The Recreation Vehicle and Manufactured Housing Industries started with a common thread. That thread was “affordable housing” Although the industries took divergent paths, the designs through the years have showcased some of the best advancements in technology. One of the best places to see this is in Elkhart Indiana.
Often called the RV capital of the World, this area is filled with RV manufactures, dealers, service centers, and sellers of RV-related after-market products. One interesting place of interest is the RV museum.
The RV/MH Hall of Fame, Museum and Library showcase the history and growth of the RV industry. The museum houses a variety of vintage RVs, photos and memorabilia dating back to the 1920’s.
It is fascinating to see how much things have changed. Today, large travel trailers are used more and more for full time housing solutions. The amenities of a small condo can be mobilized, yet contain all of the comforts of home.
Common models can reach 12,000 pounds, and range from 25 to 48 ft. long. Multiple televisions and air conditioners are often a standard in units of this size. Slide-out rooms and screen porches add to their livability as well.
Lone Tree has found mobile trailers to be incredibly successful in fulfilling remote housing needs across several industries. Due to their unique mobile nature, Travel-trailers are often acceptable on flood-plains and areas outside of urban growth limits where regular buildings are not allowed. Another great virtue of a trailer is its light infrastructure, low ecological footprint, minimal land disturbance, abundant permeable surfaces (for stormwater drainage) and ease of site restoration. It is easy to see why this is such a valuable solution to companies that need to house employees in remote areas.