Park Model News & Industry News

Park Model News

Why Park Models Let You Live Anywhere You Want For Less
The beauty of park models is the flexibility you can experience without having to fork over a small fortune to a homebuilder or contractor. What exactly is a park model? A park model home is a relatively new alternative to the standard RV home.

RV parks try a new approach in a slowing economy
Texas RV campgrounds are part of a national trend of anchoring specialty vehicles, called park models , which look and feel like small cottages, for rent or purchase.

Hill Country RV Resort is adding park model cottages in New Braunfels
Hill Country RV Resort in New Braunfels is in the process of undergoing a $500,000 upgrade that will give vacationers a chance to rent or buy cottages.

Home for $1
Being home for the holidays has a whole new meaning for Julia Cochran. The community manager at Park City Manufactured Home Community Inc., wants to provide a holiday gift for two families.

Castle Rock RV park expands to handle larger models
The Castle Rock RV Park & Campground near metro Denver is developing a new section to accommodate 200 recreational park trailers, also called park models.

Making sure Winter Texans keep coming back
If you notice fewer RVs coming back into the area next fall, it could be because they're already here.

Campgrounds tout 'park models' as RV and hotel alternative
If you think fewer recreational vehicles are on the road this summer, you may be right and it's not just high fuel costs keeping them from pounding the pavement. RV resorts across the USA are offering an alternative way to camp out.

Vacation Cottages that are Ready to Roll
Park Models are small but luxurious 'trailers' that are becoming increasingly popular around the Country.


Industry News

Drew Industries posts higher 2Q income on RV sales
Drew Industries Inc., which makes components for RVs and manufactured homes, on Monday said its net income more than tripled in the second quarter due to improving RV sales.

Mortgage Crisis Creates Demand for Mobile Homes
While the mortgage industry gets a bail out, many people who lost their homes due to foreclosures find a cheaper way to keep a roof over their heads.

Report: Pam Anderson Moves Into Mobile Home
Pamela Anderson and her kids have relocated from their Los Angeles house into a mobile home.

Only in Malibu: The $2-million Mobile Home
Bluff-side Paradise Cove and Point Dume Club take manufactured-home living to new heights.

Seniors Buying Upscale Park Trailers to Spend Retirement in Vacation Spots
These luxury “Park Models” look more like a cottage than a trailer; seniors have bought 80,000

Trailer Park Trash
Trailer Park Chic is nothing new. From restaurants in New York City (serving Philly steak sandwiches and Sloppy Joe’s) to renovated trailers gone upscale in spectacular spots, this architectural type has been culturally decriminalized.

Myths & Facts About FEMA Housing Following Katrina
Since 2007, FEMA has been working with the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association ( RVIA ), the Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Health Affairs ( DHS/OHA ) to develop a new set of procurement specifications for manufactured housing.