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  1. I bought a 1960 Paramount a year ago in Capitola, CA and have been looking for information on it. It was somewhat renovated with new kitchen and bathroom and inspection passed with flying colors. Still, I am curious about what’s underneath and in the walls just to make sure the previous owners didn’t pretty it up, just to sell. I want to make it a midcentury marvel too but, would need to undo some of the remodeling that was done. If anyone runs across anything, brouchures, floor plans, whatever, I would be anxious to see them. I would like to know what the bones of this thing look like.

  2. Hi!

    We are looking at a 1962 10×55 McLaren (?) Brand mobile Home. I’m not sure if that’s the correct spelling. I can’t find anything online about this brand. Would you happen to have any advice/info?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Cindy,

      Unfortunately, there were so many mobile home builders through the decades that it’s impossible to keep up with all of them. The only time we get lucky and find vintage manuals is when a fellow homeowner scans one in for us. With that said, there is never anything very useful in the manuals anyway. They didn’t usually release plumbing or wiring schematics.

      Your best bet would probably be looking for od brochures on Ebay. Sorry!

  3. Hello Crystal. We have close names, anyway I am a retired mobile home contractor, working my up though mobile home factories from floors to finish, then mobile home installation as a contractor, anyway, I have been around in this business for 40 years, so it would be nice to hear from some one with the same interests and /or questions
    Thanks, Danny Akins

  4. I’ve just purchased a 1960 Paramount and I’m not sure what to do with it. Remodel or go back to original? I can’t find a whole lot of info on that model so I would not begin to know how to go back to original. Any ideas or help? Much appreciated.

    1. Hi Gina! I emailed you! Congratulations! You’ll want to focus on the structure/framing and then the surfaces (floors, walls, ceilings). After that’s all healthy you can go crazy making it all yours.

      Take lots of images for me so I can share your awesome restoration someday!

      1. Hi Crystal!!!
        I have been receiving your newsletters for a while now. They are filled with so much information and ideas!! Like Gina we have a 1961 Paramount that sits on three acres in the California Desert. It has been in my husbands family since the early 80’s. It now belongs to us. It is only used a few times a year but we are approaching retirement and want to enjoy it at least half of the year. It is in very good condition just needs TLC. Like Gina I cannot find any information on Paramount’s. I love looking at your articles on single wide’s but they never give the size. Ours is a 10X50. Floor plan is very similar to this Skyline just not as wide I think. Ours still has wood paneling and I am struggling with keeping it or painting. I want to update kitchen and bathroom. New floors, paint exterior and build cover over trailer along with covered deck. I am excited for the challenge. Your articles have given me inspiration and confidence.Thank you!!!!

      2. Awe, Thank you so much for writing this comment – I needed to hear it today! It means a lot to me.

        I have a feeling you’re going to have a gorgeous little house! After so many years the walls lose their luster so maybe try a deep clean and stain to see if you can bring it back to life. Perhaps you can do 2 painted walls and 2 stained? Take lots of pics, I’d love to share it when you’re finished!

        Best of luck!

  5. OMG, this is so awesome!!!! The details are amazing; the furniture stunning and so perfect!! A real treasure!!