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Basements for Trailers

Park each trailer over a simple concrete bunker
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A trailer park could offer a simple concrete bunker for each lot over which you would park the trailer. Either make a hatch down through the floor or through a small above-ground vestibule that would also connect to the normal trailer door. Use it for storage most of the time, but use it to hide in when it gets a little too windy.

Let the trailer blow away but stay alive.

horripilation, Nov 18 2002

Garbage can tornado shelter. http://www.youtube....watch?v=RPfcqZjcO7s
Garbage can tornado shelter. How to keep the lid down? [popbottle, May 27 2013]


       Can you take the basement with you when you move your trailer ?
8th of 7, Nov 18 2002

       [8th of 7] Can you take the basement with you...   

       Nope. And you wouldn't want to. The concrete remains the problem of the park owner, who can charge more for lots with basement storage.
horripilation, Nov 18 2002

       // Foundations for trailers are commonplace, aren't they //   

       You mean as in Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation ?
8th of 7, Nov 18 2002

       [waugsqueke] Foundations for trailers are commonplace, aren't they?   

       I suspect there are concrete platforms on which they rest, but I haven't heard of basements.
horripilation, Nov 18 2002

       But it doesn't blow away, usually. More often, it turns into a pile of toothpicks, some of which are scattered, and none of which I particularly want to be under when she blows.
RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2002

       [RayfordSteele] "it turns into a pile of toothpicks"   

       Yes, which is terrible for any people inside. But the residents, if they had even a minute's warning, would by then be underground with nothing a tornado can grab except the trailer and vestibule, which is all on the other side of a concrete roof and thick hatchway.
horripilation, Nov 19 2002

       Now guys, everyone knows trailer parks attract tor- nados. The trick in avoiding twisters, is deception.   

       With the proper use of camouflage, a whole trailer park compound will escape destruction using 'Trompe 'L Oile, (French term, meaning 'Fool the eye.) By disguisingthe compound as, say, Saddam Hassam or Osama Bin Ladden, it'll avoid detection for decades.   

       By the way, those two towel headed buggers, (Look it up) managed to frighten and terrify a whole country (France), causing it's entire male population to 'Besoil' themselves.
bluto, May 11 2003

       sp. trompe l'oeil (I think!) wish I could pronounce the last ruddy word though.   

       I like this idea. +1 belated vote
po, May 11 2003

       Why not build walls and a roof over the basement and you could rent it to people who don't have trailers?
macrumpton, May 26 2004


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