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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Trailer Trash Tuesday

Merriman, Nebraska

I know of double-wide trailers but never a double-long one.  For the lack of a better explanation as to what this is, that's what I am calling it.  Looking closely it doesn't appear to be a make-do-slap-it-together modification.  The rear half has the exact same accent trim only placed lower at the base of the unit.

Zooming in I can see that the rear end tapers back in like the front does.  It is possible two units were joined together butt to butt with four identical doors cut and installed.  Those standing poles indicate the additional roofing continued all the way along, but some has since been removed.  It looks like a mobile home motel in a strange sort of way.


  1. It looks a bit weird for sure, but somebody has been very creative ha,ha.

  2. LOL! This reminds me of a family that lived in Independence, Ks. Mom, Dad and three grown kids with 2-3 kids of their own for grand total of a 13! (get your calculator)

    Mom & Dad had a double wide trailer. (2)

    Daughter 1/husband and 1 kid had a trailer that was attatched to one end of M&Ds. (3)

    Son /wife and 2 kids had theirs attatched to the other end of M&Ds. (4)

    Daughter 2 with 3 kids had theirs attatched in the middle of M&Ds. (4)

    Hows that for "TRAILER TRASH"!! The last time I saw this was in 1996, by now it probably looks more like one of these *.

    If I would have known sooner that you were into taking pictures of trailers, I would have given you the address while you were in Independence.

    I think you are right, this one definitly looks like it was some type of motel..but what kind? Hmmmm!

  3. The trailer motel was the first thing I thought of when I saw this.

  4. we have a few in our area that have been conjoined. most of the time, though, they go off to the sides, making Ls or other shapes out of several mobiles.

  5. I'm with you and everybody else on this. It does look like a motel with all those doors. Cool find.

  6. --begin quote--
    looks like a mobile home motel in a strange sort of way
    --end quote--
    My imagination is running wild...

  7. That's a long trailer! Regarding your question on my blog, no I have never taking a balloon ride. I would try it though.

  8. what I find the most interesting about this is that it appears to be sitting directly on the ground. what? happy day to you and Sinbad.

  9. I instantly thought trailer motel too!

  10. it certainly would've worked for the stay-at-homes at one time

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