Trailer Park

A trailer park is a semi-permanent or permanent area for mobile homes or travel trailers. The main reasons for living in such trailer parks are the often lower cost compared to other housing, and the ability to move to a new area more quickly and easily, for example when changing jobs to another part of the country taking the mobile home/trailer with them. Ironically, this type of housing is very profitable for the manufacturers.

Trailer parks, especially in American culture, are stereotypically viewed as lower income housing whose occupants live at or below the poverty line, have low social status and lead a desultory and deleterious lifestyle. Despite the advances in trailer home technology, the trailer park image survives, as evoked by a statement from Presidential adviser James Carville who, in the course of one of the Bill Clinton White House political scandals, suggested "Drag $100 bills through trailer parks, there's no telling what you'll find"," in reference to Paula Jones. It is also seen in the Canadian mockumentary Trailer Park Boys.

Tornadoes and hurricanes often inflict serious damage on trailer parks, usually because the structures are not secured to the ground and their construction is significantly less able to withstand high wind forces than regular houses. However, most modern manufactured homes are built to withstand high winds as well as a mainstream home, using hurricane straps and proper foundations.

Other articles related to "trailer park, park, trailer":

Peekskill Seaplane Base
... Also located at this site is the Riveredge Trailer Park, founded and operated by James Martin since 1950 ... In 1991 he donated the seaplane base, trailer park and waterfront area to the Town of Cortlandt ... The 26 acres (110,000 m2) of land was given with an agreement that the trailer park would remain open until 10 years after his death, at which time the town will it into a park ...
List Of Trailer Park Boys Characters - Main Characters - Jim Lahey
... (John Dunsworth) is the supervisor of Sunnyvale Trailer Park and the series' main antagonist ... Even in his most incoherent moments, Lahey maintains an extreme affinity for the trailer park and all of its residents except Ricky ... greatest threat to the safety and stability of the park ...
List Of Trailer Park Boys Episodes - Episodes - Season 4 (2004)
... They discover that Ricky has become the new supervisor of Sunnyvale Trailer Park ... Unbeknownst to Julian, Ricky has started a new grow-op in his trailer ... been committing credit-card fraud in his name, Julian panics and leaves the trailer park for a while ...
Trailer Park, Inc. - Recent Awards
... Trailer Park won “Best Anime” for The Secret World of Arrietty at the 13th annual Golden Trailer Awards ... Trailer Park earned 10 nominations and eight awards at the 41st Annual Key Art Awards show, including a Gold in the Integrated Category for Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises ...
List Of Trailer Park Boys Episodes
... Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian comedy mockumentary television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park ...

Famous quotes containing the word park:

    and the words never said,
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    Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984)