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What is a Park Model?

From the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association…

A park model RV (PMRV) is a unique trailer-type RV that is designed to provide temporary accommodation for recreation, camping or seasonal use. PMRVs (also sometimes referred to as recreational park trailers) are built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels and have a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set -up mode. They are certified by their manufacturers as complying with the ANSI A119.5 standard for recreational park trailers.

PMRVs are most often used in recreational vehicle campgrounds. They may be owned by the campground and rented to guests or they may be brought in and used exclusively by their owners on a site rented or leased from the campground. They can also be placed by their owners on private property. These units are designed and built to be used for recreational/camping purposes only. They are not meant to be affixed to the property in any way, they do not improve property values in any way, and they are neither designed nor intended by their manufacturers to be used as permanent residences. Park model RVs are titled as motor vehicles by the various states just like other RV types.

What makes PMRVs unique is that they are up to 15 feet in width or 36 feet long with a peaked and shingled or metal roof. Some offer gabled windows, and siding choices of cedar, aluminum, vinyl, masonite or even split logs for a rustic look, while others are made of full solid logs. They are often designed with built-in porches, decks and/or storage areas. Many look like tiny summer cottages. Others look more like traditional but slightly longer RV travel trailers.

Most park model RV owners (67%) locate their unit within several hours of drive time from their primary residences and use them for weekend camping get-aways. Some owners may place their PMRV in a warm climate location and use them as a seasonal/temporary get-away to escape the cold gray winter weather, while others place their PMRVs in cooler climate locations to escape the summer heat and humidity back home.

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More about Cavco…

Cavco started building park models in Phoenix, Arizona. The factory made a long-term commitment to the park model RV industry and started manufacturing specifically for the very popular winter visitor market. This market included retirees that wanted to spend the winter months in a Sunbelt region like Mesa, Arizona. Since the beginning, Cavco has sold thousands of park model RV’s and was largely responsible for the park model boom that first swept Arizona in the 1990s.

Over the years, Cavco has expanded its product line and manufacturing footprint significantly. Today, we design and builds park model RV’s through our eighteen factory locations across the country under the most recognized brand names in the industry. Each of our park models are built with exacting standards to the ANSI 119.5 standard and inspected by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).

Cavco Park Models & Cabins is also a leading provider of park model rental cabins for Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), 1000 Trails, Equity Lifestyle Properties, Cal-Am Properties, Sun Communities as well as privately owned and state run campgrounds and resorts.

Plans from the Creekside Cabins series…


24′ Overall, Includes 6′ Porch, Sleeps 4

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25′ Overall, Includes 5′ Porch, Sleeps 4

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28′ Overall, Includes 4′ Porch, Sleeps 4 – 5

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28′ Overall, Includes 4′ Porch, Sleeps 4 – 5


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28′ Overall, Wheelchair Friendly, Sleeps 4


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28′ Overall, Private Bedroom, Sleeps 6

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30′ Overall, L-Shaped Kitchen, Sleeps 4

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32′ Overall, Private Bedroom, Sleeps 7-8


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32′ Overall, Multiple Bunks, Sleeps 10 – 12


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33′ Overall, Includes 6′ Porch, Sleeps 6

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34′ Overall, Includes 5′ Porch, Sleeps 6

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35′ Overall, Private Bedroom, Sleeps 8


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35′ Overall, Galley Kitchen, Sleeps 6


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35′ Overall, Wheelchair Friendly, Sleeps 4

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There are several considerations when choosing a home company to work with, but none are more important than the culture of the company. Our culture is one of effectiveness, honesty, innovation, and quality. We are different. We don’t just provide great timber frame homes, we provide great experiences in planning, designing and building your home of homes, so feel free to dream. Our ultimate goal is for you to tell your friends and family that we did a great job for you. At Natural Element Homes, we choose to do the following:

  • Follow a strict code of ethics
  • Grade our logs and timbers to ensure quality
  • Provide a construction manual for clients and builders to illustrate proper construction techniques
  • Provide innovative ideas to building technologies
  • Provide free information and advice to make smart choices

But we don’t stop here. We have never been satisfied to simply follow the group of log and timber home companies. We much prefer to lead the way, and we do. You are probably like us, and you want your log home to not be just like everyone else’s. If so, we may be perfect for each other. People who choose a Natural Element Home want something different, a home that is a notch above the usual cookie-cutter design and reflects their taste and lifestyle. We help you create a home that is uniquely you. Our customers have the need for a pleasurable, stress-free experience that is comprehensive in nature (everything needed — not just bits and pieces). We are truly a one-stop-shop and either provide or facilitate everything needed to build a new home. We have in-house design services, log and timber manufacturing facilities, and a network of builders covering the USA. We also facilitate site planners, interior designers, lighting professionals, financing options, solar and geothermal professionals, landscape architecture, and green building standards. Everything you need is under our roof!

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I-75, Exit 60. 8am – 5pm M-F, 10am – 4pm Saturday, closed Sunday.

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