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Re: About Mobile Homes

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Posted by Ret on April 01, 2004 at 12:22:12 from (

In Reply to: About Mobile Homes posted by Clipper on April 01, 2004 at 10:11:23:

my step son is just moving into one in N ca. They call them manufactured homes now. He thought he was getting a modular. 1300 sq ft for $52,000. A modular home would have cost him almost as much as a stick built one. Only real difference there is a modular goes up much quicker than a stick home. He has his own lot. I looked in some of the mobile home sites, and was surprised to find that some are built quite well. Lot longer guarantee than the builder that put my house up. One of the differences is a manufactured home is hauled to the site in one or two pieces, opposed to a modular in much smaller panels are hauled. Trouble is, his is on blocks, not a permanent foundation. Some communities require them to be tied down with cable, think Fla does. Manufactured homes must comform to HUD spec, while modular must conform to city code.
Side walls in his are 2x4s 16' center , floor is 2x8s. I am no builder by any imagination, would have to see it before knowing the quality throughout. I am really curious about this subject myself

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