Trailer manufacturing, which had been slowly morphing into two respective "travel trailer" and "mobile home" divisions, made the split official in 1963. 

Futuristic-styled mobile homes of the late 1950s and early '60s were being superseded by rigs built with a more boxey, house-shaped design. By the early '70s, the 14-wide mobile home had made its debut, making the house trailer more spacious than ever. 

The "double-wide" unit was also making inroads. A double-wide home consisted of two 10 or 12-wide sections that were manufactured and transported individually. These would be joined into a single -20 or 24-wide- unit at the home site. The so-called "modular home", where two, three or four sections would be joined into one, was also coming into its own.

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