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Do you, or have you ever, lived in a mobile home?

What's it like?

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by Anonymousreply 42September 14, 2021 1:22 AM

No- but I did know someone who did many years ago. Not the best situation.

by Anonymousreply 1September 12, 2021 11:44 PM

As if!!

by Anonymousreply 2September 12, 2021 11:47 PM

Grew up in one until I was 10. AMA!

by Anonymousreply 3September 12, 2021 11:50 PM

I did for a summer - in hiding with my mom from my abusive dad. I honestly don't remember that much about the mobile home part, but I think it was fine - I think we were both so panicked, yet glad to be away from him. We moved to a different state after a couple months, nearer my grandmother.

by Anonymousreply 4September 12, 2021 11:51 PM

How does the plumbing work?

by Anonymousreply 5September 12, 2021 11:52 PM

R5 like plumbing in a traditional home. I suppose there must be shared septic tanks or something if that's what you're asking.

by Anonymousreply 6September 12, 2021 11:54 PM

R5, I know there was a general septic tank (?) in a field in the middle of each circle of the park. I think it was city water.

by Anonymousreply 7September 12, 2021 11:54 PM

OP I don't think the one you showed is considered a "mobile home". I think they call that a manufactured home. It may be brought to the property on a frame with wheels but once it's set in place all the wheels and transport framing are removed.

by Anonymousreply 8September 12, 2021 11:57 PM

I think they can be cosy and when they are kept up and have nice porches and what not.

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by Anonymousreply 9September 12, 2021 11:59 PM

We had 2 on the property at our lake house.

One was built in the late 1960s and one was built in the 1990s. The one from the 1960s looked like classic trailer hell but was quite sturdy. The one from the 1990s was falling apart by 2004.

by Anonymousreply 10September 13, 2021 12:00 AM

I will say that they are far more sensibly set up than the average one floor/story apartment.

by Anonymousreply 11September 13, 2021 12:01 AM

This vintage single wide in the CA desert seems like a nice getaway home.

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by Anonymousreply 12September 13, 2021 12:07 AM

A friend lives in a manufactured home, she bought land and it was the fastest and most affordable option. 20 years later, it's just a house like any other.

As for a mobile home, I wouldn't mind at all, if it weren't for the fact that you have to put them in trailer parks. If I could afford to park one in an upscale trailer park like the ones in Malibu where Matthew McConaghey lives, or the Datalounge-famous one in Half Moon Bay by the Ritz-Carlton, I would be happy to have a small and low-maintenance retirement home. As it is, I'd consider buying a couple of acres and just living there in an RV, tiny home, or mobile home, if that were legal anywhere. As it is, keep-the-riffraff-out laws prevent it in a lot of areas.

by Anonymousreply 13September 13, 2021 12:13 AM

I did briefly. Other than being long and narrow, it was pretty much like the apartment I'd just moved from.

It was a mobile home - not a manufactured one.

by Anonymousreply 14September 13, 2021 12:14 AM

I feel like the "tiny house" surgence was an updated form of mobile home living.

by Anonymousreply 15September 13, 2021 12:20 AM

I have lived in three different mobile homes during my working life as my "place near the office". Two were in very nice established communities, and one on private land. Quiet, comfortable, my own parking and plenty of privacy. I much prefer them to apartment complexes, they are very cost effective.

I have a two bedroom, two bath mobile home (about 950 sq. ft), enclosed porch, nice little yard and three car parking space outside of DC that I especially like for the convenience and price.

by Anonymousreply 16September 13, 2021 12:24 AM

[quote] I feel like the "tiny house" surgence was an updated form of mobile home living.

Just as "food halls" are just 80s food courts with fewer chains and more booze.

by Anonymousreply 17September 13, 2021 12:30 AM

Twice . The 1st time was in a shitty run down park populated by the whitest of white trash. Im not going to lie,I kinda loved it as 50% of those boys had been to prison and had no problem with getting their dick sucked or fucking an ass. The 2nd time was a 3/2 bath manufactured home I owned on 2 acres. I just sold it last year and it was in great shape. Having them set on a permanent foundation is a must. I also got $40,000 over asking because 3 different people wanted my property.

by Anonymousreply 18September 13, 2021 12:36 AM

Just a little Summer place while our Hamptons abode is undergoing renovations. The mosquitoes are a pain when the rains come though.

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by Anonymousreply 19September 13, 2021 12:42 AM

Like Tiny Houses, I suspect living in one solo is much easier than as a couple or (worse) as a family.

by Anonymousreply 20September 13, 2021 12:43 AM


Little Edie, is that you?

by Anonymousreply 21September 13, 2021 12:51 AM

I would 100% rent the place at R12 as an Airbnb for a long weekend.

by Anonymousreply 22September 13, 2021 12:54 AM

In Texas, they’re tornado bait.

But if well kept I have nothing against them.

by Anonymousreply 23September 13, 2021 1:11 AM

N South Florida, I’ve seen nice mobile parks, well kept home, flowers, nice grass. And then I’ve seen parks that looks like meth-heads live there. Piles of trash everywhere and very very sad-looking kids.

by Anonymousreply 24September 13, 2021 1:22 AM

R16- Explain. This "as my "place near the office" makes me think you use it as a breakroom of sorts near your office and your real home is elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 25September 13, 2021 1:23 AM

No, but my grandparents did when they spent half the year in Sioux Falls, SD, where they were fromd. My grandparents spent the cold months in an actual house they owned in Mesa, AZ.

As a small child, I had no idea their rented mobile home was tacky and lower-class. Before I could understand that it was,my grandfather had died and my grandmother then spent the warm months with my aunt and uncle in an actual house in Sioux Falls.

by Anonymousreply 26September 13, 2021 1:26 AM

Most manufactured homes like in the OP photo end up as what's called "ground set". They're brought to the property where a concrete foundation has been poured and the house is removed from all supports and set onto the foundation and bolted down, just as if it was built there. Otherwise the home is set on concrete blocks about 2+' off the ground and a metal screen is installed to hide the empty space under the house.

by Anonymousreply 27September 13, 2021 1:36 AM

[quote] In Texas, they’re tornado bait.

Actually, that's what gave me the idea for this thread. With the storm coming, I wonder what people in mobile homes are doing (besides getting their dicks sucked and fucking an ass).

by Anonymousreply 28September 13, 2021 1:49 AM

Yes, but not intentionally.

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by Anonymousreply 29September 13, 2021 3:02 AM

Havent lived in one myself but have had a few friends that have lived in them. They can be noisy/ unstable in high winds and prone to movement if not set up thoroughly

by Anonymousreply 30September 13, 2021 3:21 AM

When I got my first job (making a big $18K a year), with student loan debts, my grandmother's trailer was available, so I moved into it. Green carpet, wood paneling, harvest gold appliances, but it was cheap and I paid everything off. I never minded it, except when my college friend said, "Poor Tony, living in a trailer in Tucson". It was better than an apartment with all the neighbors you can hear in them.

by Anonymousreply 31September 13, 2021 3:36 AM

Some look quite nice with awnings and porches added on. I was thinking of buying a couple used ones for as low as I can get and craning them together on pilings for a beach house if it's allowed

by Anonymousreply 32September 13, 2021 3:49 AM

I see you are a non believer R28 . Let me set the scene for you...I was (and am) a big ole queen . I moved there to live with this asshole who I didnt really like but he had great dick and I needed a place to stay. He had a 2 year old with my cousin (alkie to the max,she bailed) and he needed a "nanny" so he could work. Within a week we were fucking,but I digress. One day the guy who lived next door came over and asked me if I wanted to get high with him. Tall,lanky,kinda ugly but young. We are sitting in his living room and smoking and I notice that he has a massive erection snaking down the leg of his tight jeans. I ask him if he needed some help with that and he said "hell yeah" . I snake over there,dig out a very respectable cock and give him the Big Mac of blowjobs. It took him 5 minutes to recover when I was done. I sucked him many times after that.

Another day I was walking thru the park to go to the convenience store and this dude was sitting on his steps and as I walked by said "aint no better joy than a fat butt boy" . I told him to put his money where his mouth was,and 10 mins later Im bent over the edge of his couch while he fucks the shit out of me with a good 8 fat inches. He indeed put his money where his mouth was.

Last one(but I had many encounters there) I was again walking to the store and this guy stops me and starts talking to me and while he was cute he had no teeth. Not a one. I was all "Eeeewww!" and started to walk away when he starts tugging and pulling at this huge mound. Once its nicely filled out he asks me if I want to hang out at his trailer for a while. Being the slut i am I thought "Well,I just wont kiss him" and off we go. if that boy didnt have 10 fat inches I'll die and go to hell. It was HUGE. I chew on it for a while,then he sticks it up my ass and I about died. it hurt so bad that I was glad he didnt last long. He wasnt that good at it either soo though it was a lovely piece I didnt favor him again.

by Anonymousreply 33September 13, 2021 4:06 AM

I did for a few years as a kid. It was nice it was in a lot surrounded by trees not in. Mobile home park. It was nice and not a lot of bugs because it was elevated.

by Anonymousreply 34September 13, 2021 4:11 AM

[italic] Dear R33

We are very much enjoying your new story "Trailer Park Memoirs" and hope you continue the series. "Redneck Encounters" was a very successful series for us and we have high hopes for your stories as well.


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by Anonymousreply 35September 13, 2021 10:38 AM

About 10 years ago a close friend who owns lots of rental properties, including several units in various mobile home communities decided to divest himself of all the 'trailer park' units. Not because the homes were cheaply built, but because of the people he had to rent to. He asked me if I wanted to be any or all of them. I did entertain the thought for a hot minute, but I remembered the years earlier I had been involved in owning rental housing and decided not no, but hell no. I did go out with him to look at one unit that was empty. He'd just finished getting it ready to show and I must admit I was surprised by what I saw. It was a classic 'double wide', built back in the late 80's. It had been well maintained and frankly it was little different than a regular home built on site. About the only thing I could see that was different was the fact that there was a join all the way down the middle of the ceiling where the two roof lines were connected. It was covered by a wood beam. But other than that it looked like, and felt like a normal tract house. I was impressed with the use of space built into the unit. They left no space unused, especially in the kitchen. There was a fully kitted out kitchen, nice walk-in pantry, separate laundry room, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and an enclosed deck had been constructed off the living room you entered through sliding glass doors. From the inside no one would have ever known they were looking at a home that was brought there on wheels.

The thing that quashed the deal was the rate of tenant changes. Apparently people who live in mobile home parks are more apt to be quite transient, never staying anywhere long. He charged a market rate for the house which had to include the lot rent factored in. So, the rental price was not much different than any home of that size and quality built on site. To rent that house someone had to be earning a decent income. Most people who rented it were people who only intended to live there until they could afford to buy a house built on site somewhere, or people who became trouble at some point and had to be evicted. In 8 years he'd had 6 tenants. A couple of them had done more damage than their security deposits would cover.

by Anonymousreply 36September 13, 2021 11:38 AM

My parents bought one, a double wide, nicer then the house I grew up in. 3 huge bedrooms, beautiful attached deck.

by Anonymousreply 37September 13, 2021 11:52 AM

I recall r33s stories from another thread. As someone who’s spent a lot of time around white trash it rings true.

by Anonymousreply 38September 13, 2021 8:19 PM

My mother retired and bought some land out in the country. It had a double-wide on it, a huge 3 car garage with an rv bay and overhead storage space big enough to stand up in and two out buildings, one for step-father's work she'd and one for her art studio. They redid the entire inside of it and added a sun room on the back and a back deck. It had a huge front porch already. It's quite cozy and lovely. I may end up inheriting since she paid cash for it. It was all only $65K.

by Anonymousreply 39September 13, 2021 8:28 PM

All true R38 . You know how it is on here.Some bitches couldnt get laid if they were covered in $100 bills so they put down everyones stories as "nifty" or "lies" . Every morning youd see an exodus of all the women in the trailer park going to their Burger King or Walmart jobs and the men sat at home. Id slap on some short shorts and take a stroll and rare was the time I didnt get cat called (and laid) . Good times.

by Anonymousreply 40September 13, 2021 10:44 PM

Watch some porn, smoke a blunt, and things happen.

by Anonymousreply 41September 13, 2021 10:47 PM

R25, We used to live two counties south of Birmingham, but I worked in the city where the jobs were. My mobile home was my "apartment in the city" kind of place to save me the long drive.

by Anonymousreply 42September 14, 2021 1:22 AM
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