Park Models for Sale or
Searching for a park model to rent or
buy can be difficult because there are few websites that
focus on this lifestyle. In fact a large part of the
motivation for developing this site is for that very reason.
"We watched as friends spent literally days
going from park to park to look at
bulletin boards, visit realtors, park offices, phone
ads, drive by trailers, and then waste everyone's time only
to find the trailer was not to their liking."
A lot of that hassle could be
avoided for everyone with good information on the web that they
could browse around and only follow-up with those that meet their
Park Models for Rent
Also check out the featured parks ...
shown on this (and each) page. These are parks we know
are good to deal with and we have no hesitation in having them
appear on our site.Click on their ad to go to their site. While
they do list some units on our 'for rent' listings, they probably
have more available. Rentals change quickly.
All the park websites provide some information
about how to find sales and rentals in their
parks even if they don't actually list them. In most
cases you need to contact the park to get more information and
Also check out the featured parks shown
on this (and each) page. Our featured parks have all
been visited and we have no hesitation in having them appear on
our site.Click on their ad to go to their site. While they do list
some units on our 'for sale' listings, most have many more
else to Look
We have been told
that the most common method of selling or renting a park
model is through 'word of mouth'. Given the nature of the
parks it is understandable that would happen as people visit
friends in a park and get sold on becoming a resident.
Also, the small town
community aspect of the parks certainly lends itself to
'hearing about an available unit' by talking to other park
residents. There is a lot of informal communication in the parks
on all matters including this one.
Of course talking to acquaintances is
advisable. But it is also a good idea to shop
around somewhat to see what else is available out there.
There may be other units available in the same park as your
friends, or maybe you have different interests
and want to look at other parks as well.
Most of the larger parks will have a park
realtor or at least someone who handles sales and rentals. This
can be a good contact to help you find a unit, whether for sale or
a rental. When you go to the park's site it will be obvious who is
handling the sales and rentals.
Don't hesitate to contact these realtors and
indicate exactly what you are looking for. In some cases they will
be willing to provide individual contacts in the park if they
don't have what you want.
A note about Park
Realtors: There is a reason this industry exists.
These are the specialists. While we all like to save money and may
feel there is no need for a 'person in the middle', we also need
to be very careful. Depending on how much you are investing,
and how much risk you are prepared to take, you may 'need' to
deal with a realtor or other 'expert'.
This is not the same as those houses
you have bought over the years. This is unique. The
unit itself is different, the park and location issues are
different, and the local conditions (i.e. local termites) are
Even if buying a unit not listed with the
agent, you may want to hire an agent to assist you with the
transaction. At least take the trouble to inquire about their
fee to assist.
Most of the parks have a bulletin board where
individual trailer owners can post their trailer for rent
or sale. In some of the privately-owned parks this is
often the only method for individual residents to promote their
trailer rental or sale.
The problem is to access these listings. It
requires a visit to the area and a lot of driving around
to the parks of interest to view the bulletin board. Then
you will need to contact the trailer owner to get more information
and view the trailer.
If you know someone in the park you can ask
them to check out the bulletin board for you. And you may even get
a cooperative park office who will also do that.