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Old 11-29-2011, 07:28 AM   #15
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Thanks for the write-up, you are one of the few people who has seen one of these and reported back here?

Have you ever been inside another Egg to be able to compare the room inside and in the cabinets?
I ask because you comment on the storage space and I want to know if this is your first time inside ANY egg or this is compared with another one you may have seen?

The pics do indeed suggest more storage than others but pictures can be deceptive for sure.
I like the storage space for the cushions when not in use and the way the bathroom is laid out is unlike the others too. It makes for a very strange looking closet interior but still provides for a decent sized bath and still more storage.

The windows look interesting but only a small section of them seems to open,maybe 1/3.

Also your report of it being 15' is the first I had heard that.
Did they tell you that or did you measure it?
And of course I am curious,did they give you a weight?

Keep up the good work and congratulations.

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #16
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Harry
Thanks for the write-up, you are one of the few people who has seen one of these and reported back here?

Have you ever been inside another Egg to be able to compare the room inside and in the cabinets?
I ask because you comment on the storage space and I want to know if this is your first time inside ANY egg or this is compared with another one you may have seen?

The pics do indeed suggest more storage than others but pictures can be deceptive for sure.
I like the storage space for the cushions when not in use and the way the bathroom is laid out is unlike the others too. It makes for a very strange looking closet interior but still provides for a decent sized bath and still more storage.

The windows look interesting but only a small section of them seems to open,maybe 1/3.

Also your report of it being 15' is the first I had heard that.
Did they tell you that or did you measure it?
And of course I am curious,did they give you a weight?

Keep up the good work and congratulations.

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I used to live in Gulfport,ms. After miss katrina dropped by for a visit, sending almost 6' of water thru my 1 bdrm apt, my ford econoline van is the ONLY reason I salvaged anything. no storage facilities, no grocery stores, not much of anything. I couldn't get a FEMA trailer, single, substantial assets.. I did look at a 16' casita. At the time, I was solely interested in a place to LIVE. I was still working, mate on a supply boat, 2wks on, 2off. That little Casita looked like a shoebox, to me. I wound up with a 19' Jayco lite, hurricane strapped down, in a buddies' backyard, for 2 years. Got pretty claustrophobic, after fulltiming in it for a year. But that was as a fixed, nonmovable abode..And, a guy with a Scamp13' was parked next to me @ the BISCUIT, back in october. I picked his brain about the solar panel he had mounted on top, even let him hook up my Ipod, hear some Real blues. I only stuck my head inside, didn't enter, non bathroom model w port-a-pot in lower cabinet. That about sums up my actual Rving experience. But, 4 yrs in USNavy, 18 yrs on merchant ships, and 8yrs on supply boats, a rack to sleep in, place for S@S, heck w/shaving, is all I need! Extra rooms,doors,hiding places, makes me uncomfortable. I do believe I can thrive better than i'm doing now, in a little FG camper, possibly a tonneau cover or cap on the tug. If not, I'll at least be back in Gpt.,with a $16000 getaway for when I'm going somewhere!
The windows- four of 'em are louvered. I assume both top and bottom crank out, but I haven't tried. Call Chandler, my suggestion. He told me during our converstion, he's busy trying to build trailers, get his business moving, etc. Computing in the evenings, for an hour or two, is not his favorite thing. three or four young kids, 2 daughters dropped into the trailer, say HI Dad, see who the stranger was, will cut ito your time, I suppose!? The brochures I have, show 2 kids sitting on the doorside settee, another blonde kid laying on the driverside settee, reading a book and giving a thumbs-up,[above the batteries, that is], and probably Mrs. Chandler tucking kids into the bunks. He rapidly dismantled the bunk rig, showed me the table setup, side dining table setup, and wraparound seating available if you go for the bunk option and magic table. It also showed me, if you need to stow bunk in the closet, leave your good tuxedo at home! I didn't measure wth my trusty tape measure, the total length. But I'm assuming he wasn't jiving about the tongue being 3', the fore/aft depth of the shower being30" down to 24", by the showerhead. That leaves 9 1/2' front to back. The side dining table, neither 13' has, correct? Finally, Chandler stated only 2100 lbs., dry, unloaded.
As I've previously stated, i'm a total newbie, but I'm also very cognizent of the fact that I'll be at most, the seventh or eighth owner of one of these trailers. I'm trying to give actual facts, as I perceive them, to anyone interested. Attention to detail, in reporting information, can serve a sailor well, even when it looks like he's been drinking, again..reminds me, I forgot to ask about electric brakes, do I need to buy a controller, or is that supplied...darn it!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:46 AM   #17
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Furthermore, I specifically told Chandler pictures were to post on FIBERGLASS RV, for interested parties, in case he had any reservations about showing his stuff! He didn't, apparently, except to tell me pictures weren't permitted of the manufacturing facility. Patent pending issues, when I 'how comed 'him. I try to be on the up'n up, most always..
If you plan to use the hat shelf to stow hats, bring a foldup, or watchcap, leave your dress fedoras on the tug seat. what else...?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:03 PM   #18
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Thanks
I only wanted to know if you had been on another egg to compare storage or if your comments were based on your impression without being able to compare.

Sounds like the Parkliner will be perfect for you and maybe for me too.

I sort of like the convertible toilet idea as I rarely use one if by myself yet it takes a lot of space in most other rigs.

I doubt that the windows open on top. They flip out on the bottom for ventilation and to prevent rain getting inside which is great but I can't understand why so little of the window does this.

So do the bunk parts sit in the closet when not in use?

It sounds like you need to get busy and babysit them till yours is ready so we can get all of our questions answered first hand!
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:15 PM   #19
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I only wanted to know if you had been on another egg to compare storage or if your comments were based on your impression without being able to compare.

Sounds like the Parkliner will be perfect for you and maybe for me too.

I sort of like the convertible toilet idea as I rarely use one if by myself yet it takes a lot of space in most other rigs.

I doubt that the windows open on top. They flip out on the bottom for ventilation and to prevent rain getting inside which is great but I can't understand why so little of the window does this.

So do the bunk parts sit in the closet when not in use?

It sounds like you need to get busy and babysit them till yours is ready so we can get all of our questions answered first hand!
No, I have NO previous experience with others storage limits.
Yes, I believe I can make it perfect, for me!
The portable toilet,[in a cabinet under the forward settee, inside the shower door], suits me fine! Due to previous experience w/a 40 gal. blackwater tank, ready to overflow the toilet, next time I took a leak! Happy New Years Eve, 2005-6, Harry! Great seastory, ask me sometime!
You are probably right about the windows. My total inexperience, never suggested to me that possibility! Still better than slides, yes?
Bunk parts DO go in the closet. Hence, my tuxedo remark! Closet is SMALL! All hands bring ONE jacket, jam it in, bunk parts in the tug! I'm solo.. Or, leave the bunks set up, make up the master bed, all sit at the family table, for meals!
I don't need to 'get busy'! I don't even know what I'm talking about! I've BEEN busy, since mid-october,[internet is a wonderful thing], trying to figure out what my crazyass is up to now! YOU FOLKS have convinced me that living 'on the road', is a viable option! I asked Chandler, walking away, how many times I could stop by, check progress, etc. A look came over his countenance, that, to me, said,"UH OH, WHAT HAVE I DONE?". but he told me just call ahead, see if I'm available...Wilmington is about 150 miles from Gibsonville. Provide gas money, we can talk.
I'd be proud to provide day to day reports, but almost $16000 is a BIG whack at my life savings, tell me how long I can count on Soc. Sec. disability, and how long my heart is gonna pump....
Sounds like you need to get busy, load up one of those 3 campers, and come on to north carolina! I'm trying to be helpful. Parkliner.com provides a phone #, that's firsthand info, from someone who KNOWS what they're talking about! Took me over an hour to compose this email......















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Old 11-29-2011, 07:13 PM   #20
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Thanks for the pix, Harry. Can't wait to see your rig at a rally. Welcome and keep us informed about your new "Rollin' Home."

@ Ed - you are just looking for another excuse to add yet another to your camper collection, aren't you? At least you don't keep them, or we might have to call you a hoarder.

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:59 PM   #21
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Sure do appreciate you taking the time to fill us in. I think a lot of us have been waiting/curious for some feedback. You are right 16k is a big amount and flush toilet brings it to approx 17k but I'm sure it will give you back many years or service. Congrats on your new purchase
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:29 PM   #22
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Very very nice, you will love it
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I had a question I was curious about, next time you happen to chit-chat with chandler. Are the windows mounted in wood then screwed all the way around into that wood? On the interior photos it looks like screws go all the way around the window frame. I'm know i'm not explaining right but here is an example of what I'm talking about is how the Trillium is made in these photos. Thanks.
Trillium(2010) Window Reseal
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Brake controllers don't normally get supplied with trailers, so that will be an extra item to shop for.

Sounds like you are on disability, eh? My wife has that now too, since they took out a bunch of colon. If you really want to work, it's not impossible... if you find the right independent contractor situation.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #25
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Harry;

Thanks for all the information on the ParkLiner. It is very helpful.

It sounds like you're a retired Navy. When I have worked on Navy bases, I have noticed that most if not all of them have camp grounds on the base where Vets are allowed to stay at very reasonable rates. The camp ground at the Navy base in Oxnard was to die for. Steps from the beach in Southern California for ~$30/mo (back in 1995). I wish I could stay there. The public camp ground down the road is 2x to 3x that per night and the waiting list is over a year.
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I wonder how they fit a QUEEN size bed AND bunks AND a shower into a 15ft long trailer? Scamp/Casita doesnt offer that large of a bed in their 16's having an extra foot to work with. The Deluxe Scamp can have a 54" bed but a Queen is 60". Trillium has a 15 ft trailer but you cant have a bath and bunks. Sounds like Chandler has definately worked some magic in a small amount of space. May swing in on my way to or from WY this summer for a look. I like that he offers propane systems.
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Maybe because the 16' Scamp is really 13' inside and the Parkliner is 15', not sure but some rv companies include tongue length in their measurements, so you have to determine the actual inside dimensions of each.
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Maybe because the 16' Scamp is really 13' inside and the Parkliner is 15', not sure but some rv companies include tongue length in their measurements, so you have to determine the actual inside dimensions of each.
Inside length on the Parkliner is really 12ft.
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