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Old 08-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #15
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If it's a one man operation like Tom and trillium was in the past, I can understand the slow pace myself. I will be interesting to follow the progress like how small escape started out to be.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #16
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There has been no updated photos since day one, just promises. Today the Facebook said they completed 3 units? Yet we have not seen one completed unit, just a prototype. Poor management IMHO.
Or they're just wanting to get it right before they go into production. My feeling is they're small, maybe 1-2 person operation. Said they were ready to start ramping up a bit. I guess we'll see. Promised more pictures again.

Maybe by the time I return from my mission trip next year they'll be in full production.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #17
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Maybe by the time I return from my mission trip next year they'll be in full production.
Hahaha! I hope so too!

ParkLiner right now is a 2 and a fraction person operation. We have an amazing fiberglass tech and construction guru, and Chandler's really skilled at design and putting things together.

I am helping him as much as I can with the marketing end of things, doing the web work, and helping to keep an eye on facebook and search engine stuff, but I am not on the payroll. My pay is banked in the future: My own ParkLiner! Someday - when I have something I can pull it with, one of them is marked for me. (I'm not too keen on trying to pull it with my Civic, though I wonder once the aluminum chassis model comes around if it would be doable.)

Starting a new business is always a tricky thing, but I am really excited about Chandler's work, and.... as soon as he gets them to me I will have them to you.

I'm curious to know what people think of the website style. I wanted to go for "fun" all around. My daughter drew the animated hover-over icons and I have a few more of those to put up when there's more content and pictures to put around them. I have a laundry list of additional pages and features to implement to give people a better tour of the camper itself, but I hope that the "fun" style of the site is a bit refreshing.

Thank you for following our budding homegrown business! Campers make for a wonderful, supportive community, and I appreciate your keeping up with us very much.

We are now to early stage production, able to make 3 a month or so with our now streamlined manufacturing floor. When orders come in, we should be able to ramp that up rapidly to meet demand by hiring some additional help. I imagine that our current floor can manage perhaps up to 10 a month or so, at which time we'll have to look for a bigger space.

Chandler likes being in downtown Gibsonville. It's a small North Carolina town. It has a very "small southern town" feel. The manufacturing warehouse is not at all far from his house!

If I spot any other questions, I'll do my best to answer them as best as I am able.

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Old 08-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #18
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The most popular question here seems to be, as reported from our users here, why nobody answers the parkliner phone number or email? Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:28 PM   #19
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The honest answer to this question, which is an answer that I don't like, is that Chandler was the only one to take the calls, and he was swamped with production. I've talked with Chandler about this issue, and the importance of returning people's calls. I think part of it is that he didn't want to attempt to sell another trailer until he had these issues ironed out. But that was not properly communicated on the website.

While he's really great at building things and designing things, and he's really nice in person and very honest and straightforward, he's not the best salesman. So we really do need to get someone in there that reflects his values (not "used-car" LOL) and that can be more responsive to our prospective customers.

That's the honest answer - and we'll see if we can get that turned around ASAP now that the manufacturing issues are resolved.
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sounds good. It was one of the main reasons we all thought the business went belly up. Thanks for taking the time to give us the update and feedback.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:47 PM   #21
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As far as the Website goes.
How about actual pictures of all angles inside a trailer?
The details are what we are all anxious to see,all the talk about them being a different kid of design ring a little hollow without some backup?

I am not being critical really I am curious to see it.

Thanks for asking.

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Old 08-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #22
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The honest answer to this question, which is an answer that I don't like, is that Chandler was the only one to take the calls, and he was swamped with production. I've talked with Chandler about this issue, and the importance of returning people's calls. I think part of it is that he didn't want to attempt to sell another trailer until he had these issues ironed out. But that was not properly communicated on the website.

While he's really great at building things and designing things, and he's really nice in person and very honest and straightforward, he's not the best salesman. So we really do need to get someone in there that reflects his values (not "used-car" LOL) and that can be more responsive to our prospective customers.

That's the honest answer - and we'll see if we can get that turned around ASAP now that the manufacturing issues are resolved.
Thanks for your response. I am interested in your product and have been looking at your web site and Facebook page. If I were in the market for a new trailer, I'd seriously consider the Parkliner.

Best of luck.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:14 PM   #23
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Thanks so much for your response Mike. That's what we need response. I concur with the need for detail photos. That's the main way we have of knowing how it will look, at least until a few of them start showing up and also getting to some meets.

I for one like what I see. I have since the beginning. I like the apparent roominess. I'm not crazy about the port-a-pot but that's about it; from what I know.

I like the look of the website. Since I've designed web pages in the past and still keep my hands in it somewhat (even at my advanced age) I like the "fun" look. That should stay. But... Chandler needs to get us some meat to feed on.

I'll be back in 3-6 months and hopefully there is much to look forward too at that time.
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