The Tenwide Trailer

Nashua Homes
Nashua Homes

Patty Rhee
In the late seventies, Nashua Homes presented a number of models that broke the typical shotgun plan of the trailer. The move to wider and wider trailers allowed Nashua Homes to create a trailer that was 14 feet wide. Rather than replicating the typical plan with a corridor running the length of one side of the trailer, Nashua Homes developed an open floor plan, allowing the circulation flow to shift from side to side.

Wheel Estate, Allan Wallis, Oxford University Press, 1991
Image Credit: Nashua Homes Brochure

The Nashua home models are not trailers per se. While they are certainly expressions of a trend in trailers towards larger spaces and more permanent foundations, they may well be considered the last of the trailers in this line of development.