“It’s Wabbit Season”

OK, there is no rabbit season in Texas but hunting season is fast approaching. Almost everyone I know with a hunting lease is unhappy with their accommodations on their lease.

Well, I happen to have the perfect solution. If you’re hunting lease has any kind of water well or electricity going to it then you must buy a used travel trailer that will sleep up to eight people. With a heater and air conditioner along with a stove and microwave, you can have almost all the comforts of home while you are trying to take that trophy buck home with you.

Holiday World of Houston has a huge selection of Government Spec Disaster Relief Trailers for sale starting at just $3995. These have sleeping for eight along with all the amenities that RVs come with including a furnace so you can eat and sleep in relative comfort and security without freezing in the winter.

I know some of you will say, “But those trailers are so bright white it will scare all the game away.” O contraire you Davy Crockett wanna-be’s. When you buy a FEMA Spec Trailer from Holiday World of Houston, not only will you get a trailer that you know will be working properly with out any leaks, but for just a few bucks more, (no pun intended) you can also get it camouflaged to the point that all you will have to do is point your gun out the window to bag that huge boar hog and then go back to cooking your eggs at breakfast.

Don’t worry that there are no holding tanks because I have an old hunter’s trick for you. Dig a posthole about 4-6ft deep. Put some gravel at the bottom and add a little dirt. Place your drain hose in that hole and pack some more dirt around that. Then place some more gravel and rocks around the top and, viola’ instant septic tank. I did it this way for years on my lease so I know it works.

If you want to blend in to the surroundings on your lease then get a camo hunting trailer from Holiday World. Not only will you be the talk of the café, but you may even finally get that 12 pointer you have been missing for years, or not. Regardless you will blend right in and those old dumb deer won’t even know what hit em.

Don’t be a Daffy Duck. All you have to do is follow this link to see what I mean and get one of these unique trailers for your lease. Just fill out the contact form or call and Holiday World will bend over backwards to help you bag your next trophy this season.

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Selecting the Right FEMA Trailer

Selecting the right Disaster Relief Trailer can be hard with all the “fly by night” dealers flooding the market. There are auctions that are loaded with trailers in various conditions. The problem is that they have not been looked at since they were last lived in 4 years ago. By now they have sat in some vacant lot baking in the sun and rotting in place. This means the LP, electrical, water and sewer systems have also sat and rotted. LP valves tend to stick and leak. Water pipes get fragile and break the first time under pressure. Electrical wires get chewed on by insects and animals that also live on the lot the trailers were stored on. What this means to you is that it could be a hazard to camp in because of leaking propane and electrical shorts that can cause a fire. At the very least, water pipes burst the minute you open the valve to provide water service to the sink and toilet. 

Buying a Disaster relief Trailer from Holiday World of Houston means you have a trailer that is safe for you and your family to camp in. Our team of certified RV technicians checks the LP system for leaks and repairs anything that might be leaking gas such as a water heater or furnace. They also check the electrical system for shorts and the water system for leaks as well. Technicians also check the major appliances for proper operation. These include the fridge, stove, microwave and air conditioner.

These checks are done on every disaster relief trailer that is not classified as “salvage” or “handyman special”. These trailers get an LP check and a Texas Safety Inspection only.  For all the others, our technicians repair any minor problems with the structure, repair or replace any appliance that is not working such as water heater, furnace, A/C, or microwave.  They also get a Texas Safety Inspection. 

There are two major types of categories of Disaster Relief Trailers. The Dealer Spec Trailers are trailers that were designed and built for RV dealerships across the US. They all have holding tanks and are basically like any other used travel trailer you might find on the market today. Most are bunk house models from major RV manufacturers such as Keystone, Forest River, and Fleetwood. Designed to sleep around 5 or 6 people comfortably with ducted air conditioning, full RV kitchens, and many other options you find in your average travel trailer such as slide-out rooms. The only reason they are classified as disaster relief trailers is because they were purchased by the federal government to be used as emergency housing in case of a natural disaster. 

In contrast, the FEMA spec trailers DO NOT have holding tanks for fresh water and sewer. Most have residential style refrigerators and toilets. They were designed and built specifically for emergency housing by various RV manufacturers such as Gulf Stream, Fleetwood and Monaco. They also sleep 5 or 6 people in a bunk-house design and have an exterior of plain white aluminum or fiberglass with little or no accent stripes or graphics. They do have full kitchens with stove, microwave, and sink. These are perfect for the hunter who wants a place to stay on the hunting with out buying  a fully loaded trailer. 

At the Holiday World of Houston web site, we have the trailers sorted by price level or “grade” with links to each grade listing the available inventory at that price grade. You can use this link to check out our selection of Disaster Relief Trailers and pick yours out today before they are all gone.

FEMA Trailer: How To Buy One

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has turned loose of all their old inventory of Disaster Relief Trailers to the point that they are flooding the market with cheap dirty trailers. There are many RV Dealers who have bought many but a lot are still being sold at auction by individuals. I write this article to help you navigate through the differences.

First of all a FEM Spec trailer is one without holding tanks, usually without a slide and has been setting up for at least 3-4 years in an abandoned lot somewhere just waiting for any lonely animal seeking to get out of the rain to climb into and set up housekeeping. It is dirty and in great need of repair. Repair will include the LP system and water system to holes in the roof or floor. These need plenty of work. But many feel they can fix them up make them work and have a good RV as the end result.

To all you Bob Villa wanna-bes out there, here is a dose of reality. You may be able to fix a floor or a hole but if you have a LP leak or a water leak or a electrical system short, be prepared to spend all you  vacation time  tearing your RV down just to put it back together where it will be safe for you to use. Just because you have watched a few home improvement episodes doesn’t mean you can make the needed repairs on the unit you bought so cheap not to mention the time and labor it is going to take. You need to know what you are doing.

However, if you are bent on buying a cheap trailer, then here is how to do it. For what you pay at your local auction for an “AS IS WHERE IS” FEMA trailer, you are able to find the exact same unit at a certified RV dealer, and get this one you bargain hunter, you can get it for the same price. The difference is, the LP system has already been serviced and certified to be leak free. Along with the water system, electrical system, the appliances and every mechanical aspect of the trailer has been certified to the state to be in working order and fully repaired.

Buying a FEMA trailer from a certified dealer protects you, your family and friends and you know what you are getting rather than buying a pig in a polk. You can save some serious money and have a unit that you can actually use rather then spending all your time working on.

But, if you are still intent on buying some pork, good luck. You might want to call your local RV dealer and get them to give you an estimate on making the repairs you cannot make yourself at the going labor rate of $160 an hour.

To paraphrase and old TV commercial, you can spend the money now or spend the money later. The choice is yours. Listen, my friend. Do yourself a favor and reduce your level of stress. Life is hard enough today as it is.

If you want to buy a Disaster Relief Trailer, then you can get some great bargains out there. However, don’t try to do it yourself. Find a reputable RV Dealer that has been in business a long time. Beware of the guy who rented a dirt lot by the side of the road. Buy your travel trailer from a reputable dealer and enjoy your RV rather than work on fixing it. RVs are fun and extremely useful and affordable for everyone. Now is the time to find the right RV for you and your family Go Rving, and live life to the fullest. You will love RVing it as much as my family and I do.