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Replacing Mobile Home Floors

The following directions were written for a mobile home bathroom floor replacement project. Bathroom floors are the most common floor problem in mobile homes. However, the same process works just as well for floors in any room of the mobile home; it’s just lots easier because you have more room to work and don’t have […]

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Mobile Home Insulation

When mobile homes are built they are constructed with the floor insulation lying on top the belly paper with the water lines and heat ducts above them. This way the heat from the house keeps lines from freezing and heat from being lost. However, they use roll insulation and it is possible for voids and […]

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Windows

Mobile home windows Mobile home windows are generally described as horizontal sliders, vertical sliders and jalousie. Jalousie are the old style and not used anymore. If you are replacing windows you will need to know which style you want and be prepared to tell the supplier the hole size. By that they mean the size […]

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Finding a Contractor

A question that is asked frequently is where to find a good contractor. It can be really hard to get a good answer, especially if you are needing some work done soon and don’t want to spend a few weeks researching everyone you can find. Sometimes neighbors and friends have good recommendations (or at least […]

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Renovation Bids & Work Orders

This is an actual bid for work to be completed by a contractor on a home. See the notes at the end on what additional information you will want before signing up for repair work on your home, especially with an unfamiliar contractor. Install new hot water heater and build door Install sheetrock in areas […]

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Completed Renovation A-105

The pictures below take you on a walkthrough of this home after all the repairs were completed. Click on any of the pictures to see a larger version. Note that your browser may resize the image to fit your screen, so you may have to click it a second time to see the full detail. […]

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Renovation A-105 Specific Problems

Pictures will come later This page has closeup pictures of many of the problems that need to be fixed in this home. All images link to larger pictures. Your browser may require you to click on the large photo a second time to see it full size. Many of these trim strips are loose and/or […]

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Renovation Overview A-105

The pictures and descriptions below will give you a feel for what the home looked like before any work was done. For fun you might pretend you are thinking of buying this house and make a list of all the work it needs. Then compare that to the contractors proposal. The pictures all link to […]

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Manufactured home renovation plan

Manufactured home renovation plan Posted below are details about how one home owner approached the renovation of their mobile home. You will need to make adjustments depending on your budget and skills, but it is a nice overview of the process. Amy and her husband bought a newer home that apparently came without water leaks. […]

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