Blackfoot trailer rentals appear to skirt city codes

Saturday, September 15, 2007 | 5:30 p.m. CDT; updated 1:47 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

COLUMBIA — By the time the roof caved in, Joyce Andrews had already learned to live with her trailer’s problems. She put poison around the open circuit box — which sat on the floor of her closet — to keep rats from chewing on the wires. She learned how to turn the electricity back on after it went out with every rainstorm.