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cpaharley2008 12-01-2013 07:22 PM

Boy your frame certainly has a lot of holes drilled, close to 2 dozen holes I can count. I'd be leery of adding any more without some kind of reinforcement.

Ice-breaker 12-01-2013 08:33 PM

That is a very nice looking battery box they gave you, Deryk. Looks like it will do the job nicely.

I am only a civil engineer, and do not consider myself suitably qualified to give an opinion on the holes drilled in your frame. So I will leave it to the mechanical engineers in the group to comment whether the number, size and location of those bolt holes in your frame could possibly be an issue.

frank_a 12-02-2013 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by deryk (Post 433328)
Ok, sorry for the delay.... I like the nice clean look, and while down there, Aaron and his crew added the bypass kit for my water heater, as well as 2 drains at the lowest spot of my ParkLiner for draining the lines right by the sink, and running to my shower. They also added a drain for the water tank! Im very happy for the upgrade! I did get real lucky, I slid the propane tanks forward just the right amount to install the brackets for my wdh they were exactly in the right place lol...the battery box fit perfectly in there.

I haven't reweighed the tongue with the generator inside yet... need to do that the next time I take a trip.

Deryk, how many new trailers were in production while you were there? Any idea? Curious minds would like to know!

Boy, sounds like you did GOOD! We can't wait to get down there. Only about 6 more months...

Frank

Gretchen 12-02-2013 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by parklinercameron (Post 430995)
Gretchen,

Cameron at ParkLiner here. We are using 205-75-14 tires. Also, I am waiting for a production order from Chandler to communicate to customers. Great idea!

- Cameron

Great to see you on the forum Cameron!! Would love to see what trailer is being worked on the FB page and given a # to look forward to. :D

I was asking tire size because I was wondering if after widening the wheel well size, ParkLiner was keeping the same size tire or going back to a 15 inch. (If I am right that it originally came with a 15 inch?)

Thank you.

deryk 12-02-2013 08:15 AM

Thanks Frank...yeah I'm happy overall with it...and will be easier re-winterizing it next year.

frank_a 12-02-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by deryk (Post 433362)
Thanks Frank...yeah I'm happy overall with it...and will be easier re-winterizing it next year.

I already did the hot water tank bypass, just need help now with bottom drains!

How many trailers in production when you were there Deryk?

Frank

deryk 12-02-2013 08:21 AM

One was nearly done, one was getting ready to be put onto a trailer and they were working in the molds so that is a 3rd. But Aaron said they have been doing alot of battery box upgrades and it all takes time away from production.

Gretchen 12-02-2013 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by deryk (Post 433328)
Ok, sorry for the delay.... I like the nice clean look, and while down there, Aaron and his crew added the bypass kit for my water heater, as well as 2 drains at the lowest spot of my ParkLiner for draining the lines right by the sink, and running to my shower. They also added a drain for the water tank! Im very happy for the upgrade! I did get real lucky, I slid the propane tanks forward just the right amount to install the brackets for my wdh they were exactly in the right place lol...the battery box fit perfectly in there.

I haven't reweighed the tongue with the generator inside yet... need to do that the next time I take a trip.

Hi Deryk,

The pictures look like they did really good work for you. Maybe a silly question, but what are the black half round things between the propane tank and battery box? I know its not a cupholder. :loltu

deryk 12-02-2013 08:34 AM

the brackets for my weight distribution hitch

Gretchen 12-02-2013 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by deryk (Post 433369)
the brackets for my weight distribution hitch

Thanks for clearing that up for me!!

honda03842 12-02-2013 12:01 PM

Nice Battery box. Did they put a couple of drain oles in the bottom?

The battery switches are available at Harbor Freight, on sale this week.

Small holes in the frame should have little effect on beam strength.

frank_a 12-02-2013 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by deryk (Post 433369)
the brackets for my weight distribution hitch

Deryk, what led to your decision to install a WDH? I was told I would not need one, and then we bought a used one (as you know), #006. Towing #006 from NJ back home I had no issues at all with sway, even in heavy wind.

Thanks,

Frank

deryk 12-02-2013 12:39 PM

Thanks Norm, there are either 6 or 8 ventholes in the battery box, so that problem should be solved...Im gonna have to head over to HF and take a look.

Frank, my Rav4 has a soft rear end and sagged alot with the ParkLiner on it(sagged with my gypsy vardo sized teardrop that had a close to 200lb tongue weight too) The wdh keeps the receiver from being like 9 inches off the road lol (maybe 11 now heh)

frank_a 12-02-2013 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by deryk (Post 433399)
Thanks Norm, there are either 6 or 8 ventholes in the battery box, so that problem should be solved...Im gonna have to head over to HF and take a look.

Frank, my Rav4 has a soft rear end and sagged alot with the ParkLiner on it(sagged with my gypsy vardo sized teardrop that had a close to 200lb tongue weight too) The wdh keeps the receiver from being like 9 inches off the road lol (maybe 11 now heh)

Oh, okay, I get it. We tried Tim & Rita's with Gail's new Escape, and the back of the Escape dropped like 1/2" with the ParkLiner attached. We dragged it back from NJ with the F150, and I don't think my truck knew anything was back there...

Thanks!

Frank

deryk 12-02-2013 01:09 PM

yeah I dont feel the weight of the ParkLiner while towing but its just the way Rav4's are...I read up on the owners forum, tried air bags in the coil springs for extra lift....wasnt impressed so I ordered the wdh and it was setup for an anti sway bar so added one too. Usually I dont have the anti sway bar tightened...only when its real windy.


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