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Travel trailer 321 45.47%
5th wheel 203 28.75%
pop-up and tent campers 9 1.27%
Toy Hauler 60 8.50%
Park Model 4 0.57%
Destination Trailer 5 0.71%
A frame 4 0.57%
Truck camper 1 0.14%
Motorhomes 101 14.31%
Hybrids 21 2.97%
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:09 PM   #61
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Forgot whether I had replied, too lazy to go through all the pages. I have a Class C Sunseeker.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:09 PM   #63
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I can see the difference but I've always just lumped them all together as park models. Never knew of the phrase "destination trailer".

So what is the difference between a park model and a mobile home?
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:18 PM   #64
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Also mobile and can't see the pole, but will add a vote to 5th wheel. Currently in #4, probably #5 by spring.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:39 PM   #65
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I can see the difference but I've always just lumped them all together as park models. Never knew of the phrase "destination trailer".



So what is the difference between a park model and a mobile home?

Park model is an RV - most have tanks,etc

Mobile homes are usually permanent - can have axles removed and skirted - no holding tanks
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:05 PM   #66
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Park model is an RV - most have tanks,etc

Mobile homes are usually permanent - can have axles removed and skirted - no holding tanks
From what I've read, a lot of park models don't have tanks either.

Researching a little more, it looks like the biggest difference is actually size. A PM cannot exceed 400 square feet of living space and has different building code requirements.

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Old 12-09-2015, 06:23 AM   #67
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You might as well Add (FEMA Trailers) also! There are 1000s of them out there! Youroo!!
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:13 AM   #68
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I see you started with a Shelterhalf. Was that fun running around trying to find someone that had the other end? You must be an older vet...

I had one and woke up in the morning with ice and snow up to my chest.



I Meat no offence, Older vets allowed us to have younger ones.
Missed your response Wobbles

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forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference between 5th wheeler and travel trailer, aside from how it hooks up to the towing vehicle?

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That's about it Fastwilly - externally.

Internally, most 5ers have a bit more room than TT (because a good 4-6' is hanging over the truck bed

Also having the hookup over the real axels of the truck provide for a MUCH more stable and pleasent towing experience!
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Been my experience that 5er is usually little more dressed up also without upgrading kinda like a diesel pusher over gas class a
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