Manufactured Home Communities: 1990 – Present
MH Communities require all homes have a gable roof with shingles and decks on the main entry. Off Street parking is a must along with paved streets with curb & gutter. Each Home has lawns & concrete walks. Garage space is available on each lease lot plus two car off street parking. In MH Communities each home has their own street address. All “Jimsco Inc” Communities ( Hidden Meadows & Northstar) have the MH Community standards plus Storm Shelters (24 hr) Crime Stopper memberships & many more services.
Mobile Home Parks: 1959 – 1989
The industry left the name Trailer and were renamed Mobile Homes. The Parks began to pave the streets. Larger lots were required as the Mobile Homes grew in length and width. All the residents were required to have toilet facilities. No attached buildings were allowed in most of the newer parks. Larger Mobile Home Parks began to have secured storage for R/V’s & other large Items in connection with the park.. In this period the “Main Building” disappeared and was replaced by Park Offices or Club Houses. Mobile Homes receive a “New Look” and exterior appearance during the 70’s and now were HUD approved. This meant a better and safer place to call home.
Trailer Parks: 1947 – 1958
The Parks began to appear in this period. They had water hookups & drain lines to the “Trailers”. Bathrooms – Toilets – Water Heaters and Laundry equipment became available in the trailers during this time. The “Parks” had dust proof roads and the residents were allowed to construct entryways on their homes. Many of the residents were without facilities and used the “Main Building”.
Trailer Camps: 1932 – 1946
The Camps were a place to park your trailer with, Showers, Toilets, Water outlets and laundry rooms. The trailers were parked around the “Main Building” to give easy access to the facilities. Most of the residents were of a transit nature. Very few trailers had a bathroom or other modern fixtures. During the summer many would connect the water to their trailers with a garden hose.