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Here’s links to some of our blog posts about mobile homes:

  1. How do I find out how old a mobile home is and
    who manufactured it?

  2. Does it make sense to remodel an older mobile home?

  3. What are the most common problems with older
    mobile homes?

  4. What is the life expectancy of a mobile home?

  5. How can I tell the difference between a manufactured
    home and a modular home?

  6. How much does it cost to move a mobile home?

  7. How often should I pump out the septic tank?

  8. What can I do to prevent dampness and mold in my mobile home?

  9. Should I call a plumber or septic tank contractor when my septic tank backs up into the house?

  10. How can I tell if a mobile home is well constructed?

  11. What is the plastic sheet called that covers the underside of a mobile home?

  12. Why is there such a big gap under the doors inside a mobile home?

  13. What are the warning signs of a dangerous deck?

  14. What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home?

  15. Does an addition to a mobile home have to comply with the HUD Code?

  16. What’s the difference between a manufactured and a mobile home?

  17. What is a Park Model mobile home?

  18. Where do I find the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on a mobile home?

  19. How much does a mobile home inspection cost?

  20. Can I install a mobile home myself?

  21. What is the stuff you paint on an old mobile home metal roof to extend its life?

  22. Can I paint the vinyl covered wallboard in a mobile home?

  23. Can I remodel an old mobile home without a building permit?

  24. How fire-resistant is a mobile home?

  25. What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?

  26. What’s the difference between a trailer, a mobile home, a manufactured home, and a modular home?

  27. How can I upgrade a wind zone 1 mobile home to wind zone 2?

  28. Can I put a zone 1 mobile home in Florida?

  29. Do I need stairs at all exit doors from a mobile home?

  30. Can I use Tyvek as a belly wrap replacement for a mobile home?

  31. Can you move a mobile home that is 20 years old in Florida?

  32. What is a pit set mobile home?

  33. Do you have any tips for buying a used mobile home?

  34. Why is it important that a mobile home stay level throughout its lifetime?

  35. How much venting is required for mobile home skirting?

  36. What is the life expectancy of a modular home?

  37. How do I upgrade my old (pre-1976) mobile home to meet HUD standards?

  38. How energy efficient is a mobile home?

  39. Can I tell the year of a manufactured/mobile home from the HUD tag (red tag)?

  40. Can a mobile/manufactured home have a high radon problem?

  41. What are the HUD requirements for selling a remodeled or renovated mobile home?

  42. How many mobile/manufactured home manufacturers are licensed to sell their homes in Florida?

  43. Can a mobile/manufactured home get termites?

  44. What does a home inspector look for when examining a mobile home crawl space?

  45. How do I look for mold in my mobile home?

  46. What is the difference between the electric service to a mobile home and a site built home?

  47. How much is a used mobile home worth?

  48. What would cause half of a double-wide mobile home to lose electric power?

  49. What are the common problems to look for when buying a mobile home that is older than 40 years?

  50. Can I convert a shipping container into a HUD-Code manufactured/mobile home?

  51. Can you do a mobile home inspection with no electric power or water?

  52. What is an “RP” sticker for a mobile home?

  53. What is a manufactured home?

  54. What is the building code for mobile/manufactured homes in Florida?

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