FEMA Trailers For Sale

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Hurricane Katrina

UPDATE:
Want more info? Read some of these stories too.

More Speak About FEMA Trailer Woes.
FEMA Trailer Driver Speaks.
FEMA Trailers Still In Arkansas.
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ORIGINAL POST:
That’s right. Come one, come all, to one of the biggest sales of mostly, sorta, never used trailers in the history of the world!

More from the Boston Herald

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A year and a half after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA is auctioning off at fire-sale prices thousands of trailers used by storm victims, raising fears among mobile-home dealers that the government will flood the market and depress prices.

Mobile home dealers are finding that some potential customers would rather wait to make a deal on a used FEMA trailer than drop $25,000 to $40,000 for a brand-new one.

�People think they’re just going to get to buy them for nothing,� said Gale Crews, owner of Diamond State Mobile Home Sales in Hope, where FEMA is storing 20,000 trailers at the city’s airport. Some of the FEMA trailers will sell for less than half of what they cost new.

But again, they’re not just used trailers…

Some critics of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the sale of emblematic of the way FEMA botched its handling of Katrina: FEMA ordered more trailers than it needed, it let many of them sit out in the open, exposed to the elements, and now, some fear, it is about to double-cross the trailer dealers.

FEMA spokeswoman Debbie Wing defended the agency, saying it �wanted to be prepared to house as many victims as possible� when it bought the trailers. She said the agency is now trying to lower its storage costs by reducing the number it is holding in reserve for the next disaster.

Honestly, buyer beware on these. I’d go with the used ones before I’d go with the ones that just sat around near the Hope, Arkansas airport for a couple years. A lot of those got royally screwed up.

Caveat emptor.

UPDATE:
FEMA is now offering to sell these trailers to the people who were living in them…

UPDATE:
Apparently, the public wants FEMA to be out from under the Department of Homeland Security.


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72 Responses to “FEMA Trailers For Sale”

  1. bob in fl Says:

    OK. FEMA is dumping their “extra” trailers. The hurricane season begins in 3 months & starts getting as bad as it gets in 5. Sounds to me like FEMA is holding a fire sale so they can buy new trailers in a few months. What does it sound like to you?

  2. edie strickland Says:

    WHAT can we do to stop this waste by our gov’t ..the gov’t spends the tax payer money like it’s water these trailer should be given to familys that need them we spend billions of dollars helping other countries and do not help people who need help and homes in American ..
    IT”S time we see some good done for other in need STOP THIS WASTE OF TAX PAYER MONEY the gov’t think everytime it wants more money we have to give give give no question asked maybe we need to vote on what they can buy an spend and take back our american right no one in Washington really cares about the people,just there fat pockets when will it stop

  3. BJL Says:

    This is an embarisment to our country in front of other country’s.
    Our Goverment waste, liked spoiled teenagers, in a rich enviroment
    who does not know better. However, our goverment knows better
    but are still spoiled and rich. We bought these trailors, us, the American people, not any fema director , goverment offical, or Prsident of the United States. We bought these trailors for victims not for Hope Arkansas. I am again ashamed of a decision my goverment has made, in reference to Katrina.

  4. vernell dillsaver Says:

    I would like to know if you have any three bedroom trailers for sell, and how mucu will they cost. Also is there any in the baton rouge or new orleans areas and the size of the trailers.

    Thanks
    Vernell

  5. TIFF Says:

    IM A KATRINA DISPLACEMENT NO ONE OFFERD ME A NEW HOUSE WHEN MINE WAS TURNED INTO A TREESTAND. I WOULD LOVE A NEW MOBILE HOME TO REPLACE THE ONE I LOST. WHERE DO I HAVE TO GO TO BUY ONE?

    NOT LOOKING 4 A HAND OUT WILL PAY

    TIFF

  6. R.E. Pae Says:

    Who can I contact to buy a trailer?

  7. Dickie M Pruett Says:

    how can we buy some travil tralers for our BUSINESS

  8. Joe S Says:

    I hear more folks complaining about FEMA and thier handling of the disasters in AL, MS, and LA nearly every day and it is astonishing to me. The US Government is not here to play wet nurse to a bunch of whining crybabies who can’t do for themselves with the resources that they have.
    Instead of complaining here about how FEMA is about to flood the market, how about getting in on that action. If these trailers will sell for less than half of their worth, then buy some and sell them on the open market at a profit. You know…capitalism? I’m pretty sure that’s how they work. I didn’t hear the trailer manufacturers or retailers complaining when FEMA came around willing to pay top dollar for these plain jane rolling homes.
    It’s never enough, is it? If FEMA was even 10 homes short from the last round of storms, then everyone would be up in arms that the Gov’t wasn’t doing enough, then because they bought more than needed, the Gov’t isn’t doing enough…blah, blah, blah. I tell you what…how about putting the shoe on the other foot. Katrina comes ashore, you are the President of the US. You must deal with a catastrophe of enormous proportions. The Gov. of LA and the mayor of New Orleans, as well was most of the politicos down there are dirty, cheating democrats hell bent on making you look like an imbecile, even though it was their failings that caused such a huge loss of life. Now, you have half the population screaming and crying that the Gov’t isn’t doing enough. All of those dems have trained thier constituents that they are “due” for just about everything they could possibly want or need. Now, you must make a decision. Over buy, and have some waste, maybe, or, under buy, and risk killing citizens due to exposure. I think they made the right choice, but will learn from the overruns.
    It really irks me when people complain, “I didn’t get this, I didn’t get that…” from the US Gov’t. How about giving a little?

  9. Justin Gardner Says:

    The US Government is not here to play wet nurse to a bunch of whining crybabies who can’t do for themselves with the resources that they have.

    Joe, thousands of people lost everything they own. These are poor areas where people have little to no insurance, or can’t even buy flood insurance because they’re below sea level. So, capitalism actually CREATED a situation where people have to ask for handouts, not the other way around.

    The free market can not fix all ills. Nor can liberalism, nor can conservatism. It’s always a blend, and that’s why agencies like FEMA exist.

  10. eva f Says:

    i have been all over the internet looking for a web site or ph no to find out more on buying fema camping trailers.
    does anyone have any info?

  11. Cameron Says:

    I am going on a trrip to west virginia with my habitat group it’s where we fix up under priveledged people’s home and i was wondering if we could buy one of the FEMA trailers for a couple who’s home we tried to fix last year but was severely damadged they have two kids to raise and living in this trailer is no way to live please respond.
    thank-you
    Spirit builders of olm

  12. N Sims Says:

    Cameron go to gsaauctions.gov. they currently have 438 on sale in several different states

  13. Nichelle Hellman Says:

    Is there a website for purchasing one or more of the FEMA trailers?

  14. Naomi Says:

    Does FEMA have any trailers 16×80 for sale. Or any trailers that can be moved to another State?

  15. j shelton Says:

    Would like to purchase a Fema travel trailer, have written letters & called Airport & City Officials in Hope, no answers & or reply.
    Where do I send a bid or can anyone put me in contact /w someone. Thanks

  16. j shelton Says:

    I have written letters to Fema, called Hope Airport & city Officials /w no good answers who to contact to purcahse one of the Fema travel trailers, can anyone send me in the correct direction, thanks

  17. Jeannie Parker Says:

    I would like to buy a fema used trailer–where do I go to? Please help.

  18. Kay Benoit Says:

    I’m interested in purchasing a Fema Mobile home. Please mail me or email me with the contact names to purchase one of these Mobile Homes (3-4 bedroom w/2 bathrooms). Thanks!

  19. william rodney Says:

    I am looking to buy for a Disabled Vetran. (100% disabled)

  20. Toni colbert Says:

    Where do i buy a fema trailer in arkansas? My mother moved here from lake charles and Im needing a trailer for her to put on my property

  21. Eric Drane Says:

    Where can I purchase one clostest to north alabama?

  22. latoya washington Says:

    where do i buy a fema trailer in century florida to put on my property

  23. James King Says:

    I’d like to know who I can contact about the trailers.
    Rev. James King Jr.

  24. Don Simon Says:

    Can anybody tell me where i can buy a Motohome buy private sellers

  25. Goldensleuceinspector Says:

    I am a building inspector and am going to be going to la. to help rebuild in a few weeks.
    I would like to pick up a travel trailer to stay in while down there.
    Can anyone send me a contact or give me any info on the travel trailers. send me an email at [email protected]

  26. FREEDOM PONDER Says:

    HOW DO I GO ABOUT BUYING A MOBILE HOME IM A SINGLE MOTHER WITH THREE KIDS AND I NEED A HOME

  27. Jim Bergeron Says:

    Where can I purchase a Fema used Travel Trailer? Can anyone send me some info regarding the thousands of Fema Trailers not being used?
    Thank You,
    Mr. Jim Bergeron

  28. PARKER JOE Says:

    BUYING A FEMA TRAILER/S ? TRAILER STORAGE IN SOUTH MISSISSIPPI. 20 MIN FROM PURVIS. WILL BEAT ANY QUOTED RATE!- ANY QUANTITY – DELIVERY AVAILABLE – REPAIR/REHAB AVAIL – 6 0 1 – 9 6 4 – 1 9 2 8

  29. RCunning Says:

    Ya’ll can purchase FEMA trailers online by bidding at GSA Auctions. The travel trailers are stored at different locations throughout the country. I would strongly suggest that ya’ll take a close and personal look at these trailers prior to placing a bid – buyer beware.

  30. Gaston Siroit Says:

    Hi I own many lots in a trailer park ,I’am looking to buy mobil homes or trailers .

  31. Gloria Hughson Says:

    My daughter loss everything during the Katrina Storm. She was not able to retrevie anything from her dorm in New Orleans. When does she get a Fema Trailor?

    Most of all—a lot of people in New Orleans are still homeless…Why didn’t these people get FEMA Trailors….Futhermore…Lost of people that have been in tragities have been bought off through the the United States Govt…The holocaust victims, the chinese that were held in concentration camps in the U.S. Oh, but when it come to helping the citizen right here at home, we have to wait until the Govt. feel ready to lend a hand. MY daughter wants here FEMA TRailor….

  32. Alan Says:

    The FEMA trailers are being listed for sale on http://www.gsaauctions.gov.

    View the site…. you can search State or type of equipment.

  33. Greg odom Says:

    I would love to purchase a full size trailor to buy from fema . can you give me a phone number to try to contact some one about it greg odom

  34. Susan Says:

    I am interested in purchasing a FEMA travel trailer. I reside in Florida. Joe is a disabled veteran and would like to know who to contact in our area – Tampa, Florida. Thank you.

  35. Tabitha Inabnet Says:

    I am looking for a trailer for our business and our church is looking for some also. Who Can I contact in my area- Freeport, Fl.

  36. steve hopkins Says:

    http://www.firstgov.gov is the web site for internet auctions of Federal and State property. It is pretty self-explanatary when you get there.

  37. Henry Etta Lewis Says:

    I want to buy a FEMA trailer. 281-498-4556

  38. Harold Lumpkin Says:

    Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in rural White Springs, Florida of the poorest county in the state would like to have an opportunity to purchase 2 trailers to be used as classrooms for our Youth Enrinch-ment Program.

    Anyone knowing the BEST procedure to pursue to purchase tailers, please assist.

  39. Mark Poindexter Says:

    Where can we find fema trailers for sale in our area of Lafayette, Louisiana?

  40. Cathy Burke Says:

    I want to buy a FEMA trailer

  41. Lois Derr Says:

    I am interested in the sale on the FEMA trailers. Any information that can be provided, please email me. I hope to hear from you, as soon as possible.

    [email protected]

  42. lyle gagnon Says:

    I AM 46 YEAR OLD WITH A WIFE AND TWO GILRS. I AM ON DISABILITY DUE TO MY LEUKEMIA. I WAS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT HAD TO RESIGN. I DON’T GET ENOUGH THROUGH SSDI BUT WE MAKE IT. I AM INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A TRAILER, WHEN OR IF THEY COME AVAILABLY, HOPEFULLY BEFORE I DIE. THANKS AND GOD BLESS.

  43. robin Says:

    my name is robin and i am in need of a mobile home or something for me and my 3 month old daughter to live in..katrina damaged the trailer that my mother, younger sister and i were living in at the time..we are still in it but then i got pregnant and had a baby fema would not help us what so ever..nor would sba or anyone else..and since the trailer was damaged dhs came and took my baby girl..i live in south mississippi and really need help i’m only 20..so if anyone can help me please contact me at [email protected]

  44. mike mcEachran Says:

    Its a conspiracy. More trailers in tornado ally, more work for FEMA.

  45. ARMYWifeFromHell Says:

    Any clue if those Trailers in Hope Arkansas are 14×60 oe 16×80?? Thanks…

  46. kati newman Says:

    where can i buy a fema trailer in louisiana 2-3 bedrooms. my number is 337-268-9487 . thank you for you time from kati

  47. John Burns Says:

    I need a 33 ft. fema trailer to live in. where can I buy one? my phone is 423 504 4689 I am in E Tennessee

  48. DARREN Says:

    THE PRICES THAT PEOPLE OR BIDDING ON THE FEMA TRAILER ARE CRAZY IF PEOLPLE WOULD USE A LITTLE MORE SENSE IF YOU ADD A FEW MORE DOLLARS TO WHAT THERE PAYING FOR THEM YOU COULD GET A BRAND NEW ONE………….WITHOUT ALL OF THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THEM AFTER YOU BUY …… YOUR PAYING THE SAME PRICE …..

  49. DARREN Says:

    NOT LOOKING AT THE FEMA TRAILERS FOR FREE BUT THE BIDDING ON THESE DAMAGED TRAILERS ARE CRAZY ………BIDER ARE BIDDING 5,000 AND UP FOR THESES TRAILERS
    IF PEOPLE JUST THINK….. IF THEY WERE TO ADD A FEW DOLLARS TO WHAT THERE ARE PAYING YOU COULD GET A NEW TRAILER BY THE TIME YOU SPEND THE MONEY TO GET THE DAMAGE FIXED YOU WOULD HAVE PURCHASED A NEW..WITH NO PROBLEMS AND A WARRANTY…………..

  50. Irma Vela-Cardenas Says:

    I need address or information on how to buy trashed/ or fema trailers
    Phone 210-367-1200 cell phone
    thank You

  51. Oscar Taylor Says:

    Are the trailers for SALE or NOT????
    Need one ASAP and willing to pay cash and pick it up ASAP! What is the hold up?????
    O.T.

  52. Bunny Says:

    Hello My Aunt Is Looking To Buy A Too Bedroom Trailer From Fema She Recently Lost her home and she is looking to buy another trailer for her and her son so he can finish the school year out with his friends instead of having to move to a new environment were he knows noone so if u can help we would really appericate that thank you a family in need!!!!!

  53. tammy Says:

    I wont to buy a fema trailer to go hunting in. So if yall read this pleases call me or email me. And tail me how much yall wont for them. I really wont one so pleases call email me. 225-752-7885/[email protected] thinks. Tammy

  54. Lloyd Reisner Says:

    I want to buy a trailer please

  55. Louis Pendley Says:

    I would like to buy some of these trailer s ,How do I go about it ? thank you

  56. blog Says:

    hi…

    i agree…

  57. Melissa Says:

    Is there any 1 bedroom trailers left for sale in the baton rouge area and how much would it cost?

  58. wendy Says:

    i would to get the infornation on how to buy a fema trailer.

  59. Marlo Says:

    There are a large number fema mobile homes at the army depot in Texas. I would like to get info on how to buy one or two of these homes. Could you please e-mail me with info?

  60. lisa Says:

    my daughter trailor burned down in Jan. 08 I am trying to by her and my grandaughter a place to live, if any FEMA trailoer is for sele please e-mail me.

    God bless
    [email protected]

  61. cassie spaith Says:

    are there any fema trailers for sale in florida? can anyone let me know?

  62. Tony Says:

    I would like t buy maybe rent t own a three bedroom Mobile home trailer t put on my land in TN… If anyone has any INFO on how i can do this or who i can contact please Email me at [email protected]

  63. Samuel Reeves Says:

    I would just like to know if I can buy a FEMA trailer in south Mississippi, and who to contact
    [email protected]

  64. James Hackworth Says:

    Need to find out the way to get a hold of a fema trailer. Would appreciate the contact information being sent by my email address from someone that knows this information. Thanks

  65. James Hackworth Says:

    Sorry, I mean the trailers in Hope Arkansas. Thanks

  66. Debbie Says:

    I would like to no if there are any fema mobile homes (trailors) for sale in Indiana that has the odor problems? Please email me if you no of any are close to Indiana or in Indiana for sale. Thanks

  67. John Mayhoffer Says:

    They are finally selling them again but are now calling them “scrap”. Check this out… http://www.governmentauctions.org/fematrailers.asp

  68. Susan Johnson Says:

    I would like to know how to go one of those Trailers I will be living in KY please email PLEASE thank you very much

  69. Mike Heim Says:

    Greetimgs:

    Can someone please notify me of the contact information for purchasing a used Katrina FEMA trailer? You can reach me via email at [email protected] or calling 507-876-2755. Otherwise you can mail me information at 50357 287th Avenue, Elgin, MN 55932,

    Thank you.

    Mike Heim

    P.S. My son Robbie lives in he New Orleans area attending UNO. Therefore may have Robbie visit and inspect any options.

  70. Elizabeth Radovich Says:

    I have a 2006 cavilier handicap 3 bedroom 1 bath 14×70 mobile home in excellent condition that I recently bought from fema located. in pearl river county ms. about 45 min from n. orleans that I would like to sell. If anyone is interested they can contact me at [email protected]

  71. Armenti Says:

    How cheap are these things? Where do you go to find out more? I’m going to have to look into this more.

  72. Rhonda Menendez Says:

    I live in Florida, my adult son has moved home with me recently and to say the least, i am missing my peace and quiet…. any information on a fema travel trailer would be so greatly appreciated…
    thank you
    [email protected]

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