DeTray’s to Showcase New Model at Seattle Home & Garden Show

DeTray’s Custom Housing is celebrating!  Come join us!  What’s so special?

DeTray’s will have our exciting new Skyline Ridgewood Shed Roof home at the Seattle Home & Garden Show, February 22-25.  This one bed, one bath, 587 square foot home is 50’x13’4”, including the 6’ covered porch.  The modern Shed Roof and Transom windows show off the Lap below Batt & Board exterior.  Tall vaulted ceilings show off the beautiful cabinets, and window package.  Tile backsplash and appliances are deluxe and included.  Delivered and set up onto your prepared site within 75 miles of Puyallup, only $108,164.00

Home Show Special:

  1. Stainless steel Dishwasher, microwave range hood, 21 Cu Ft Side by side refrigerator, smooth top electric range upgrade package is Included with your signed show “Gift Certificate”!
  2. Qualify with a deposit before February 29, 2024, $1,000 off the base price of the home!

What else are we celebrating?

  1. This is the 80th year for the Seattle Home and Garden Show.
  2. Over 60 years, beginning in 1962, thousands of families have purchased a DeTray’s home, designed and customized to meet their needs.
  3. Our builder, Skyline Homes was established in 1951, and is “America’s Most Trusted Manufactured Home Builder”, located in the P.N.W.
  4. Our DeTray’s team of experienced, helpful salespeople, lenders, transporters, set-up and finishing crew, will make this process as easy and stress free as possible!

Let us help you celebrate every occasion in your new DeTray’s Custom home!

To make it easier to join us at the show, take advantage of our special offer of 2 for 1 tickets and $5 parking. Just show this discount coupon to the parking attendant at the Lumen Field Parking Garage and to the Ticket Box at the gate for your special pricing.

Exhibiting At 2024 Shows- Plan to Come See Us!

DeTray’s Custom Housing, LLC and Champion – Skyline Homes have been partners for over 20 years at several home shows and will continue with a greater exhibitor presence in 2024. We have exhibited at the MHRV Show in Puyallup during the month of May for the last 20 + consecutive years. It is no surprise that DeTray’s Custom Housing will have a more significant presence in the housing sales market in 2024. The Seattle Home Show is primarily a “Home Improvement Show”, while the Puyallup RV show at the Western Washington Fairgrounds caters to the “RV Industry” community. Both are a nice fit to show our homes to contrasting markets. Geographically they are both convenient for the public to visit.

Mark your calendars:

Seattle Home Show February 22 – 25, at Lumen Field Event Center

MHRV Show in Puyallup May 2 – 5, 2024, at the Washington State Fair Events Center

We are thankful to be given the opportunity to exhibit and showcase manufactured housing’s attainability and affordability. Our home buyers find manufactured homes to be an excellent value and superior quality. It is surprising how many people have not yet found the best buy in housing. We are proud to bring our Manufactured Homes to the greater Puget Sound Community now for over 20 years.

We are excited to share all the new products and features! See you at the shows!!

For more information – Log on to the Seattle Home Show at https://seattlehomeshow.com/.

Log on to the Puyallup RV Show at https://puyalluprvshow.com/.

See DeTray’s Newest Model at the Puyallup RV Show

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Dave Helgeson for a previous Puyallup RV Show and is represented here with permission. See more of Dave’s articles at RVTravel.com. DeTray’s Custom Housing will be debuting their newest model home at this year’s show.

Why are there manufactured homes at the Puyallup RV Show? Let’s look at the history of manufactured homes and RVs and many reasons why they “go together so well” today.

Long before there were manufacturers building motorhomes and fifth wheels, there were manufacturers like Kit, Skyline and Fleetwood building trailers; long ones, short ones and some wider than others.

The bigger trailers made great housing for service men returning from WWII, while others found the shorter ones great for camping. In fact, before the term RV was coined, RV Shows were known as “Trailer Shows” as that was primarily the only type of mobile housing being exhibited. As the bigger “house” trailers became longer, wider and heavier they became known as Mobile Homes while the smaller ones meant for camping were called travel trailers.

As the two types further evolved, mobile homes (which were no longer very mobile) became Manufactured Homes while Travel Trailers became the forerunners to all the types of RVs built today. While the two types of trailers and their intended use diverged over the years, they have always been exhibited together at the Puyallup Show and here are a few reasons why they will continue to be.

Many attending the Puyallup Show are searching for something to place on their vacation property. While an RV or park model makes sense some of the time, a roomy manufactured home may be a much better solution. A typical RV is built for weekend getaways and a week or two-long family vacation, not for long periods of occupancy like manufactured homes can withstand.

Manufactured homes offer better value than other housing solutions. Since modern manufactured homes are built to a different set of standards than RVs, tiny homes or recreational park models, the cost per square foot is often considerably less. For what you would pay for a nice 400 square foot fifth wheel or park model, you are likely able to buy nearly 800 square feet worth of a residential styled manufactured home.

Another reason to consider manufactured housing over a site-built home for your vacation property: finding a builder to construct your vacation home can be a difficult task. Most onsite builders subcontract the majority of the work to other businesses such as plumbers, electricians and roofers making scheduling difficult and in many cases driving the cost of the total project through the roof. If your vacation property is in a rural area, the cost rises even more as all these sub-contractors add for their travel time. With a manufactured home these costs are controlled in a factory setting.

Building in a factory maximizes efficiency, eliminates mistakes and there are never weather-related construction delays. Manufactured homes are fast too! Once your site is prepared for a manufactured home, the home can be delivered, set up and ready for you to occupy in a matter of weeks, not months. The quick installations that manufactured homes offer make them a great option for areas with short building seasons like the mountains too.

Manufactured homes also provide the ideal retirement home for RVers on the go. Since manufactured homes are built indoors to a national building code (unlike conventional site-built homes mentioned above) they are better built requiring less care and maintenance than their site built equivalent, allowing RVers to spend more time on the road and less time on home repairs. For an even more carefree leisurely retirement experience, consider placing your manufactured home in a 55 plus park. Following are several reasons a manufactured home park appeals to active RVers:

– Many offer secure onsite RV storage

– Many are gated communities allowing you to feel secure leaving you home while on extended RV treks

– Some offer yard service, so you have no worries about your yard getting overgrown while you are out on the road in you RV

Do you have an aging parent or an offspring that hasn’t quite left you as empty nesters? Often manufactured homes are suitable as a secondary dwelling unit on a single property. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) also referred to as accessory apartments, second units, or granny flats, are additional living quarters on single-family lots that are independent of the primary dwelling unit. The separate living spaces are equipped with kitchen and bath­room facilities and can either be attached or detached from the main residence. These are a great choice for an aging relative, college student or young adult who needs a place to call their own. They also make a great guest suite when out-of-towners come for a visit.

As you can see, manufactured homes are extremely versatile and can serve for a variety of housing needs including a vacation home on the lake.

While “trailers” have changed a lot over the past 50 years or so, the Puyallup RV Show is still the place to see the latest in manufactured housing, travel trailers and today’s RVs. You’ll be amazed at what they have to offer.

See the debut of our newest model home at this year’s Puyallup RV Show, May 4th – 7th at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Heading to the Puyallup RV Show

MAY 5-8 at the Washington State Fair Events Center

It’s back! The Puyallup RV Show was last held in 2019. Due to COVID restrictions, the show has been on hold until this year. This show also features Manufactured Housing and we will be there! DeTray’s Manufactured Housing will be bringing two Skyline homes to the show for display.

The Troubadour

This beautifully designed two-bedroom, one bath home features a covered front porch, and a large living room with oversized windows. The open kitchen with island and pantry cabinet is an inviting and great space to prepare a meal while visiting with friends. The single width design allows for quick and easy installation on your vacation property or as an ADU for grandparents.

The Classical

This 50’ x 27’ home features a nice open layout with oversized windows in the living room. Two large bedrooms, two baths and a country style kitchen with skylight makes it the perfect getaway cabin for a small family or a great choice for a retired couple that enjoy inviting friends over for the weekend. You will want to orient the impressive six-foot covered porch to take advantage of the view of your lake property.

As a sponsor of manufactured housing at the show, we have some free tickets to share! If you’d like to go, stop by our location in Puyallup and pick up your ticket while they last. Tickets will be available until Wednesday, May 4th before the show starts. Feel free to take a look around when you come and we’ll see you at the show!

(HintThere are free scones for the first 500 ticket holders on THURSDAY & FRIDAY, YUM!!!)