Have you seen a mobile home like the one pictured above in a mobile home park within the greater Sarasota Florida area before?
When seeing this type of home, have you been confused as to what it is and what it is all about?
The home in the image above is called a park-model mobile home.
Park-model mobile homes are primarily designed for long-term or permanent placement at a destination where a mobile home or an RV is allowed. Park models mobile homes are considered recreational but can also be long-term regular dwellings. This is a relatively new phenomenon and it is just starting to gain popularity among other factory-built homes.
Park model mobile homes require different building specs in the United States. They must remain under 400 square feet to qualify as a vehicle under most federal and state laws. Like traditional mobile homes, park-model mobile homes also have steel tie-down straps to satisfy local zoning or mobile home park regulations.
Some people may mistakenly call a park model a manufactured home but this is incorrect due to the fact that park models are licensed as RV’S. Park home is neither an RV nor a manufactured home. This type of home is built according to the RV industry code but usually in the same factories that produce manufactured homes, so the same rules for quality and modern design are applied.
The Recreation Vehicle Association (RVIA) defines park model RV as a unique trailer-type RV that is designed to provide temporary accommodation for recreation, camping, or, seasonal use. RMPVs are built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels, and have a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set-up mode.
Park model mobile homes are different from the traditional single or doublewide mobile homes that one normally sees during their travels throughout most mobile home parks.
These homes offer the same cost-efficient benefits as traditional mobile homes, only they carry with them several differences that are worth highlighting.
Park model mobile homes are traditionally much shorter in length than regular mobile homes with an average length being around 32 feet long. These homes are usually just as wide as traditional single-wide mobile homes with a twelve-foot width.
Park model mobile homes do have a different type of registration associated with them than the traditional single-wide and doublewide mobile homes in that they have a physical license plate that goes with them instead of that of a registration sticker. The reason for the actual license plate is that park model mobile homes are much smaller in weight and size than traditional mobile homes and, as a result, can be transported in a far smaller truck than what would be needed for traditional mobile home transport.
Many times we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, see park-model mobile homes within parks that allow both mobile homes and RVs.
The reason for this is that many park model mobile homes can be placed on traditional travel trailer sites just like RV’s can be and do not need the additional space to set up for a single or doublewide mobile home.
Park model mobile homes usually always will be one bedroom and one bathroom. Here throughout the greater Sarasota Florida area, we see that these park model mobile homes have attached screened-in porches that can be enclosed to add an additional bedroom further adding to the usability of these units.
Like any type of mobile home, prices vary quite a bit based on the age and condition of the home a Buyer is looking to purchase.
New park model mobile homes can often reach into the mid to high $50,000 range for top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art homes while other park models that are dated or have the need for updates can be closer to the $10,000 range.
When looking at a park model home we strongly suggest that you assess the home just like you would when looking to buy a traditional mobile home. Always make sure that the structural components of the home such as the roof, flooring system, and air conditioning system are in good working order and up to date on all services as these will be your most expensive repairs should they need to be done during the ownership time of your home.
When looking at an affordable, efficient mobile home we would strongly suggest you take a look at a park model mobile home as these are often the type of units that get overlooked by many Buyers which can create ample opportunity to get a great deal on one!
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This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.
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