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Here’s links to some of our other blog posts about modular and mobile/manufactured homes:

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

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

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

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

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

  6. What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile 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 is the plastic sheet called that covers the underside of a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

  16. What is a Park Model mobile home?

  17. How can I remove water under my 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. How fire-resistant is a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  29. What is a pit set mobile home?

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

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

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

  33. Why is the floor tile cracked in my 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 average lifespan of a wood deck?

  37. What is a D-sticker mobile home?

  38. What is the average lifespan of plywood siding?

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

  40. How energy efficient is a mobile home?

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

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

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

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

  45. How much is a used mobile home worth?

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

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

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

  49. What is a manufactured home?

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

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

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