This was a fun blast-from-the-past read down memory lane : )
Many of the questions in this thread were touched on back in January of 2013 when I spoke to Chandler at length several times over the phone (yup, back then it was possible!! even had his private cell#).
Originally Posted by Carol H
Bill you are 100% correct.
What works well for one person may not work well for another depending on were each plans to camp & type of travel. ...
And for Cari's and my style of primarily camping in US Forestry Camps that have only a public pit toilet and rarely potable water available, our "Style" has some particular needs/tweeks.
On base price? I'm currently out of the shopping loop since our van is dialed in
and meeting our needs, but back in 2013 the PL base price was $14,500 when we ordered PL #35. We went with the porta-poti option as it fit our needs and desire to be able to take the canister to the pit toilet and dump as needed. Though I thought the combined 30 gallon grey tank with macerating toilet (something I appreciated on our family sailboat) was a nice design.
For Cari's and my back-to-basics dry-cabin sort of RV preference, we had the freedom to order PL#35 to meet these needs. And Chandler, after going over my purchase order, stated it was very close to the exact build he had for his family. We left out many of what most would call comforts such as room/water heaters, AC, etc. BUT we luv'd that little trailer and IF we were to get into the market to get more civilized in our adventures, the Parkliner, even with the base increase, would still be a must see during the shopping/research phase. To date we have only seen one other trailer (an Oliver) that we felt a heart-tug when viewing...but that's us. The fun thing about all this, as others have shared, is that variety is the spice of RVliving.
: ) Thom