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A Mobile Home Trailer or Manufactured Home ?

A Mobile Home or manufactured housing might have once been associated with very basic mobile home trailer, but this is no longer the case! In fact, many of these structures now offer the sort of living space for which you would almost certainly want to invest in Aviva home insurance, or other similar policies, as more and more people are using them as their primary place of residence. They are of high structural standards, but are still far more affordable than many other types of housing. Take a look below to see the official definition of mobile or manufactured homes.


Definition according to HUD

Manufactured Home - A factory built home built after the enactment of and bearing a label of compliance with the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act, effective June 15, 1976 (HUD Code).


A Mobile Home Trailer – A factory built home built prior to enactment of the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act, effective June 15, 1976 (HUD Code).


No they are not a mobile home trailer anymore! They are well constructed prebuilt manufactured homes that are as well built as many site built homes I have seen. 



Mobile Home Manufactured Home Sales

Mobile home trailer sales continue to do well. Manufactured housing is affordable prefab homes for families. Manufactured housing is a good choice for second homes and vacation homes. Double wide mobile homes out sell single wide mobile homes. Here is a link to a website with some mobile manufactured housing buying guideines. 



History and Statistics of Doublewide, Single Wide Mobile Homes and Manufactured Housing

Wikipedia has useful information on the history, sizes and some of the regulations on single wide and double wide mobile homes and prebuilt manufactured housing.

The break down of percentages of mobile homes and manufactured homes as manufactured housing units by state


A Mobile Home and Manufactured Home Construction

Mobile Homes Manufactured Mobile Homes are factory prefab homes to specifications regulated by HUD and other organizations. Here's a video from Clayton Homestm  showing the manufactured housing construction process used at their factory. 

Used Mobile Homes Used Manufactured Homes for Sale

There are lots of used mobile homes for sale and used manufactured mobile homes single wide or double wide mobile homes can be an excellent choice for your home buying dollars. There are mobile home manufactured home dealers and private individuals that have used mobile homes for sale at good prices. Repossessed mobile homes can also be had at a price savings. The older homes will be cheap in comprison to newer prefab homes since there is no appreciation in value. A Mobile home trailer vary greatly choose a floor plan that will suit your lifestyle and furniture choices.

 There are a few things to look for when you are looking to buy a used mobile home trailer. Inspect the prefab home in a step by step way to be sure that there are no major problems.

 I recommend starting from bottom to top. Look under the home for damage to the frame, insulation, ductwork, wiring and plumbing. Look for signs of water damage and of course termites and other pest problems (ie. mice and roaches that will go with the home).

While you are still outside look at the exterior siding for rot, rust and water stains from drainage problems. Check around windows and doors for mold, mildew and condensation problems. Check the seal around the doors and windows also, can you see daylight? Does the prefab manufactured mobile home trailer have storm doors?

When you start on the inside look at the floors for warping and sinking damaged areas. Check the floor registers for rust and air tightness. Again, look for daylight around the ductwork.

Look at the walls for damage and any mold and stains, especially around windows and doors. Are the interior windows all in place?

The most usual damage is going to be in the bathrooms and the kitchen. Look for mold, water stains and signs of water leaks on the floors, walls, under the bathroom cabinets kitchen cabinets and behind the toilet. Check the plumbing and the faucets for signs of water leaks. Bathroom cupboards and kitchen cupboards are typically made of press board, also known as chip board and will have swelling and blistering where they have gotten wet.

 Check around electrical outlets and switches for signs of electrical arcing and burns. Do the slots on the outlets look worn? Is the wiring copper or aluminum wire?

Check all appliances and also the water heater for leakage and, if the mobile home is so equipped, the interior A/C unit for cleanliness and mold. How do the appliances look?

Take a look in the circuit breaker box, are there any obvious additions? Are there plenty of blank spaces left?

Check ceilings for signs of water and other damage. How about the light fixtures?

Now for the roof, look at the shingles, drip caps, facia and vents for damages. If it has a metal roof look for signs of rust, cracks and peeling and "water trails" on the siding.

Ask where the mobile home manufactured home was set up before if it is not on the original site. Was it on a well or public water etc? Was it on private land or mobile home park?

Ask the mobile home broker about set up fees, permit fees, and moving costs. Do steps, underskirting and tie downs come with it? Power pole and plumbing hook up included? Warranty?

If you feel unsure about the mobile home trailer, have a mobile home manufactured home repair person do an inspection for you, it could save a lot later. With the facts you can now negotiate your best price deal. Asking informed questions can get the sales person to be a better partner in your mobile home manufactured mobile housing buying quest. Check into the reputation of the seller with friends, neighbors and the BBB.




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