Paula, I am glad you and the trailer survived this.
I often think about same; the way the stars are lining up, I could end up old and alone, living in the trailer full-time. The possibility of injury and/or sickness is a knawing reality. As you reiterated, what if one becomes so sick during the winter that they are in a state of semi-consciousness/unconsciousness, and the propane runs out? Freezing to death is a real possibility. Even though the westcoast of Canada is considered the "California" of Canada, it can still get below freezing here. It is always colder inside the trailer (if all heat sources are off) than it is outside. The trailer could easily turn into a cold, heartless, aluminum tomb. Alternately, what if the same scenario happened in summer and the air-conditioning quits? Heat-stroke, dehydration, then death.
But, this scenario could happen anywhere. During my early working years, a co-worker phoned-in sick. We thought nothing of it, oh, she's got that flu that's going around. We never saw her again. The coroner said she vomitted in her sleep and choked to death. She lived alone. She had just moved out of her parent's house into her first apartment. She was only 20. Her parents were devastated. It was pretty hard to take.
"The reality vs. the vision" indeed. I am probably the worse when it comes to creating an Airstream Disneyland. Oh yeah, people die there too. I doubt if "The Happiest Place on Earth" exists anywhere, particularly if you are alone and vulnerable.
easily distracted by shiny objects