Manufactured Homes – So Misunderstood
How long will a mobile home ‘last’? I heard they’re built really cheap.
Since 1976, mobile homes have been “manufactured homes,” and built with the same materials used in traditional residential construction. Federal regulations require building materials – like framing, roofing, siding and insulation – to be the same quality as “site-built” homes. And since they’re built indoors, free from snow, rain, hail, the lumber won’t warp. Inside a sheltered factory environment is an efficient assembly line process that produces sturdy, low-maintenance homes.
Your home – whether manufactured or site-built – will last as long as you take care of it. With regular maintenance (fixing plumbing leaks, replacing the roof when needed, etc.), your new manufactured home should outlive you.
Where can I buy the smaller appliances that go into a mobile home
The miniature fridge, tiny microwave, and two-burner stove that you’re picturing are built for travel trailers and RVs. Today’s spacious manufactured homes have up to 2400 square feet of livable space. Modern manufactured homes feature plenty of luxuries like island kitchens, gourmet appliances, fireplaces, garden tubs and spacious outdoor decks and patios. The high ceilings, skylights and bright, energy efficient windows will make you forget about the “trailers” of yesteryear.
Where can I find a camp site large enough for my mobile home?
It’s a home, not a camper! You’re not going to hitch up your manufactured home to your pickup truck and take it on vacation with you.