How to Make the Most of Living in a Trailer Park

Life inside a trailer park can be difficult. Especially if you are used to living in a house, there is quite a bit of adjusting to be done to make the transition into a trailer. The outside yard and living space will more than likely be much smaller, the inside living area will be tighter and you’ll be much closer to your neighbors. All of these things take a little bit to get used to, but there are some advantages to living in a trailer park, as well.

To begin with, most trailer parks include some sort of playground for the children; this can be anything from a simple swing set to large outdoor complexes with a variety of toys and equipment for kids to enjoy. Some trailer parks even give their residents access to a pool or other luxuries that one might not be able to afford when looking into buying a new home.

Living in a trailer can save you some cash on your bills, too. Because it is generally smaller than a house and even most apartments, you will use less gas for heat it in the winter. Trailers sometimes act as a collector of natural heat from the sun, too – even further lowering your home heating bills. In the summer, however, you may see an increase in your electricity bill due to the cost of running an air conditioner.

Some trailer parks also include some extra amenities, as well. Water service, garbage collection, or even cable television services are some of the utilities that may be provided to you for free. Sometimes even more incentives are added for new residents or those who move their own trailer onto a lot inside the trailer park.

Because trailers are often placed very close to each other, yard space is extremely limited. You will also have to get used to fact that you can hear your neighbors when they are outside doing yard work, and they can hear you, as well. To ease this situation slightly, try to introduce yourself to your new neighbors and get to know them. Friends are less likely to get on each other’s nerves than perfect strangers, and if you remain friendly with one another you can resolve any issues that may arise in a respectful and courteous manner. Remember, you’ll be living next to these people for some time to come – you may as well make the best of it.

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