1962 Models



The Hoosier State's Ventoura Corporation introduced its PANORAMIC TRAVELAIRE line in the early 1960s. There were two 10-wide models; one stretched for 50 feet, the other for 55. Both featured two bedrooms and a bathroom with space for a washer and dryer. The main selling point, implied by the name of the units, were their glassed-in living rooms.   
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The 55 Footer's floor plan shows the configuration of the PANORAMIC living room, with its three large bay windows. This was a big selling point in a day and age when heating costs were cheap and energy supplies were -seemingly- boundless.
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The Kropf Manufacturing Company of Indiana produced some of the most high-end mobile homes of the space age. Their elegant ELDORADO model was built according to the highest standards, decorated in the finest of style and furnished with top-of-the-line appliances and accessories. The unit seen above sold for between 10 and 15 thousand dollars...in a time when a traditional tract house went for 12!
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The ELDORADO, a 10-wide rig, extended for 60 feet. Its distinctive "Butterfly Roof" soared over the living and dining areas and bathed them in natural light. The floor plan seen above is a representation of how the interior was actually configured...there may be a few glitches.
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