Mobile Home Setup-How Much Will It Cost To Setup My Mobile Home?

Mobile home setup cost

What will be my costs? I hear this question all the time and there’s not a quick and easy answer to it. The installation of a mobile home or “mobile home setup” is known in the industry. Blocking and anchoring the mobile home that you have is called “setting” the home or “installing”  the home. … Read more

How To Seal A Mobile Home Marriage Line – Using Mating Gasket During Set Up.

By placing a water-proof, air tight sealer between the sections of the mobile home prior to connecting the modules together. This ensures a barrier between the living area and the outside elements and the main home from the roof space. Why Is A Barrier Important? With all homes there is a difference of air temperature … Read more

What Is Braced Mobile Home Skirting – FHA Skirting Regulations For Loans.

FHA braced skirting

What Is Braced Mobile Home Skirting? Bracing your mobile home skirting means the installation of a fixed structural support located behind the skirting panels. This support will usually be made of wooden or light steel studs attached to the home, the ground and the existing or new skirting. Bracing is often a FHA  loan requirement. … Read more

Why Do I Need Ventilation In My Mobile Home Skirting-What To Look For?

Air flow under mobile homes

Under Mobile Home Ventilation Issues Need To Be Addressed! Today’s re-leveling job in Florida prompted me to write this article about skirting ventilation. I look into the reasons for ventilation and why ignoring it will not only cost you money, it could damage your home and cause health problems. This is just one example of … Read more

Mobile Home Anchor Retrofit-Do You Need An Anchor Upgrade?

mobile home anchor retrofit

Introduction. Does your home need a mobile home anchor retrofit? Earlier this week I visited a homeowner in Lakeland to relevel his doublewide mobile home. Whilst under the home I noticed that his anchors were no longer attached to the straps. The anchor heads were so corroded that they were barely recognizable. The anchors in … Read more

How To Repair Mobile Home Exterior Sheathing – Water Damage Behind Siding.

Introduction. Find out how to repair mobile home exterior sheathing by following the easy steps explained below. I was just preparing to build a new deck on a mobile home when I realised that there was structural damage to the mobile home wall. Water had managed to squeeze between the old deck and the mobile … Read more

How To Replace A Mobile Home Front Door- Easy DIY Instructions.

How To Replace A Mobile Home Front Door

Introduction. This article will discuss how to replace a mobile home front door with full DIY instructions for home owners. So, your mobile home front door has seen better days, and you are thinking about replacing it with a newer model. First of all, pat yourself on the back, as you have made a wise … Read more

How To Block A Single Wide Mobile Home. – 12 Steps

Introduction To Blocking A Single Wide Mobile Home. I have chosen to write about blocking a single wide home for clarity. Blocking a multi-section home is the same process in principle if we ignore the need to move one section towards the other. I have chosen to describe the method using manual tools and concrete … Read more

How To Install Vinyl Siding On A Mobile Home – Full DIY Instructions?

How To Install Vinyl Siding On A Mobile Home

Below you will find full instructions on how to install vinyl siding on a mobile home. But first, let’s cover some basic siding information which should be helpful. If you already know about vinyl lap siding, click to go to the full DIY installation instructions down below. Introduction How To Install Vinyl Siding On A … Read more

How To Install Vinyl Skirting On A Mobile Home – Full DIY Guide.

How To Install Vinyl Skirting On A Mobile Home

Why Should You Listen To Me? Why should you listen to me when it comes to how to install vinyl skirting on a mobile home? This is one of the core activities that my company carries out on a daily basis. Skirting has been installed by us for hundreds of homeowners each year. I personally … Read more

How To Move A Double Wide Mobile Home-Full Breakdown Instructions.

How To Move A Double Wide Mobile Home

This article is for informational purposes only, in no way does it recommend or advise doing this work without a qualified mobile home contractor and sufficient help present. Safety Warning. Moving a double-wide mobile home can be very dangerous and requires experience, skills and tools which most DIY homeowners do not possess. If you are … Read more

How To Use A Water Level On Home Projects – Full Instructions.

How To Use A Water Level

In this article, you will learn how to use a water level. But first, you may have heard of this type of level but not know what it is, so here is some basic background information. Introduction How To Use A Water Level. Water levels are a great way to level two or more items … Read more

How to Easily Replace Mobile Home Windows. Simple DIY Instructions for Home Owners.

Replace Mobile Home Windows

Changing Mobile Home Windows – Introduction. If you want to know how to replace mobile home windows then here are your directions. This is a fairly easy do it yourself project for the homeowner.  Replacement windows are freely available at mobile home outlets and most large home improvement stores. New windows are energy-efficient, easy to … Read more

Mobile Home Plumbing | Connecting Your Plumbing Pipes.

mobile home plumbing

Introduction to Mobile Home Plumbing. Just like a conventionally built house, your mobile home plumbing connections will need a water supply and a sewer system with which to connect. The main difference is the stage of the construction process in which the plumbing is completed. Mobile Home Versus Conventional Construction. In stick-built /., the plumbing … Read more

Mobile Home Longitudinal And Lateral Stabilizer Devices-Are They Needed?

Scaffolding

What Are Longitudinal And Lateral Stabilizer Devices? Following a string of hurricanes in Florida during the 1980s and 1990s caused extensive damage to many structures including mobile homes. Investigations were carried by the Florida DHSMV to determine why the current anchor systems had failed. Up to that point anchors were tied to the I beams … Read more

Mobile Homes With Raised Roof Structures – 6 /12 Roof Pitch.

Raised Roof Structures

Introduction To Mobile Home Roofing. Before we get into raised roof structures, traditionally mobile homes had a low curve to the roof which was a throwback to when they were more mobile than they are today. Homes today are fixed structures once they have been transported from the factory to the homestead. Because of their … Read more

How to Repair a Mobile Home Floor

How to Repair a Mobile Home Floor

This article will explain how to repair a mobile home floor. Floor repairs are a fairly easy job for a homeowner with basic tools to complete. Floor damage is a common issue caused by water spills and leaks. This is particularly true on some older models that have particleboard floors. Tools that you will need: … Read more

How To Install A New Mobile Home Anchor – Full Instructions.

How To Install A New Mobile Home Anchor

Introduction To Mobile Home Anchors. How to install a new Mobile home anchor are part of the overall tie-down system for mobile home safety. They connect the home to the ground by tying the anchor head to the beam structure of the mobile home. Anchors are connected to the home with steel straps or sometimes … Read more

How to Build a Mobile Home Support Pier – “I” Beam Foundation.

How to Build a Mobile Home Support Pier

It could be useful to learn how to build a mobile home support pier in order to re-level your home, straighten out a pier or even put extra support under a bay window, a pool table, or a large bathtub. In any of these cases you will need to know how to properly build a support … Read more

Annual Repairs – Is Your Home Hurricane Ready?

Is Your Home Hurricane Ready

Is your Home Hurricane Ready? Hurricane season began on June 1st which is significant to those of us who live in the southeast states of the USA in particular Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. Only a few days into the season and already we have experienced the devastation that is caused … Read more

Mobile Home Shed Plans For Your Backyard.

Mobile Home Shed Plans

Do you need to get your mobile home shed plans? You have your brand new mobile home installed on your beautiful two-acre lot. It looks great and you are the envy of your new neighborhood. Your furniture is laid out in its correct place, everything is neatly stowed away in the gourmet kitchen. The closets are full … Read more

How to Relevel an Old Double Wide Mobile Home – Customer Experience.

Relevel an Old Double Wide

Relevel an Old Double Wide. It was time to relevel an old double-wide. Yesterday’s home leveling experience was interesting to say the least not just because of the actual job but also because of the interaction with the homeowner which turned out to be very frustrating and ultimately an unprofitable waste of time.  On this … Read more

Double Wide Mobile Homes.

double wide mobile homes

What Is A Double Wide Mobile Home? Why double wide mobile homes? Once mobile homes became popular, potential buyers started to look for something a little extra. Some of those massive single wide mobile homes are very impressive and very practical. However on the inside they often lack the feel of a real house. The … Read more

What Type of Mobile Home Steps do I Need?

mobile home steps with a platform

Steps can be made of a variety of different materials. Your choice depends on the ground conditions, your budget, building regulations and visual appeal. The main contenders are: Precast concrete. Aluminum and wood. Steel and wood. Wood (pressure treated). Fiberglass. Why Do I Need Mobile Home Steps? Mobile home steps allow the homeowner to exit … Read more

Buying Used Mobile Homes – Buyer Tips.

Buying Used Mobile Homes

Introduction. Buying used mobile homes is like a separate real estate niche. Earlier I mentioned cash buyers because conventional loans on mobile homes can be tricky to find. Mobile home sales are treated the same way as a vehicle sale. The title is passed to the new owner and taxes are paid. Loans on used … Read more

Electrical and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Connections.

Electrical and HVAC Installation

Electrical and HVAC installation needs early attention in the overall construction planning process. This will avoid having to change plans and location later. When you are in the process of buying your home it is a really good idea to have some prior knowledge of the electrical service supply available on your land or inside … Read more

Installing A Septic Systems | Septic Tank and Drainfield.

Installing A Septic Systems

Installing a septic system. In my experience and opinion if there is going to be a hold up in the installation process it is most likely to be with environmental health. The homeowner may think that it is possible to install their new mobile home in 2-4 weeks onto vacant land but the process in some … Read more

Mobile Home Demolition and Removal- How To Demolish On Site.

Mobile home demolition and removal

Introduction To Mobile Home Demolition. Mobile home demolition and removal. The saying “all good things must come to an end” definitely applies to mobile homes especially homes made 20 or 30 years that suffer storm damage, or those old homes with particleboard floors in the kitchens and bathrooms. Unless the home has received some love … Read more

Manufactured Home Transport – Mobile Home Toter

Mobile Home movers

Mobile home movers are also known as break down crews. Back in the day your average person with a little bit of ingenuity was able to hook their mobile home to the back of their truck and head off into the sunset. Those days are long over now and transporting your mobile home from one … Read more

How to Level A Mobile Home | Full Water Level Instructions for Home Owners.

How to Level A Mobile Home

Introduction To Mobile Home Releveling. Before I explain how to level a mobile home, please understand that mobile homes in particular but also most structures that are built on soil, fill dirt, sand, and clay will settle over time. This is settling is to be expected and usually not a reflection of the mobile home … Read more

Mobile Home Pest Control Tips and Tricks

mobile home pest control

Mobile home pest control tips and tricks for manufactured homeowners are generally the same as those for conventionally constructed homes. There are however some particular areas that deserve special attention. These are particularly easy to overlook. The mobile home skirting should be checked for holes and cracks which will appear eventually from exposure to the … Read more