1954 Models

  


Marshfield, Wisconsin's Rollohome Corporation built their 8 by 45 foot coach with a rustproof Galvanized and Aluminum exterior. The rig included Celotex and Fiberglass floor insulation, "house-type approved" electrical wiring and factory-installed telephone and TV antennae connectors (cable TV was still years in the future).
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The '54 ROLLOHOME 45 was also the very first laundry-equipped house trailer. The rig came out of the factory with an automatic washer and dryer. Other amenities included a 30 gallon water heater, 7.1 cubic foot refrigerator, Duncan Phyfe-style dinette, full size sleeper sofa and Birch wall paneling and ceilings. 
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The Ventoura Homes Sales Corporation was a subsidiary of Elwood, Indiana's Holan Engineering Company. They introduced a double-decker mobile home in the early 1950s. The 10-wide coach would not make its debut until 1956, so -in the early-to-mid 1950s- the only way to build a more spacious house trailer was to go UP not OUT.  
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A cut-away Ventoura view. Stacking bedrooms atop one another required some low interior ceilings. The upper level sleeping quarters were strictly for small children!
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The 1954 LOFT-LINER "Land Yacht" was an 8' by 40' rig. It included three bedrooms, a full bath (with tub), nice-sized kitchen and dining area, as well as a "sunken living room ". However, the stairway to its upper bedrooms looks mighty narrow in this floor plan.
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2 comments:

  1. i would love to see some real pics of the inside and outside of this home

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    1. Yes indeed, it would look quite interesting, I'm sure. Thanks for posting.

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