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Looking for RV Park Models For Sale? Here’s What You Should Know
April 27, 2022 at 5:00 AM
On the outside always looking in

Living the snowbird lifestyle is a popular choice these days, especially after the longer, harsher winters taking place in northern locales. Snowbirding gives you the freedom to spend the colder months in a warmer climate so you can enjoy your favorite activities all year round. But some may even choose to be a snowbird due to health reasons — as colder weather can affect both your mental and physical health.

So if you’re considering joining the winter migration, should you buy an RV? Or rent a park model? While there are benefits to both renting and buying, here’s what you should know when deciding between renting or purchasing RV park models for sale.

What Are Park Model RVs?

Park model RVs are similar to mobile homes and tiny homes, except that they’re often designed specifically for a mobile home park or RV community. They’re often more compact than a mobile home, but offer more space than an RV.

In addition, park model RVs are more easily transported than mobile homes thanks to their heavier weight. They also use the space an RV would use for wheels to create more open and unique floor plans. Most often, park model RVs are used as smaller vacation homes that are kept in a specific location or park that has amenities.

Consider Your Budget

Of course, before you begin looking for RV parks and sunnier destinations, you’ll want to consider your budget. Most people who snowbird for the winter stay in a location for a few months as opposed to a whole year (though, depending on the park’s rules, you can stay on a longer-term basis). Essentially, purchasing a park model RV would be like purchasing a vacation home. However, park model RVs are far more affordable than an actual second home, which means you may be surprised by how many options are in your budget.

The typical cost range for a park model RV is around $5,000 to $100,000 depending on size, age, and several other factors. For example, if you were to purchase a new park model RV directly from a company or seller, you’ll likely spend more than if you were to purchase a renovated model RV through an RV resort park.

Where is Your Snowbird Destination?

Once you have a budget in mind, the next best step is to think about where you’d like to keep your park model RV. While these units can be transported, it’s far more convenient to be able to visit your ideal winter retreat and not have to worry about setting anything up.

Here at Rock Shadows RV Resort in Apache Junction, Arizona, we offer a wide range of extra amenities like a full social calendar, a library, a driving range, onsite storage, and more!

Renting Versus Buying

Additionally, before you buy a park model RV, it can be worth renting to see if your needs would be met at your destination. What’s more, you can get a sense of what it would be like to spend a while in a more compact space than what you might be used to, and what type of experience you can expect.

While a park model RV is a type of property, snowbirding is a lifestyle! So, consider renting a park model RV first, and if you fall in love with being a snowbird (we’re sure that you will!), you can feel more confident in your decision to purchase.

Rock Shadows RV Resort: Offering Great Park Model RVs for Sale or Rent

Looking to spend your next winter somewhere warm and sunny? Look no further than Rock Shadows RV Resort. We offer park model RVs for purchasing and renting, so you can decide if the snowbird life is right for you.

If you’d like more information about our resort, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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