Is remodeling a mobile home worth it?
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Is remodeling a mobile home worth it?

Remodeling a mobile home is a great idea if you see yourself in any of these statements. You have or are you willing to learn basic Do It Yourself skills. You want the most living space for the least money. You and your spouse/partner have a shared vision. You are able to find/negotiate a purchase…

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Mobile home construction – At the factory

Manufactured home construction Mobile Homes built before 1976 were constructed to much lower standards than those built later. Homes built prior to 1976 had only one or two inches of insulation wrapped around the walls, floor and ceiling, 2″ x 2″ or 2″ x 3″ studs, uninsulated air ducts in the floor and ceiling, no…

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Mobile Home Warranties

Manufactured home warranties Mobile homes come with warranties. You would do well to read them carefully and be prompt and persistent if you see something that needs to be taken care of. This is where knowing exactly who is responsible for what will be essential. In the factory at which I worked for a few…

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Dealers

The dealer is responsible for any promises the salesman made that were beyond what the factory provides. Steps, awnings, etc. may be promised and then not delivered. Decks, skirting (underpinning) etc. are normally provided by the dealer or a contractor working for him. It is to your advantage to find out and record exactly who…

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Mobile Home Manufacturers

Manufactured home manufacturers The manufacturer is responsible for the home itself. The appliances in it will be covered by their manufacturers warranty. The manufacturer is not responsible for damage in transit or what happens on the dealers lot. Manufacturers and dealers love to blame each other so at least some manufacturers video tape the inside…

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Should I buy this home? A reader question.

Are you willing/able to make the repairs yourself? If you have to hire someone to do all the work, it probably doesn’t make sense. I know from the emails I get it is often hard to find someone to repair a mobile home. Regular plumbers don’t like them because they use different parts and are…

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Should I Buy a Modular or Add On?

A reader asks : “I have a 2010 14×76 single wide, what i want to do is basically add another 14×76 on to the existing structure, i know that i will have to ave a secure foundation for the existing part and for the new part. What i want to know is, in your opinion…