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by David Oxhandler
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Serial number and Model number lookup?
Replies: 14
Views: 55253

Re: Serial number and Model number lookup?

The serial number and builders name are the critical information for title and registration purposes. Model numbers are mostly useless except for sales purposes and are rarely recorded.

Tell us why you seek the model number so perhaps we can help you.
by David Oxhandler
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Floorplans and specs
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

Re: Floorplans and specs

It is near impossible to find prints for the mechanical systems of manufactured homes but it is relatively easy to work on them. All of the long plumbing runs are under the floor and simple to find and access from under the home. Check out our archives for the article Understanding and Installing Ma...
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: RENTING mobile home in Clearwater, Florida area
Replies: 9
Views: 4678

Re: RENTING mobile home in Clearwater, Florida area

Location and condition are most important in any home decision.....expecting lots of visitors... ???? go with the 2 bedroom with the shaded lot. A single bedroom is difficult if you expect lots of visitors... ask what price you would pay for shade trees in Florida during the sumnmer
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Wierd issue with Serial Number
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Wierd issue with Serial Number

I just checked our inventory of homes... we have a dozen with only 8 digit serial numbers and a few with 11 digit numbers. Go with what you got.... good luck
by David Oxhandler
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Wierd issue with Serial Number
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Wierd issue with Serial Number

IBTS can cross reference if you provide the serial number... the number of digits in a serial number varies depending on the builder. Contact them for the best possible details on the info you seek.... they are the sole source of this data
by David Oxhandler
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Wierd issue with Serial Number
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Wierd issue with Serial Number

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), is the Department of Housing and Urban Development's monitoring contractor under the Federal Manufactured Housing Program. They are required to maintain all reported certification label applications and serial numbers. IBTS has been the sole s...
by David Oxhandler
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Ask The MH Insurance Specialist
Topic: Toter insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: Toter insurance

Call the company that covers your auto insurance... if they don't offer totter coverage they should be able to tell you the best sources in your local area. You can try these national companies web sites http://www.precisiontrucks.com/index-5.html http://www.mobileagency.com/transporter-installer-in...
by David Oxhandler
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: chair rail removal or paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: chair rail removal or paint

Congratulations !!!

Enjoy customizing your home. The rewards will be well worth your effort.
by David Oxhandler
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: mobile home brand
Replies: 4
Views: 9331

Re: mobile home brand

The Grissim Ratings Guide to Manufactured Homes Provides at-a-glance listings with key information home shoppers need to make an informed decision. This is the essential buyer’s resource, listing every builder in the U.S., their histories, products, price ranges, construction ratings, need-to-know i...
by David Oxhandler
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Rotted frame under Fleetwood
Replies: 7
Views: 5976

Re: Rotted frame under Fleetwood

Congratulations -

Sounds like logic and sound planning beat back scare tactics and induced panic. Good for you for sticking with the problem and having the determination to find the right man for the job.