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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ____ Wltlntidav, July 1971 THI ICTHMIDGf Quality not quantity key factor says mobile home industry __n.t.1- nivmt tm nno nf Ihp The association has By BUD JORGENSEN TORONTO (CP) The miniature Canadian market compared with the United States may make a difference of a few thousand dollars in the price of a mobile home. But those connected with the industry say the quality of the product is higher here, a fac- tor in putting the price up. Frank Young, executive secretary of the Canadian Mo- bile Home and Travel Trailer Association, estimates there are about mobile homes among the total of about 5.7 million residential dwelling units in Canada. Mobile homes are perma- nent housing units built in a factory and towed to a lot. The figures supplied by Mr. Young are for this type of, home and do not include rec- reational vehicles such as camp trailers and pickup camper units. A survey done last year for the association showed that about 92 per cent of mobile homes were used as year- round residences. The industry in Canada has developed rapidly during the last decade but still is about l-30th the size of the U.S. in- dustry, which sold about units last year. EASY SHIPMENT Mr. Young said complete statistical information on Ca- nadian and sales is not available but he estimates J970 sales at about units, with about of those made in Canada. The tariff on the imports was 17.5 per cent. He said it is probable that more USE 90 per cent of those sold in Canada are 32 feat wide and 56 feet long-the maximum dimensions for rel- atively easy highway ship- ment anywhere in Canada. A study last year by the federal department of indus- try said that because of the -elatively small Canadian market it is di f f i c u 11 to achieve long production, runs and exploit fully the benefits of assembly-line production. The study said improve- ments in assembly-line tech- niques in the U.S. during the early 1960s reduced the cost per square foot to about In Canada, prices in 1970 of comparable models at the fac- tory range between per square foot and The study said cost figures were not available from Canadian sources. Central Mortgage and Hous- ing Corp. estimates that the 1970 average per-square-foot purchase price of a new bun- galow in Canada was excluding the price of the lot. A bungalow is defined as a one-storey house and the aver- age size for 1970 was square feet. Mr. Young said a typical mobile home in Canada may cost about at the deal- ership. This works out to about ?14 per square foot but unlike the bungalow would come furnished. Improvements in size and quality of production runs in Canada during the last six or seven years have meant that prices of some models have been reduced. Mr. Young said this has tended to accelerate depreciation of older mobile homes but he said he believes this trend has ended. The association has recom- mended that tax authorities establish a 25-year life span for mobile homes in setting tax valuations. The Canadian Standards As- sociation is nearing the com- pletion of an overhaul of standards for mobile homes. The review was begun in early 1968 and manufacturers having been using standards set in a preliminary report for about a year SAVE AND BE SURE L-MARTS SELL ONLY GOV'T INSPECTED RED OR BLUE BRAND BEEF SHOP and SAVE on TREMENDOUS MEAT VALUES THIS WEEK at L-MART! STORE HOURS: Doily 9 a.m. Til 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 am. 111 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. Til 6 p.m. STORE LOCATIONS: 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive College Mall 420 6th Street South 324 Mayor Magrath Drive IT'S LOWER AT ORIGINATED IN ALBERTA FOR ALBERTA FAMILIES ;