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Here’s links to some of our other 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. What is the life expectancy of a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

  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. How can I remove water under my 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. What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

  30. What is a pit set mobile home?

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

  32. Does a modular home have a serial number?

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

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

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

  39. How energy efficient is a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. What is a manufactured home?

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

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