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What is a Park Model RV?

Athens Park Model RVs are innovation in recreational living.


The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) defines Park Model RVs as “a unique trailer-type RV that is designed to provide temporary accommodation for recreation, camping or seasonal use.”


Park Model homes, also known as recreational park trailers, are built on a single chassis mounted on wheels. They are no larger than 400 square feet and are built in compliance with ANSI housing standards. Every Park Model built to these rigorous RV standards will bear a blue and gold RVIA seal certifying that the manufacturer has complied with the requirements of these quality standards. Park Model RVs differ from "tiny homes" because tiny homes follow much more lenient housing standards, if any at all.


Park Model trailers are considered recreational vehicles meaning they can be transported or towed with you, placed for long-term use, or permanently placed at a location where an RV or mobile home would be allowed. Once at its destination, the necessary utilities, fixtures and appliances are connected.


Park Model Homes are popular for use as a cottage, cabin, vacation home or even retirement home. Some homes are placed in an RV campground and rented out or leased from that campground. Others are placed their by the owners and a lot is leased or rented. They can also be placed on private property.


​According to the RVIA, nearly 70 percent of park model RV owners locate their unit within several hours’ drive time from their primary residences and use them for weekend camping trips.


Affordability: Park Model RVs are designed with efficiency in mind from the very beginning. Each floor plan optimizes space, amenities and affordability. They are designed to incorporate as many amenities as possible into a concise living space. The manufacturing process is precise and efficient as each home is built in an environmentally controlled facility using a process designed to achieve maximum efficiency at a minimal expense.

Flexibility: Park Model homes have the flexibility to be customized to both your style and your use. They can fit and endless variety of styles, locations and climates. Are you looking for a warm getaway in the winter or a cool escape from the hot summer? Maybe you have a favorite lake or camping destination you want to be closer to. Whatever it is you're looking for, Park Model RVs can deliver.

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