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Old 11-28-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Trip to Gibsonville,NC/Parkliner-anybody care?

Just home from Parkliner, met Chandler, etc..
Now, I'm a newbie to FB trailers, all I know is what I've read from you fine folks, read here,there, and everywhere, deduced from brochures,[casitascamptrilliumoutback]. Having said that, my impressions of Chandlers operation,product, etc. follow..
Parkliner's manufacturing operation is a loading dock facility across the street from the RAILROAD TRACKS! In it, i viewed a trailer being assembled, one other in two parts still in the molds, various lower/upper bathroom molds, a door, and other parts hither 'n yon. Chandler drove me a block or so away, to his house to see a finished product in his side yard.[why anyone with a big, fine home and yard like that wants to traipse around dragging a tiny trailer around....?]
Anyway, a 15' trailer is just that, three foot tongue,30" deep head[shower to landlubbers], with approx. 9 1/2' WC door to rear window. All very well appointed, IMHO!
The apparent roominess in the webpage fotos,facebook, etc, as Chandler explained, was done with a fisheye lens, to show....whatever. The large cabinets are actually not that large. Why does a grown man have 75-80 tshirts hangin' in the closet, anyway? The silverware drawer is DEEP, front to back,side to side,upn'down. Didn't look in the bottom closet[under furnace, I think] Toilet is a portable/there is a builtin-in option, adding blackwater tank,etc...[no thanks,me]. Linen closet will hold my entire bachelor supply of towels, probably sheets too. Incidentally, I'm almost 5'11", in chuck taylor hightops and bucket hat, i never brushed anything overhead. 3 spd fan over bed area, escape hatch further forward..AC is a fridgedaire, if memory serves my feeble brain. Battery is an Optima bluetop, perfect for hooking a solar panel to, according to my short studies.
I put to rest my thoughts about a trip to Backus,MN only last night, with the simple fact that 15' is only 24" longer than 13! [concern about my little 4cyl.toyo tacoma tug]. My 25' tape this morning confirmed what I already knew, my truck is 16 1/2'.
Bottom line- I told Chandler early February will be fine time to come pick up my new Parkliner! Oh, before we left the trailer, after doing the order form, writing a check, etc.,I thought to ask about upholstery/curtain options. That orange pattern just ain't me, babe! He showed me a half dozen other choices in the silverware drawer, some of which were less hideous. Then he told me he had to go to Zoomcraft factory/warehouse, anyway, not far away, all his upholstery work is done there, come pick out what I like! Yeah! So I'll have a nice lgt/drk blue pattern cushions w/some corresponding [light] blue curtains, made by Mrs. Chandler. Options I ordered were AC[$275], Norcold 3way fridge[$675],dual propane tanks[$250]w/auto switchover rgulator, and dual batteries[$250] for a future solar setup, needs more research, personal knowledge of my needs, etc. right now..
Last thing I did before leaving was give Chandler the name decals I had made a week or so ago, from decalzone.com. Soo...4 sold, so far,one being assembled, one in the mold, and two being started in a week or so, one of which is MINE, ya'll can tell if it's me by the name, front an back,"Rollin'Home"! Best review I can do, right now, but please call and order one, tell 'em Harry sent ya.....Did I mention, after threatening to be Chandler's BEST on the road salesman, he told me there would be a little something in it, for me,anyone who buys a trailer, and mentions my name?
Honestly, I was impressed with the obvious thought put into these trailers,[again] from what i've read, learned about some others' shortcomings, only, not trying to put down anybody else's, this just looks like it'll suit me fine......now to try attaching the few pics i took..couldn't take pictures inside the plant 'cause of pattent pending apps....
Anything I forgot, just ask, I know a lot of you are far away from here, I've got plenty of brochures, to mail, slightly different prices from the webpage, you may notice.
ps Skip the pics, only seven of them, I can't even find them on my stupid "puter! It's a Norcold 3way fridge, and Suburban 2 burner propane stove.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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Good for you Harry and THANKS for providing all the details. I appreciate the fact you were allowed to pick out your own colors. Your Parkliner will be uniquely your own!

When you find the pictures, we'd love to see them
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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We'll look forward to seeing your photos of the first camping trip in your new Parkliner. Congrats.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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Good for you Harry and THANKS for providing all the details. I appreciate the fact you were allowed to pick out your own colors. Your Parkliner will be uniquely your own!

When you find the pictures, we'd love to see them
I found the pics, no idea HOW to get them from my puter onto an attachment, I've read the attachment info, greek to me, how I ever got around the world in both directions, 58 yrs old, is a mystery to me, also!
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
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I found the pics, no idea HOW to get them from my puter onto an attachment, I've read the attachment info, greek to me, how I ever got around the world in both directions, 58 yrs old, is a mystery to me, also!
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Trying to get these stupid pictures here....
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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Trying to get these stupid pictures here....
These were taken of the trailer in Chandler's yard. He wasn't expecting me, but took the time to sell me a new future home. I wasn't there as a photographer, primarily..
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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Nice! Glad to hear that you are joining the ranks of egg pullers. Your info and photos may help someone else, one way or another.

Did you have to duck your head when going through the door, in and out of the trailer?
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #8
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Nice! Glad to hear that you are joining the ranks of egg pullers. Your info and photos may help someone else, one way or another.

Did you have to duck your head when going through the door, in and out of the trailer?
I didn't really notice any need for excessive ducking, going in or out, but can't say definately. The door, by the way, Chandler mentioned how much i'd appreciate it, compared to 'others'. Not having any past experiience with others, I assume he was refering to the fact that the door appeared to be two separate, FG molds, inside/outside, molded together, probably w/insulation between.]?] How can that warp? Also, the floor comes standard w/linoleum, wet rag underfoot cleans it.. I had NO trouble with headbumping, as I said. After mentioning future solar plans, he told me they considered offering an option, but decided against it, for now. Gotta get off the ground before flying supersonic, right? Checking the brochures he provided, the builtin toilet option he offers is a Sealand8100 series w/sewer tank ugrade to 30 gals. @$937, installed. Still, no thanks. He mentioned a stick-on solar panel, molds to the contours of your rig,[no drill holes],offered by West marine, but his '06 catalog didn't show it. I haven't googled, yet, trying to write a review, upload fotos, watch monday night footsball, drink my FIRST cold one of the day.....later, Mike..
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:25 PM   #9
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Now, why would he end it with the name "Mike"? There is a Mike who handles Parkliner on Facebook? Anyway, whoever they maybe, it appears to be a nice trailer based upon the photos. Maybe Harry will be able to attend an upcoming rally in Tenn. or NC or Penna. Love to see one like Lil Snoozy who came to the Eggfest this past summer.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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Nice trailer!
So it's not a "Duck Egg" and it's larger than a thirteen...
O'stretch Egg??
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:06 PM   #11
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Now, why would he end it with the name "Mike"? There is a Mike who handles Parkliner on Facebook? Anyway, whoever they maybe, it appears to be a nice trailer based upon the photos. Maybe Harry will be able to attend an upcoming rally in Tenn. or NC or Penna. Love to see one like Lil Snoozy who came to the Eggfest this past summer.
Beacuse I was replying to Mr. Mike Magee's question about bumping my head going in or out. AS in, Check ya later, Mike!
Agreed, I'm new here, and there's AN AWFUL LOT I don't yet comprehend about posting, etc. Refer to the difficulty I had just attaching a few simple pictures! Couldn't even find them on my own computer! I'm not a computer whiz/geek, either! I use Windows Vista for Dummy's, and promptly forget anything I read. A bunch of people indicated an interest in Parkliners, when I first posted, due of course, to my proximity to the source, compared to many eggers from out west, fla., even new hampshire! So pease, just help me along a little bit! My brain still works, I just don't use it for much beyond my current needs, desires, etc., anymore. My Uncle Sam told me I don't have to work anymore, took away my livelihood 5+ yrs ago, and i'm still making adjustments..Plan to keep breathing as long as possible, doing as I see fit. A cardioverter defibrillator apparently ONLY leaves me qualified to be vice president, and who wants that job?? I spent half of my working life,[day for day], sailing around the various oceans of this planet, earning wages, and I only asked to be thrown overboard, for fishfood, when it's over. Can't do that, envirnmental concerns...goodnight
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:12 AM   #12
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Harry, you're doing just fine. We're able to read your posts and view the pictures. THAT and a bit of kindness is all we need to connect with other like minded people here on FiberglassRV.

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Harry,
Sorry about the name mix up.
Since you will have your new home in February, try to attend some rally's near you. Look here on the forum under rally's. We love to meet new owners and their rigs.
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Thank you

Harry,

Thanks for providing input on the Parkliner. We had planned to stop by to see the trailer but a combination of a death and long Thanksgiving weekend got in the way.

You did a good job posting. It takes a little while to use all the features of this site but be assured you'll learn as you go and there's a load of people here to help you. I think you're off to a great start.

We definitely wish you the very best, safe travels and all the joys of Fiberglass RVing.
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