Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Trailer Trash Fun - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Trailer Trash Fun kenneth Posted: May 9, 2004 12:45AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 http://www.missouritrailertrash.com/Some of them look damn funny. Comments Reply 1 of 5 hardhead Posts: 644member May 9, 2004 1:52AM Ouch... Hey wait, I think my uncle Charley live's in one those on page 3! Reply 2 of 5 defiant Posts: 4,876member May 9, 2004 3:45AM Is it common for people in North America to live in trailers? Here in Switzerland some people live in trailers too, but either they're Gypsy's, or they just make holidays in them. But they don't really live there permanently, in the same place. Reply 3 of 5 trumptman Posts: 16,464member May 9, 2004 5:55AM I think what is confusing you is whether they are travel trailers or mobile homes. The site he linked to has a mix, but there are lots of people that live in mobile homes full time.I don't live in one, but they have a definate advantage for construction costs. There are parts of the United States where the land is still quite cheap, but construction costs are still very high. I've seen that in these situations people will often buy a mobile home instead. Also in situations where there are no city utilities at all, (sewage, water, electric and gas) it is less common to build a full blown house. Lot of retirees are living in motorhomes full time. I've personally tried this and find it very enjoyable because I enjoy "camping" in this manner for extended periods. I personally think it would be a lot smarter for people, if there are only two of them, instead of buying a home or condo. The costs are much lower per month, and also until you truly are settled in, why buy a home? Real estate has huge acquisition and selling costs, often up to $20,000 or more. Lots of people blow loads of money either renting for costs much higher, or paying for the buying and selling of multiple homes. For many of them, I think it would be wiser to own a nicer motorhome and stay in a mobile home park until they are truly decided about their career and where they want to live.Just my 2 cents,Nick Reply 4 of 5 moogs Posts: 4,296member May 9, 2004 10:16AM Hey I wouldn't mind living in a nicely appointed Air Stream trailer. Those things are SWEET. As long as you have a means of freelance income, you can just stay somewhere for a month or so, see the sites and move on.BTW - I think in Missouri these people depicted on the site are known as "Hoosiers". I was particularly impressed by the mobile home "on the bluff" with 21 feet of cinder blocks holding it up. Now THAT's some serious engineering!They oughta put that on the Science Channel's "Ten Best" show when they do impressive homes. Reply 5 of 5 eugene Posts: 8,254member May 9, 2004 3:57PM My favorite on that page:"You know you live in the sticks when your City Hall is a trailer." Sign In or Register to comment.