MODERN LIVING: Trailer Life

On an ocean-front street in Miami Beach last week, 500 dealers swarmed around 16 brand-new trailers to see what was new in mobile homes for 1953. Most startling sight at the annual exhibition of Mid-States Corp., biggest trailer company in the U.S., was a lumbering, 65-ft. Executive Cruiser, with bar, built-in TV, movie screen, radiotelephone, conference room, and sundeck from which a model dived into a portable swimming pool. Price: $75,000. But the trailer that interested dealers most was the National, a smaller model with which Mid-States President William MacDonald, 44, hopes to boost his sales...

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