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Old 11-03-2014, 08:04 PM   #71
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Frank; did you try McMaster Carr. I did a quick look and they have a good selection. I think they are in NJ. I have ordered from them many times. If I order in the morning I usually receive the items next day by UPS. They have a catalog similar to Grainger, but in my opinion they have more stuff. Take a look.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:13 PM   #72
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Frank; did you try McMaster Carr. I did a quick look and they have a good selection. I think they are in NJ. I have ordered from them many times. If I order in the morning I usually receive the items next day by UPS. They have a catalog similar to Grainger, but in my opinion they have more stuff. Take a look.
Doesn't look like they have the weird stuff I need Bob. I want a couple street fittings on both sides of the trailer that I can hook to the tank with short rubber couplers such that I could easily remove the tank again if necessary. Vent elbows street and sanitary tees street are hard toi find in one place along with a vent elbow and coupler. Also, this place has heavy duty ABS glue, which seems to be hard to find as well. I want to get everything from one place if possible. Heavens knows I've looked enough.

I've got weird stainless steel in the past from McMaster Carr, so I'm familiar with them. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Old 11-03-2014, 08:58 PM   #73
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How can Parkliner have problems like this when it is such a new trailer. I bought a 1981 Trillium that has a black tank leak. Now this trailer is 33 years old and I would expect it.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:03 PM   #74
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:06 PM   #75
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Frank; I'm sure you thought of this but I'll mention it anyway, FW Webb. The shop I worked at in Pittsfield is now a plumbing supply place and there is another almost across the dead end street there but I don't know the names. Another place in Great Barrington MA that I've been to years ago that I also can't remember the name. Big help aren't I !!
EDIT, just remembered, you need to have an account for that place in GB. How about Herringtons in Hillsdale NY, they are a big hardware & lumber company, one of our lease companies back when I worked.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:14 PM   #76
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Chuck; I think Frank got a monday morning or friday afternoon built trailer. If you haven't seen one, they are nicely designed and functional inside. A very attractive unit as we have been in one. I think the problem is too much time went into that aspect of it and not enough into the mechanics of it plus maybe poor or rushed assembly procedures. Hopefully they learn from this and make some corrections as they are a nice trailer.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:42 PM   #77
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I agree and as a fellow Parkliner owner I can tell you that there are a number of improvements in #75 that are apparently lacking in #6. From what I can tell assembly procedures, components, and even quality control have all been improved. I truly believe that this is due to not only the maturing of a product but also the diligence of owners like Thom, Deryk, Frank and other early adopters who work with the company and when necessary make their voice heard.
I thank them for the trailer I now own and enjoy.
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:32 PM   #78
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Bob I have seen a real Parkliner in person and yes they look nice. But why do they have so many problems post after post. Escape Trailers are producing new models every year and don't have these many defects in one model.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:21 AM   #79
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How can Parkliner have problems like this when it is such a new trailer. I bought a 1981 Trillium that has a black tank leak. Now this trailer is 33 years old and I would expect it.
What I know happened and what the folks at ParkLiner would say is that #006 was in an accident. The previous owners had not owned it long, but on maybe their first trip someone forgot to secure the ball mount with a pin. The took off and at some point the trailer did too. When we bought it, there were subtle signs, i.e. bent safety chain anchoring bolts, and different hubs from one side to the other. Over time I learned the story, but it did not bother me, other than the folks at ParkLiner used it as an excuse for every problem I had!

I think it's more than reasonable to attribute this crack in the wastewater tank to that incident, but who knows? It is what it is, and I'm in the process of fixing it.

As most of you know, I am not a fan of the company, but we do love our trailer. It has design features you will not find in other trailer the same size. Once I get a few more problems taken care of, we'll be on good shape.

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Old 11-04-2014, 04:48 AM   #80
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What I know happened and what the folks at ParkLiner would say is that #006 was in an accident. The previous owners had not owned it long, but on maybe their first trip someone forgot to secure the ball mount with a pin. The took off and at some point the trailer did too. When we bought it, there were subtle signs, i.e. bent safety chain anchoring bolts, and different hubs from one side to the other. Over time I learned the story, but it did not bother me, other than the folks at ParkLiner used it as an excuse for every problem I had!

I think it's more than reasonable to attribute this crack in the wastewater tank to that incident, but who knows? It is what it is, and I'm in the process of fixing it.



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Frank, this is the first I've heard of an accident to 006. It could have easily caused the tank problem because of the sudden and violent movements in an accident. It's the weak link thing you know. Different hubs ? Didn't you have tire rubbing problems too ? If the original owner took it to some other place for repairs or did them themselves, well I can see why the factory wouldn't want to be responsible for repairs. That would be the same for any product.
Some of the other issues you've had as I remember, I would chalk up to a learning curve for the design and build as your's is pretty much first off the line. Just my thoughts on it Frank for what its worth. Once you've got things squared away enjoy it.
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While there were clues, I did not hear the whole story till I brought the trailer down for a week this past summer. The clues - the chain bolts were bent sideways, and one hub was different from the other (stud size and different grease one side to the other). It was no big deal to me, and I replaced the chain bolts and completely cleaned both hubs this spring and greased them with Lucas Red n Tacky. I figure this cracked tank may very well have resulted from this mishap.

I haven't mentioned it before because it wasn't necessary. The folks at ParkLiner attribute every problem I have to that one incident. Whatever. I'm fixing it and am going to enjoy this trailer. There's no question it's a cool trailer to camp in!

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Old 11-04-2014, 09:51 AM   #82
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As Chief Lone Watie once said "we shall endeavor to persevere".

Frank, I am glad your up to the task to repairing this stuff. If mankind can build it, mankind can fix it.
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Thanks Steve. It would be immensely easier if we lived in sunny California, as that's where my ABS parts are coming from. I found out today the reason I couldn't find ABS fittings around here is that they're outlawed here! This guy Steve at Faucet Depot guided me through his web site to located the specific things I needed. Great folks there, and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing ABS stuff: Faucet Depot: Kitchen Faucets, Bathroom Faucets, Sinks & Showers by Moen, Delta & Grohe

Steve said ABS is mostly outlawed in the east and readily available in the west.

Onward.

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Yea abs is all over the place out here. I don't know the issue with it back east unless its a freeze thaw problem. Its only used for waste lines.
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