Modern Quality Single Section Manufactured Homes: “Not Your Grandfather’s Mobile Home or Trailer”

Today’s beautiful modern well, built single section manufactured home is the easiest, quickest, and most affordable quality home available in America.

The origin of today’s modern single section (aka single-wide).and subsequent multi-section manufactured and modular homes began over half a century ago.

In the beginning, single section factory-built homes were commonly called “mobile homes or trailers” and were a popular choice for young families and retiring seniors, or as some characterized them, “newlywed and nearly dead.”

From post-World War 2 into the 1960s these factory-built dwellings were called “trailers.” Even now, there are a few rental communities that still call themselves “trailer parks.”

In 1954 the term “trailer” was ingrained with the release of a popular movie, “The Long, Long Trailer,” starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz; in 1965 by, the classic song “King of the Road” by country singer Roger Miller, and later the popular television series, “The Rockford Files” starring James Garner.

The term “mobile home” became the industry-preferred nomenclature in the 1960s as the trailer became less mobile, with larger and better-built units more acceptable to home buyers seeking affordable housing. Unfortunately, the stigma of substandard housing still persisted in the minds of many.

Today’s modern single section manufactured homes are as popular as ever for those seeking affordable quality homes that bear little resemblance in size, construction, features, amenities, energy efficiency, safety, and appearance to the “mobile home” of old.

New single section manufactured homes are built and equipped with the same quality appliances and materials as multi-section homes and site-built homes…available with fully equipped modern kitchens, cathedral ceilings, luxurious bathrooms, walk-in closets, covered porches, and a multitude of decor choices.

Single section manufactured homes are available in widths of 14’ and 16’and lengths of 40’ up to 84’ . All manufactured homes are built to a national building code (HUD Code), with stringent quality construction standards ensuring wind and fire safety equal and often superior to a site-built home.

The advantages of a new single section home are numerous, including:

  • The average price of a 1,100 square feet three bedroom two bath single section manufactured home, including normal delivery and installation, will be under $75.000.
  • A new single section home may be delivered and set up within a few days, whereas a multiple-section will have the extra costs of double or triple transportation, much more expensive installation, and mating of sections on site requiring three or four weeks or longer before being ready for occupancy.
  • Financing a new single section home is readily available, and the lower sales price will require a lesser initial investment (down payment) than a multi-section manufactured home or a site-built home.

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