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Old 09-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #379
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I am aware of a couple of (at least perceived) negative comments that were removed from the ParkLiner Facebook page. That is their prerogative, though.

However, perhaps this is the best way to at least communicate with ParkLiner, since people are not having much luck with emails or phone calls. It is obvious that they check the Facebook page often, so even if questions or comments are deleted, at least the person posting would know they are read and that ParkLiner is aware of that particular issue or problem. If they choose not to respond, that doesn't speak well for their business.

I am sorry for those who have unresolved issues. I also hope that Chandler figures out a way to fix the problems and make his business work. It is all quite bewildering.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #380
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Isn't the axle welded to the frame?
I know from posts that #'s 34(Brian's), 35(mine), and ?36or37?(Mark's) are welded to the frame. Though i've posted that the Dexter dealers/service centers in my area stated it wouldn't be much of a bother to bolt on a new Dexter axle directly under the existing Dexter cross tube and get clearance that way. All Chandler really needs to do at this point to get ours fixed and have clearance is to drop ship/pay for a new Dexter axle and pay for installation. Problem and complaints go away!

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:56 AM   #381
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I know from posts that #'s 34(Brian's), 35(mine), and ?36or37?(Mark's) are welded to the frame. Though i've posted that the Dexter dealers/service centers in my area stated it wouldn't be much of a bother to bolt on a new Dexter axle directly under the existing Dexter cross tube and get clearance that way. All Chandler really needs to do at this point to get ours fixed and have clearance is to drop ship/pay for a new Dexter axle and pay for installation. Problem and complaints go away!

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Old 09-28-2013, 10:04 PM   #382
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Man Brian, that fix looks good. What a relief that there is a solution. We really like our Parkliner but I am disappointed. Raising the axle sounds hopeful Thom.
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DJO, aren't new PLs going another way? 13" rim size? or New Mold?
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I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Parkliner if I were in the market. It is not like there are any technically challenging issues involved here. The axle needs to be repositioned slightly and the battery vented, which I suspect Chandler is implementing right now.
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...There are obviously plenty of positives and perhaps it would be good to hear about those from the owners themselves.
For Cari & I with our PL#35 we have the following "Ongoing" issue;
1)Tire Rub. This can be easily fixed:
  • a) Smaller wheel/tire size (as stated by new info from factory)
  • b) Increase clearance in wheel well by modifying fiberglass (As Brian has done and is in the works for new-PL-mold at factory)]
  • c) Some form of axle swap
Just saying...I still believe Chandler/PL can make good on this "fix".

So now the positives;
1) The Parkliner 15 is an excellent fit for us... This is because we use our Van Conversion as our Bed & Bath... And the Parkliner as an entertainment area, galley, and shower. In addition, for us, with all the RV show visits and looking in dozens of RV designs over the years, The PL for its size (12ft wall to wall) has the most spacious feeling & functional layout we've been inside.

2) Jalousie Windows all around. (A MUST HAVE for Cari & I with no exceptions. Trailers without them don't even get a second look.)

3) Custom locations of water fill & Fresh water tank

4) Fully self contained for extended off-grid camping

5) No on-board Propane

6) Ability to address waste in addition to standard methods

7) Anti-Trolley roof area is great for placement of vents and solar panels

8) Above shoulder level storage cabinets covering curb, street, & rear walls

9) It's Fiberglass . . . i could list more but you get the idea. And the above is not stated in any way as "Blind Loyalty" or even Brand Loyalty... The Parkliner just fits our needs. Plain and simple.

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Moderator's note: A number of off-topic posts have been removed from this thread. Please keep the discussion focused on the tire-rubbing issue being experienced by owners of some of the Parkliner trailers. Other issues with this manufacturer can be addressed in different thread(s), if needed.

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #387
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I have received email replies from Cameron this week. On the tire rubbing, he said they are changing the mold to make room. I didn't think to ask if they were staying with the 13" tire or going back to the 14".

I wonder why he answers some emails and not others.....my camper is suppose to be ready in December.

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RE the question about the converter, I don't know what converter Parkliner uses or how old the one in question happens to be, but I doubt if Parkliner would have any parts for it anyway, much less know how to repair one. That's just a sourced item anyway; I'd go to the converter mfg if it's still in warranty.
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OOOps this isn't tire rubbing and shouldn't go here. Sorry...how do I move it to another place?

Jane

Moderator's note - several of the tangential topics have been moved out of this thread. Hopefully this makes all subjects easier to search, view, and discuss.

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I wanted to chime in here to share the latest on our PL#35.

Chandler is having me contact a local marine-boat repair shop (fortunately we live in a boating community on the Oregon coast so that will be a non-issue) to do the repair on the wheel wells. Chandler stated his fiberglass technician would then contact the marine shop directly and give instructions for the fix/repair that any qualified fiberglass tech could complete. PL would be in direct contact with shop for all billing/etc.

I am thankful that Chandler has taken steps to help out and find a solution.

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Smart business move because on several sites people are talking about their "experience" with ParkLiner and Im sure it can cut into potential sales since the majority of his sales are word of mouth and the internet


But glad he is doing the right thing.... now he needs to get a fix out for the battery venting issue.
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.... now he needs to get a fix out for the battery venting issue.

Off topic, but a reply to your comment:


: ) He is. The second part of the email Chandler sent tonight was the battery box fix. He has a "Kit" that any automotive or trailer repair shop can install to place the existing _bench_ batteries at the tongue.
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