I'm looking at a couple options right now. Buying a mobile home isn't an option at the moment due to the fact that I don't know where I will have to go when I graduate with my BA. I'll have at least 1 year after that for grad school and closer to a year and a half more than likely. While I agree that if I was staying in place for an extended period of time that the mobile home would be better but I need something I'm not going to be stuck with until I can sell it that's impossible to move without permits and a tractor/ mobile home hauler.
Towing, I will be towing it with a half ton F150 reg cab long bed 4x4. I do have access to a diesel f350 4x4 if need be though. I'm still wanting to stay in the range of towing it with my pickup. I will be looking for a slideout sleeve, it's something that I honestly didn't think of. Are there any issues leaving the slide out for an extended period of time? Would I have to rig up any bracing or anything like that? One of my requirements is a queen sized bed for it and most of those come with dedicated rooms. I'm looking at 50A sites and I want 50A service on the trailer so I can run electric forced air heaters as well in the winter. How can I tell if it has a felt back membrane? Where I'm at goes below freezing in the winter, I'm looking at one with a sealed and heated undercarriage and a couple without. Would heater blankets be a valid option if I can't get the price down on one with the sealed undercarriage?
I'm looking at doing this for 2 main reasons. #1 most of the apartments in this area that are semi reasonably priced I wouldn't put a dog in. #2 I'm tired of pouring money into something that I can't even build any equity in. I would like to save money but as long as I can break even I would be happy. At least with a TT I would have something to show for my money.
Okay, I can see how people think FSU is Florida State, it's not. It's a college in WV. Although Florida is on my list of possibilities for grad school. So far I've found 2 campgrounds that are open year round near morgantown and multiple trailer parks that have no problem renting sites to campers on a long term lease.
I'm actually going to FSU right now and I'm looking at WVU for grad school. Both are in WV. If I don't there for grad school I'm looking at moving south somewhere warmer and doing the same thing. Currently I'm looking at both bunkhouses and the ones designed more for couples. I figure at the very least I could turn the bunks into decent storage. The bonus is I live alone so it's that much easier. I will be taking some fairly advanced classes and will have decent sized papers to write so a desk would definitely be nice but if I have to I could make do with the table that they have. I just wouldn't be able to use it to eat at. How much propane could I expect to use in the winter? How well are the trailers insulated if it's a 4 season trailer? Would 2 30 Lb tanks on a trailer and a 100 lb tank work or should I get one of the big 500 lb tanks? I'm familiar with the winters, especially in the mountains I was born and raised in the state. Also, I'm looking at some regular trailer parks and campgrounds both, are there any particular things to watch for with either one?
So, I have a question for everyone and I would appreciate any help you can give me. I'm a good bit younger than most of you and I'm looking at possibly getting a 28-32 foot lightweight travel trailer or a lightweight half ton towable 5th wheel with at least one slide. Preferably a super slide. The reason I'm looking at this is that I'm currently going to school on the GI Bill and have a year left for my BA and another year and a half after that for my Masters degree. I would be living in this full time, what are the general opinions on it? I know it will be small compared to a normal apartment but compared to the rest of the stuff in a college town it may as well be the hilton and I've lived in smaller and worse when I was in the Corps. Are there any models I should really look at or anything I should really avoid? I'm looking at mid 2000s repos and trailers in the 8 to 12000 dollar range. Thanks for any help you can give me.