Mobile homes in the spotlight after comment by Miss South Carolina
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:21:36 GMT —
Some South Carolina residents were outraged after Miss South Carolina's introduction in Sunday's Miss America pageant.
"I'm from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that's how we roll," said Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller, from Mount Pleasant.
The comment caused a backlash on social media, and some people feel it wasn't the best representation of what the state has to offer.
However, some residents who live at Patrick's Mobile Home Park, the site where reality series Welcome to Myrtle Manor is filmed, say they aren't offended.
"I mean our saying here is keep calm and trailer on, so I think that was funny to me. I didn't care. It didn't offend me," said Britney Robertson laughingly. Robertson has been living in Patrick's Mobile Home Park in Myrtle Beach for 11 years.
She told WPDE NewsChannel 15 that she doesn't see a difference between a mobile home and a site-built home.
"It's the same as a house. You have your bedrooms, your living room, you kitchen, you have it all," Robertson said.
Owner of the park, Cecil Patrick, has seen big upgrades in the ways mobile homes are designed and an increase in the price the homes are being sold for. Patrick said he has seen some manufactured homes sell for more than $100,000. Patrick recently brought in a new mobile home on his property and it is priced around $60,000.