Have you ever seen those shows on TV that portray mobile homes and mobile home parks as redneck havens of stupidity and ignorance? I do admit that they can be funny, but I am here to tell you that living in a mobile home is not necessarily as awful as it looks onTV.
I have lived in a mobile home two times in my life.
The first time was when I first moved from the northeast to the southeast. I was about seven or eight years old. I am over fifty now, and that mobile home is still there in that same mobile home park. I liked living there, as there was a lot for kids to do. The worst thing about it, though, was the air conditioning. It had central heating and cooling, but it didn’t work all that well. It wasn’t the fault of the a/c, though. I think mobile homes just don’t have much insulation and so the HVAC has to work way too hard. Other than the overworked a/c, it was fun living there. The park had a swimming pool with a heater in the winter, a fishing pond, and a basketball court that I used as a skating rink. And the bookmobile used to come once a week, and I could go check out library books. The second time I lived in a mobile home was when I was newly married. We moved a bit farther north and bought five acres of land and put a mobile home on it. Again, twenty years after living in the first one, the worst thing about it was the air conditioning. The a/c just couldn’t get that tin can cooled off during the summer months. I actually hated living there and moved to a real house with a great furnace and superb a/c.