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February 25, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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February 25, 1971

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Living in a mobile home can be one of the most carefree, enjoyable ways to spend retirement years without dozens of back-breaking household chores that formerly demanded your time. "Mobility" has long been con- sidered one of the typical characteristics ot Americans and its clearest manifestation was the "house trailer." In the past this had some truth to it, bu~ now a change is in the winds. The average mobile home dweger is becom- ing less mobile. He changes his addr~.s only once every four yem-s compared to one move every five years for half the residents ot permm~nt homes. Ob~ously "mobile home" owners do move mere ~ but they aren't cm mztly mmettled ~ ttm m~ wQuifl trams ~ 'rim sheer ~m, ~ tmla~s md~e ~mx~ is m x~lmQa lm U~e fewer moves. And the atWa vme e/the mobi/e lzZ~ ~ m~t be considered. People who have no intention d moving buy one simply because they like mobile homes better than a permanent home. The advantages c( a mobile home are obvious. In the fir~ place, they cost less than a comparable ~nt home. Average wice for a furnished, two-bedroom, 10 or 12 feet by 55 feet long mobile home is $6,000. They are easier to maintain. The outside covering is uStmUy of aluminum paneling that never needs painting, there is a roof that lasts longer than an asphalt roof, aluminum framed windows and doors resist rust and corrosion, and everything is built around a steel frame much too tough for termites. Inside, the compactness of the mobile home is ~ boon to housekeeping. Easily-cleaned wall paneling and floor cover- ings have a minimum of surface to get dirty. There also is less yard work, thus allowing more time for leisure activities. Another advantage is the en- viromnent d a mobile home court. P, eput to be amo me in Motion More than one-thlra ot tl~e new one-family homes being sold in the United States today are mobile homes. In the under-S25,000 price bracket, the proportion is more than two-thirds. In the under-S15,000 range, the percentage is 95 per cent[ Today, more than 5,000,000 Americans live in more than 2,000,000 mobile homes and more than 1,000 major manufacturers are now in the, field. This year alone, an estimated 418,000 mobile homes will have been shipped by mobile home manufacturers - vs. 1960's 104,000. By 1975, the number will have more than doubled to nearly 1,000,000. friendliest communities anywhere, the mobile home court harks back to small-town America. There is a camaraderie among owners that doesn't exist in permanent com- munities. Besides, many courts have swimming pools, com- munity halls and other recrea- tional facilities for children and adults. Mobile homes are a sure bet to increase in popularity. The former austere, cramped and rather dull interiors have given way to expanding rooms, real fn'eplaces and stylish interiors. People who were not impressed v~_-th "trailers" a few years ago will buy a "mobile home" to- day. 'l'Taere ~ even ~ ot mgmnse courts to offset the soaring cost of real estate. One f'mn is doin~ research on the possibility of building circular towers 20 stories high with stalls for 500 mobile homes. II turned to mobile home living and, 2. Does it have awning windows, T ylo T d withinthe next few years, millions rather than casement types which at a r owne an more will discover this new and can bind, or jalousies, which have a Salt-Aire Mobile Terrace ON THE SOUND BETWEEN OLYMPIA AND SHELTON An all new mobile home terrace carefully planned for leisure country living on the salt water for permanent adult residents. Salt Aire Mobile Terrace offers all underground facilities, including TV cable, carports, 8 x 12 storage units at each site, free boat ramp, beach access, black topped roads, laundry facilities and our own pure water system. Only minutes from Shelton and Olympia. All size units may be accommodated at Salt Aire, where your comfort and privacy are our concern. Reasonable monthly space rental rates and a friendly family atmosphere have made Bell's Trailer Court a favorite spot for mobile home dwellers who enjoy quiet country living. The 30 unit park and 8 overnight spots are conveniently close to Shelton and served by laundry, showers, lights, water and blacktopped roadway. Lawns and the trees add to pleasant surroundings. BELL'S TRAILER Just South of Shelton On the Olympia Highway Bert and Allie Bell Phone 426-3169 Dlympia Shelton Follow the Signs On Steamboat Island Road Phone 357-3906 Owners and Operators Frank and Dee Stevens Steamboat Island Road A Smart Way To Provide That Extra Bed Gravelly Beach Road Salt-A ire Simpson Road = I I I II III IIII B & R SALES DUPONT 501 NYLON TWO COLOR NYLON CARPET SHAG CARPET I NSTALLED INSTALLED WITH PAD sq. yd. WITH PAD sq. yd. SEE US FOR YOUR NEXT APPLIANCE, CARPET, or FURNITURE PURCHASE Free Delivery Open Every fridm/'ffi V p.m. better way of life. tendency to leak air? Whether you are newly married, 3. Is the plumbing adequate to have a growing family or have carry the needs of the home, includ- reached the date of retirement, you ing the necessary modern accessories may be planning to soon become which make any home complete? ,,, Home the proud owner of a mobile home. 4. Is interior lighting well planned, If so, there are a number of points and sufficient for modern living to consider as you shop around for needs? the best buy. Mobile homes are built by scores of manufacturers in this country. Most look somewhat alike on the outside. But it often takes a sharp eye and careful j udgement to choose the completely modern, totally livable mobile home which offers the most for your dollar. Ask yourself the following ques- tions when you |ook for the "'right" mobile home. I. Is the exterior attractive? Is it designed with eye appeal, and has it been engineered as a complete package to include everything you 426-32 "J" and Olym " N. 5. Is the kitchen equipped with a modern refrigerator-freezer, dish- washer, disposer and, of course, a range and oven? 6. What kind of heating system does it have? If you are indeed planning to make the happy change to this new way of life, make sure that the mobile home you purchase is the most up-to-date one available. If is a wise move for your family's comfort now, and for the future when you might be considering the resale value of your mobile home. MOBILE HOME LOANS We invite you to stop at the Capital Savings and Loan office to discuss financial arrangements if you are considering the purchase of a mobile home. You'll find the staff courteous and helpful in arranging a loan to meet your needs. WHEN YOU SAVE AT CAPITAL SAVINGS * Two Year * $1,000.00 * When Compounded Daily Capital Savings is authorized to accept business and corporate savings accounts. FSLIC Insurance NOW Increased ~To $20,000.00 ~PI~ SHELTON -- First & Railroad, 426-8211 *IIIIIH* - Home Office: Olympia ~"4~/t [t~,4P Olympia -- Monte.no -- Van,ouver -- Shelton Our Display of Model Rooms This Living Room Grouping Is On Display at Shelton Home Center. Our Show rooms offer you a huge selection of Sofas and Hide-a-Beds Priced from $ Our stock of dining furniture offers a choice for every home decor. Danish, modern, Traditional from 95 Convenient terms Free Perking Free Delivery You're always welcome at Page S-8 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, February 25, 1971 This grouping is also featured at the Shelton Home Center model mobile home. Stop in the store at 4th & Cots for full line 95 from at Olsen's YOU'LL FIND EVERYTHING YOU complete your furnishing from our displays of furniture, appliances, carpeting, TV, & accessories 4th & Cota 426-4702 Thursday, February 25, 1971 - Shelton-Mason county Journal - Page S-5