As in the 1950s, the standard mobile home of the 1970s would also have come fully-furnished. However, the quality of articles used had fallen drastically. Interiors were often done in gaudy (and sometimes flimsy) "Mediterranean" (a.k.a. "Spanish") decor.


Appliance-wise, these would have been the colors available for the new mobile home of 1970; standard white, coppertone, avocado green and harvest gold. The pastel shades that had become popular in the 1950s had been phased out in the mid-1960s.

The lower price point mobile home of the early 1970s was often poorly-constructed and floored with cheap "shag" carpeting. Shades of red and black, orange or bright green were common. 

Quality issues and dubious features, such as cheap (and potentially dangerous) aluminum electrical wiring, caused the US Congress to pass stricter standards for construction in 1974.

The National Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards Act became law in June 1976. To get away from all of the negativity associated with house trailers or mobile homes in general, the product name was changed to "Manufactured Home", which was federally mandated in 1980.

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