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BillB800si

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Posted: 01/31/13 02:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've never understood why someone would buy a destination or park model trailer and then just park it on a lot - period..
If that's the case why not just buy a mobile home and have it parked there? Mobile homes used can be had for a song.

Someone enlighten me....


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Most seasonal camp grounds do not allow permanent foundations and must have wheels on at all times. Insurance for a TT is a 1/4 of the price versus a permanent seasonal dwelling which a mobile home is classed as.

The retro fit for camp ground related hooks ups must be adapted, and a full 120v house won't run all that well on the 15/20 amp service supplied by most seasonal camp grounds.

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BillB800si wrote:

I've never understood why someone would buy a destination or park model trailer and then just park it on a lot - period..
If that's the case why not just buy a mobile home and have it parked there? Mobile homes used can be had for a song.

Someone enlighten me....


I would guess and it is just that a guess is that it has to do with land usage, type of utilities that are required, etc. There are quite a few parks where there are desirable actvities (fishing, hiking, etc.) and where there are seasonal/weekend type residents in those.

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Posted: 01/31/13 03:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And when the neighborhood goes down hill, or you want a change of scenery from Florida to California, you can move it with an average vehicle, not require a mobile home moving company that charges over $10.00 per mile, plus all the charges to make the trailer moveable.

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I've never understood why anyone would tow with a 2500 truck when a 3500 truck could be had for a few hundred dollars more


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Posted: 01/31/13 09:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Campgrounds are licensed like all other businesses, most are not licensed as mobile home parks, and the requirements for camp trailers are different… like maybe being self-contained, and size restrictions, or limits on time spent in the park…
Most CG don’t have the infrastructure to support mobile homes, and barely enough to support the modern RV…

Seasonal or permanent sites might not be for everyone but they work well for many and are becoming more popular all the time… dealers in my area are selling more park trailers and park models than traditional RV’s by a wide margin now…

I have the luxury of doing both with my permanent site half the year and traveling half the year and I like both the freedom of traveling and the security of the permanent site… when the time is right my TT will be replaced with a park model…


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Posted: 02/01/13 04:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not to mention Mobile Home use 70-100 amp service....


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We have 5 acres we keep our destination trailer on. If i had a Mobile home I have to have a well and septic. The Mobile home cannot be over 10 years old in the township. easy decision

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Bucky Badger wrote:

We have 5 acres we keep our destination trailer on. If i had a Mobile home I have to have a well and septic. The Mobile home cannot be over 10 years old in the township. easy decision


Here is a prime example of what I referred to as to land usage, and required utilities. I really see no surprises over this subject and the restrictions seem to me to be obvious to a large extent.

Larry

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