2-Level Park Models Shown at Hershey
Two-level recreational park trailers are becoming increasingly popular as the industry meets consumer tastes.
This was evidenced by the children's "superloft" from Kropf Industries Inc., Goshen, Ind., and a custom-designed unit from Park Model Custom Homes, Scranton, Pa., both of which were featured among the 48 units in a park model village Sept. 8-14 at the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show. The event was at Hersheypark and the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.
Kropf's Special Edition Loft features two levels above the main living area "We call it a double loft," said sales representative Rick Olson. "Before, it was dead space."
The rear portion of the loft, equipped with children's furniture, has a 56-inch ceiling while the front portion provides 45 inches of head room for children to play in or for a sleeping platform for adults. The mostly custom equipped Special Edition Loft, with a $56,000 base MSRP comes standard with cathedral ceilings, enclosed underbellies, floor ducted heat, rear entry door, vinyl lap siding, fiberglass shingled roof, oak cabinets, entertainment centers and a choice of front caps.
Meanwhile, Park Model Custom Homes, a division of MH builder Simplex Industries Inc., displayed the two-floor, custom built Hampton recreational park trailer with a faux stone front and a drop-down bedroom that allows space for a 52-inch high loft. It's a creative floorplan that plays by the dimensional rules. "The only guidelines that we have are that the trailers have to be under 400 square feet," said sales rep Carol Holdren.
The Hampton sports cathedral ceilings, vinyl thermopane windows, residential-style shutters, vinyl floor tiles, painted walls with a knock-down finish, white decorative crown molding, deluxe lighting throughout, solid oak cabinets and formica countertops with ceramic backsplashes. MSRP is $76,860.