History of Mobile Homes

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Monica

History of Mobile Homes

Post by Monica » Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:42 am

Maybe some of you experts or others can answer this. A Palm Harbor salesman told me that the very early mobile homes (or trailers) were built to be temporary housing for the World War II generation who were coming home to marry and start families. According to this person, wood was scarce right after the war (why?) so they built these trailers which were only intended as temporary housing to last until the wood shortage was over and a regular house could be built.

I've never heard this before - is there any truth to it?

rmurray

Re: History of Mobile Homes

Post by rmurray » Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:11 am

Actually the first "mobile homes" were the wagons the pioneers used to go west...
Living quarters were drawn by horse long before world war 2..

Go here to see good photos of the post war models...

http://ucmmuseum.com/trailer6.htm

http://ucmmuseum.com/trailer2.htm

Check out this Canadian model ad in 1958

http://ucmmuseum.com/trailer1.htm

Also the manufactured home museum...The catolog the history from pre WW I...

http://www.rv-mh-hall-of-fame.org/museum2.html

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