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Old 03-31-2017, 12:55 PM   #15
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This is interesting, if not vaporware or a marketing misprint. A larger Parkliner, built with quality construction and fairly priced would interest me. I would like to buy from someone 3000 or so miles closer to me.
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:51 PM   #16
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I for one cannot erase Parkliner's past bad reputation from my memory. Has the Leopard changed it spots or is this just another example of slick marketing . If Parkliner is going to compete with Oliver , there will need to be a considerable price point difference and a large step up in guality . Oliver is a known entity and the reincarnated Parkliner is not . Too risky for me but others may be more adventurous.
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:57 PM   #17
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I imagine myself starting to think about a trailer size upgrade in about 8 or so years from now, by which time I'm figuring most of the early bumps in this Parkliner will be smoothed out, and if it's a well designed trailer I can pick up a gently used one.

I really do appreciate the marvelous quality of Escape, and their 19 would be high on my list, but they're a million miles away from me, and I just really dislike their oak interior. I'm excited for the possibility that Parkliner could produce a solid quality trailer at a fair price point whose interior I won't hate looking at.

And well, hopefully the new management is going to be more on top of design flaws.
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Old 03-31-2017, 04:07 PM   #18
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Little Guy who used to make the T@B camper that we sold last year is the company that's now called Liberty Outdoors. They sold the T@B line to Nu Camp and acquired Parkliner. Apparently, they're still doing a type of Teardrop, as well as the retro Scotty. It seems to me like they just want to make to several different kinds instead of focusing on 1 style. I hope they do well.
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Old 03-31-2017, 04:11 PM   #19
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I saw an ad for them a "Coming Soon", the 2018s and they were talking MSRP of $39,972 with a list price of $29,995 and the photo was of a smaller one. Yeah, I don't see myself being attracted to that price.

Also saw a 2017 at a dealer online in FL and the price was $32,999. Not promoting this, but is the only place that I found photos of the inside: 2017 Parkliner BY LITTLE GUY FIBERGLASS GELCOAT, Travel Trailers RV For Sale in Inverness, Florida | Como RV ORDER | RVT.com - 101988 To me, that is a LOT of money, more than I could ever consider paying. I prefer the "classics".
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If it's new owners and a new design, I'm kind of surprised they didn't change the name instead of bringing all the old baggage forward.
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I saw an ad for them a "Coming Soon", the 2018s and they were talking MSRP of $39,972 with a list price of $29,995 and the photo was of a smaller one. Yeah, I don't see myself being attracted to that price.

Also saw a 2017 at a dealer online in FL and the price was $32,999. Not promoting this, but is the only place that I found photos of the inside: 2017 Parkliner BY LITTLE GUY FIBERGLASS GELCOAT, Travel Trailers RV For Sale in Inverness, Florida | Como RV ORDER | RVT.com - 101988 To me, that is a LOT of money, more than I could ever consider paying. I prefer the "classics".
Wow that's uh...quite a lot!
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:37 PM   #22
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If it's new owners and a new design, I'm kind of surprised they didn't change the name instead of bringing all the old baggage forward.
Or, at the very least, change that logo.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:21 PM   #23
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Or, at the very least, change that logo.
The only complaint I recall was the axle,which was really a single mistake of not measuring when changing brands. The Parkliner is a nice trailer.
The management was a bit overwhelmed and unresponsive, but they did seem dedicated to building a good product.
As for the new version, maybe ELVIS said it best on the "Roustabout" album...
"If you've got doubts, quit yer doubtin'...Its thrills!, its spice! its cheap at half the price!"
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Old 04-01-2017, 03:50 AM   #24
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I for one cannot erase Parkliner's past bad reputation from my memory. Has the Leopard changed it spots or is this just another example of slick marketing . If Parkliner is going to compete with Oliver , there will need to be a considerable price point difference and a large step up in guality . Oliver is a known entity and the reincarnated Parkliner is not . Too risky for me but others may be more adventurous.
Parkliner's problems were 3+ years ago.
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If they can stay under the price of a 21' Escape they might have something!
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:12 AM   #26
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I spoke with Tom Bass yesterday because I'll be picking up my Parkliner in the next few weeks. He said management wanted to clear out the facility by April 20 to get ready for a change in production, to accomodate all the new changes. I will be getting the 2014 model that they held the price on if you order by end of June 2016. So I did but needed time to save up the money so they agreed to deliver mine in May 2017. Looks like they are accelerating the schedule and requested that I pick it up early. I'll be picking it up April 22, that's the soonest I can do.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:34 AM   #27
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Parkliner's problems were 3+ years ago.
Maybe ? Possibly ? Optimistically ? but $40K+ is too much money for my liking to invest in an unproven product from an unproven company especially with their checkered past . If we buy a larger FG trailer it will be an Escape or Oliver because they have a proven track record
Oliver and Escape are run like a business , Parkliner was run like a hobby for a spoiled rich kid. IMHO

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Old 04-01-2017, 07:10 AM   #28
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Steve,
I actually have one, traveled with one, and camped in one since 2014. I have posted many many times on this site my satisfaction with the company's responsiveness and delight with the product after over 25000+ miles. I have Used this site to talk to other owners about their experiences and found theirs quite similar to mine.
All said I agree that the pre 2014 communication issues were and still are inexcusable . Though I have not had personal dealings with the new ownership they do seem to be trying to right the wrongs of the past.
This site has also shown that every single brand has its occasional issues
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