1957 Models



In this vintage advert, we have a sweeping view of the rig's living room. One of the many TRI LEVEL features was its space for a "built-in" television (beneath the stairs). Apparently, a set did not come with the trailer.
Photo from Pacemaker Trailer Company


"749 square feet of luxurious living", extolled the promotional brochure. The TRI LEVEL unit housed three bedrooms and 1 & 1/2 baths. There was also a dedicated space for an automatic washing machine (not provided).
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The Upper, Main and Lower Level floor plans of the Pacemaker rig. A "private" rear bedroom was touted in the advertising of the day, as was a "luxurious front kitchen". The kitchen in front concept was still novel in 1957. Before this, house trailers always had a living room in front.  
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Kalamazoo's Kozy Coach Company, in business since 1931, morphed into a concern known as Kozy Mobile Homes in the early 1950s. This change was a reflection of the industry's split into the two distinct "travel trailer" and "mobile home" divisions. By 1957, Kozy was manufacturing a 10-wide, 46 footer with two bedrooms.
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The 46-10's floor plan shows its rather unique kitchen layout, with the sink and range installed along the front side of the rig (kitchens in most trailers of the day were situated with counters and appliances extending along the rear wall). The placement of the double bed in the walk-thru bedroom gave little space to get to the bathroom or main bedroom. Also, the bathroom apparently had no lavatory (!). 
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