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Old 06-06-2017, 08:36 PM   #15
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dealers now instead of direct for parkliner

so sorry to hear you are going thru traditional rv dealers. the dealer experience sucks its like buying a new car what i love about most fiberglass molded companies is that you are dealing directly with manufacturer in my experience is so pleasant this price hike granted has some to do with changes but mainly the middle man dealer thus prices will be all over the place whereas traditionally price is the price i was very interested in parkliner but now have done a turn about based on this
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:25 AM   #16
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so sorry to hear you are going thru traditional rv dealers. the dealer experience sucks its like buying a new car what i love about most fiberglass molded companies is that you are dealing directly with manufacturer in my experience is so pleasant this price hike granted has some to do with changes but mainly the middle man dealer thus prices will be all over the place whereas traditionally price is the price i was very interested in parkliner but now have done a turn about based on this


Todd, we are sorry to hear that. We are a customer focused organization so please feel free to reach out to us if you ever decide to look back into a ParkLiner. While the purchase must go through an RV dealer we would love to chat with you and answer any questions you might have.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:36 AM   #17
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Todd, we are sorry to hear that. We are a customer focused organization so please feel free to reach out to us if you ever decide to look back into a ParkLiner. While the purchase must go through an RV dealer we would love to chat with you and answer any questions you might have.
I, on the other hand, am thrilled to be able to go to a dealer here in Florida, see some 16's without having to drive all the way up north through terrible traffic and bad drivers, and custom order exactly what I want, if need be. Or buy one off the lot. But I do have empathy for all those who hate the idea of having to deal with a salesperson who only wants to sell you something and knows little to nothing about the product. So I hope Parkliner makes these dealers attend workshops and learn all about their trailers.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:55 AM   #18
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thats the problem i highly doubt these will be stocked in lots but would love to know answer to this?
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thanks for the reply. i was turned off when i tried to go thru dealer after recent show. i am now considering the egg camper or oliver
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thats the problem i highly doubt these will be stocked in lots but would love to know answer to this?
Dylan emailed me yesterday and told me to expect to see some 16's showing up at their dealerships in Florida within a couple months if everything goes right.
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thanks for the reply. i was turned off when i tried to go thru dealer after recent show. i am now considering the egg camper or oliver
I wanted an Eggcamper too but due to health reasons there hasn't been any made for a couple years nor any plans to. I am also working with Oliver and considering spending even more major bucks than the Parkliner.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:17 AM   #22
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i recently had an email from jim at egg camper he said they are close to announcing production again
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i recently had an email from jim at egg camper he said they are close to announcing production again
Thank you. That is great!
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:07 AM   #24
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A 2820# axle weight to me means a pickup to pull it, not a minivan (or Escape like ours) with 3500# of tow capacity. Our Escape barely does it. By the time I retire we'll have a pickup to tow with.

My new rule - tow capacity of twice the wet weight!

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A 2820# axle weight to me means a pickup to pull it, not a minivan (or Escape like ours) with 3500# of tow capacity. Our Escape barely does it. By the time I retire we'll have a pickup to tow with.

My new rule - tow capacity of twice the wet weight!

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That's overkill! The engineers have already built in a safety factor in the towing capacity. Just because it is a truck does not make it have more tow capacity.
It it says you can tow 3500 lb you can.
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That's overkill! The engineers have already built in a safety factor in the towing capacity. Just because it is a truck does not make it have more tow capacity.
It it says you can tow 3500 lb you can.
I respectfully disagree Wayne. We want to tour the Rockies when we retire and I refuse to be under-powered doing it. Our Parkliner puts enough strain on our Ford Escape with the 3500# tow package. I speak from experience.

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I respectfully disagree Wayne. We want to tour the Rockies when we retire and I refuse to be under-powered doing it. Our Parkliner puts enough strain on our Ford Escape with the 3500# tow package. I speak from experience.

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I would agree on the Escape. Does it have a 6 or 4 cylinder engine?
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I respectfully disagree Wayne. We want to tour the Rockies when we retire and I refuse to be under-powered doing it. Our Parkliner puts enough strain on our Ford Escape with the 3500# tow package. I speak from experience.

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I have no experience other than towing Uhaul trailers with my Jeep Renegade. When looking for a tow vehicle for a trailer I do not own yet, nor even know what manufacturer, I insisted the vehicle I purchase have at minimum a 6500 lb tow rating and also be a 4x4. Salesmen continually attempted to tell me that 5000 was plenty for the type of trailer I wanted and a 4x4 was not necessary. I held my ground and now am the owner of a Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 with a tow package rated at 6500. Today I had installed a brake controller which I also insisted on. We plan on traveling all over the continent and therefore will be crossing mountains regularly. We may never need the 4x4 but we have it if we need it. And the last thing I wanted was to excessively labor up a mountain and be scared out of my wits coming down because I could not control the trailer braking system. Non-negotiable. So I say stick to your guns. I am with you.
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