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Old 04-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #15
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I'm always amazed that at least two manufacturers don't read the posts that contain their name every day. It really doesn't take that long.

How does that work? Is there some sort of instant notifier that goes out if a trailer brand is mentioned somewhere?

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:34 PM   #16
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Mark, Reads like you did the correct things. I'm always amazed that at least two manufacturers don't read the posts that contain their name every day. It really doesn't take that long.

If you don't have time for your customers.....
It is a small business and I think business is good so they are very busy keeping up with production of promised units.

I cut Chandler some slack because I know what it is like to try and get a small business off the ground while wearing all the hats. It isn't easy.

I am also a big fan of the product. Like the design and the thought that went into building it.

That said, I'm just seeking some help/advice/thoughts from the members on this forum related to my problem. I know I'll get quality (and quick) feedback here.
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Reading and responding to this forum ( don't forget there are others related ) is a full-time job.
Isn't it Francesca?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #18
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I, too, have had a difficult time communicating with Parkliner when I sent messages to sales@parkliner.com. But somebody left the tip here to write directly to Cameron at cameron@parkliner.com or Chandler at chandler@parkliner.com. It seems to work! I tried that and have received responses within 24-48 hours twice now in the past 2 weeks from Cameron. So maybe give that a try?
Good luck! I look forward to hearing how the tire rub issue gets resolved.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:00 PM   #19
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I, too, have had a difficult time communicating with Parkliner when I sent messages to sales@parkliner.com. But somebody left the tip here to write directly to Cameron at cameron@parkliner.com or Chandler at chandler@parkliner.com. It seems to work! I tried that and have received responses within 24-48 hours twice now in the past 2 weeks from Cameron. So maybe give that a try?
Good luck! I look forward to hearing how the tire rub issue gets resolved.
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Since the rub is on the street side of each wheelwell could it be that the axle is welded off center a little?
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Is there some sort of instant notifier that goes out if a trailer brand is mentioned somewhere?
Essentially yes, it's called a Google search for the company name once a day or so, restricted to this forum and looking at only the newest matches. I doubt any of manufacturers does this, but essentially the same thing is normal operating practice in major corporations. It is available as a commercial service, serving as essentially the modern version of a press clipping service.

Now, back to the tire-rubbing Parkliner...
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One question, on these kind of trailers, is there any horizontal flex that might occur (as opposed to the north/south flex I would expect to occur with any suspension system)?
Yes. In addition to the intended vertical travel, any suspension allows some degree of lateral movement (horizontally, sideways...) due to deflection of bushings or springs. In the case of the "rubber torsion" suspensions, the arm which carries the hub and pivots for vertical travel is mounted in rubber, and could change angle slightly... but it's tightly packed in some hard rubber, so it shouldn't be enough to be a problem. Each arm will shift independently, as they are not connected to each other, only to the structural mounting tube.

If "streetside" in this case means the driver's side or left side, so the left tire is rubbing the outer sidewall and the right tire is rubbing the inner sidewall, then I agree with Floyd - it sounds like an off-centre axle mounting (or frame, or body, depending on your frame of reference).
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Yes. In addition to the intended vertical travel, any suspension allows some degree of lateral movement (horizontally, sideways...) due to deflection of bushings or springs. In the case of the "rubber torsion" suspensions, the arm which carries the hub and pivots for vertical travel is mounted in rubber, and could change angle slightly... but it's tightly packed in some hard rubber, so it shouldn't be enough to be a problem. Each arm will shift independently, as they are not connected to each other, only to the structural mounting tube.

If "streetside" in this case means the driver's side or left side, so the left tire is rubbing the outer sidewall and the right tire is rubbing the inner sidewall, then I agree with Floyd - it sounds like an off-centre axle mounting (or frame, or body, depending on your frame of reference).
That is great information. When I talk with Parkliner I will definitely feel more informed, which is never a bad thing!

Do you know if that is something that can be easily fixed? Is an axle welded on or is it attached with bolts? I guess I am really asking is if that does turn out to be the problem, can it be adjusted without a major redo?

Thank you!!
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Those emails worked! I received a response and am now trading emails with Chandler.

I am still asking for any other opinions/feedback anyone has...I would like to have as much information as possible so I can talk from an informed perspective with Parkliner. You all have already been helpful.

Hopefully this is something I can fix easily myself!
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A response within five hours of your first attempt to reach them! I call that stellar- especially on a busy Monday.

Keep us posted!

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A response within five hours of your first attempt to reach them! I call that stellar- especially on a busy Monday.

Keep us posted!

Francesca
Agreed! This forum is such a great resource for getting information like the contact emails and details on the axles.

Hopefully I will be able to attend one of the gatherings and meet some of these people that are helping me.
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just as an FYI, my #035 has rub marks on the outside of both wells. Would not have really noticed but looked carefully after reading this thread. Will be interested in discovering what Chandler recommends. Obviously a trip to the "Factory" is not an option for me! BUT it will be taken care of in some fashion. I have faith in Chandler and his design and follow through. He has a lot of personal pride in these trailers and only wants the best for his customers.

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just as an FYI, my #035 has rub marks on the outside of both wells. Would not have really noticed but looked carefully after reading this thread. Will be interested in discovering what Chandler recommends. Obviously a trip to the "Factory" is not an option for me! BUT it will be taken care of in some fashion. I have faith in Chandler and his design and follow through. He has a lot of personal pride in these trailers and only wants the best for his customers.

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Thom,

Thanks for checking your trailer and I will be sure to keep you posted. I have emailed Chandler pictures and I'm waiting to hear back.

I agree, I have faith he will take care of it...it was just a matter of getting over the initial hurdle of getting his attention.
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