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Old 10-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #43
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Congrats Mimi and Walt as I'm reading this thread a little late. I have also thought about putting in a sink in my Parkliner, I like the way they did yours. Its out of the way. I was up in the Adirondack's about 3 weeks ago and had several couples looking over our trailer. They really liked what they saw, especially the wrap around couch and the height inside too. I had thought about a permanent toilet but opted for the porta potti instead, so I have more options on where I can empty it. Both have there + & -'s and either I can live with. I have done a few mods on mine and will do a few more I'm sure. Hope you both enjoy your new ride.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #44
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I see Mimi's sink is now listed with a few other options

Stainless Bath Sink (New for 2013!) $285
Additional 12 gal. Water Tank (New for 2013!) $295
Styled Aluminum Wheels (New for 2013!) $255
Keyed Deadbolt Entry Lock (New for 2013!) $195
Additional 12VDC or 120VAC receptacle (New for 2013!) $100/ea
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #45
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I see Mimi's sink is now listed with a few other options

Stainless Bath Sink (New for 2013!) $285
Additional 12 gal. Water Tank (New for 2013!) $295
Styled Aluminum Wheels (New for 2013!) $255
Keyed Deadbolt Entry Lock (New for 2013!) $195
Additional 12VDC or 120VAC receptacle (New for 2013!) $100/ea
Yep, and looks like the additional water tank and 12V options Walt had added. Nice to see these be added to his standard options list.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #46
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Congrats Mimi and Walt as I'm reading this thread a little late. I have also thought about putting in a sink in my Parkliner, I like the way they did yours. Its out of the way. I was up in the Adirondack's about 3 weeks ago and had several couples looking over our trailer. They really liked what they saw, especially the wrap around couch and the height inside too. I had thought about a permanent toilet but opted for the porta potti instead, so I have more options on where I can empty it. Both have there + & -'s and either I can live with. I have done a few mods on mine and will do a few more I'm sure. Hope you both enjoy your new ride.
Thanks, Tim. We are enjoying it very much. I am sure I was reading your posts when I was researching. People come up to us EVERYwhere we stop (gas station, CHick Fil A, Target, grocery, everywhere!) People are very interested, you probably get that too. Happy Camping to you!
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #47
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Mimi or anyone else,
are the black pump switches in the shower waterproof? A forum member here didn't think they were so I just wondered if anybody has since found out? thanks.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:54 PM   #48
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Ken, I don't think the switch in the bath is waterproof, but I do think it would be hard for the water to run down and into where the wires connect to short anything out. I did happen to order a rubber boot some time ago via ebay, so it is a very easy fix. There are always a few little things that you will always want to improve on most any trailer you get. I have had several makes of fiberglass trailers and have always worked on something on all of them to make things better. Most everyone on this forum does the same. The Best, Tim
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:22 PM   #49
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Parkliner Bathroom Switch Ratings

I just checked out the switches in our Parkliner and can offer the following:

The two black rocker switches on the Dometic panel (One for Flush, One for Fill[Up]/Dry Flush[Down]) are L-Series switches made by Carling. These are sealed switches with an IP67 rating, so they are both dust tight and can be immersed in water up to 1m deep for 30 minutes. In the event that such a condition does occur, being able to flush the toilet will be the least of our concerns.

The shower (and sink for those who have it) drain pump switch is a TA Series toggle switch made by Canal Electronic in Taiwan. It seems these switches carry a UL/CSA listing, but they do not identify them as "sealed" or having any water resistance ratings. There are other switches in their catalog that do carry an IP67/68 rating, but this is not one of them. I sent an email to their tech support requesting any additional information they may have on the water resistance of this switch; if I hear anything back from them, I will update my post. For now, we will try not to spray it directly during showers and probably add a rubber boot as others have suggested.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #50
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mrscottyg thanks,
You seem to have the technical know how for a question I was wondering about. Would you happen to know, with the a/c being mounted in a small enclosed cubby, does it get fresh air? Or keep re-circulating the hot exhaust? example link below thanks in advance.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:43 PM   #51
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Hi everyone, Ray here. Been lurking for a couple of weeks and decided to join. Here's my and my lovely wife's deal. Years ago we had 3 motorhomes with the largest being a Bluebird Wanderlodge 40 footer. Went out west twice and had the time of our lives with our two kids. Modern day we've decided to do some State Park and National Parks now and when we retire. Price of gas being what it is, a small lightweight fiberglass camper looks to fit the bill. We have a Ford Transit Connect 2012 that I use for work which will be the tow vehicle for now till we replace my wifes car. The Lil Snoozy seems to be the best fit for us. Never had an all electric rig before. A Yamaha 2000 watt gen on the tongue in a sound box and the opt. solar panel with a couple of deep cycle batts and we should be good to go. Any thoughts????
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mrscottyg thanks,
You seem to have the technical know how for a question I was wondering about. Would you happen to know, with the a/c being mounted in a small enclosed cubby, does it get fresh air? Or keep re-circulating the hot exhaust? example link below thanks in advance.
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I read the linked post and I have been in the Parkliner twice and owned an Egg Camper. Both these units have a/c under the dinette seat and in the Egg and it appears in the Parkliner, the foam seals the interior from the exterior. That said, you have an exhaust that should exit the side and fresh intake which should enter around the sides. The Egg camper has vents in the floor to allow the fresh air to enter, separate from the exhaust. I think Parkliner does the same. That said these are small 5000 btu units which should cool down a 7x12 room. The trade off is being able to use a small generator to operate. You may be able to install a bigger unit that is more energy efficient. Just remember, any a/c is only designed to cool down to a 20 degree differential and dehumidify. Make sure you can see condensate exiting the trailer while it is operating.
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I should clarify my question I was wondering if the exterior radiator end as shown in the photo gets a fresh air intake? Not the sealed off part that is the interior radiator. But I didn't know if the parkliner was made like the traditional window ac unit pictured. Thanks.
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I decided to put my $.02 into the other Parkliner thread since the question was originally posed there.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #55
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I probably should have clarified that I only have the drain switch for the shower as I don't have the permanent toilet. But that is good to know anyway, thanks Scott.
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Hi everyone, Ray here. Been lurking for a couple of weeks and decided to join. Here's my and my lovely wife's deal. Years ago we had 3 motorhomes with the largest being a Bluebird Wanderlodge 40 footer. Went out west twice and had the time of our lives with our two kids. Modern day we've decided to do some State Park and National Parks now and when we retire. Price of gas being what it is, a small lightweight fiberglass camper looks to fit the bill. We have a Ford Transit Connect 2012 that I use for work which will be the tow vehicle for now till we replace my wifes car. The Lil Snoozy seems to be the best fit for us. Never had an all electric rig before. A Yamaha 2000 watt gen on the tongue in a sound box and the opt. solar panel with a couple of deep cycle batts and we should be good to go. Any thoughts????
I didn't know the Ford Transit Connect was able to tow anything. I believe I did some research when they first came out and they were not approved to tow anything, period? You may want to double check that. Just didn't want to see you or yours getting hurt.
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