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by David Oxhandler
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Homepath Manufactured Mortgage
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: Homepath Manufactured Mortgage

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by David Oxhandler
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: how do you clean over head ducts when there is a heat pump?
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: how do you clean over head ducts when there is a heat pu

Duct cleaning has become more of a profession in the past several years. You can remove each register and use a flexible, long handled duster to reach in and disinfect the ducts. It takes a lot of work and cant really be done efficiently. Contact a local air/heat contractor and ask them to recommend...
by David Oxhandler
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Fleetwood Question
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Fleetwood Question

Purchasing a manufactured home with out a title is like buying a car without a title. I'm cant understand why anyone would take make such a risky investment. That said.... The HUD label is a red metal plate intended to be permanently attached on the exterior of a manufactured home, near the rear of ...
by David Oxhandler
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Ramada roof
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: Ramada roof

The Federal HUD code regulates the construction of new manufactured homes. Every building permit authority across the country has their own codes for what modifications are permitted locally. You need to contact the local building department where the home will be installed to learn if they will let...
by David Oxhandler
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Trusses
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Trusses

Did you mean: Poloron Homes? I think they were sold in the northeast as late as the mid 80's but have not heard much about them since. I dont think they are still in business. There was no federal standard for mobile home builders when your home was constructed. Some built to the standards of the ti...
by David Oxhandler
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: foamboard insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: foamboard insulation

I never thought about the fire rating of foam board before so I did a little reading on line and found this The HBCD fire retardant in polystyrenes is now the target of high concern globally. This persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemical is associated with hormone disruption and reproductive ...
by David Oxhandler
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: foamboard insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: foamboard insulation

There is no place in the country that I am aware of that requires plywood covering a manufactured homes belly board... AKA vapor barrier. What wold be the point of adding any type of board, heavy or light to the bottom of your manufactured home? There will be a time when you need to do repairs or ma...
by David Oxhandler
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Code for Level Floors or Floor Deflection
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Code for Level Floors or Floor Deflection

I also was under the impressionism that deflection was a measurement of how much movement - often called "wow" - there is in the floor system, as opposed to the size of a hump or valley . HUD regulates the construction of manufactured homes. Try the nation service manager for Clayton. File your comp...
by David Oxhandler
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Re: mobile home park issues
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: mobile home park issues

1- I have been researching and can not find any MH Owners organization in South Dakota. 2- Is there a home owners association in your park??? If so, they should be your first stop to deal with any difficulties you have with the park's management. 3- You can contact The National Manufactured Home Own...
by David Oxhandler
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Re: mobile home park issues
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: mobile home park issues

Refer to your rental agreement or lease to see the terms you agreed to ..... if the car fee is in the signed agreement yo must abide by your signed agreement. If it is not in your signed contract you might be able to challenge the excess car fee.