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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. How can I make my mobile home look more like a house?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. What is a Park Model mobile home?

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

  20. How much does a mobile home inspection cost?

  21. Can I install a mobile home myself?

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

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

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

  25. How fire-resistant is a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. What is a pit set mobile home?

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

  35. Why is the floor tile cracked in my mobile home?

  36. Does wood rot spread? Is it contagious?

  37. What is the average lifespan of a wood deck?

  38. What is the best air conditioner for a mobile home?

  39. What is a D-sticker mobile home?

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

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

  42. When was the first double-wide mobile home manufactured?

  43. Why is my double-wide considered a HUD home?

  44. How energy efficient is a mobile home?

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

  46. Can a mobile/manufactured home get termites?

  47. What are the limitations on homesites where a mobile/manufactured home can be located?

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

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

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

  51. How can I make my mobile home more energy efficient?

  52. How much is a used mobile home worth?

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

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

  55. How many manufactured/mobile homes are there in the United States?

  56. How do HUD-code mobile/manufactured home standards compare to the IRC building code for site-built homes?

  57. What are the right words for the parts of a mobile/manufactured home?

  58. What is a manufactured home?

  59. Where do I find the VIN/serial number on a very old (pre-1976) mobile home?

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