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Old 01-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #421
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I can imagine your second season in #34 will be more relaxing on the road than the first season! Yippie
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:10 PM   #422
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Indeed! Here's wishing you the same. Even at 6 below zero, we've planned our first 4 outings and are trying to decided where to go next.
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Parkliner #35 is back home from the Boatyard !
The fiberglass work on the wheel wells is AMAZING.
It looks factory-showroom condition...this time with what looks like plenty of tire clearance.
While driving home there are a few places that pre-fix the tires were definitely rubbing and causing the jolt to the tow rig...today's trip home? Perfect.

I will post pictures probably this weekend...it is snowing at the golf course as i type, with warmer (~40+ temps) this weekend projected.

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:24 PM   #424
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Boy Thom, that is GREAT! We're off to the factory for a week in May for some warranty work. For some of the stuff, they said it would be helpful to leave it for a full week, so we caved and rented a 1st floor condo over on the Outer Banks to wait the week out. Times can be tough...

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The Outer Banks Condo sound fun. I recently saw a house hunters episode with the shoppers in that area. Beautiful.

Here's to excellent work on #006 while at the Parkliner factory!

It took the boatyard fiberglass tech about 5 days to do our mod. A real class act. Almost hate to get it all dirty the first off-road trip this spring. HaHa. not really

Gonna head back here:


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Thanks Thom! We've been to a lot of the Carolina coast, but never the Outer Banks. I'd really rather be camping, but I also very much appreciate what Parkliner is doing for us, so we bit the bullet. Rates were relatively low because the weekend we leave the condo is Memorial Day weekend!

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Great news on the wheel well fix, Thom,
Boats or Corvettes, I guess if a fiberglass tech knows his stuff it translates to campers as well. Do you think you could go back to the original size tires when they need to be changed? We have enough clearance now on #34 that I think it would be no problem. Looking forward to seeing your pix. I'd feel bad about your snow if I hadn't cleaned 16" of it off the roof of our PL this morning with the temp hovering around +2 F.
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Yea i'm not complaining...the golf _green_ gets a white dusting every now and then in the winter months. It is rare that we see more than 3" to 5" on the ground for more than a couple days at a time. Of course the biggest issue for us is doing some gymnastics outside (our full time DRV Mobile Suite) making sure the water lines don't freeze up...for me it is running the outside shower onto the ground at a low volume through the night. Good thing water is included in our monthly space rent! But IMO...Better to waste a few gallons of water though than have the park's pipe freeze up.

On the tire size? I suppose there would be room, though i will sure stay with LT Radials no matter the size. I luv the ride difference.

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The highly anticipated close up of Parkliner #35's wheel-well wheel-rub fiberglass fix/repair... drum roll...



As mentioned in the above post i'm thinking there is now plenty of wiggle room in the wells. If you recall the PL well design cuts up inside behind the outer wall facade...gives it a sort of classy-retro look. Anywhoo there is now at least two fingers worth of clearance in the front/rear where as before i could not even squeeze in my pinky finger.

This is a fun shot of the golf not-so-green out our Mobile Suite's (the 38' 5th wheel that we call home) front porch this morning...got a little dusting of the white stuff



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What a nice feeling it must be to have the wells opened up! Looks good.
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This week we took a mini-trip to Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA , and i posted a quick trip report at our travel blog here at FGRV forum.

It was a nice three day getaway to check the water levels (my wife is laying out her plans for the upcoming gold panning season) on the Lewis River that flows through that campground.

What i wanted to include in this post was that we have about 400 miles on the wheel-well _fix_ and there are no signs of any rub...and the trip included about 30 miles on a forestry road in serious need of repair (read...lots of unavoidable pot holes!). It was pretty much the equivalent of going off road on a dirt trail ,( . . which leads me to say that anyone wishing to travel to that campground should be ready for some rough riding on the roadway.

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This week we took a mini-trip to Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA , and i posted a quick trip report at our travel blog here at FGRV forum.

It was a nice three day getaway to check the water levels (my wife is laying out her plans for the upcoming gold panning season) on the Lewis River that flows through that campground.

What i wanted to include in this post was that we have about 400 miles on the wheel-well _fix_ and there are no signs of any rub...and the trip included about 30 miles on a forestry road in serious need of repair (read...lots of unavoidable pot holes!). It was pretty much the equivalent of going off road on a dirt trail ,( . . which leads me to say that anyone wishing to travel to that campground should be ready for some rough riding on the roadway.
Good for you guys! That must be a great feeling, especially after those rough roads. Best of luck to Cari with her gold panning! Strike it rich!

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This week we took a mini-trip to Sunset Falls Campground - Battleground WA , and i posted a quick trip report at our travel blog here at FGRV forum.

It was a nice three day getaway to check the water levels (my wife is laying out her plans for the upcoming gold panning season) on the Lewis River that flows through that campground.

What i wanted to include in this post was that we have about 400 miles on the wheel-well _fix_ and there are no signs of any rub...and the trip included about 30 miles on a forestry road in serious need of repair (read...lots of unavoidable pot holes!). It was pretty much the equivalent of going off road on a dirt trail ,( . . which leads me to say that anyone wishing to travel to that campground should be ready for some rough riding on the roadway.

I saw you in Battle Ground, I could not catch up with you as you breezed past my driveway. Hope you had a good time at BG SP.
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I saw you in Battle Ground, I could not catch up with you as you breezed past my driveway...
Let it be known, WE ARE REAL even though we've never ended up in the "Sightings" thread.

Thanks Chuck!

And yes Frank, it is a good feeling to now not be concerned about loosing some fiberglass layers driving down the road.

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