The name “Fleetwood” is probably the most recognized brand nationally in both RVs and manufactured homes, and with good reason. The Riverside, CA company, started in 1950, turns out a heck of a lot of product that leaves its factories on wheels. This large, publicly held company has had a wild roller coaster ride over the past 20 years. It’s principal product offering on the housing side has been models geared to the entry level to low-end-of-the-mid-range (average price about $28,000). Fleetwood may produce more single section homes than any other MH company. Overall, the construction quality seems to vary depending on the plant in which the home is built.
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