Chandler Palethorpe bought a small, name-brand camping trailer a few years ago and spent a good deal of time studying how he might improve the design.
One thing Palethorpe disliked was a table that intruded into the camperâ€™s already limited living space. It was a bother.
Palethorpe, 50, said his wife, Emily, noticed the same thing and asked her husband â€“ a jack of all trades when it comes to design â€“ if he might make a better table.
Palethorpe did, creating what he calls a â€œmagic table.â€ It can be folded out of the way or reconfigured in any number of positions.
â€œNobody was doing one and I thought maybe I could patent it,â€ Palethorpe said. â€œBut I kept looking and looking, and the next thing I know, Iâ€™m making trailers.â€
Palethorpeâ€™s business is ParkLiner, an operation that produces camping trailers that measure only 15 feet from tongue to back bumper.