Back in the good ole’ days mobile homes were more prone to design innovation and experimentation. With hundreds of mobile home manufacturers competing for sales the first company to come up with bigger and better was more likely to succeed and become a nationally known brand.
A popular design concept was two story mobile homes, aka the bi-level or tri-level mobile home or the double decker. These homes were an answer to a couple of different problems. The first was the issue of width. Until 1954, 8 foot was the maximum width allowed on national highways. The other was space efficiency. Going up allowed more living space and mobile homes that were bigger often sold better.
Two Story Mobile Home Ads
Here’s the most popular vintage advertisements for two story mobile homes:
Sorry, I’m being lazy with this post – I promise to have lots more about 2 story mobile homes soon and hopefully I can get a very special 2 story Spartan featured soon too. It’s the last week of school and vacation Bible school week so it’s been a little hectic here at home.
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