Trailer shows were popular events. A trade show gave you the opportunity to see all the current models of the year in one place and you were likely to see a celebrity or daredevil while visiting. It was a day out, strolling through an area and looking at beautiful homes.
A combination of competitiveness and invention was the key to success for the mobile home manufacturing companies and several delivered innovative designs that would become standard in all homes. Public interest in trailers fueled the attendance of the trade shows, where the latest designs and innovation could be seen. Companies were racing to display their new designs at the trade shows before the competition did. Being the first to the market equated to more sales. Research and development were well funded to make the homes bigger, better, and more attractive.
The following photos are from the various trailer and mobile home shows from 1930s and 1940s.