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Price, budget, model - How to choose the used mobile home that's right for you

What model should I choose ?

Many models are available on the used mobile home market. There are two general categories - "residential" and "rental" used mobile homes. "Residential" used mobile homes are sold directly by private individuals; they generally have a large surface area and are characterised by a cosy ambiance and a comprehensive range of equipment. "Rental" used mobile homes are sold by campsites as part of a stock renewal operation and have been rented out during the summer holidays. The latter are generally more affordable.
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As with new mobile homes, your choice will depend largely on the number of bedrooms available - generally 2 or 3. Another factor is how the mobile home is laid out: with a central living room, panoramic view or a covered terrace, for example. As far as size is concerned, early flat-roofed mobile homes were 3 metres wide, but nowadays 4 metres wide is the general standard.

What are the critical points which must be examined ?

Before purchasing a used mobile home, you should visit it and look at several points:

  • The shower cabin is generally one of the most critical points of the mobile home, as in the event of cracks, leaks can alter the floor's appearance.
  • Windows (solidity and watertightness)
  • Boiler (inspected and wintered)
  • Floorboards (near the entrance doors)
  • The frame of first-generation mobile homes with non-galvanised parts


What about the price ?

The price of a used mobile home varies depending on the model and the place where it is located. If the mobile home is sited on a pitch in a campsite which is already equipped with a terrace, shed, etc., it will be considerably more expensive.

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