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by trmimo
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Re. Mobile Home Title
Replies: 10
Views: 9214

Re: Re. Mobile Home Title

Marlettes of this age can be complicated. Many were actually on frame modulars but dealers sold them as double wides. The fact that it has a Georgia state seal makes it sound like it may have been a modular built in Marlette's old Georgia factory. If it is a modular, you may not be able to get a man...
by trmimo
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Franklin homes -any info you have!
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: Franklin homes -any info you have!

Franklin isn't owned by Clayton, but Clayton is most likely their biggest retailer by far.
by trmimo
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Patriot Crystal Valley Home?
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: Patriot Crystal Valley Home?

When the house was new, it was equal to, or better than the Friendship home. However, it has been stored for 6 years and maybe even moved a couple times. Storing homes is hard on them. This home must be regarded as used and as such needs to be judged by it's condition as much as the original build q...
by trmimo
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: foreclosure home with buckled floors, should we buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

Re: foreclosure home with buckled floors, should we buy?

Short answer is no. Pre-owned homes abound these days at big discounts. Water causes a lot of damage, much of which is difficult to see.
by trmimo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Manufactured home for the cold north..is Friendship it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Manufactured home for the cold north..is Friendship it?

Piers are adequate. Make sure there are enough of them and that they are in the right places. Friendship require piers every 8' which is more than most manufacturers require. Marriage wall openings and things like picture windows and patio doors require extra piers. You also need to have the site gr...
by trmimo
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Manufactured home for the cold north..is Friendship it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Manufactured home for the cold north..is Friendship it?

You want the R50 and the R21. Also consider a 90%+ high efficiency furnace. Friendship is known for solid construction. They do sometimes have cosmetic issues with workmanship, but the homes are solid. Make sure you and your dealer don't cut corners on your foundation and installation. When properly...
by trmimo
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: door piers
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: door piers

They are necessary in most cases. If in doubt, do it. More support is a good thing. Many in the industry have resisted door piers, because there is a cost involved. But as a homeowner, there is no such thing as too many piers. As David said, they maintain door operation and also every perimeter pier...
by trmimo
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: modular home marriage line walls get water marks
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: modular home marriage line walls get water marks

The plastic MUST be removed from between the two halves. That may well be the cause of your problem. Failure to remove the plastic creates severe condensation issues in cold weather. While the marriage walls are not insulated, there MUST be insulation placed between the marriage walls at the ceiling...
by trmimo
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Midwest Manufactured Homes-Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2344

Re: Midwest Manufactured Homes-Ohio

The house is most likely built by MHE.
by trmimo
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Installation Manuals
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Installation Manuals

This link is for, I believe the 2010 manual. The factory can tell you if it is correct for your home.
http://www.goldenwesthomes.com/builderResources.cfm