More blog posts about mobile homes:

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

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

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

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

  5. What do I need to know about buying a foreclosure mobile home?

  6. What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home?

  7. Where are the load bearing walls in a double-wide mobile home?

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

  9. What is an air conditioner for a mobile home called?

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

  11. Why are there two VIN numbers on some mobile home titles?

  12. Can I install a mobile home myself?

  13. Are house numbers required by law in front of a house?

  14. How fire-resistant is a mobile home?

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

  16. How can I know if my mobile home meets HUD Code?

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

  18. What is a Park Model mobile home?

  19. Why are there cracks in the wallboard in a mobile home after its moved?

  20. How do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home?

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

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

  23. Where are Wind Zone 2 and Wind Zone 3 for mobile homes located?

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

  25. What year were mobile homes required to become more storm resistant?

  26. What is a pit set mobile home?

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

  28. Does a single-wide mobile home have interior bearing walls?

  29. Is 7 feet a normal height for a wall/ceiling in a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

  35. What is a D-sticker mobile home?

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

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

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

  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 can I make my mobile home more energy efficient?

  48. What are the ventilation requirements for bathrooms and kitchens in mobile homes?

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

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

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

  52. Where do I find the water heater in a mobile home?

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

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

  55. What is the right humidity level in a mobile home?

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

  57. What is the difference between a manufactured/mobile home water heater and a regular water heater?

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

  59. What is a manufactured home?

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

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

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  1. 3)The crawl space under a mobile home needs to have ventilation openings. If an addition eliminates a significant area of vented skirting and reduces the cross-ventilation air flow under the home, the buildup of moist air in the crawl space can cause mold problems in the home over time, especially if the bottom board (also called the “belly wrap”) is no longer intact.

  2. 4)If your home is still within the manufacturer’s warranty period, an addition may void the warranty. Check your warranty paperwork.

  3. 5)If you decide to relocate your home, the addition complicates the move. It cannot be moved and will require demolition. Also, any openings in the exterior of the home cut for the addition will have to be repaired, and plumbing and electrical wiring restored to their original configuration.


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  Here’s links to more of our blog posts with useful information about buying and owning a mobile home:

  1. Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it?

  2. Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home?

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

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

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

  6. What is the right price for a used mobile home?

  7. What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home?

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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