My wife and I got tired of living in rental apartments last year, so we started looking for double wide mobile homes for sale. I'd been told that a double wide would have as much floor space as a typical one-bedroom apartment. When we got to the manufactured home showroom, the salesman said we really should consider a triple wide mobile home. He showed us some triple wide mobile home floor plans in his office.
I was surprised to learn we could finance a triple wide mobile home for just a little higher monthly payment than our current rent. Mobile home prices have really held steady over the past few years, especially used mobile homes. The salesman then drove us to a lot where a triple wide mobile home was set up for walkthroughs. I thought I was in a real house, not an aluminum box on wheels. We decided to take the plunge and buy one, as soon as we can find a suitable lot near town.