Mobile Home Parks vs. RV Parks

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Prospective homeowners must consider a number of factors when they plan to buy a mobile home. Most mobile home manufacturers advise customers to shop for mobile homes in a mobile home park. When an owner locates a mobile home in a park or community, its value increases significantly.

Many homeowners hold the misconception that buying a home in a mobile home park and renting a lot in an RV park are the same thing. In reality, they are quite different. Here are a few key differences between the two.

Length of Stay

Most mobile homeowners prefer to stay inside the mobile home park where the home is located unless they sell their house. Though they could move their mobile home to another location, they prefer not to because of the conveniences and benefits mobile home parks provide.

On the other hand, most of the RV owners reside in mobile home parks only for a couple of weeks or less. This means that RV owners will not be able to enjoy the benefits of living in a mobile home community, as the length of their stay is limited.

Ease of Movement

Perhaps your mobile home is currently in a mobile home community and you wish to move it. You can arrange this easily, but be aware it will cost you a few thousand dollars. This is the most common reason many mobile home owners choose not to move their house.

However, some mobile home owners prefer to do this as they believe that moving their home to another location will increase the value of their house, which is in fact true. In the case of RV owners, they can easily move their RV and set it up at another place.


If you fail to pay rent or cause other issues in the community, you could be at risk for eviction. You may go to court to resolve the issue, but this could take time.

On the other hand, most RV park managers insist RV owners pay their rent in advance. In addition, a manager can also remove you from his or her property whenever they please.