in person. Seems they will be a dealer item by the time I'm actually in the market for a new trailer and I don't see how they could possible be in a reasonable price range with added dealer costs.

Will keep my eye on what happens, but looks less likely to be an option for me now.
They are still doing tours of the factory. Call them before you go so they will have someone available to guide you on the tour.
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They are still doing tours of the factory. Call them before you go so they will have someone available to guide you on the tour.
Well, I emailed them two or three weeks ago, asking if my timing would be convenient for a tour, but got nothing in return. I understand they have probably been very busy with all the new developments, but in light of the price increases, I'm quite certain they have priced themselves out of my realm of reason. :-)

Taking a tour at this point would probably only result in longing, without actually coming to fruition.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:07 AM   #64
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Well, I emailed them two or three weeks ago, asking if my timing would be convenient for a tour, but got nothing in return.
That sounds like my experience with Parkliner in 2015 when I emailed for information on a new trailer. Which is why I did not even consider them when it came time to buy. All others that I contacted (Scamp, Casita and Escape) were very responsive when I asked for info.
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One of the advantages of selling your product through dealers is avoiding the issues / cost of dealing with customers directly.
Parkliner can now devote their time and energy to building trailers
Many businesses no longer list there phone # or email address on theor internet website and simply supply a list of vendors for you to contact .
Parkliner was never noted for its' great customer service and going to a dealer network may improve that situation .
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