ParkLiner owners - how are your saftey chains attached? - Page 4 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-31-2013, 07:06 AM   #43
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
This was my chain problem folks...



First of all, the bolt wasn't tightened down on the chain. Second of all, what's with the angle of that front bolt? All three bolts are fastened with two nyloks (yes two!), so by golly they sure aren't gonna come un-threaded! I will do my chains thing probably Saturday if it's decent outside. They'll end up hooked to the rear two bolts holding the tongue jack in place, like Deryk's.

I'm not in any big rush anyways, as the next trip with the ParkLiner is to the ParkLiner facility in Gibsonville NC next May. From what I understand, they're gonna move my Optima batteries out from under the bed and install them up front somehow. Gives us an excuse to visit.

Frank
__________________

__________________
2012 ParkLiner #006
2013 4wd Escape 2L Ecoboost with 3500# tow package
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 07:39 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
Funny someone should mention Casita frame cracks. I think over the years I have seen/heard of four cases of FGRV trailer frames failing at the tongue, and 3 of them were Casita's. Hmmmmmm.... But I may have missed some.

That said, I would never drill into or weld upon the bottom surface of a tongue as that's the area most apt to have structural failure due to stress.
__________________

__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:50 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by deryk View Post
I guess another ParkLiner changes but each of my 2 chains is separatly bolted to the frame, so if one bolt failed the other would still be holding... lets see a pic of yours byron
It also looks to me that they have reinforced the area where the bolts go through with an additional plate.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #46
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
It can happen! Here's a link to a cracked frame on a Casita due to drilled holes in the frame. Those of you that aren't members of CasitaForum won't be able to view the thread. http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/...n-frame-drama/

You make your decisions, you take your chances. Knowledge is power!
I suspect this is the reason like Byron's Scamp mine has a separate metal plate welded to the frame a few inches below the tongue/coupler that is used only for the chain attachment point.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 10:09 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
deryk's Avatar
 
Name: deryk
Trailer: 2012 Parkliner 2010 V6 Nissan Frontier 4x4
New Jersey
Posts: 2,086
Registry
Yeah Frank, I agree I dont think that was a smart design idea for ParkLiner to depend on 1 bolt to hold the chains in place...but I wonder why it was bent? Any sign of in the past it might have popped off the ball and dragged...only reason I could think that the chains were under a load and it bent the screw.
__________________
deryk

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.... J.R.R. Tolkien
deryk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 10:14 AM   #48
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by deryk View Post
Yeah Frank, I agree I dont think that was a smart design idea for ParkLiner to depend on 1 bolt to hold the chains in place...but I wonder why it was bent? Any sign of in the past it might have popped off the ball and dragged...only reason I could think that the chains were under a load and it bent the screw.
Well, I haven't had much of a chance to roll around on my poor old back and look under this trailer I've not even had 2 weeks Deryk, but I'll make an effort Saturday! That bolt being bent and being so far out is a mystery to me at this point.

Problem is these darn short days!

Frank
__________________
2012 ParkLiner #006
2013 4wd Escape 2L Ecoboost with 3500# tow package
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
accrete's Avatar
 
Name: Thom
Trailer: Chevy AWD Van Conversion
Astoria Oregon
Posts: 1,015
Registry
Thumbs up

What Brian said about his PL#34 is applicable to our PL#35.

Looks stout and similar to how our (17ft) prior trailer was set up.

I did have to replace the brake-away cable as it got frayed somehow. No biggie, just a trip to Home Depot.
__________________
Blogging from the WET! Coast of Oregon
Bed, Bath, & Beyond...
2010 Chevy Express 1500 AWD Van
Archive: Parkliner #35 build thread
accrete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by accrete View Post
I did have to replace the brake-away cable as it got frayed somehow. No biggie, just a trip to Home Depot.
Get one that won't drag: Fastway Trailer Products - Fastway Zip Breakaway Cable & Switch
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,309
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
I second Donna's recommendation. I believe there was somebody on here that their breakaway cable caught on road side brush, trip the trailer breaks and both the trailer and tow stopped upside down in the ditch.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
accrete's Avatar
 
Name: Thom
Trailer: Chevy AWD Van Conversion
Astoria Oregon
Posts: 1,015
Registry
Thumbs up

THX Donna, i'll order one this week...looks like a nice solution.
Thom
__________________
Blogging from the WET! Coast of Oregon
Bed, Bath, & Beyond...
2010 Chevy Express 1500 AWD Van
Archive: Parkliner #35 build thread
accrete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Chuck of Fiberglass Travel Trailers sells the zip breakaway cables as well - even looks like he has a sale going on.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #54
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by accrete View Post
What Brian said about his PL#34 is applicable to our PL#35.

Looks stout and similar to how our (17ft) prior trailer was set up.

I did have to replace the brake-away cable as it got frayed somehow. No biggie, just a trip to Home Depot.
Mine didn't come with a Bragman switch/breakaway cable. I wonder why? And should I add one? Probably right?

Frank
__________________
2012 ParkLiner #006
2013 4wd Escape 2L Ecoboost with 3500# tow package
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 08:07 AM   #55
Senior Member
 
Brian M. in NY's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: 2013 ParkLiner
Upstate New York
Posts: 371
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by frank_a View Post
Mine didn't come with a Bragman switch/breakaway cable. I wonder why? And should I add one? Probably right?

Frank
I recall from a conversation with Chandler, early in the order process, that they didn't install breakaway switches in the first few units but began installing them in later ones. Don't know at what point they became standard equipment but ours has one. It was not listed as either a standard or optional feature on our original order form.
__________________
Brian M.

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
Brian M. in NY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 08:14 AM   #56
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian M. in NY View Post
I recall from a conversation with Chandler, early in the order process, that they didn't install breakaway switches in the first few units but began installing them in later ones. Don't know at what point they became standard equipment but ours has one. It was not listed as either a standard or optional feature on our original order form.
Ta da da! You win the prize Brian!

I bet mine never had one. Should I add one, and if I do, how does it get hooked in to power? Safety chains aren't enough eh?

Speaking of which, I got a bunch of grade 8 stuff to replace the three bolts and such holding down the jack. Stuff I mocked it up with was not grade 8, and not the right length. That will give me something to do tomorrow (as if I don't have enough other stuff to do). Probably won't pick up the 2-7/8 hole saw till Monday for my 30 amp inlet project, but may start working on that anyways.

Thanks!

Frank
__________________

__________________
2012 ParkLiner #006
2013 4wd Escape 2L Ecoboost with 3500# tow package
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
parkliner


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parkliner Owners - anyone in Pacific Northwest ? accrete General Chat 31 01-27-2013 10:30 PM
Parkliner owners LindaK General Chat 10 01-27-2013 04:31 PM
Attached Awning for a Boler 1300? TedN Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10 08-18-2011 09:35 PM
Table not attached to wall brenjean Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 07-28-2007 07:05 PM
Gas refer saftey suggestion. John Perry Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 11-08-2006 07:17 PM

» Trailer Showcase

The Boler

extremerv

Red

wel
» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.