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Lots and lots of seasonals/permanents up here in New England. Park models, TT's or whatever you want to call them. Noticed most have slides, seen lots of nicely maintained ones but also noticed lots with green moss growing on them. My guess the slides are opened/closed just once per year. Maybe not ever on some... seen some scary looking RV's

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Yeah I get that growing on mine in very remote West Virginia. I have to give it a bath once a year.


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I always thought Park Models were generally bigger than a TT and also a lot heavier. They aren't meant to be moved from campground to campground. Hence the name "Park(it) Model".
Kind of like a small mobile home.

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NJRVer wrote:

I always thought Park Models were generally bigger than a TT and also a lot heavier. They aren't meant to be moved from campground to campground. Hence the name "Park(it) Model".
Kind of like a small mobile home.


This is my idea of a park model.


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NJRVer wrote:

I always thought Park Models were generally bigger than a TT and also a lot heavier. They aren't meant to be moved from campground to campground. Hence the name "Park(it) Model".
Kind of like a small mobile home.


Yea, i don't ever consider them as a Recreational Vehicle. They aren't really a vehicle. Just a smaller mobile home.


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This is similar to what I've been looking for.Park model These don't have holding tanks. At least most don't.

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This is similar to what I've been looking for.Park model


That might say "Park Model" but that is not a park model.
We have those which are also made by Forest River, and we also have Park Models in our RV Park.
The normal Park Models have a peaked roof

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They brought three different ones into our RV park last year and all three of them needed major repairs .
One needed a lot of the pipes replaced and they had to redo the roof, and yes another one had the windows leaking.
After what I saw, I would never get one.

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May I ask what brand?

I don't know the brand. We are not at the park now and won't go back until we get the virus vaccination.
Two of them were from the same manufacturer

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wvabeer wrote:

This is similar to what I've been looking for.Park model These don't have holding tanks. At least most don't.


That's not a true Park Model, some manufacturers call them Destination Trailers. True Park Models are like small Mobile homes with residential A/C, a peaked roof with shingles and no holding tanks.

We own a Jayco Jayflight Bungalow Destination Trailer. It is similar to the Forest River unit, except ours does have holding tanks. Five tanks total, 1 fresh, 2 gray and 2 black. Ours has a half bath in the bunkhouse.

Ours has 4 slides and we leave them out all season long. We live in it the entire season, although one time we did leave for a week, but left all the slides open.

Slides are meant to be extended and retracted. Keep up with the maintenance and you can open and close them to your hearts delight, like any other RV.

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NJRVer wrote:

I always thought Park Models were generally bigger than a TT and also a lot heavier. They aren't meant to be moved from campground to campground. Hence the name "Park(it) Model".
Kind of like a small mobile home.


This is my idea of a park model.


yep, that is how I remember them. the current "park model" WOULD seem to be just a large TT. old ones were sort of like the current "tiny house" jobbies.
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TechWriter wrote:

NJRVer wrote:

I always thought Park Models were generally bigger than a TT and also a lot heavier. They aren't meant to be moved from campground to campground. Hence the name "Park(it) Model".
Kind of like a small mobile home.


This is my idea of a park model.



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