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Old 03-23-2013, 02:16 PM   #57
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The PL will be cari's and my second _new_ purchase on a small rv. The first was an A-Liner we pulled behind a v6 4x4 Tacoma. Never an issue...so hoping the same (as you are) with the PL behind our v8 AWD Van Conversion.

When looking for our full-time rig we purposely went used (38ft 5th wheel Mobile Suite) partly because we had hoped to avoid the new-rig-shake-down that is typical with all new big rvs...and as you pointed out with all the systems you sort of expect something to need some adjusting. Our used rig has been great for the time we've had it (zero issues the first 1.5 years), and the prior owners kept it immaculate-as-new condition.

Sounds like you will enjoy your shake down camping come summer.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #58
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Thom,
I've had an eerie sense of deja vu catching up on this thread. From the communications issues to the thanks to Tim (yup, same Tim) for his help in the decision making process.

We have had the luxury of time, having placed our order/deposit in mid-November, and setting our pick-up date way back then. Dealing with a start-up firm was a bit intimidating, but Chandler has always responded when we needed more information. Perhaps not as quickly as desired, but as quickly as necessary, which is as good if one can just relax a little. Chandler obviously cares deeply about the ParkLiner and I, for one, would rather have him in the shop insuring the quality of the product even if it causes communication to suffer a bit. I'm sure it frustrates him more than me that he can't instantly respond to every phone call or email. On the other hand, he doesn't want to add office staff until they are thoroughly familiar with the product.

Another week and a half and we'll be in NC to find out if he got everything right. No worries at this point. We intend to take lots of pix as we spend a leisurely four days camping our way back home.

I expect your unit will either be on the production floor or be completed and awaiting pick-up by your shipper while we are in Gibsonville. Should we keep you in suspense or would you like a first hand report?
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I've had an eerie sense of deja vu catching up on this thread. ...
... Should we keep you in suspense or would you like a first hand report?
If your post had been on face book i could have clicked the "Like" button!

I do feel Chandler will take the necessary time with each unit to make sure it is worthy of his seal of approval, and yes, that's where he is appreciated i'm sure.

Thanks for the words of encouragement for all who come this way.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #60
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Many thanks to Brian for sharing these photos of his visit to the Parkliner facility this week!

Here is a shot of the shop floor:



Here is their unit on the outside:



Our rig's exterior (notice the smaller window cutout near door. It was our request Chandler utilize a window of similar design to the one in shower - hinge at top design as to allow all weather use in the rainy PNW) :



And our rig's interior (dual batteries will go under street side bench. and water tank and fill/access under curb side bench). We chose this because we fill our tanks with river water after filtering by a Katadyn Base Camp. Water tank access on curb side gives convenient access from camp) :



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Nice pic's!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:42 PM   #62
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Thom THANKS for sharing! Cool beans that Chandler let's folks take pictures during manufacturing, I know Escape Trailer Industries does... in fact they send pictures of a build to owners trailers being built. I've HEARD Casita won't allow pictures to be taken of their manufacturing process and I've never seen the inside of Scamps process (except right after the fire). Transparency... it's a wonderful thing....
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Nice photos. Good to see all this.

You drink river water? I would think that lake water should taste better. Probably the same after filtering, though. Is that a gravity filter? What's the volume per minute?
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:44 AM   #64
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on the photos... Brian shared that the PL crew were very proud of their product and so it seems only natural they wouldn't mind peeps sharing some PL love with their eggFamilies

on the gravity filter...we get about 1 liter every 15 minutes or so...plenty of flow for us to fill a tank. And we are waaaaay up in the hills when we prospect for gold. Not much upriver/upstream from our camps. And all the peeps we come across are very clean as to how they keep camp and follow all the grey-away from river regs and such.

We've only camped once by a lake and it was beautiful...but around midnight...i asked Cari if i could play my mp3 file i recorded of our favorite river (it is the one called "3hrQuartzCreek.mp3" in the "BWE Audio - Various files " directory on my Brainwave Entrainment page feel free to download any of my files). I put it on a repeating loop and it plays all night. I even play it at home if it gets to quiet. The river is soothing to our ears and souls
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #65
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For any who may wish to contact my Transporter... He has a FaceBook page

Roger Gates at FB

As stated elsewhere in this thread, Roger has regular trips to Southern Oregon to transport small river boats from the manufacturer's facility to new owners all around the lower 48...give him a holler and see if his services can meet your transporting needs. And no, i have no affiliation with Roger other than being happy with the communique during the Pre-Delivery process. He will be picking up our PL at the NC plant next week and should arrive here on the Oregon Coast next weekend.

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on fee..i have no idea how he arrived at his quote...but it was in the lower ~30% of quotes and i liked the communication/Q&A feedback we had so i went with him. And these delivery runs for us TT buyers are basically back hauls for his breadNbutter boat delivery runs. Give him a general pick up date/week, a pick up zip and drop off zip and he will shoot you a quote.
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Thanks much Thom and Brian! It was really good to see those photos. Thanks for the name of the transporter also. I'm going to give him a call.
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Well today is the day for Hull #35 at the Parkliner Factory...pictures from Roger (my transporter) while waiting at the dock during final prep.

(and here is a link to a small 10 second video Roger shot of the interior with a few things left to do: http://www.accrete.com/miscpix/TCLplMovieAtPL.wmv)

Front:


Street side (with MaxxAir MaxxFan in up position):


Curb side (with MaxxAir MaxxFan in down position):


almost ready to head down the road...
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Looks Great buddy! Comgradulations!
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