Sammy Kershaw serenaded the country audience back in the '90s with "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer", and I found myself astonished as to who might want to live in a trailer park. Those were the days when I was more of a snob.
Words that come back around to take a large chunk out of my ass - a big bite ... here I sit, in my RV, in a trailer park, writing about this very topic.
We bought a RV in March, 2013. Our condo recently went under contract, and hopefully will close at the end of November. We've been living in very rural North Routt County, Clark, Colorado since Father's Day weekend. Off grid has been an adventure. No internet, no cable. Water being brought in, rather than just turning on a faucet. It's been a reality check, but a great reality check.
So, when winter came knocking a few weeks ago, the logistics had to be reconsidered. In an area that easily sees up to 500 inches + of snow, living in the back 40 was not going to be very wise. We moved in to town this past weekend, and smack dab in to the KOA campground. A real life trailer park.
Looking around at the diversity of RVs, I am blown away. You have the hippie stoner dudes who live in a small Streamline; I'm not sure how they all fit in there. Next to them, a large 5th wheel Voltage with 2 slide-outs; I believe they are hunters, as I have not seen them since we arrived, and it's rifle season. Last night an immense 5th wheel rolled in, pulled by a semi-cab, with license plates from Montana; a real palace - 3 slide outs. They stayed one night.
Today 2 friends from ski patrol moved in. One has been coming here for 11 years, and filled me in on the skinny as to who lives here during the winter season. He told me about some couple who own a million dollar rig, are also "swingers" and were on the hunt for people to swing with them - that sounds like the people I envisioned to living in a trailer park.
I'm still a snob, although I've mellowed over the years. A trailer park will do that to you!