What's The Difference Between A "Travel Trailer", "Mobilehome"?

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What's The Difference Between

A "Travel Trailer" and A "Mobilehome"?

 

Part 2

 

 

In Part 1 we discussed the

difference between an

"RV", "Park Model" and a "

HUD Manufactured Home". Today we

will discuss the difference between

a "TRAVEL TRAILER" and a

"MOBILEHOME"

 

 

 

 

 

Quite simply a "TRAVEL TRAILER" by definition is a "RECREATION VEHICLE" aka "RV".  They are typically towed behind another vehicle i.e. car or truck. A "TRAVEL TRAILER" can be as short as 10 feet or up to 45 feet in length by 8 feet wide.

 

 

 

 

 

They can range from a "POP UP" or "TENT TRAILER" to a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or even a 5th WHEELER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They rarely if ever exceed 8 feet in width as that is the maximum allowable legal width in most States for hauling behind another vehicle

 

 

 

 

A "MOBILEHOME"

by definition is a

"PRE HUD"

(Built before June 15, 1976)

Factory Built

"Pre Fabricated Structure".

There is some controversy as to its true spellingMany old timers and industry stakeholders spell it

as it appears above. However, most

definitions show it spelled  "MOBILE HOME"

 

It is built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis aka "MAINFRAME" and then transported to a site where it is usually installed for its lifetime. They are typically between 10 to 12 feet wide and between 36 and 70 feet long.

 

They cannot be towed behind an automobile or pick up truck. They require what is known as a "TOTTER" or "HAULER" which is driven by an experienced driver who works in concort with the installation crew to set it on its pier and pad system.

 

 

 

 

"MOBILEHOMES" like their  modern day "MANUFACTURED HOMES" can come in multiple sections known as "DOUBLEWIDES" & "TRIPLEWIDES".

 

Mobile homes in California used to be taxed as vehicles, with owners paying license and registration fees. After state law was changed in 1979, mobile homes sold after July 1, 1980, were subject to property taxes instead of vehicle fees. Property taxes are calculated and collected by each individual county and are subject to state regulations and restrictions.

 

We will be discussing this in more detail in Part 3 "What Is The Differerence Between A "PRE HUD MOBILEHOME" "HUD MANUFACTURED HOME" 

 

 

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Nice post about the difference. Caught my eye because I'm really wanting to buy a teardrop trailer. 

Oct 24, 2014 03:46 AM #1
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Anna Valencia Tillery
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The family and I plan to roadtrip around the Sunshine state this summer and take a motorhome.  This caught my eye for sure and what fun it was!  I can see how there is a market for each; well done.

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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor Ha! I get a little tear drop in my eye occasionally whence reminiscing about those ole TEARDROP TRAILERS. The cutest things ever.

Oct 24, 2014 03:53 AM #3
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Anna Valencia Tillery My son just bought a 24 foot Sprinter Camper about 2 months ago to go camping at the California State Beach campsites. Funny thing is he only lives about 300 feet from one of the best surf breaks in the World.

But he says there's nothing like the smell of an open campfire whence kicked back in your beach chair roasting a marshmellow and watching the sunset over the beautiful blue Pacific.

Do have fun on your road trip. You definitely won't be sorry.

Oct 24, 2014 03:56 AM #4
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Nice distinction.  I saw a renovated mobile home that was really well done.  The owner was proud of it.  

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Kevin Mackessy Lot's of rennovations on old MH's. But sometimes your better off just taking an old one out and replacing.

Oct 24, 2014 01:32 PM #6
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John, Good stuff, here that demarcation point is especially notable because most lending institution will lend on a "Manufactured Home" but not a "Mobile Home".

Oct 25, 2014 11:43 PM #7
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Donald Hester If it's a PRE HUD (June 15, 19176 or before) good luck on getting decent financing.

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