OK, soooo..... I put "Pondering" because well...we are, but not 100% certain.
The unit is a wonderfully maintained 2013 Parkliner
, hull #35 born in April 2013 currently located near Astoria Oregon. Details can be found in our project thread here at the forums, and i'll share a summary in this post. I am posting this to see what interest there might be so late in the 2015 season. We are in no rush to sell, but we only used the Parkliner
twice this season out of the dozen adventures as we find ourselves desiring to go further and further off road with our van conversion away from a campground setting (where we park the PL).
The full project thread can be visited in our forums at this link:
"Thom and Cari's Parkliner
After much discussion/research we will be asking $16,500.
This unit is one of Chandler's favorite builds. In fact when we discussed my desires he stated it was almost exactly how he would build one for himself. How is that? Well... If you have ever watched any documentaries on "Dry Cabin Living", you have close to that in our hull #35. Details after a few pictures:
Here is the rig as set up at a state park on the Oregon Coast:
We will include the free standing Gander Mtn 12' x 12' awning
you see pictured above.
The interior layout is:
Rear convertible queen bed/2 or 4 adult magic-table dinette/U shape seating area...
We have added memory foam to most all of the main cushions and have more foam for the remaining ones that will be included. We didn't get around to putting them in the others as we just sat on the main dinette and never made the queen bed. If you have followed our rig set up you know we sleep in the Van Conversion and used the PL as a place to relax, or shower. The only meals cooked inside have been boiling water on an induction plate or butane stove. Which leads into the galley on the curbside:
The 12,000BTU Butane stove stores in a lower cabinet when not needed:
and across the galley is a nice 2 seat dinette that converts into a single bed:
The forward shower/potty-room is elegant and simple:
We chose the option of having a Dometic porta-pottie that can be stored inside a nice lower closet (seen to the left) inside the shower room so you have a nice unencumbered area to shower when you want. We purposely ordered the unit without propane
as we have successfully showered with a 12volt operated shower for many seasons and like the simplicity. We will include the shower set up with the rig.
The rig has two 55 amp hour Optima batteries that are optimally (ok it's a pun, but true) charged with an Optima smart charger I installed with Chandler/Optima-Tech blessings and instructions (and also a Xantrex battery
A closing thought on the electrical
...All interior lighting
are LEDs, and it is also pre-wired for roof-solar. There is a nice spot forward of the roof hatch that a panel can be mounted.
On the outside there were a couple custom tweaks:
The first was my request to match the privacy-glassed marine-style window that is stock in the front shower and install another in the galley area so one could cook with the window open during wet weather. This rig is WONDERFUL in rain!! Open any window you want (except the door's) and it can pour all day and not a drop inside. ALSO we have a nice 10 speed fully weatherproof Maxx Fan on the roof. We've run it off/on at the lower settings for hours at a time up to 10 days away and still had power in the battery
bank to charge our electronic goodies : )
The other tweak was my addition of an aluminum tongue box which can store things like the BAL single axle
leveler and BAL wheel chock (i'll include these also). Here is an exterior shot showing the galley window (just rear of door) and the box:
I will add that our hull has the wheel well mod that was professionally completed (looks BEAUTIFUL!!) by a local boat-works shop. CAD plans were taken from Parkliner's updated version-two of the lower mold and sent to the shop. There are no tire clearance issues with this unit running the installed radial LT tires
... Sooo.... Who would buy this little unique gem? I see two types of campers:
1) Those who might enjoy being hooked up to electric at a state park and enjoy clean simple cooking on an electric induction plate (we use a Nu-Wave full time in our big rig, and take it with in the PL if electric hookup is available) or similar "stove" and also heat the rig with a small portable low watt heater (we use a 750watt heater from Home Depot).
2) Those who LOVE dry camping
and want to bring some bling & comforts into camp. Those who already enjoy cooking outside on a Propane
or Butane burner (like we do!) and also using simple solutions for room heating if the weather takes a turn. (I will include a 12,000 BTU single burner restaurant-table-side Butane stove and a Butane heater which we have used with proper ventilation to take chill out of air.)
We dry camp. We will fill up the 15 gallon fresh water tank and head out for trips up to 10 days and still have power in the battery
bank and water in the tank. If you choose to camp simply...it can be a wonderful adventure!
Please PM me if you have questions comments that you would prefer to keep between us (please only send contact info via PM per the forum rules). Otherwise feel free to post questions/comments. I will do my best to check in each day in the upcoming days...though I do RV full time (in a 40ft + 5th wheel) and WiFi can be iffy at times.
Best wishes on all your adventures!!
Thom ( & Cari )