[Tagging] Business which sells static caravans / mobile homes: shop=mobile_home or shop=static_caravan?

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 04:01:37 UTC 2019


Back in January when I created shop=caravan & the other versions, there was
*very* extensive discussion on here regarding the various options &
combinations of names.

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On Tue, 19 Nov 2019 at 11:44, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

> There are places in the USA where you can buy a "mobile home" which is
> meant to be semi-permanently installed in one place, unlike an "RV"
> which is meant for camping in different places. I believe these are
> called "static caravans" in Britain, and there is a tag
> "building=static_caravan" for the installed feature, also known
> colloquially as a "trailer" (USA), "caravan" (Britain), or
> "manufactured home" (only really used in advertising by the industry).
> In the USA small ones are "single-wide" if they can be moved in 1
> piece, but you can get a "double-wide" or "triple-wide" manufactured
> house, which is moved in 2 or 3 pieces and has to be reassembled at
> the site where it is installed. These bigger ones usually get a
> foundation, but the smaller cheap ones are often left up on wheels or
> concrete blocks.
> Right now there is a page documenting "shop=mobile_home" which is used
> only 14 times -
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dmobile_home
> But is seems like this isn't the right terminology in British English.
> What would be better? shop=static_caravan perhaps?
> - Joseph Eisenberg
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