Arizona Park Models for Sale or Rent
Searching for a unit to rent or buy can be difficult because there are few websites that focus on this lifestyle. In fact a large part of the motivation for developing this site is for that very reason.
"We watched as friends spent literally days going from park to park to look at bulletin boards, visit realtors, park offices, phone ads, drive by and then waste everyone's time only to find the unit was not to their liking."
A lot of that hassle could be avoided for everyone with good information on the web that they could browse around and only follow-up with those that meet their criteria.
Park Models for Rent
Rentals are in huge demand! You need to shop early! We can't keep advertised rentals on our site for long. Of course that's for Jan-Mar ... the most popular months. CLICK HERE to check out these rental ad listings.
You can also find additional rentals on some of the park websites. Click on each 'Featured Parks' ads on this page and go to their websites to see what else they have to offer. All the park websites provide some information about how to find sales and rentals in their parks even if they don't actually list them. In most cases you need to contact the park to get more information and other listings.
Here is an Affordable' way to 'Try it Out'
Not sure if this is something you would like? Don't have the time available this winter? Want to spend time looking around the area before making any commitments? Don't want to make commitments until you have been able to shop around the area?
If you are not sure about investing in a park model, or even committing three or more months in a rental ... then rent a place for 2-3-4-5 weeks before Christmas and 'give it a try'. Or November or April.
The peak season is January to March. Many of the park models are rented early for those months. But many are vacant until then. From now to the end of December you can find park models to rent on a short term and see what it is like. You can then take your time and see how you like it. While you are there you can visit parks in the area and check them out for next year or even later this winter. Contact the owners and tell them what your situation is. You may be surprised at how accommodating they are.
Park Models For Sale
The 'featured parks' shown on this page all have units for sale. If you click on the ad/link and browse around their site you will usually find a good selection of units for sale.
You can also Click Here to view individual units for sale on our site.
Where else to Look
We have been told that the most common method of selling or renting a unit is through 'word of mouth'. Given the nature of the parks it is understandable that would happen as people visit friends in a park and get sold on becoming a resident.
Also, the small town community aspect of the parks certainly lends itself to 'hearing about an available trailer' by talking to other park residents. There is a lot of informal communication in the parks on all matters including this one.
Of course talking to acquaintances is advisable. But it is also a good idea to shop around somewhat to see what else is available out there. There may be other units available in the same park as your friends, or maybe you have different interests and want to look at other parks as well.
Most of the larger parks will have a park realtor or at least someone who handles sales and rentals. This can be a good contact to help you find a unit, whether for sale or a rental. When you go to the park's site it will be obvious who is handling the sales and rentals.
Don't hesitate to contact these realtors and indicate exactly what you are looking for. In some cases they will be willing to provide individual contacts in the park if they don't have what you want.
A note about Park Realtors: There is a reason this industry exists. These are the specialists. While we all like to save money and may feel there is no need for a 'person in the middle', we also need to be very careful. Depending on how much you are investing, and how much risk you are prepared to take, you may 'need' to deal with a realtor or other 'expert'.
This is not the same as those houses you have bought over the years. This is unique. The unit itself is different, the park and location issues are different, and the local conditions (i.e. local termites) are different.
Even if buying a unit not listed with the agent, you may want to hire an agent to assist you with the transaction. At least take the trouble to inquire about their fee to assist.
Park Bulletin Boards
Most of the parks have a bulletin board where individual trailer owners can post their trailer for rent or sale. In some of the privately-owned parks this is often the only method for individual residents to promote their trailer rental or sale.
The problem is to access these listings. It requires a visit to the area and a lot of driving around to the parks of interest to view the bulletin board. Then you will need to contact the trailer owner to get more information and view the trailer.
If you know someone in the park you can ask them to check out the bulletin board for you. And you may even get a cooperative park office who will also do that, but that may be pretty rare.