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Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #43
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I wish we had nicer even weather here.... but at retirement I can head any way I want to lol

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You're still such a youn'un ...by the time you retire the polar caps might be down to florida OR that silly global warming thing will get rid of the caps all together and North America will have ~30 percent less land as the coast line receded under all that ice melt!
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i really hope the ice caps don't melt cuz that would mean San Francisco would be underwater...

which would mean my next trip around Star Fleet Headquarters won't be in my favorite City by the Bay. I soooo wanna sign up.
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an update and some personal observations during our order/build process...

#1 Just so we are clear...The main ~30 minute call i had with Chandler the day before placing my order/sending deposit was amazing! I really appreciated the time and thoughts he shared with me on that call.

#2 I realized going in that Parkliner was a start up and all that might include.

#3 I'm glad i meditate because for me, leaving voicemail after voicemail unanswerd by anyone at Parkliner has caused my Zen-ness to fade some. I really, really need to put on my headphones with my river-recording and think good thoughts.

Today's VM led to a return call from Chandler about an hour later and we did talk for some time. Delivery-pickup date is Monday April 8 for our transporter.


During this process I have placed maybe 6 calls-to-voice-mail (no one answered) to PL requesting a final price (Chandler was swapping out the slider window at galley with one similar to the front shower vent-style window. + installing a MaxxAir MaxxFan rather than FantasticFan). I have received no return calls. Two other calls were actually answered by Chandler. Both calls he stated he would get back to me...neither time he did so.

So i don't know what to think of all this except that for now, in the growing-pains of startup... Don't Expect Much Communication! BUT BUT...let me say this again...Chandler as a person and businessman is doing probably everything that can be expected with such a small crew at this time.

My bottom line for any who come this way?
Get Your Zen On... it may be the ticket to seeing you through this process with a smile


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an update and some personal observations during our order/build process...

#1 Just so we are clear...The main ~30 minute call i had with Chandler the day before placing my order/sending deposit was amazing! I really appreciated the time and thoughts he shared with me on that call.

#2 I realized going in that Parkliner was a start up and all that might include.

#3 I'm glad i meditate because for me, leaving voicemail after voicemail unanswerd by anyone at Parkliner has caused my Zen-ness to fade some. I really, really need to put on my headphones with my river-recording and think good thoughts.

Today's VM led to a return call from Chandler about an hour later and we did talk for some time. Delivery-pickup date is Monday April 8 for our transporter.

During this process I have placed maybe 6 calls-to-voice-mail (no one answered) to PL requesting a final price (Chandler was swapping out the slider window at galley with one similar to the front shower vent-style window. + installing a MaxxAir MaxxFan rather than FantasticFan). I have received no return calls. Two other calls were actually answered by Chandler. Both calls he stated he would get back to me...neither time he did so.

So i don't know what to think of all this except that for now, in the growing-pains of startup... Don't Expect Much Communication! BUT BUT...let me say this again...Chandler as a person and businessman is doing probably everything that can be expected with such a small crew at this time.

My bottom line for any who come this way?
Get Your Zen On... it may be the ticket to seeing you through this process with a smile

Thom
Thom, if you have ever visited the factory, you'll know that Chandler is stretched so thin he could be used in nanotechnology. Bill serves as our contact with Chandler, and he reports better communication via email. It may take a couple of days, and Bill has on rare occasion had to resend, but Chandler will get to it. There is a Customer Service person coming on line in May. Of course, by that time, you'll be out camping somewhere. The good news... These growing pains result from a great product that is catching on! We can't wait to pick ours up in June.

Enjoy your Parkliner, and hope to see you on the road!

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It looks like Parkliner has been discovered judging by all the " just ordered" announcements we're seeing. No surprise. If they were around 3 years ago...

There are only so many hours in the day. Their focus is on the one they are building now. Sounds like you are up soon. The real measure will be how you are treated after the sale should there be issues. Raz
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I got my Zen-On

OK, my friends would say i'm a no-drama, level-headed guy...and for the most part they are right! This experience sort of reminded me of our first child's "Due Date". Yea Right.

Anywhoooooo, Cari and eye spent the afternoon looking over the FB photos at the PL page and day-dreamed ourselves into a state of full-on-bliss imagining the little egg on our adventures this season.

Something i should have done before i worked myself into a bit of silly-stress. I mean sheeeeesh... stressing out over the timing/etc... with something as extraneous as a home-on-wheels to make camping life cool? (OK so we are also looking at this as our future retirement getaway).
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The day after you pick it up, this will fade into the past... And if you remember to do it, let us all know how great that feels.
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Oh for sure i'll be on my PL Soapbox or Rooftop
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"The day after you pick it up, this will fade into the past."

Not sure I agree. Everyone thinks different, but my mind wonders... you might be dealing with this lack of communication for a long time over your ownership calling for parts, questions, warranty issues ETC. The more sold the more people call them, the longer you wait on the phone with their current one man operation setup. Will hiring one other person solve this? We shall see. Thanks for sharing all your feedback for others here accrete.
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Good point. We live in NC, where proximity to the factory makes it easy to stop by for a chat, or to pick up a part. I do think that hiring someone to deal with phone calls will help, though!
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Ken & Cathy i see both your POVs and i'm split as this all may relate to cari's and my rig...

I can see Ken's POV and agree IF our rig had the typical RV appliances. Though as mentioned in this thread we really don't have much of anything in the way of things to _fall apart_ except i suppose having manufacturing issues with the frame or shell?? And I do realize nothing out there is perfect and there could be odds and ends that need tweaking now and again for sure. So in that respect, getting replacement parts could be an issue with our west coast location combined with the current communication situation.

On hiring...Chandler has a retired fellow coming on board in May as Cathy mentioned so this should help. And once i have some PL time under my belt i might be able to assist in some after hours calls since i'm on the west coast...technology/phone-transfering is able to do lots in this area.

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I'm new at FiberglassRV, but I haven't noticed any posts from PL owners that complain about things breaking down, although everyone experiences those kinds of things over the years.

I am mentally prepared for a little hitch or two in our shakedown. We have purchased two newly manufactured boats in the past, and there's always something that needs a bit of tweaking in the beginning. But then again, I won't be surprised if it goes perfectly in the Parkliner! It's a whole lot simpler than a boat.

We plan to spend our first night aboard at the Oak Hollow Family Campground in High Point. It is an inexpensive, clean, very nice campground. If we experience problems, it's ~40 minutes back to Parkliner and ~20 minutes to Camping World. [Note: it's impossible to get a reservation at Oak Hollow during High Point's Furniture Market. This year, FM is on April 20-25 and October 19-24.]

Can't wait to hear how your delivery goes, and can't wait for ours!
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