All hail ‘MMHGA!’ & Plan Your Busman’s Holiday!

Blog # 489; Copyright @ 24 June 2018;

Perspective. ‘Land lease communities, previously manufactured home communities, &
‘mobile home parks’, comprise the real estate component of manufactured housing.’

This blog posting is the sole national advocate, voice, official ombudsman, historian, research report & online communication media for all North American LLCommunities.

To input this blog &/or affiliate with Community Owners (7 Part) Business Alliance,
a.k.a. COBA7, use Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764

COBA7 Motto: ‘U Support US & WE Serve U!’ Goal of its’ print & online media =
to not only inform & opine, but to transform & improve MHBusiness performance!

INTRODUCTION. If there’s an editorial thread to blog # 489, it’s characterized by two words: CONNECT & DISCONNECT. How so?

Part I re-describes the MAKE MANUFACTURED HOUSING GREAT AGAIN! campaign, ‘connecting’ manufactured housing & land lease community businessmen and women with prospective homebuyer/site lessee local housing markets; BUT remains woefully ‘disconnected’ from national advocacy entities, financed by dues and floor fees, to represent manufacturer and community owner interests, i.e. SELL MORE HOMES!

Part II is about ‘connecting’, from networking and educational perspectives, by ‘ disconnecting’ from our busy daily work schedules, to 1) play a relaxing round of golf; 2) make one’s views known regarding present & future machinations of manufactured housing; 3) learn firsthand how to preserve one’s personal or corporate legacy for generations to come; and, 4) celebrate the induction of ten RV/MH peers into the prestigious RV/MH Hall of Fame? A busman’s holiday on 6 August 2018, that’s where!

So, read Parts I & II with CONNECT & DISCONNECT in mind; then make your decision how to best participate in shaping the future of our industry and real estate asset class – and how to best preserve your legacy for family and friends!


No Apologies for



Touched additional nerves this past week, with the recommended industry wide rallying cry, theme, goal! That’s Good! People are now reading, thinking, and responding to the ‘MMHGA’ idea cum campaign slogan.

So far, who’s signed on to MAKE MANUFACTURED HOUSING GREAT AGAIN!? Alas, NO HUD-Code housing manufacturers, and that’s unfortunate – as well as ‘telling’. However, the campaign will be front and center at the

• MHAlive! ‘think tank’, 9AM-Noon on 6 August, at RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, IN. Only $20.00 at the door (to defray meeting expenses, handout material), but RSVP a MUST, on or before 31 July 2018 via (317) 346-7156

• 27th annual International Networking Roundtable, 5-7 September, at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN. 200 registration limit! So, don’t wait. Visit For info:

• 30th anniversary edition of the ALLEN REPORT, a.k.a. ‘Who’s Who Among Land Lease Community Owners/operators Throughout North America!’ Yes, after 30 years, it’s high time for community investors to take the lead in the MMHGA campaign if no one else will! ALLEN REPORT due 1 January 2019.

This overview begs a public answer to this question: Where are our national advocacy entities relative to the MAKING MANUFACTURED HOUSING GREAT AGAIN campaign? To signal your, or your firm’s (business, trade association, publication), support of this timely and much needed Campaign, tell me via

Furthermore, we’re soliciting Your Suggestions as to how Best to Proceed with the MAKE MANUFACTURED HOUSING GREAT AGAIN! Campaign. Your ideas?

Send suggestions to me via, or hard copy to GFA c/o Box # 47024, Indianapolis, IN. 46247, or if preferred, phone the Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764 or (317) 346-7156..

Thanking You in Advance For Your Valuable & Valued Input to this Campaign!


Treat Yourself to a Manufactured Housing Busman’s Holiday*

Busman’s Holiday?
‘A holiday during which one does something similar to what one does as work’.

Date & Location: Monday, 6 October 2018 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame, Elkhart, IN.

Four different events that day, celebrating the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing (including land lease communities) industries nationwide.

Begin Monday morning by participating in the annual RV/MH Hall of Fame golf tournament. For location, times, and cost, phone (547) 293-2344

Or, remain at the RV/MH Hall of Fame, at 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, and from 9AM until Noon, participate in the MHAlive! ‘think tank’ for this year. Expect to join one or two dozen of your MH peers in the facility board room or amphitheater, as we brainstorm how to MAKE MANUFACTURED HOUSING GREAT AGAIN! by ‘Solving Our Nation’s (Lack of) Affordable Housing Crisis, with Factory-built Housing & Land Lease Communities!’ – and more! Only $20.00, payable at the door (to defray meeting related expenses & handout material), but RSVP is a MUST, on or before 31 July 2018 via (317) 346-7156 or

And then, following the lunch hour, a two hour informal writers conference will occur.

1-3PM, again, in either the upstairs boardroom, or downstairs amphitheater, we’ll convene for ‘Preserving One’s Personal or Career Legacy via Memoirs or Autobiography’. seminar. Not only will all 10 autobiographies, authored by MH pioneers and leaders over the past 50 years be on hand to see, but the newly released ‘Who Will Preserve Your Legacy…Answer: You!’ booklet will be distributed to everyone present. So, if you’ve ever thought about this personal timely topic, plan to be present! Again, only $20.00, payable at the door (to cover cost of booklet & other handout material), but RSVP is a MUST, on or before 31 July 2018 via (317) 346-7156 or

Than, at 5:30PM the annual gala RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Banquet reception begins!

If you’ve not attended this sterling gathering of the pioneers and leaders of the RV & MH industries you simply do not know what you’re missing! How so? Well, the banquet itself routinely draws between 400 & 700 paying guests, the number depending on the sizes of parties accompanying the ten Class of 2018 inductees. To purchase tickets to the banquet, phone (574) 293-2344.

And here’s a tip for you. It’s becoming easier to identify past and present members of the RV/MH Hall of Fame since many of them now wear bright green blazers with a gold RV/MH Hall of Fame crest on the left breast pocket.

Hey, hope to see many of you at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on 6 August 2018!


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