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Ethan 05-20-2018 04:26 PM

Parkliner made 03/2018 weight
 
New parkliner. 2 propane tanks full. 2 batteries. full fresh water tank.empty gray and black water tanks. weight 3,120 lbs.

flaco 05-21-2018 09:57 AM

Tongue weight
 
Not too bad Ethan especially with 2 tanks and batts. Did you get the tongue weight? What are you towing with?:cheers

Ethan 05-21-2018 03:52 PM

I think the tongue weight was 364 lbs. at 16 inch of height . tow vehicle is 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. Bigger tow vehicle in our future.

Ethan 10-20-2019 05:57 AM

Parkliner tires rub
 
After a nice trip west I found tire rubbing marks inside front fenders. Some side wall marks too. Had a nice visit with my RV dealer. We decided a lift kit might help. I said I would install myself. So he had Dexter, the company that supply axles to Parkliner send a Space Frame Kit. K71-707-01. It appears to help. But I felt a little sway to me.so I installed a sway bar. After sway bar was adjusted it felt very good. I have photos , but can not understand how to upload. Sorry. 2019 Parkliner made 2018 Something to check?

Ktytravel 10-20-2019 12:25 PM

Lift kit
 
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Originally Posted by Ethan (Post 758502)
After a nice trip west I found tire rubbing marks inside front fenders. Some side wall marks too. Had a nice visit with my RV dealer. We decided a lift kit might help. I said I would install myself. So he had Dexter, the company that supply axles to Parkliner send a Space Frame Kit. K71-707-01. It appears to help. But I felt a little sway to me.so I installed a sway bar. After sway bar was adjusted it felt very good. I have photos , but can not understand how to upload. Sorry. 2019 Parkliner made 2018 Something to check?

Keep us updated on how the lift kit does over time. I would like to install one to get better clearance when I decide to go off road to boondock. Thank you for sharing

Ethan 10-20-2019 03:43 PM

lift kit
 
We did go camping after lift kit was installed. There was no rubbing,and I gave it a good work out on rough park roads. I do not think this trailer is a real off road trailer. If you want more info on our trailer, click my name, see what I have posted. Did remove microwave and put nut rivets where they used wood screws. It was jumping around in the cabinet. Hope you enjoy your new trailer!

Ktytravel 10-20-2019 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Ethan (Post 758539)
We did go camping after lift kit was installed. There was no rubbing,and I gave it a good work out on rough park roads. I do not think this trailer is a real off road trailer. If you want more info on our trailer, click my name, see what I have posted. Did remove microwave and put nut rivets where they used wood screws. It was jumping around in the cabinet. Hope you enjoy your new trailer!

I will do that! thanks

Ethan 02-14-2020 06:28 AM

Tire rubbing
 
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Some before lift and after pics

Wayne Collins 03-29-2020 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Ethan (Post 758502)
After a nice trip west I found tire rubbing marks inside front fenders. Some side wall marks too. Had a nice visit with my RV dealer. We decided a lift kit might help. I said I would install myself. So he had Dexter, the company that supply axles to Parkliner send a Space Frame Kit. K71-707-01. It appears to help. But I felt a little sway to me.so I installed a sway bar. After sway bar was adjusted it felt very good. I have photos , but can not understand how to upload. Sorry. 2019 Parkliner made 2018 Something to check?

Is the lift kit a bolt on design? Or does it require welding?

Wayne Collins 03-29-2020 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ethan (Post 758502)
After a nice trip west I found tire rubbing marks inside front fenders. Some side wall marks too. Had a nice visit with my RV dealer. We decided a lift kit might help. I said I would install myself. So he had Dexter, the company that supply axles to Parkliner send a Space Frame Kit. K71-707-01. It appears to help. But I felt a little sway to me.so I installed a sway bar. After sway bar was adjusted it felt very good. I have photos , but can not understand how to upload. Sorry. 2019 Parkliner made 2018 Something to check?

How much does the lift kit raise it? Did you adjust the height of your hitch ball?
Sway can be caused by a loose hitch, and by not enough weight on the hitch

Ethan 03-29-2020 05:15 PM

It is bolt on . Hope this helps?

Wayne Collins 03-29-2020 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Ethan (Post 772518)
It is bolt on . Hope this helps?

Yes, I looked it up, Adds 2 5/8 inches. I'll have to check mine for rubbing.
A tire mark or two doesn't concern me, as long as it doesn't damage the fiberglass. You will get some rubbing when a wheel goes over a big enough bump.

Ethan 03-29-2020 05:24 PM

It raised body of trailer about 2" . I have had no rubbing know. I installed sway bar after raising body of trailer. Just got back from long trip, trailer felt very nice and stable. It did change hitch height.

Mike Magee 03-29-2020 06:20 PM

Amazing. A simple bolt-on kit has probably been available for who knows how long, but the original Parkliner builder couldn't come up with any better solution than to downsize the tires. Sheesh.

Ethan 04-09-2020 07:52 AM

few more things Parkliner
 
Well our bathroom door almost fell out. There are set screws with small square heads that hold hinges in place. They had loosened up during trip. They are top and bottom of door very close to hinges. Recommend check to see if they are still tight. Fridge flange broke,left bottom corner. Fridge on that corner was working its way out of cabinet. I found that in Dometic operating instructions,page 5 ,fig.5 two screws were not installed. They help secure fridge to floor. You will see two small holes in sheet metal plate that are part of fridge when you pull outside cover of. Pushed fridge back into place ,ran drill bit though these holes right though fiberglass floor. Added one extra hole too. I used rivets for these. Found another broke wire butt connector under trailer going to brakes. Recommend replacing all butt connectors or soldering them for these trailer brakes. Oh might want to check this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRl17Z4PEdA

Erica.Irving 11-01-2020 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Ethan (Post 758502)
After a nice trip west I found tire rubbing marks inside front fenders. Some side wall marks too. Had a nice visit with my RV dealer. We decided a lift kit might help. I said I would install myself. So he had Dexter, the company that supply axles to Parkliner send a Space Frame Kit. K71-707-01. It appears to help. But I felt a little sway to me.so I installed a sway bar. After sway bar was adjusted it felt very good. I have photos , but can not understand how to upload. Sorry. 2019 Parkliner made 2018 Something to check?

Did you install the swaybar to the Parkliner axle or tongue? Which swaybar did you get?

Ethan 11-02-2020 05:38 AM

Parkliner sway bar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Erica.Irving (Post 797632)
Did you install the swaybar to the Parkliner axle or tongue? Which swaybar did you get?

I used a harbor freight sway bar. It is from tongue to tow hitch. I used JB weld for trailer end of sway bar. Made thick block of metal, and tapped 4 holes for bolts. then follow sway bar directions for placement on trailer end of sway bar. Sanded area following JB weld directions. Used JB weld and clamped over night. I did this because I did not want to have 4 holes in trailer tongue. Did not want to remove things that might burn while welding. Many just bolt to trailer tongue, or weld this end. On hitch end, bought steel plate that is held in place by hitch tailer ball. This plate is where you mount a ball for the other end of sway bar.

Erica.Irving 11-07-2020 07:42 PM

Parkliner Bunkbed
 
Hi Ethan,

Thanks for the info on the sway bar. I already ordered the Dexter lift kit. We just got a 2019 Parkliner this week. Unfortunately, our bunk bed is incomplete. Do you have the bunk bed for yours? If you do, are you willing to sell it or make sketches with measurements for us?

Ethan 11-08-2020 05:01 AM

Parkliner Bunkbed
 
There is a different set of parts for the double wall Parkliner. We do have the bunkbed parts,never have set it up. Not really wanting to sell it. But will try to help. Can you let me know what part your trailer is missing .

Erica.Irving 11-08-2020 08:20 AM

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This is the only wood portion we got for the bunk. Two pictures of the one part.


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