September 2, 2019 – A Breakthrough

Never in history have owners of mobile/manufactured homes had a viable means to enforce the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL). And laws without enforcement are worthless.   That all changes today! Mobilehome Magazine and the Mobile Home Owners Network have teamed to bring all California homeowners an inexpensive, simple, and effective way to enforce the law, to receive important information and organize, all very critical to protect your home equity and rights.

Beginning today, we welcome your email letting us know you want to be part of this new program.  Simply send an email to fawodley@yahoo.com, write JOIN MHONET in the subject line and provide us with your contact info in the body of the email.  Send no $$.  We will email you when we launch the program.

Here are some questions/answers that will help you understand how the program works:

Question.  When will the program be launched, i.e. when can we get legal help, receive the magazine and call for advice?   Answer.  For the program to be viable, we will launch only after 300 homeowners have pledged to pay $24/year.  That will provide us $7,200, enough to hire an attorney, and administer the program.

Question.  How much does the program cost per year?  Answer.  Only $24/year, $2/month or 7 cents a day.  Peanuts to most homeowners!

Question.  What if I don’t need the legal portion?  Can I join and get a discount.  Answer.  Sure, how about $14/year to join without legal.

Question.  I’m afraid if I join, management will retaliate.  Answer.  a)  Management has NO WAY of knowing unless they can intercept your emails.  b)  Retaliation is against the law.  c)  Now you have the support of MHONET and an attorney who can advise management that it is illegal to retaliate.

Question.  I’m reluctant to give you my email address and contact information.  You might sell it or give it to others.  Answer.  Trust us, we will keep your information confidential.  NO ONE will see it.

Question.  I’m concerned that you will call me, perhaps asking for more money or something else.  Answer.  There is no need to worry.  It won’t happen!  We simply have no need to call you, nor do we have the time.

Question.  Why is it critical I join?  I’ve never joined anything in the past and seem to be ok.  Answer.  a)  This is a huge opportunity for homeowners to finally organize, be informed and get low cost legal assistance. b)  You are not protected todayThe Great Deception let the cat out of the bag – our statewide “advocate” is not helping us, it is helping park owners.  c)  The threats are real.  There are unscrupulous park owners who are not satisfied collecting rents, they want a chunk of your home equity, and often get it at time of sale. d)  While you thought others were protecting your rights, park owners took over GSMOL.  Your apathy and complacency helped park owners.  Now the homeowner community is without protection.  Don’t let that happen again.  Join MHONET!

Question.  How will I benefit?  Answer. (1) You will receive an informative magazine every-other month by email – 6 total.  Eventually, as the program develops, you will receive a hard copy magazine, perhaps monthly – 12,  (2)  You will receive discounts on the books we offer – The Great Deception ($20), Our Frequently Asked Questions Handbook ($7), Mobilehome Wars by Donald DeVore ($15), and Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash ($25),  (3)  You will have access to our HELP-LINE (hours and days to be determined), (4)  You will be able to submit complaints to us which we will address in a timely manner.  We will decide if a consultation or a letter from our attorney is warranted.  There may be a small co-pay for these services.  Remember, there are very few attorneys that have experience with the MRL.  Those that do may charge between $175-$250 per hour.  (We, before we became advocates, paid $1000 to an inexperienced attorney for one letter.) We expect the co-pay for a consultation to be $50 for a half-hour, and about $100 for a letter.

Question.  How do I join?  Answer.  Send an email to fawodley@yahoo.com with JOIN MHONET in the subject line.  Then identify yourself in the body of the email.  Please send your mailing address, including park name, and your phone number.  (We will not call, just for our information) Send NO $$.  As soon as we reach the 300 count, we will email you to send us $24.  Make your check out to Mobilehome Magazine, P.O. Box 3774, Chatsworth, CA 91313.  We will notify you by email when we receive a total of $7,200 and can launch the program.

Question.  What about homeowners without email?  Answer.  They will not be able to participate without an email address; however, as the program develops, they will.  We will explain that transition later.  If they can use the email of a friend or relative, they can join by using that email.

Question.  Is this a good deal?  Answer.  No.  We feel this is an excellent deal.  Remember, homeowners have no rights today and are not being protected by any organization, private or government.  Sure, there are a handful of regional organizations that are doing good work; however, none of them offer a viable means to enforce the MRL.  We are the only ones that do.

Question.  Can you trust us?  Might we be taken over by park owners as happened to GSMOL?  Answer.  Absolutely.  Remember, Mobilehome Magazine has furnished the community of homeowners 1,500,000 copies of the informative magazine at no cost to the community.  That’s dedication.  And we’ve run the Coalition of Mobilehome Owners – California for 12 years.  (COMO-CAL closed because we decided a statewide group was not the best way to serve homeowners, regional groups were.)

Question.  I have questions about the program.  How can I ask?  Answer.  It’s simple.  Send an email to fawodley@yahoo.com and ask away.

Remember, we launch when 300 homeowners commit to pay $24 to Mobilehome Magazine to join the program.    Nothing will happen unless YOU step up and decide to support us.  So we suggest, send that email and help us protect you.  That’s our goal!

Update September 1, 2019 – A WARNING

Owners of mobile and manufactured homes in California have an investment worth about $40,000,000,000.  That’s $40 with a Billion!  We’re sure you are one of them.  Now ask yourself, how much did you contribute (time and money) to protect your investment over the last year, five years, 10 years?  If you’re like 99.999% of homeowners, you spent NOTHING, ZERO, NICHTS.  GSMOL gets the most $$ – now almost $200,000/year (which is controlled by park owners – read below).  Please do not support GSMOL.

Our plan of regional organizations provides you with real protection – an attorney for consultation and letters, a bi-monthly newsletter, a help-line, and much more.  Where can you spend $2/month and receive such benefits.  If even half of the community spent $2/month, we guarantee the loses due to  interference of sales, and the stress caused by abusive managers would decrease markedly. And we’d have enforcement of the MRL.  ALL FOR $2/MONTH!

You can join MHONET, and start being protected today.  Simply send a check made out to Mobilehome Magazine for $24 and mail to Mobilehome Magazine, P.O. Box 3774, Chatsworth, CA 91313.  You’ll receive shortly a copy of our 36 page Handbook of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.  A must-have reference.

 

Many homeowners visit this site each month.  Why not?  It has eight years of Mobilehome Magazines (2019 and archives) with lots of helpful articles.  And we authored the controversial book The Great Deception, about the take over of GSMOL by park owners in 1989.  They still control GSMOL today!

What has been the response by GSMOL and its supporters?  They have decided to ignore it.  I’ve sent a few the book to their leaders; however, they have said they probably wouldn’t read it.  Of course, the park owners want to continue to control our beloved GSMOL.

The evidence presented in the book is accurate and verifiable.  Nothing has been made-up.  And our conclusion of a take-over is credible.  If you’re skeptical, read the book and make up your own mind.  If you can prove my conclusions wrong, we’ll send you $100 cash from my own pocket (that’s a lot to us).

The Community needs to wake up and wake up quickly.  There is NO ONE watching out for you.  We are working hard on a second book – GSMOL is not alone in this conspiracy against you and the million others living in mobile/manufactured housing in California.  We will be writing about the Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as  the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Housing Communities, which is chaired by Senator Leyva.

We are the only advocate telling you the truth.  We have a history of working for homeowners – 1,500,000 magazines free to the community is just one example. We also saved residents of the San Fernando Valley almost $1,000,000 because we were able to roll-back an illegal rent increase in 2008.  Just two examples of our commitment to you.

The Great Deception effects every homeowner in California.  Please consider a purchase – just $20.  Send a check for $20 made out to Mobilehome Magazine, P.O.Box 3774, Chatsworth, CA 91313.  You won’t be sorry you did.  The book is 350 pages, 8″x10″ – so it is a long read. 

And please, don’t just visit out website.  Consider a donation of $5 or $10 or more to help us continue our work. 

We need volunteers.  Help us help you.  Volunteer to distribute Mobilehome Magazine.  You’d be doing your friends and neighbors a favor.  There is no magazine like it.  GSMOL shut down four magazines because they didn’t want you to know about The Great Deception, i.e. the truth.

We also want to help you organize, in your park, or in your region.  Step up.  Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.  Call Frank @ 818-886-6479 or send him an email at fawodley@yahoo.com.  Do it today!

  

Update August 1, 2019

Mobilehome Magazine Newsletter.  We are taking pre-subscriptions to our new Mobilehome Magazine Newsletter.  Information in the newsletter is exclusive to those who have subscribed and will not be posted online.  The newsletter will be $10 for 6 issues.  If you are interested, just send an email to fawodley@yahoo.com and insert “INTERESTED” in the subject line.  Send no money!  Nothing else to do but wait for an email from us saying we are beginning to send out the Newsletter.  At that time we will bill you $10/6 issues.

Publication will begin as soon as we have 200 subscriptions.  So if you want to be connected to the only honest, truthful source about mobilehome issues, you will want to subscribe.  We are sure you will find the information well worth the $10 cost.

 

Update July 17, 2019

You are not protected!

The Great Deception  proves that our beloved statewide organization, GSMOL, was taken over by pro-park owners.  Don’t believe me, then read the book yourself.  Books are now available through Mobilehome Magazine.  I’m offering you a $10 discount.  Make checks ($20.00) out to Mobilehome Magazine, P.O. Box 3774, Chatsworth, CA 91313.  I’ll send your book first class mail the same day.

As a consequence of the takeover, you and I are not protected.  There is no viable means to enforce the MRL.  There are no solutions to pressing problems like interference of sales and manager abuse.

Our only option is to organize.  Step up and form a regional group.  We’ll pay you $1,500 if you do and help you every step of the way.  We’re doing our part, please do yours.

Until regional groups are formed, we will begin organizing homeowners by restarting MHONET.

Mobile Home Owners Network (MHONET).

Since we are NOT PROTECTED today, we have decided to start accepting memberships again in the Mobile Home Owners Network (The Network).  Membership is $24/year.  Members receive a quarterly magazine, access to a help-line, discounts on books (The Great Deception, Mobilehome Wars, and COMO-CAL’s Handbook).  Plus as soon as we have enough members, The Network will offer limited legal assistance (consultation, and  letter writing).  There may be a small co-pay with legal assistance, that is to be worked out.

Make checks out to Mobilehome Magazine, P.O. Box 3774, Chatsworth, CA 91313.  Include your contact info including address, phone number, email address, and park name.

Questions:  Call Frank at 818-886-6479 or email him at fawodley@yahoo.com

If you don’t join us, you become part of the problem.  Do the right thing, it is just a small amount to have some peace of mind.  And please know we are doing our best to organize and keep you protected.  Much thanks from the crew at Mobilehome Magazine and MHONET.

Update June 1, 2019


Important update:  After almost two years, I’m publishing my new book, The Great Deception – California Mobilehome Owners – Victims of a 30 Year Conspiracy.

The Great Deception – the book.

The book The Great Deception is now published via Kindle Direct Publishing and available to purchase online through Amazon; however, we suggest you purchase through Mobilehome Magazine and save $10 You can order the book by sending a check ($20) to Mobilehome Magazine, P.O. Box 3774, Chatsworth CA 91313.  The book is 8″x 10″, 350 pages, black and white with a glossy color cover.  It is a “must read” for anyone living in a mobile/manufactured home today.  Remember, Knowledge is Power!

The book tells a shocking story about GSMOL, our long-time statewide advocate.  It examines GSMOL’s 30 year decline and provides many answers.  The conclusions effect every mobilehome owner in California and some in other states.  It is break-through.

It is a wake-up call for all of us.  We must immediately reorganize into Regional Groups.

The retail price of the book is $24.95 and comes to $30 with tax and shipping.  We’re giving our friends and neighbors a $10 discount ($20), but you must order through Mobilehome Magazine.

Regional Group Plan.

We’ve written about the Regional Group Plan since November 2014 and there is more and more support for it.  In fact, today we fee it is the only way to go forward.  It has many benefits.  We are now offering a $1,500 reward to anyone starting a regional group in their area.  We are here to help you step by step.  And we will provide you Mobilehome Magazine to use as your voice and reach homeowners in your area.

Update May 2019

It has been over two years since we’ve updated this site.  In that time we’ve been busy printing and distributing Mobilehome Magazine.  Today we deliver 12,000 magazines free to the community (Vallejo/Napa with Miss Terri Pohrman, Sacramento, North San Diego County – with Mr. Bob Markley and Lloyd Rochambeau, and East San Diego – with Buddy Rabaya).

If you’d like the magazine in your area, please call Frank Wodley at 818-886-6479 or email him at fawodley@yahoo.com

By the way, we do not take subscriptions as we have in the past.  It is simply too much paper work for us.

Are You Protected Today?  

Here are a few questions to help you answer that question:

  • Do you think you are well represented in Sacramento?
  • Do you think your statewide advocate (GSMOL) has remained strong, and effective over the last 30 years?  Remember, GSMOL had about 100,000 members and a revenue over $1.5 million around 1990.  Formed in 1962, it had become very successful.
  • Do you think the Mobilehome Residency Law is effective preventing some park owners from violating the law?
  • What about manager abuse and interference of sales?  Has GSMOL been effective in eliminating these important issues?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, we suggest you are  misinformed.  We suggest you read our new book, The Great Deception, to find the answers.  Remember, as goes GSMOL, so goes the community.  GSMOL has been our primary advocate for over 55 years.

The Great Deception – the book.

The book The Great Deception will soon be published via Kindle Direct Publishing and available online through Amazon.  We suggest you purchase through Mobilehome Magazine.  You can preorder the book by sending a check ($20) to Mobilehome Magazine, P.O. Box 3774, Chatsworth CA 91313.  The book is 8″x 10″, 350 pages, black and white with a glossy color cover.  It is a “must read” for anyone living in a mobile/manufactured home today.  Remember, Knowledge is Power!

The book is a wealth of knowledge.  The retail price of the book is $24.95 and comes to $30 with tax and shipping.  We’re giving our friends and neighbors a $10 discount ($20), but you must order through Mobilehome Magazine.

Regional Group Plan.

We’ve written about the Regional Group Plan since November 2014 and there is more and more support for it.  In fact, today we fee it is the only way to go forward.  It has many benefits.  We are now offering a $1,500 reward to anyone starting a regional group in their area.  We are here to help you step by step.  And we will provide you Mobilehome Magazine to use as your voice and reach homeowners in your area.

 

 

 

 

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