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Old 11-15-2019, 05:28 PM   #1
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Enough travel

Who has been on the road in their fiver for a while and decided to park it permanently in a park?
I've been looking for a place to do this out west. The mobile home parks I've spoken with, won't allow it because rvs are built to RVIA standards while mobile homes are built to HUD standards. That makes municipal rules governing which vehicles can stay where.
My desire for a mobile home park is largely due to the lower cost and increased amenities versus rv parks and campgrounds.
So wanting to hear from the experts how to accomplish my desire.
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Who has been on the road in their fiver for a while and decided to park it permanently in a park?
I've been looking for a place to do this out west. The mobile home parks I've spoken with, won't allow it because rvs are built to RVIA standards while mobile homes are built to HUD standards. That makes municipal rules governing which vehicles can stay where.
My desire for a mobile home park is largely due to the lower cost and increased amenities versus rv parks and campgrounds.
You probably have to look at Seasonal Campgrounds. Some are open year round. Mine is on a Seasonal lot where the park is only open 6 months do to weather. Should be easy to find full time park. If you do find a Mobile Home park it's likely will be pretty run down.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:44 PM   #3
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You can park them permanently in an RV park. Most parks have long term residents. I highly doubt you'll find a mobile home park that will allow that though. There are zoning requirements in place for such parks. Mobile homes aren't really mobile, like how RVs are mobile. They are more home than mobile, rather than more mobile than home. Hopefully that makes sense to you when you read it. It did in my head, but that doesn't always transfer well in posts.



Out of curiosity, what amenities are you looking for that mobile home parks have that you can't find at RV parks? Someone might be able to help find a reasonable compromise for you. The lower cost is partly due to the significantly longer duration people stay in mobile home parks as opposed to RV parks. Even RV parks get cheaper the longer you stay. Might be worth getting a seasonal spot, plus going monthly for the off-season in an RV park. Some have lots of amenities.
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My desire for a mobile home park is largely due to the lower cost and increased amenities versus rv parks and campgrounds.

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If you're looking to park it permanently, why not just sell it and buy a nice home in a good mobile home park? You'd have more room and the amenities you desire.
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Have you considered purchasing an RV site in an RV Park? We have found some lovely sites for sale. Have not had the courage to pull the trigger.

I have seen some very nice Mobile home parks in CA. So I do understand wanting to live in a Mobile Home Park. But that is not generally the case.

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If you're looking to park it permanently, why not just sell it and buy a nice home in a good mobile home park? You'd have more room and the amenities you desire.
Or,,, see about purchasing a non-restricted lot or small piece of property to park the 5th wheel on in the general area you want to live?
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rv parks in az allow this
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If you're looking to park it permanently, why not just sell it and buy a nice home in a good mobile home park? You'd have more room and the amenities you desire.

If the OP wants to live in a Mobile Park, it makes sense to just buy a mobile home that the park is designed for.
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A resident (ex-professor at the local college) in the RV park we are at in northern Arizona has parked his nice higher end motor coach here for over 10 years. There are other options.
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We own a site in an "ownership RV park". It costs us less per month than a site at a nearby RV park. We have 3,000 sq ft of space which includes a small, finished casita and a storage shed. We still travel but our plan is, in the future, to park the MH on the property and live in it. By then our mortgage will be paid off and we'll be able to live on a modest retirement income.
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:54 PM   #11
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We own a site in an "ownership RV park". It costs us less per month than a site at a nearby RV park. We have 3,000 sq ft of space which includes a small, finished casita and a storage shed. We still travel but our plan is, in the future, to park the MH on the property and live in it. By then our mortgage will be paid off and we'll be able to live on a modest retirement income.


We are considering purchasing an RV site. What recommendations would you have for someone thinking of purchasing a site? How did you locate the site? (We have not been able to find a good resource for rv sites for sale).

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A few thoughts here;


One, if you buy into an RV lot you are tied down to a place that might not suit you as you spend more time there. Your mobility is severely impaired. And it is a highly questionable investment. (in terms of resale ability and increasing value)



Many States have these kind of blended RV/mobile home parks where both are allowed and coexist just fine. These tend to be cheaper and have fewer so called "amenities" than some more restrictive parks both of the Mobile Home and RV kind. But some are quite nice.


My advice is this; even though you are tired of traveling I think it essential to get back out there and seek these places out and spend at least a month in any that you think you might like. (more if possible) Try several before you make up your mind.


These places can be found all over but I think are more prevalent in the far western states of California, AZ, NM, CO, UT, NV etc.


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We are considering purchasing an RV site. What recommendations would you have for someone thinking of purchasing a site? How did you locate the site?
I don't think there is an systematic way to find such places. We became aware of ours through conversation and just driving past it.

IMO the principal thing to consider is what does the park look like and who is developing/managing it? Also, what features, if any, do you want it to have.

Our park doesn't have all that much in common features and that's just fine with us. There is a small laundry building but we have our own washer/dryer. The park has wifi but we use our own. There's no club house or pool, but there's a local community pool 5 minutes away as is the health club that we belong to.

Our park will have ~80-100 sites when it is full developed. Most lots are owned by people who live a couple of hours away and use their RVs as weekend "cabins by the shore."

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Placing an RV in a "mobile home park" depends on local and state zoning laws, so don't leap to any conclusions based on a few answers. Ditto for long term sites in RV parks - they may or may not be allowed according the the jurisdiction they are in and the campground's own policies.


If you want the amenities of a mobile home park (some are downright elegant!), consider getting a RV park model or an actual mobile home instead of keeping the 5W. Here is Florida there are upscale RV parks that cater to park models and I've seen similar in Alabama, South Carolina and Arizona.
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