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Old 10-24-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
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Our new (to us) ParkLiner

Sunline trailers helped Gail & I figure out that travel trailers were a great alternative to tents. But at the same time we learned there were drawbacks to these stick built trailers. Basically, leaks would deteriorate internal wood structures, and you wouldn't even know until it was too late. Then it was a project. At my age, I am pretty much done with projects I have to do, and prefer to concentrate on projects I want to do!

So Gail and I dragged this 2012 ParkLiner home Saturday.



It is a great little trailer, really about the same dimensions as our old T-1550, but with a queen size bed and 6' 5" of headroom. This one also has dual Optima batteries, dual propane tanks, 3 way frig, furnace, AC, hot water heat, stove, flush toilet & shower, bunk beds for two, and will seat 8 for dinner. It has all kinds of storage. Plus it only has one build seam, right around the middle. The only roof seams are around the Fantastic fan and vent openings. 2100#s dry, and can load up to 3400#s. These trailers are pretty much indestructible, even in a hail storm. Check them out here: http://www.parkliner.com/



Hope to see some of you good folks around the campfire next season!

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Nice trailer, Frank. I always liked those fiberglass tubs and their weatherproof nature. Have even looked at a few over the years. A really nice one, Oliver, went broke during the general RV recession. A Canadian one I also toyed with did survive Escape Trailer Industries > Home, but I'd have to get a new smaller truck! Go figure

This design concept has been around for years and you might get a kick out of Googling "Boler" which has come through a couple of reincarnations and owners keep resurrecting the old ones.

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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Nice trailer, Frank. I always liked those fiberglass tubs and their weatherproof nature. Have even looked at a few over the years. A really nice one, Oliver, went broke during the general RV recession. A Canadian one I also toyed with did survive Escape Trailer Industries > Home, but I'd have to get a new smaller truck! Go figure

This design concept has been around for years and you might get a kick out of Googling "Boler" which has come through a couple of reincarnations and owners keep resurrecting the old ones.

Enjoy.

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Those Escapes are a bit out of our price range Henry, but boy, we saw a nice 5th wheel Escape at an "egg" rally near here earlier in the month. They are quality trailers, but part of the problem for us is we're on the wrong side of the continent, and no matter how you cut it, it makes it much more expensive. All these fiberglass trailers retain high resale values, in part because of demand. And yes, people buy old ones all the time (like Bolers) and restore them. That's fine for others, but I wanted something that did not need restoration!

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That is one cute compact trailer..............
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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That is one cute compact trailer..............
Compact, yes, and cute, but about the same size as our T-1550 that had only a full size bed. We've graduated to queen size, which was a major consideration in buying a new or newer trailer. This will require much less maintenance as well.

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frank,

Where is your T-1550 now? Is it for sale?

Nice TT. Please post inside pics when possible, esp. bathroom.
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Where is your T-1550 now? Is it for sale?
Sold it a while ago to some folks who came over from Boston. Forget their name right off, but thought they might magically appear on the forums here.

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My lost.

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Frank , CONGRATS. That seems like a lot of stuff in the size space..
Yes I was surprised at the resale of all Fiberglass eggs.. I saw a U-HAUL
rig right in Kingston near the roundout creek museum this summer.
They have the half seam vertical UP the middle across center top.
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This is one of the best space engineered travel trailers we have ever set eyes on Larry. And yes, while most have the one seam around the middle, the U-Haul versions (only made in '83 and '84) have it vertical, as you so note. They are popular trailer to rebuild. U-Haul originally built them for rentals, but found it didn't quite work out as they thought it might and got out of it after only 2 years. I think most of them have been "saved." You always see at least a couple at any egg rally.

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Nice camper Frank .... even if it isn't a Sunline I wish you al the best with it and many happy camping memories. Thanks for giving us a peek at it.
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Congratulations on your new trailer

Hi Frank and Gail. Congratulations on your new Parkliner. We, my sister and I (aka 2 sisters in De) like you and Gail transitioned from tent camping to "Sunline" way of camping. I must say our beloved Advancer Sunline spoiled us. Unfortunately b/c of health reasons we recently sold our Sunline and started researching fiberglass campers: something lighter, smaller, easier to manage.We are so excited that b/c of this forum our beloved Sunline went to a great home in NY. We couldn't be more happier or say enough good things about the person who recently purchased our Advancer. Steve59 is an active member of this forum and is just what our Sunline needed, someone who could give it some TLC and take it camping. We must admit that we have been spoiled by our Sunline's layout, spacious bedroom and more storage than we could use. After spending countless hours, taking day trips to look at smaller trailers and endless hours researching on the Internet we feel that the Parkliner is the best model for us. We certainly are excited for you both on your new Parkliner and wish you the very best.

Celebrate life one camping trip at a time , Betty Lou and Bev (2 sisters in De)
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Thanks girls, much appreciated. Your Tahoe should have no problem at all towing a ParkLiner. I hope to get Gail's new Escape wired for towing it this weekend, along with a bunch of other projects. I've started on a small project to run a valved line to the hot water tank so it can be isolated from the system during winterization. Then I need to blow the lines out and winterize it.

Like every other ParkLiner owner we know, we love ours!

I expect our first trip will be to the ParkLiner plant in May to visit, see some relatives that live close by, and get the battery upgrade. I can't wait!

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Hi Frank and Gail. Just wondering, is your new Parkliner more involved or harder to winterize than your Sunline was? Thanks Frank for your encouragement that our Tahoe will tow Parkliner egg without any trouble. Our Sunline Advancer was a big girl with some weight. As a result had to replace the transmission in the Tahoe. When towing your new PL to its new home did you use a anti-sway and stabilizing bars? We used both when towing our Sunline. Just trying to figure out additional expense. The new owner of our Sunline that we sold recently used our towing/hitch equipment and we have yet to get it back from him. Pretty pricey to replace so we are trusting/ or hoping new owners will either purchase towing equip from us or make arrangements for returning it. The fiberglass eggs we know are much lighter but figure could still get a little squirrelly back there while on the highway. Is your wife's Escape a 6 cyl? No doubt will do better at the gas pump.Again congratulations to you both. Betty Lou and Bev- 2sisters
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