What's The Difference Between
A "Travel Trailer" and A "Mobilehome"?
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
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
by definition is a
(Built before June 15, 1976)
"Pre Fabricated Structure".
There is some controversy as to its true spelling. Many 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"
"Modular", "Manufactured" "Factory Built"
construction projects are fast becoming a very
economical, fast and efficient way to develop multi-
story Hotel and Resort Properties.
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