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    seriously, that's what they call trailer parks in england

    lmao

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    So?

    Have you any point?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Trailer parks are not a source of humour in the UK?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    They aren’t moving

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    That's because 'static'.

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    I am amused by the fact that everybody seems to park their cars on the lawn...
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    Surely that's not an E-Type under the blue cover?

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    Makes me think of this:

    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Surely that's not an E-Type under the blue cover?
    sure looks like it
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Trailer parks are not a source of humour in the UK?
    Why would they be?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Why would they be?
    No tornadoes or trailer trash?
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    How do they keep it so clean? And where is all their STUFF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    seriously, that's what they call trailer parks in england

    lmao

    I’d live there in a nanosecond. Mine would be the only with veg growing out front and a kayak frame trellis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Why would they be?
    never watched Trailer Park Boys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    never watched Trailer Park Boys?
    Isn't that Canadian?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    How do they keep it so clean? And where is all their STUFF?
    They have rules about stuff in England...
    (Looks like an E-type to me. Here in the US it would be a Cadillac!)

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    Id have a Quadrillette under the tarp. I even know the chap in Staffordshire Id buy it from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I’d have a Quadrillette under the tarp. I even know the chap in Staffordshire I’d buy it from...

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    A Peugeot Quadrilette? tiny but cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    A Peugeot Quadrilette? tiny but cute.
    Yar. One of my internet friends owns one. Hes also a GN/Frazer Nash aficionado, and a cyclekart guy. His little Peugeot is sweet!
    We really bonded over our mutual love of the Peugeot Lion racer.

    Honestly, you probably know the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I am amused by the fact that everybody seems to park their cars on the lawn...
    Where else? Rooftops? <G>
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    UK terminology differentiates between static caravans and tourers- no confusion. Or source of humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Why would they be?
    Think of Ali-G and Chavs- US equivalents tend to live in the trailer parks here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hubbard View Post
    Think of Ali-G and Chavs- US equivalents tend to live in the trailer parks here.

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    If one trailer makes a caravan, does one wagon make a wagon train?
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    Our youngest refers to them as Ecstatic caravan parks. No sense of irony at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wright View Post


    That lot are not static- they will just move on and leave the rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    That lot are not static- they will just move on and leave the rubbish.
    No, the trailers haven't been licensed for use on the road for years, and never will be again.

    When they get too ratty to live in, the people will drag in a new crop of trailers, and let the current set molder into the Earth.
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    You do not need to licence a trailer in the UK.
    Travellers just move onto a new site when they eventually get kicked off.

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    In the UK there are two types of static caravan sites, typically called Holiday Homes and Residential Parks.

    A Holiday Home is one where you buy a caravan, agree a contract with the site owner for annual pitch rent, provision of utilities and insurance requirements. The site owner will specify (usually in accordance with the Local Authority Planning Permission for the site) the maximum number of days per year that the caravan can be occupied (typically 300), the maximum number of days in any one period that the caravan can be occupied (typically 30) and the periods in which no occupancy is allowed, usually the months of January and February. For more info see here http://www.thencc.org.uk/Con_Advice/Cons_HH_FAQs.aspx

    The photo in the OP is of a static park near Beer in Devon https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._devon_arp.jpg

    A Park Home on the other is one that can occupied continuously and the caravan or mobile home could be either owned outright or rented. Unlike Holiday Homes they are covered by legislation https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/park-homes Again pitch rent, utilities and insurance to be agreed. For more info see here http://www.theparkhome.net/what-is-a-park-home/

    Dave's photos in post #23 are typical of what is known as The Travelling Community officially and a lot of non PC terms unofficially. Again, see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Travellers , here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Gypsy_and_Traveller_groups and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Age_travellers

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    Last edited by NickW; 09-14-2018 at 04:00 PM. Reason: Added Information

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post

    A Park Home on the other is one that can occupied continuously and the caravan or mobile home could be either owned outright or rented. Unlike Holiday Homes they are covered by legislation https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/park-homes Again pitch rent, utilities and insurance to be agreed. For more info see here http://www.theparkhome.net/what-is-a-park-home/

    Nick
    We have one of those near where we walk Luna. Not many caravans though, mostly chalets.


    Very popular as retirement homes.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    They park vehicles on the grass? Here that like keeping multiple dogs under the front porch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wright View Post


    The accompanying article states that large amounts of public money are to be spent cleaning up the mess, which shows that they don't just have rules, but they will spend to enforce them.
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    Nice bit of affordable housing. Could do with some trees, but otherwise seems well managed and a fine place for people of limited means to live. As for the jag, priorities I guess.

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    As Nick W has pointed out, the OP photo is holiday homes, and not permanent occupation.

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