Evil Mackerel: Tornado magnets.
mark12A: In my engineer's head, it's Base Module Zero
Mrbogey: "Manufactured housing" is what the industry likes to call itself now, I believe.
jimmyjackfunk: I have always referred to them as trailer parks. When we moved in to ours the manager corrected me saying that the owner (who coincidentally resides in California) preferred to call it "Mobile Home Estates" I was like whatever raised up in Oklahoma and that is what we always have called them.Besides when I hear the word "estate" used in the sense to describe homes, I think of a place like a cul-de-sac in a gated community.
Millennium: To be perfectly fair, if TFA is any indication, this really is a hotel. People tend to think of trailer parks as a place where people make their homes, so the term "trailer park" would be misleading.But they are trailers. And they do park there. So it's got that going for it.
cheap_thoughts: Mobile home refers to a brand--not a type--of home. Mobile homes were manufactured in Mobile, AL.
Millennium: To be perfectly fair, if TFA is any indication, this really is a hotel. People tend to think of trailer parks as a place where people make their homes, so the term "trailer park" would be misleading.
BafflerMeal: Man, how long has fark been eating itself?
buzzcut73: Mrbogey: "Manufactured housing" is what the industry likes to call itself now, I believe.I do believe that's the preferred nomenclature. The old shiatty trailers that you find in trailer parks are a thing of the past. The newer ones are built a lot better than the ones from the '70s, they aren't nearly the fire traps they used to be, and a lot of them can be put on permanent foundations if you so desire.There is one subdivision near the city I live in that is nothing but newer doublewide manufactured housing. It is kind of an interesting place--good sized lots, nice streets, cul de sacs, excellent views, city gas water and sewer connections. Just what you'd expect out of any other cookie cutter subdivision, but all newer manufactured homes on permanent foundations.I seriously considered renting there, but then I found something a bit closer to town with the same property management company that I am renting from now (and this property manager rocks, so why risk moving to a shiatty one?) so I'm moving to a non-manufactured home that was undoubtedly slapped together by illegals in 2006.
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