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. What is the life expectancy of a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. What is a Park Model mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  28. How energy efficient is a mobile home?

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

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

  31. Can a mobile/manufactured home get termites?

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

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

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

  35. How much is a used mobile home worth?

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

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

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

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

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   Tyvek™ is an amazing product, but this does not appear to be the right use for it. You might want to check with your mobile home manufacturer if you want a second opinion.


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