We love all mobile home remodels whether they were done in 2014 or 1954! We found this mobile home remodel in 1954 from a vintage mobile home magazine and had to share it with you!

This very vintage mobile home had siding made from muslin and cotton wadding over plywood. This was a popular siding option because it allowed for a bit of waterproofing and was cheap. It didn’t hold up too well, though. Leatherette was another popular siding option in the 1940’s and 1950’s, but it was a little more expensive.

By 1954, we had some amazing mobile homes! In fact, 1954 was a big year of transition for mobile homes. The association of trailer coaches actually divided and most of them that were building larger homes created their own association for mobile homes that were equipped for full-time living. The trailer coach association focused on smaller campers for recreational use.

Related: A History Of American Trailer Parks


1954 Was a Great Year for Mobile Homes

This 1954 Trailette model mobile home is an excellent example of the amenities and styles available for the year:

1954 was such a great year for mobile homes because that’s when the tri-level or bi-level homes started getting really popular. They were so awesome! Stewart Coach Industries, Inc. was making a truly unique model, but I think the one that really shines is the 1954 Pacemaker.

Stewart Produces new 2 level mobile home - oct issues of trailer topics 1954

Pacemaker Trailer Company was building some amazing mobile homes:

Related: This 1954 Pacemaker Tri-Level Mobile Home Remodel is amazing!

We’ve been remodeling mobile homes since the beginning! 

The canvas tents that were boxed and towed behind cars needed to be repaired a lot. From there, the mobile homes got more complex as did the remodels. This mobile home remodel in 1954 shows just a little glance at the good ole days and how they updated and upgraded mobile homes.

A Nice Little Mobile Home Remodel in 1954

This little coach got a nice new look and received some fancy new interior upgrades, too. We put it in video form for you:


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