Demographic Trends, New RV Industry Data, Profit-Potential Laced Insights for Manufactured Housing Industry


People are moving out of cities and out of several specific states. For example, New York City (NYC) lost reportedly lost 59,000 in 2019 alone. According to BisNow,Its population shrank by a half-percent to 8.4 million between 2017 and 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Almost 1.4 million people have moved away from New York since 2010, according to a December analysis of census data by the Empire Center for Public Policy.”

COVID19 may be accelerating that trend, according to several reports.

For example. Returning to that Empire Center report cited above by BisNow said the following, which they said was based upon July 1, 2019 Census data.

QuoteMark1ManufacturedHomeLivingNews180,649 more residents had moved out of New York State than moved in from other states over the previous 12 months.

 New York gained 45,753 foreign immigrants over the previous year—the lowest annual immigrant total since 2010, and the second lowest in at least 58 years. The result was a net migration loss of 134,896 people—the second largest since 1980.

 New York’s cumulative net domestic migration loss of 1,379,210 residents to other states since 2010 was the largest of any state in absolute terms, and second only to Alaska as a percentage of estimated population at the start of the decade.

 The total New York population as of mid-2019 stood at 19,453,561—down by 76,790, or 0.4 percent, from the previous year.

 New York was one of only 10 states to experience a total population decline- in 2018-19—its fourth consecutive annual decrease after five years of growth, and the largest population drop in any state. Only West Virginia, Alaska and Illinois saw their populations fall at a faster percentage rate.

 The Empire State’s population has grown by just 75,459 since 2010—a growth rate of just 0.4 percent, ranking 46th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 The total estimated U.S. population of 328,239,523 was up about 1.6 million, or 0.48 percent, over the 2018 total. Since 2010, the national population has increased by 19,493,985, or 6.3 percent—nearly 16 times the New York rate.”


In the post-pandemic era, people are leaving cities for more suburban or rural settings. That could be good news for manufactured housing industry professionals. It has been mentioned by publicly traded companies active in manufactured housing.

It should be noted that there is no unanimity on the trend. Zillow, for instance disputes the claim. But mainstream media across the left-right media divide such as Politico, Forbes, and NPR are have filed reports that make the clear claim that a notable exodus from several cities is occurring.

That’s an opportunity.

Against that backdrop and the post-pandemic economy, is the data from the Recreational Vehicle (RV) industry. It should be stressed for those not familiar with the industry that the term RV covers both motorized and towable RVs.


Manufactured Housing Struggles, While RVs Industry Roars – Facts, Comparisons & Potentially Profitable Insights

Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) Communications says among the factoids in the video below that since 2009, the RV industry has tripled in size. The number of shipments in the most recent month of RVIA data is equally to several months of manufactured housing shipments.

Graphic from RVIA. Note that most RVs sold in May 2020 were towable RVs as opposed to motorized RVs. Subtract the total on the left from the towable RV totals on the right to discover how many motorized RVs were sold. The vast majority of RVs sales are towable units.

By contrast, the manufactured housing industry during those same years increased in size by 90.4 percent, not ‘300 percent’ or the ‘tripling’ that the RVIA is citing. Compare the two industry graphics. While RVs have steadily climbed overall, manufactured housing plunged and has struggled for the past 20 years.  Most of that has been during the Berkshire Hathaway era of manufactured housing.



Camp Addict says there are 40 producers of travel trailers alone. Note that the RVIA data reveals that there was a sharp plunge in shipments in April, but a big jump in shipments in May. The RV industry is rebounding in a robust fashion.


That said, Camp Addict (CA) says that the top 2 publicly traded companies own some 80 percent market share.


QuoteMark1ManufacturedHomeLivingNewsOne of those publicly traded consolidators is “Forest River Brands”

Per Camp Addict:

Since 2005 Forest River has been owned by Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffet’s company) and has about a 33% North American market share.

Forest River owns the following RV brands:

  • Coachmen RV
  • Dynamax
  • East to West RV
  • Forest River RV


Thor Industries Brands

Thor Industries is a publicly-traded company that owns all the below RV brands.

They are the world’s largest recreational vehicle manufacturer with close to a 50% North American market share.

  • Airstream
  • CrossRoads RV
  • Cruiser RV
  • DRV Luxury Suites
  • Dutchmen
  • Entegra Coach
  • Heartland
  • Highland Ridge RV
  • Jayco
  • Keystone RV Company
  • K-Z RV
  • Redwood Residential Vehicles
  • Starcraft
  • Thor Motor Coach
  • Venture RV

CA asserts that the quality is better with the independent brands, not those who have to answer to shareholders and who thus squeeze the quality out of their units as much as possible to maximize the bottom line.

See the MHProNews analysis on monthly stats at the link here.

Manufactured housing companies, does that lament or complaint sound familiar? Think Clayton Homes’ TruMH series.

Investors and industry professionals, take note. The troubling reality is that as in other parts of the U.S. economy, consolidation is a reality. That consolidation has a series of troubling impacts.

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is the following. Note that the RV industry, along the lines of observations made by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) for years, has a dealers association as well as a producers association.


QuoteMark1ManufacturedHomeLivingNewsMay was the first month back for the RV industry following the large-scale shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with some manufacturers opening in early May, some not until later in the month, and none opening at full capacity. As the economy began to reopen, RV manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a “new normal,” including supply chains that were still ramping up, limited production days, and modified manufacturing processes. These challenges impacted production capacity early on but eased considerably as the month continued. By month’s end, wholesale shipment totaled 27,999 units, down (-29.7%) from the 39,838 units shipped in May 2019, according to the RV Industry Association’s survey of manufacturers.

“While numbers compared to last May show a 30 percent decrease, the reality is the RV industry is very strong right now. Many RV dealerships that were able to reopen their showroom reported record sales, but RV sales were heavily dependent on whether or not state stay-at-home orders had been lifted, something that varied state-by-state throughout the month of May,” said RV Industry President Craig Kirby. “Now that all states have reopened, coupled with continued media attention on RVs as a way to travel and maintain social distance, the outlook for the RV industry this summer is extremely bright.”

Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 24,790 units for the month, a decrease of (-29.1%) compared to last May’s total of 34,952 shipments. Motorhomes finished the month with 3,209 units, down from (-34.3%) compared to the May 2019 total of 4,886 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month down (-28.7%) compared to last May with 281 shipments.”



For years, MHProNews and our sister site have been producing reports for years that were focused on the industry’s tremendous potential. Examples are shown below that can be accessed by clicking on the image and/or headline. During a well documented affordable housing crisis, how is it possible that manufactured housing could decline unless the powerhouses of the industry wanted that outcome?


New 2019 U.S. Housing Infographic with Manufactured Home Data Points

MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

First, the trend toward consolidation in the RV industry is as sobering as it is in manufactured housing.  Consolidation is occurring in an array of industries, including, but not limited to health care, media, agri-business, media, and more. Arguably one of several factors that explains why manufactured homes are so misunderstood is because of the steady throttling of media and ad revenues.  Independent newspapers are trying to fight back via the News Media Alliance.

The trend lines are similar to the trend lines in manufactured housing consolidation, see that chart, further below.
To see this infographic full size, click here.

So, manufactured housing isn’t unique, but is it the industry that this publication is focused upon. That said, in order to grasp what is occurring in our industry, it is useful to see the trends in others. Andy Gedo, a pro-MHI member put it this way.


Why keep the industry at low ebb? Follow the money and the acquisitions.


See the related report linked here.
There are several reasons to believe that this ploy initially involved Berkshire Hathaway owned brands, but later included other firms involved in the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). See linked reports that detail prima facie evidence of arguably illegal behavior found at links herein.
Perhaps it is a coincidence. But since MHProNews produced this graphic and has been spotlighting these concerns, Clayton has largely held their market share steady. Furthermore, they have arguably tried to mask their true market size by publishing inaccurate information about their market share levels. Coincidences, or part of the ploy to escape as much regulatory scrutiny as possible?




Congresswoman Rips Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, Havenpark for “Troubling,” “Predatory,” “Deceptive” Practices, Calls for Federal Investigations


These trends beg antitrust and other investigations, which sources in government and media say are occurring.


Complaints to State and Federal Officials, Agencies About Corrupt Practices in Manufactured Housing Industry Growing


MHProNews has led the way in manufactured home industry trade media spotlighting the purported weaponization and undermining from within the HUD Code manufactured home industry. It is so difficult to dispute our thesis that the leaders and attorneys for Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corporation, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF) or MHI has gone unchallenged. They won’t publicly discuss or debate the issues openly. It should be noted MHI is arguably dominated via dues and board positions the Arlington, VA based trade group that claims to be the leader. If they are, then they are responsible for the status quo that has existed in the post-Berkshire era of manufactured housing that has decimated the independents of manufactured housing.


Never forget that even during medieval times, castles and their moats were in fact breached. The fact that Berkshire has been successful at this ploy doesn’t mean that it can’t be defeated by the proper exposure and legal efforts.

The largest producing members of MHI have not hidden their desire to consolidate the industry. They have said so in public documents and in audio recorded statements that have since been published.




Each of these three firms  are key MHI members. Frank Rolfe and his partner have several clear ties to Clayton Homes and MHI. They openly touted monopolistic advantages. Where are the public statements or leaks by antitrust investigators? How could it be more apparent?
You don’t get more in your face than this statement by MHI member Frank Rolfe. The firm he and his partner operate have several ties to Berkshire Hathaway brands.


Resident community leaders have sounded the alarm too.



There are reams of evidence and data that makes it clear that monopolistic practices using Buffett’ “the Castle and Moat” methodology has steadily consolidated manufactured home communities and manufactured home production.  One of several concerns should be the apparent purchase-to-close a MHARR member by Cavco Industries, a possible antitrust violation. Cavco did not comment on the allegation when asked.

Perhaps a possible lesson is that independents that want to sell should join MHARR so that one of the big three MHI members should buy them out?

Cavco Industries “Killer Acquisition,” CVCO’s New Controversy Tests Antitrust Resolve

Skyline Champion’s own publicly available statement makes it clear that the industry is underperforming.  Oddly, or slyly, they have not bothered to explain why the industry is underperforming in a fashion that fits the known facts – why is that so?
Updated. To see this full size, click to open.

These facts about monopolization and consolidation beg the question. Is there corruption occurring that keeps public officials from acting to stop the monopolization of America? After all, the Department of Justice’s top antitrust cop has made it plain in several speeches that DOJ already has the antitrust tools necessary to act.  So, what’s the hold-up? Is the timing political, waiting to see who wins the 2020 election?

Voices across the left-right divide have at least given verbal support for antitrust action. That begs the question. Given the verbal support, why isn’t there a vigorous move to enforce existing antitrust laws? Because America is arguably being monopolized which impacts our industry and others too.

Saturday Satire and Executive Summaries for Manufactured Housing Professionals, Investors, Advocates, Researchers, Public Officials, and Investigators

Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, MHVillage, Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders Challenged


The Fight For by Independents for Independence

Trevor Loudon documented the rise of the Democratic Socialist and Marxists influences in the Democratic Party years before the current election cycle. Put differently, what is occurring is the culmination of years of activities.


Trevor Loudon’s “Who’s Who of House Pro-Socialists…Is Your Representative On The List?” Plus, Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates


Loudon did his documentation in part by using on camera interviews of pro-socialists. That included Shaun King. King has ties to Black Lives Matter and other groups. He recently called for tearing down statues and images of Jesus.




You can’t make this up. There are numerous quotes, recent and prior, that are in the open for those willing to connect the dots and look at the facts square in the eyes.

One must bear in mind that there are RINOs as well as DINOs. People who posture being something that they are not.




It was former President Barack Obama Chief of Staff (both Democrats) and the prior Mayor of Chicago – Rahm Emanuel – who said, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Ponder that and these following direct quotes.

  • If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.” – Hawk Newsome, Chairman Black Lives Matter of Greater New York. Source: Newsweek.
  • We are trained Marxists.” – Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder. Source: progressive Real News interview.
  • We know that in order to defend immigrants, protect DACA and defend our democracy, that Trump must be defeated this November.” – Cristina Jiménez, United We Dream co-founder. Source: NBC News.
  • Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.” – Shaun King tweet. Wikipedia said he’s the “co-founder of Real Justice PAC. King uses social media to promote social justice causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement.”

It takes money to pay people to have a revolution. So who are those funding these efforts? Other issues are the impact of uncertainty and fear.  Most investors crave certainty, but part of the Buffett mantra is that when others are fearful, that is the time to jump in.





Billionaires, Corporations Funding Marxist-Socialist Movement?

It’s not a secret or a ‘conspiracy theory.’ Corporations are lining up to give hundreds of millions of dollars to groups that are openly preaching Marxist-Socialist ideology. That begs the question. Why? Why are ‘capitalists’ supporting Marxist-Socialists?


That asked, it must be noted that the notion of socialism doesn’t scare millions of Americans as it might have even 10 years ago.

Screen capture from the full survey, a handy download that could be shared at at team meeting, or for individual reading.


Breitbart is among the right-of-center media that has tracked the pro-Marxist, pro-Socialist, pro-Communist graffiti. 

There are millions who have become used to the notion that something can be “free.” After all, Facebook is “free.” Google is “free.” Right?

Not exactly. Each of those platforms – among others that could be mentioned – monetize by making the information that they gather about users like you and tens of millions of others their “product.” They are gathering information about billions of individuals around the world. According to the thesis of the “Creepy Line” documentary, they can slyly manipulate up to ten percent of the voters in a given area.



Testimony to Congress has underscored those concerns. Dr. Robert Epstein is pro-Democratic and said he supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But he is one of the experts that has testified about the evidence he has uncovered from research about the ability of the social media giants to sway voters.  Put differently, companies inside America have more ability to shift votes than Russians ever dreamed of doing.



These tech giant’s platforms are routinely run by wealthy people who favor and financially support a leftist agenda. There are claims made by current or former Google and Facebook employees that enforced conformity of thought is commonplace. The example below is just one of many.



So what?

Well, for instance Seattle’s openly socialist city counsel woman, Kshama Swant, had her campaign reportedly financed primarily by tech giants such as Microsoft – founded by leftist billionaire Bill Gates, which has clear financial ties to mainstream left-of-center media and search platform Bing; Amazon – which is led by leftist world’s wealthiest billionaire, Jeff Bezos – who likewise owns the left-of-center Washington Post; or Facebook, led by leftist billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook and Google are facing antitrust probes in dozens of states and at the federal level. Each has been fined by U.S. and Eurozone officials to the tune of billions of dollars. But to wealthy corporations, that’s chump change. A cost of doing business.

Billionaire George Soros is among those who has spent millions of dollars in recent years to get local district attorneys elected that favor a left-of-center view. There are numerous efforts to change local politics as a step toward influencing national issues.  But that should cause thinkers across the political divide pause. Why are billionaires openly supporting socialist and far left-leaning candidates?


Knowing leaders along with arguably brainwashed and gaslighted individuals working for these giant firms were a significant part of the funding that f the campaign of a socialist council person. While she rails against Amazon in a fashion that makes her a local folk-hero to local voters who don’t grasp the realities of socialist thinking, she postures positions that conveniently align with what right-of-center Breitbart sarcastically has labeled “Masters of the Universe.”



Experts like Dr. Epstein, who once again described himself as a supporter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has spoken out against the manipulative might these “free” social media platforms have exercised. They are “addictive” in their appeal. To millions, their leaders aren’t villains, they are “heroes.” It’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s the testimony of experts to Congress and to those in media who will listen.  This is one of several possible examples of the Andrew Breitbart, who pivoted from left-wing Huffington Post to founding the right-of-center Breitbart News, point that culture is upstream from politics.




But as some 150 largely leftist writers, journalists, and academics have recently lamented, there is a growing enforced belief system that seeks to silence those who disagree.





Their full joint letter, found at the report linked here, opens with a de rigueur attack on President Donald Trump. But it then pivots to a lament about how fellow leftists are increasingly narrowing the ability of people to be allowed to express or hold a dissenting view. Rephrased, voices on both the left and the right are voicing concerns about the limiting of views and thus understanding and debate.


See eye opening letter and related report at this link here.



It is not unlike what suspended ABC News reporter David Wright said in the quote below which got him in trouble with his management. Wright himself is a leftist. Perhaps he doesn’t even realize that he’s been groomed in a propagandized stew of compliance that fellow leftist Noam Chomsky has compared to totalitarian rigidity?





Another liberal journalist, formerly with CBS News, Dan Rather is among the voices on the largely leftist-thinking docudrama, Shadows of Liberty, decried as the corporate mandated news product that allows their respective viewers to see only what they want people to see. That’s their words, in their expert and often insider experiences.


Dan Rather quote from the compelling video, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the linked page below.


Deepa Kumar quote from from the thought-provoking video documentary, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the linked here. The full length version of the award winning docu-drama can be streamed online.


Danny Glover sits on the board of Warren Buffett’s NoVo Foundation. He is a Hollywood insider. In Shadows of Liberty, he said this.


Danny Glover quote from the fascinating video documentary, Shadows of Liberty. You can stream it or view the shorter version of the video at this link here.


Peter Buffett is Warren Buffett’s son. In his own words he has said that the so-called philanthropy of his father and others doesn’t change the causes they claim to fight on behalf of for the better. Rather, they lock in place what they espouse to change.


Peter Buffett, Warren’s Son on Charitable-Industrial Complex and Philanthro-Feudalism – Insiders Look at Nonprofits, Are They Protecting or Harming Supposed Beneficiaries?


Left-leaning Laura Flanders on GRITtv called it philanthro-feudalism. Peter Buffett agreed on camera, see that report linked here or via the text-image box above.. That terminology is noteworthy. It mirrors the description of what leftist university professor Joel Kotkin, formerly with the Washington Post, has said to the right-of-center Epoch Times in a video interview and other published statements found in the report here and linked in the hot-linked image and headline below.




Years before he died, former Reagan Administration Secretary of the Interior James Watt described what he saw as not a conspiracy in the strict sense. But rather, he warned about a conspiracy of common interests. People who held a similar world view who naturally behaved in the same way.




A fairly small group of billionaires and their corporate interests have quietly worked for years to arrive at this point in time. They are routinely leftists. They supported – at times through dark money channels – the openly Marxist-Socialist Black Lives Matter. The report linked below makes that clear by following the money trail.


Dark Money-Billionaires Buffett, Gates, Soros Funding Black Lives Matter, Antifa – Named by AG Barr in Riots, Looting – Hijacking Peaceful George Floyd Death Racial Justice Protests



It should be noted that the Berkshire board includes two attorneys, including Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chair, Charlie Munger,  that proudly proclaim themselves to be radically progressive. The quote below was emblazoned on their website.


Bill Gates has since left the Berkshire board, after the time MHProNews began spotlighting his close ties to Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway.

These individuals have been on mainstream television news and stated that they ‘will burn down this system.’ These are the people that billionaires are supporting via their ‘charitable donations.’



It bears repeating. The billionaires and their corporate interests are financing them? How does that make sense?

First, as left-leaning Inequality has documented, these ultra-wealthy corporatists are getting fabulously richer in just a few months during a pandemic.



Warren Buffett Declared “Class Warfare,” Buffett Says Fellow Billionaires – “We’re Winning”

Next, these billionaires have funded lawsuits that at times directly impinge on affordable manufactured housing.




As the report linked above that can be accessed either by clicking the image or the headline reflects, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett are among those who have helped finance the Sierra Club. Money if fungible. Financing the nonprofit is akin to financing the lawsuit which has threatened to undermine the affordability of mainstream manufactured housing. Who reports on that besides MHProNews? The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).




Rephrased, where is the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) on this? Silence. How could they speak up if they value their cushy jobs?




Current and former MHI members and staff are among those who have raised the alarm about MHI’s hired guns and their purported and well documented conflicts of interest.




Lesli Gooch happens to be Republican in pedigree. But arguably corrupt behavior is what it is.


See report linked here


If Gooch is so effective, why is it she fails to do the obvious? Why does she posture support for the Duty to Serve Manufactured Housing? Why do they push a clearly failed program instead?


David Dworkin, National Housing Conference, Compared and Contrasted with Lesli Gooch, Manufactured Housing Institute on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Proposed Modifications to FHFA on Duty to Serve Finance Plans


MHARR’s Mark Weiss, President and CEO, has called the posturing without performing “the Illusion of Motion.” That report by Weiss is one of the hottest read on their website, months after it was published.




The corruption at MHI can be logically connected to who arguably dominates the association. It is the same billionaire – Warren Buffett – and his business and ‘foundation’ interests who is referenced numerous times in this report.




While the coy Marty Lavin, J.D., doesn’t name names, the MHI award winner has plainly said that the association works for the interests of the “big boys”




Lavin ripped the trade policies of the U.S. which often happen to favor the interests of the globalists that includes people like Gates, Buffett, and Bloomberg.


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Lavin boiled down his observations to simple quotes.






Is he alone in that advice? Hardly. It is akin to what former investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson has said. Follow the money. Look for the evidence. Watch for the head-fakes.



Attkisson has called one of the techniques used by the cabal “The Smear.” The powers that be seek to silence people who dare report what they don’t want reported.




Isn’t that what those 150 writers, journalists, and academics who signed the letter linked here have argued is occurring?




Sometimes the best place to hide is in plain sight. But it requires significant time and effort to discern what is occurring. Without meticulous detail, who would believe it?

Even those who reportedly support Donald Trump – if they want to keep their jobs or status  in manufactured housing – are de facto silenced.




Kelley ironically published a statement by Joanne Stevens, who works for a Berkshire brand. Stevens ripped MHI’s effectiveness. Yet her parent company dominates the association, where is the logic in that?




It’s clever like a fox. After all, Buffett is funding not only MHI, but has also used dark money channels to fund MHAction and other groups that have seemingly opposed Clayton Homes and their lending.



Buffett/Berkshire Bust! Stunning Charges – Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, Impact Communities Lawsuit Against Residents; MHAction Connection Evidence

While Dave Reynolds denied colluding with MHAction, as was reported in the report linked above, he and partner Frank Rolfe, have been tied to Berkshire brands for years.

Reynolds partner Rolfe has made it no secret that they like monopolistic practices.


‘Many can Defeat the Money,’ Buffett Dark-Money Backed MHAction, Others Targets ‘Wall Street,’ Private Equity and ‘Racist’ Policies, plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates


The largest firms in manufactured housing have slowly, but steadily, have been growing at the expense of independent who routinely want to consolidate what little is left of manufactured housing.

Who says? Corporate officials speaking on recorded calls on the record, or in published documents. See those quotes further above from Cavco Industries, Skyline Champion, and Clayton Homes.

Only MHI member Andy Gedo has the moxi to debate these issues in a public forum. Gedo, an intelligent, educated, and motivated person, finally threw in the proverbial towel.


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The Ohio Manufactured Home Association’s Tim Williams has said he would debate. But when given the opportunity to do a public debate moderated by a third party university professor, Williams failed to fulfill his prior statement; why? Williams purportedly does ghost writing for pro-Trump parties, but has given cover to MHI anyway; is his pay check more important than the industry’s independents that paid his salary for years?




Tom Hodges, J.D., corporate counsel for Clayton Homes and MHI’s chairman has likewise declined comment. Why not respond, if the facts are other than as presented?

MHI has reportedly done a deal with George Allen to be a surrogate that attacks MHARR and/or this platform. When invited to debate the issues and allegations publicly, Allen fails to engage. Is the Vietnam Vet Allen afraid to debate as Gedo did?

MHI members prop up MHVillage owned MHInsider. They make bold claims, but similarly won’t back them up or discuss or debate concerns when repeatedly invited to do so – why not?

It was MHVillage’s Darren Krolewski who said that this is the preeminent platform in manufactured housing trade media. Note how he phrased it.


MHProNews has invited MH Village’s top people to respond to concerns and claims made against them. They have so far declined to comment.


It is Tim Williams, CEO of Berkshire owned 21st Mortgage Corporation, who praised MHProNews and our sister site.





The late Howard Walker, who sat on MHI’s board for years said this.


The words of the late Howard Walker, ELS Vice Chairman, shared for publication with MHProNews.


Walker also said that bad news should be confronted.


Thoughtful words, worth pondering. 


Those who signed that letter published by Harper’s may be anti-Trump, but they arguably did this nation and the 45th president a favor. They have called into question the failure of the so-called liberal left to stand up to their own claimed values.




Democratic supporter Alan Dershowitz has said that the late CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite couldn’t get a job in mainstream media today.




While posturing caring for the poor and disenfranchised, the wealthy elites have weaponized capitalism. Who says? Robin Harding with the left-of-center Financial Times, who ripped Warren Buffett and his monopolistic most by name.




Indeed, Buffett himself has openly said that his class has waged war against the other 99 percent.




It is their own words and deeds that ironically have condemned Buffett and his billionaire allies.

While the powers that be weaponize nonprofits like Black Lives Matter, they are fomenting unrest and racial tensions in the U.S. Why, unless it is part of their moat building methodology?



Dark Money-Billionaires Buffett, Gates, Soros Funding Black Lives Matter, Antifa – Named by AG Barr in Riots, Looting – Hijacking Peaceful George Floyd Death Racial Justice Protests


This report linked above drew 1.12 million hits in June 2020. It is still well into 6 figures for readership in July of 2020. ICYMI or need a refresher see what hundreds of thousands found so compelling.

See why that report and the next one have been high in specific Google search results. It has topped 400,000 hits in less than a week. If Ghislaine Maxwell doesn’t mysteriously vanish or die, as occurred to the the question suicide in jail of Jeffrey Epstein, watch for this to emerge as a major topic in the days ahead.




And don’t forget. It was MHProNews that remind readers years ago about the dangers of socialism before it became the hot topic of today.

Capitalism, Socialism, & Manufactured Housing


Generally center-right Prager U explained socialism this way. Note that they have several videos on this topic, routinely with millions of views each.



Prager also produced a video that is quite in keeping with the facts found below.


Black Lives Matter-Slavery, Racial History, Economic Inequality, Affordable Home Ownership–White Billionaires Getting Richer


There is a rising tide of minorities who oppose the Democratic Party’s leftward lurch. Burgess Owens is one of several possible examples.



Owens is one of several black leaders who support President Trump and oppose the increasingly openly socialist agenda of the Democratic Party. Why would Owens do so if he thought POTUS Trump was an evil racist?

Sometimes the best place to hide is in plain sight. But it requires significant time and effort to discern what is occurring. Without meticulous detail, who would believe it?

Even those who reportedly support Donald Trump – if they want to keep their jobs or status  in manufactured housing – are de facto silenced.

Illustrations like the above and the headline are supplied by the editor of MHProNews, which is customary for a guest column. The text supplied are the unedited words of Kurt Kelley, delivered via email, on the topic of the importance of who will replace Justice Anthony “Tony” Kennedy on the nation’s high court.


There are those who oppose monopolistic trends and practices. But if Buffett’s buddy President Obama’s VP Joe Biden becomes the next president, will trust busting occur?




People are known both by those who support and oppose them. President Trump has been subjected to the greatest media and other attacks in recent decades. From the Access Hollywood video tape, to people in his own circle who published books that made claims against him that earned millions for publishers, to the billionaires who have financed his opponents, Mr. Trump has taken it and pushed back.

People are known both by those who support and oppose them. President Trump has been subjected to the greatest media and other attacks in recent decades. From the Access Hollywood video tape, to people in his own circle who published books that made claims against him that earned millions for publishers, to the billionaires who have financed his opponents, Mr. Trump has taken it and pushed back.

Where are the cheering crowds for former VP Joe Biden? Biden, former President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, they all became millionaires during or after leaving political office. They have fat speaking fees and contracts with companies like the FAANGBM brands.







The evidence of crony vulture capitalists, their corporate interests, and opposition to President Trump is as open as the support of minorities like Ortiz from the Job Creators Network.




Spend billions of dollars in trashing your reputation, and you too will be sullied.



You can’t make this drama up. It is in the open for those willing to connect the dots.

To sum up,

  • our industry and many others are increasingly dominated by a relatively few big companies and billionaires.
  • Many of the wealthy are financing to various degrees – and sometimes by indirect means – radical groups.
  • Our industry and others are slowly being monopolized, sometimes through Oligopoly.


  • These wealthy billionaires and their corporate interests dominate politics, media, and businesses that may not always see the interconnection of the forces at play.



There are voices on both sides of the left-right divide that have made these concerns for years, but often without spelling out the details of the problem and solutions.

They often have entirely different proposed solutions, but they each have pointed to several of the same facts. That alone is a big clue.

While each of the above have at various times talked about the need for antitrust and other legal steps, thus far, it is the Trump Administration who has begun to press these issues in a practical way.

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The money of the wealthy is arguably buying influence and corruption. There is a difference between free enterprise and crony capitalism.  The opportunities are many. But there is a need to break up the monopolists, just as was started in the late 1800s and at various times during the 1900s.





War has been declared. It is now visible in our streets. It is visible on the stock markets. It is visible in the halls of Congress and in local and state government offices.

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Some grasp the threat, others want to ignore it.  There is even an open threat on religious liberty.  Ignoring the problems won’t make them go away.

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On the Capital Research Center website they use a phrase that is apt. “Deception and Misdirection.”

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Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country. Or prepare to surrender to those who have openly said that they are Marxists, knowing that they are financed by those who have been undermining our industry and so many others.

“We are trained Marxists.” – Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors, “Deception and Misdirection” – Capital Research Center

The monopolists must be beaten at the ballot box. But they must also be broken up via antitrust, RICO and the enforcement of other good laws that are already on the books. It has been done before.

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Which means it can be done again. Without vigorous pushback, they forces building their new feudalistic society will win.  There is a reason why these powerful leftist-leaning billionaires and their minions hate Donald Trump as they do. In their minds, he is the main human obstacle standing in their way.

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