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

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 11:16:37 UTC 2019


On Tue, 19 Nov 2019 at 10:05, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> So perhaps they are not really "a thing" in Britain.


I don't know if Britain has any of these.  What does tend to be common is
that
site operators buy static caravans themselves, install them on site and
then rent them
to tourists and/or rent them as homes and/or sell them as homes.  E.g.,
http://www.patchcaravanpark.co.uk/


> In that case shop=mobile_home is acceptable, as long as "mobile home" does
> not
>
have some other meaning in British English which is different than
> "(static) caravan".
>

I'm not convinced by that line of argument: I could propose shop=mxyzptlk
provided that
"mxyzptlk" does not have some other meaning in British English which is
different than
"(static) caravan."   To me, the "mobile" in "mobile home" implies that
it's mobile - a
caravan that is towed behind a car from place to place.

Sites may offer them as park homes, leisure lodges or other marketing
bovine excrement,
but that's once they're in place.  The generic term is static caravan.
Some of them will
actually be caravans that can be, and often are, towed by a car.  Some of
them will be of a
type that aren't really designed to be towed, just transported on a
truck/lorry.

As always, real life is messy.

-- 
Paul
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