Today, the mobile home is by far the most affordable and comprehensive way to own a year-round recreational home with a range of features and equipment, to spend your weekends, holidays or retirement. By becoming an owner, you will enjoy a comfortable and fully-equipped holiday home as well as all the park facilities and activities in a secure and friendly environment for a total budget of between €35,000 and €60,000 approximately.
WHEN BUYING A NEW MOBILE HOME, YOU NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT:
The cost of the mobile home itself, the optional extras (dishwasher, washing machine, etc.) and any accessories (terrace, garden shelter).
In order to get the best prices for new IRM mobile homes, contact the dealer or campsite retailer of your choice.
Average cost: from €29,000 to €50,000
TRANSPORTATION FROM THE FACTORY TO THE CAMPSITE
Your mobile home can only be transported in a special convoy. The cost of this is relatively high and can vary greatly depending on the distance between the factory and the campsite (4 to 5 € per kilometre approximately depending on the type of special convoy plus a fixed rate for loading and unloading). The retailer who sold you the mobile home will, on your behalf, contact a company specialising in the special convoy that will transport it to the campsite.
Average cost: from €1,000 to €4,000
INSTALLATION: BLOCKING, CONNECTING WATER AND ELECTRICITY, CRANING IF NECESSARY
Installing a mobile home on a campsite involves:
- pulling the mobile home from where it was unloaded to the pitch with a tractor or 4WD
- levelling and blocking the chassis on 10 or 12 points on breeze blocks with jack stands
- installing a wastewater network under the mobile home
- connecting the mobile home to the main sewer
- connecting your mobile home to the site’s electric meter
- connecting the mobile home to the underground gas bottles or gas network
Where the plot of land has already been connected (i.e. the water, gas and electricity supply networks have already been installed on the plot), the cost of the installation will vary from €500 to €2,000 depending on accessibility and the layout of the land (trees, slope, soil type, etc.) and depending on the landscaping (lawn, integrated irrigation, etc.). If the plot has not been connected or if difficult access requires the use of a crane (a mobile home weighs between 4 and 6 tons), the cost can mount up quickly. Get information from a point of sale.
Average cost: from €500 to €2,000
THE ANNUAL COST OF RENTING THE CAMPSITE PITCH
The rent can vary from €2,000 to 5,000 € depending on the size and location of the pitch, and also on the campsite itself (facilities, location, classification, etc). A pitch on the seafront with organized entertainment, a water park and restaurant will naturally be more expensive than an isolated plot of land with no facilities. If you have not yet decided on a specific campsite, visit several of them and compare their rent and services. A lease for a pitch signed with the owner of a campsite will generally be for one year, renewed automatically. It will give you a breakdown of the amount of rent, the opening dates of the campsite and the specific charges and obligations on both parties. Read it carefully as, along with the campsite’s rules by which you will be bound, it will govern your relationship with the owner of the campsite for years to come.
Average cost: from €2,000 to €5,000
OTHER POSSIBLE COSTS
Other fees include costs that are dependent on the campsite or the pitch. such as connection to services, administration costs, campsite entrance fees, etc. The considerable variations are mainly a result of the servicing of the plot (whether or not a water or power network is already set up, quality of the landscaping, etc.).
Average cost: from €0 to €5,000
INSURING THE MOBILE HOME (UNLESS PRICE IS ALL INCLUSIVE)
Subscribing to an insurance policy for your mobile home is compulsory. Your insurance company can propose either a caravan insurance policy (road transport not inclusive) or a home insurance policy. You should make sure the usual damages are covered : fire, weather damage, theft, electrical and water damages, window breakage, etc.
We advise you to ask for the price of a “turnkey package” at your point of sale, meaning delivered, installed, stabilized and connected on the campsite pitch you have chosen. That way you’ll know exactly what your total budget is and you can avoid any unpleasant surprises. For a new IRM mobile home, expect a total all-inclusive price of between €35,000 and €60,000 including tax. Most IRM dealers can offer you tailor-made financing solutions. Don’t hesitate to ask them!