Posted by Brad Crouch on December 17, 1998 at 02:51:24:
I’m really not against the “mindset of the 90’s”. Jim Piper taught me a thing or two about “attachments”.
I live in a senior park in Los Angeles County. We have lived here more than 3 years. In all that time I have never heard anyone refer to their home as a “manufactured home”. After all, this is a rather cumbersome phrase to say.
The residents here do not use the term “trailer”, either. Using that term will bring scowls to the faces of anyone within earshot.
Instead they say, “I’m in coach # xxx”. Just for the fun of it, today I mentioned something about living in a “manufactured home” to see what type of reaction I would get.
I was asked if I was moving! They thought I meant a “modular” home, perhaps being built on some piece of land, right now.
So I respectfully submit that at least here in the Los Angeles area . . . “coach” is the term that seems to be universally accepted.
Perhaps a great idea, but it won’t fly here!