Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Park Models RV's

What exactly are "Park Models Rv's?" I seen two RV dealers mention them as a specific type of RV, but there is no real description of them given.

The few photos in the dealer ads show them, to me anyway, to be a small TT.
__________________

__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by B47
What exactly are "Park Models Rv's?" I seen two RV dealers mention them as a specific type of RV, but there is no real description of them given.

The few photos in the dealer ads show them, to me anyway, to be a small TT.
Park models "normally" are catered to a user that has a year round site.

"Normally" they have lots of windows and are longer units .
Washer dryer bigger fridge etc etc

I'm sure others whom have one or seen one can tell more.

Turbs
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Park models "normally" are catered to a user that has a year round site.

"Normally" they have lots of windows and are longer units .
Washer dryer bigger fridge etc etc

I'm sure others whom have one or seen one can tell more.

Turbs
OK -thanks. I did a Search and not too much discussion about them.

Just curious.
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Park Models R Us

2. What are the differences between park models and other RVs like motor homes and trailers?
Park models are RVs and as such are regulated by the Department of Motor Vehicles. There are, however, many important differences between park models and other more traditional RVs. For example, park models have full size kitchen appliances, regular flush toilets and do not have waste water holding tanks. Park models are also not as transient as motor home and trailers and therefore provide a more permanent home feel and spaciousness.
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
Trailer Trash
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 608
The ones I looked at were typically 400 square feet - 40 foot long x 10 foot wide. 400 square feet was a maximum number many RV parks/resort would allow.

Park models have stairs/ladders for access to a loft area in very tall ceiling. This is extra sleeping room and/or storage.

They typically have full size appliances and are designed to be used full time.

Due to their large overall size, they are also extra heavy. The big park models are too big to be pulled with a 1 ton dually truck. Soooo, you have to hire someone to move it for you. Those guys move it with a mini semi called a totor.

Price range 60-90K for new ones is typical.

Below is Minneapolis craigslist park model RV for sale - sorted hi to low price. Look at these to get an idea how they differ from travel trailers or 5th wheels.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/se...del&srchType=T
__________________
joelek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Park Models R Us

2. What are the differences between park models and other RVs like motor homes and trailers?
Park models are RVs and as such are regulated by the Department of Motor Vehicles. There are, however, many important differences between park models and other more traditional RVs. For example, park models have full size kitchen appliances, regular flush toilets and do not have waste water holding tanks. Park models are also not as transient as motor home and trailers and therefore provide a more permanent home feel and spaciousness.
Thanks - great link. Now I know!
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by joelek View Post
The ones I looked at were typically 400 square feet - 40 foot long x 10 foot wide. 400 square feet was a maximum number many RV parks/resort would allow.

Park models have stairs/ladders for access to a loft area in very tall ceiling. This is extra sleeping room and/or storage.

They typically have full size appliances and are designed to be used full time.

Due to their large overall size, they are also extra heavy. The big park models are too big to be pulled with a 1 ton dually truck. Soooo, you have to hire someone to move it for you. Those guys move it with a mini semi called a totor.

Price range 60-90K for new ones is typical.

Below is Minneapolis craigslist park model RV for sale - sorted hi to low price. Look at these to get an idea how they differ from travel trailers or 5th wheels.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/se...del&srchType=T
Thanks - there is more to these than I thought.

I believe some people here would tend to think of them as "mobile homes" or "double wide" ,maufactured homes. You see a great deal of "double wides' being pulled, usually both sides at the same time by two different tractors.
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Jmjtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 22
I have a friend that bought a FEMA park model. He took it because it had a full size refrigerator/freezer and regular toilet. No holding tanks have caused him problems!
__________________
Jmjtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 553
Forest River makes a line of park models that is very much like a travel trailer - particularly with tanks. Around 12,000 lbs, and in the $40's in price. Thought about getting one, as insulation is very good, but thought a 5ver would be more useful in the long run.
__________________

__________________
crasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 AM.