We went on a qwest for a fiberglass camper primarily because we wanted a small unit that would allow us to get off the beaten path, the amenities to dry camp and be comfortable for extended trips. The Parkliner fit the bill. The best features for us was the dual batteries and dual propane
tanks. Also how well thought out the floorplan and use of space is.
Parkliner was just hitting the market and like most, we wanted to learn all we could about this new kid on the block. In doing so, I discovered fiberglassrv forums and learned and received amazing support! There were a few reports from new owners having an issue with their Parkliners; most were willing or could remedy them theirselves. Some gave us pause and we waffled a bit on making a decision on purchasing a Parkliner.
As it turned out a timely posting of a Parkliner for sale
appeared. The unit had rolled off the line in early Nov 2012 and here it was being listed to sell in May 2013. Hmmm?? We are in Colorado and the seller is in Virginia. We contacted them and their reason seemed valid. THIS forum allowed us to air our thoughts and concerns, should we go for it ??? HERE is where fellow "eggsters" really stepped up, played "devil's advocate in some instances and truly helped in enabling us to choose the Parkliner with confidence.
My hubbie drove to VA, had a look, spoke with the owner at length and brought it home. Appearance exceeded our expectations. For a unit being 7' wide and "the box" 12' long it is amazingly roomy. As they say, too many features to list here. Check out their web site, you will be surprised what this camper has to offer!
As for concerns you mention, we did notice straight away that the tires
were rubbing the wheel well and simply replaced them with 185SR14 tires
. No problems since nor the axles which we had checked at the same time.
So why are we selling it? We simply want a bed that we can each get up on our own side. Also with the Parkliner being designed to accommodate the 6'2" founder and me being a shorty, the upper cabinets with doors that lift up and do not catch, are a challenge for me. We checked out replacing the hinges and a couple of other possible options but I would still need a small stool.
Parting remark, it will be hard to find a replacement for all the great things and quality that this small camper has to offer. And if you decide a Parkliner might be in your future, we would be happy to pass along any other info we can and answer questions you might still have.
I hope you find this helpful