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Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: land owned mobiles versus conventional homes
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: land owned mobiles versus conventional homes

Everyone knows the price advantage you get with manufactured housing so we wont even get into that. Below is an excellent article lifted From: mawilliamshomes.com The benefits of the HUD CODE (MANUFACTURED HOME) are numerous! The quality of construction has significantly improved. The HUD Code allow...
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Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: novadeck
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: novadeck

Novadeck is a type of particle board and once it has been wet the structural integrity of the board is compromised... Once it has been wet it looses strength. The best thing you can do is to cut out the areas that have been wet and replace with a like gauge of plywood. Take a look at Floor Repair In...
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Fire damage on Fleetwood homes roof!
Replies: 3
Views: 3183

Re: Fire damage on Fleetwood homes roof!

Fleetwood has gone bankrupt and its components are being sold off. Most of their manufactured housing business has just been purchased by Cavco Industries, Inc. and an investment partner, Third Avenue Trust Value Fund. I would start by trying to contact the new company to see if they will honor your...
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Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Park Investment & Management Forum
Topic: Land Development
Replies: 2
Views: 2219

Re: Land Development

Hello Ralph - The challenges developing a park will differ from location to location depending on the building zoning and planning codes. Here in Florida I developed a park back in the 1980's and it was simple and relatively inexpensive. Since that time the codes have been changed and it is now very...
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Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: inspectors ceiling repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2157

Re: inspectors ceiling repair

The walls and ceilings of the modern manufactured homes are in most cases conventional dry wall with conventional dry wall finishes. When the home is moved and installed it is not unusual for the frame to rack out of square a bit. When the home is installed it is racked back to square and level. Str...
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Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Alternative Energy for Mobile Homes
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

Re: Alternative Energy for Mobile Homes

Green building is just starting to get some attention from our manufactured home builders. Most are building to the Energy Star rating. Today's manufactured homes can range from 900 to more than 3,000 square feet. Manufactured homes cost 20 percent to 30 percent less per square foot than site built ...
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Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: air conditioning
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Re: air conditioning

I have not had any experience with Platinum Homes but have heard good things about them. The debate about ducts in the floor or overhead has been going on for some time. Overhead ducts are a lot more convenient as they don't collect dust, pennies and whatever else falls onto the floor. Additionally ...
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Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: roof load
Replies: 17
Views: 6893

Re: roof load

We have overlaid several of our MH rentals with the metal roofing without removing the old shingles with no problems. The weight of the roofing metal is is very low per sq ft, You can also add a layer of foam board insulation under the metal if you are looking to improve energy efficiency. Check out...
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Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Clayton's new I-House
Replies: 10
Views: 4995

Re: Clayton's new I-House

You can now catch a Virtual Tour of the I-House Here Popular Mechanics reviewd the home and said... "The I-House looks like a house you'd order from Ikea, sounds like something designed by Apple and consists of amenities–solar panels, tankless water heaters and rainwater collectors–that one would ex...
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Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: goldbilt
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Re: goldbilt

See Report: #341724 at RipoffReport.com "We are looking for others that would like to join us in a class action lawsuit against this company for violation of many deceptive sales and trade practice laws in all 50 US states. If you are a victim of fraud at the hands of this company and it's affiliate...