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Old 08-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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How is ParkLiner doing?

Has anybody been at the plant lately? How are they doing? Fully staffed? Trailers still being made? I can't get any feel for how they're doing from either their website or Facebook page. We sure like their design and hope to get one!

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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I was hoping someone may have been at the plant and could report. From what lots of folks have said, calls tend not to get answered and messages don't get returned. Their Facebook page has had nothing posted from the company for a while. I just don't think calling will really answer my basic questions about how things are going there.

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I was just at the Parkliner plant last Monday.

They have several trailers in production and things looked good.
I talked directly with the owner, Chandler and got an update on the production schedule for a trailer my girlfriend has on order with them.

I will also agree that communication either via phone or email is really limited and discouraging. I also talked with Chandler about that and he suggested that they are just really busy trying to keep on schedule.

Hope this helps some.

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I wish them the best but they really need someone there who answers the phones and email...or ppl will not be wanting to place orders if they can't answer questions
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I wish them the best but they really need someone there who answers the phones and email...or ppl will not be wanting to place orders if they can't answer questions
If they are having a difficult time keeping up with orders now, they are probably concerned that if they improve customer service, they will have more orders than they could handle.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #7
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Has anybody been at the plant lately? How are they doing? Fully staffed? Trailers still being made? I can't get any feel for how they're doing from either their website or Facebook page. We sure like their design and hope to get one!

Thanks!

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I live in Greensboro, 15 miles from the plant, and picked up my Parkliner in July. I was last there on Wednesday of this week. Chandler has a delivery going out on Monday and several other trailers in various stages of construction. They are VERY busy which is a good thing! I know Chandler is very concerned that he is unable to answer all the inquiries. He personally is working 12-14 hour days and they have a significant backlog of orders. This is not unusual for a startup operation and I feel certain that as his business matures and profitability increases that he will be in more of a position to hire staff just for customer service. He has a young man working for him now, Cameron, that is very personable and from my perspective is doing a good job...but he is working only 20 hours a week since he is in college locally. Chandler and crew are focused on building a really neat and high quality camping trailer. While difficult as a customer, we need to realize he is running right now as fast as he can, given current level of resources and profitability. IMO this is a great trailer, manufactured by good folks who are building what I believe will be a great business. I am told that the magazine Business in North Carolina is doing a feature article on the company in the August or September edition. Hopefully Parkliner will post it on their website or Facebook page. BTW, I LOVE the trailer. So far have spent 4 nights in it and am getting lots of inquiries at the two campsites where I stayed.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #8
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Boy, this is all great to hear. We can't afford even the down payment right now, but should within a few months for a spring 2014 delivery.

Thanks to all for the replies. It is just what I was looking for. You have no idea how much I wish I could just send a check in now and be part of the reason ParkLiner survives!

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Old 08-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #9
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Congratulations to those who have Parkliners! I was very impressed after watching youtube videos and checking their website. It is such a well thought out product with excellent space utilization besides the trailer having such smooth lines in such a small nimble package. Chandler and his staff must be working their tails off getting the company off the ground. It's one of the eggs I'm considering also. I wish them the best!
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #10
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They are very impressive trailers, no question about it. Very well thought out, and "fixes" a lot of "problems" in other eggs. Like having a queen size bed! We love them, and are very glad to hear these positive reports.

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Old 08-03-2013, 08:12 AM   #11
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I will also agree that communication either via phone or email is really limited and discouraging. I also talked with Chandler about that and he suggested that they are just really busy trying to keep on schedule.

Hope this helps some.

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Something's afoot in this technology rich age. Aren't we having this EXACT same discussion about Scamp?????????????
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #12
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Apparently from what I read in another thread here Donna. It's funny, because Scamp has been around 30 years, ParkLiner what, two?

I started this thread because we would very much like a ParkLiner, but we just bought a brand new tug and while not broke by any means, it will be a month or maybe two before I come up with the deposit. We don't need a travel trailer till Spring '14, so hopefully things will work out, and ParkLiner will be in business for many, many more years. Maybe their advancements in design and space will light some fires in older egg companies...

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Hi Frank and best wishes on your EggVenture with whatever egg you end up with. Cari & I are quite pleased with our Parkliner and as i've mentioned elsewhere we still pinch ourselves when inside. I spent the afternoon inside doing some tweaking and also read on my kindle. It is such a fun atmosphere inside...and we get honks and lookEloos when on the road : )

On communique'? Yes on what everyone said! I left a voice mail last week and have yet to get a response. Busy is a good thing?

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #14
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We're off on a little adventure tomorrow Thom. Gonna go look at a ParkLiner about 3 hours from home. First trip outside of work in the new Escape we bought Tuesday. Spent the day taping it off and sealing the paint. Took the dealer sticker off and their plate surrounds, and re-mounted the front plate that was off horizontal. Sheesh! Too the top crossbars off too, figure that will gain me a mile or two per gallon. We're gonna have a real good idea what egg we end up with after tomorrow I think...

Cheers to you guys!

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Hi Frank and best wishes on your EggVenture with whatever egg you end up with. Cari & I are quite pleased with our Parkliner and as i've mentioned elsewhere we still pinch ourselves when inside. I spent the afternoon inside doing some tweaking and also read on my kindle. It is such a fun atmosphere inside...and we get honks and lookEloos when on the road : )

On communique'? Yes on what everyone said! I left a voice mail last week and have yet to get a response. Busy is a good thing?

Cheers,
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