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  1. I need some help finding a owner’s manual for a 1960 Smoker Mobil home 10′ x 55′ . I have not been able to find anything . Was it another named manufacturer that built the Smokers ?
    HELP !

  2. Hi I am having some issues with electrical wiring. Our kitchen has a issue where the stove will not work. I was wondering if you have a electrical schematics fir a 1981 wayside mobile home? If you can help me I’d appreciate it. Thank you

  3. I’m looking for any information I can find on a 1992 fisher single wide mobile home. 2 bed, 2 bath.

    1. The only thing I could find is that they were manufactured as part of Clayton Homes and the only manufacturing plant I see was located in NC. Sorry I wasn’t more help!

      1. Can you help me with the floor plan for a Nashua ll 1983 14×67, specifically the roof? Any help would be great!

  4. I am trying to find the floor plan for a 1996 Fleetwood Homes Carriage Hill Classic. Could you help me with this? Thank you. Anna

    1. I didn’t find anything online in a quick search. You might try reaching out to Fleetwood directly, they have archives of old floor plans and may be able to help! Good luck!

  5. Trying to find an oversight agency that I can report the manufacturer of our home put insulation in backwards
    1999 palm harbor patriot

  6. We are trying to find out about Bendix Mobile Systems out of McMinville Oregon. We are purchasing a 1983 24×56 manufactured by them. #SN-ME3109. Any floor plans or info would be apprciated.

    1. Hi Macia,

      It’s really difficult to find information on manufactured homes. You may be lucky and run upon an old ad but the manuals won’t have any information specifically for the model (try Pinterest, I may have posted a Bendix ad a few years ago). Best of luck!

  7. Do you know who took over for the manufacturer Spa? I have a 1972 double wide home (24 X 60) and I am in search of the floor plan and the home foundation plan. The title only lists the Manufacturer as “SPA HM”, Tradename as “SPA” and no model #. I have the serial numbers and the HUD Label/Insignia, is there any way to use them to get more information?

    Thank you fo your help!

    1. Hi Caroline,

      I’m sorry, I do not but maybe another reader may be able to help. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to find any kind of literature for mobile homes or even the newer manufactured homes. You may luck up on a Facebook group for vintage mobile homes or on eBay. Best of luck!

    2. Did you ever find out about the SPA HM mobile home? I have one as well, I think the same model as yours, 1972 24×60. The letters SPA is on the front of the mobile home with a palm tree logo and I have no idea who the manufacturer is. Would sure like to know. Please let me know. Thanks!

    1. Hi Sandy,

      It’s difficult to find information on older mobile homes. The best chance is joining some vintage mobile home groups on Facebook and post your request. You can also keep an eye on eBay to find old mobile home manuals and photos. If you are ever in Elkhart, Indiana there is a museum (RV and Mobile Home Hall of Fame) that has a lot of magazines and manuals but nothing is digitized.

      Best of luck!

  8. Hello, I want to remove 2 columns in my mobile home, and want to know if it is a load bearing wall , between my kitchen and living room,,, it is a Southern Lifestyle 1998 Serial # SSLAL 37391, MODEL #SP5-769, CAN YOU HELP? THANKS

    1. Hi Lisa,

      There’s no way anyone could tell for sure without looking at it personally. Most all marriage lines, whether it be columns or walls, will be load-bearing. They use columns a lot when there is a large opening between walls. If I were a betting woman, I’d give it a 90% chance that those columns are there for a reason and are load-bearing but you should have a contractor take a look. Sorry, I can’t be more helpful. Best of luck!

  9. Hi I am looking for a setup plan manual for a 1978 Wayside by Kaufman and Broad any help would be great….thanks

    1. Hi Roy,

      I haven’t seen any Kaufman and Broad manuals. Unfortunately, many builders and dealers aren’t helpful and don’t release much info to the public. Hopefully, another owner can upload one and give us the link.

  10. hi
    looking for any manuals
    i have a 1978 trophy travel trailer
    real sob have not located any info yet
    thanks jeff

    1. Hi Jeff,

      The chances are slim to none unless an owner or someone that has one of them uploads to a site that can be indexed so we can find it. eBay has some manuals for sale on occasion as well. I wish the mobile home and camper industry would make them available to the public. Apologies.

  11. I have a 28×76 legends of home doublewide with three bath rooms
    the two guest ones plugins have quit working do you know how
    those two were wired

    1. Hi JW,

      I’m sorry I do not. Wiring and electrical issues are way over my head – All I really know to do is check breakers and the GFCIs. If it’s a circuit to bathrooms or the exterior outlet, it very well could be the GFCI. Just reset all the plugins with the GFCI. You could also use a tester to make sure the wiring is healthy – other than that I’m clueless. Sorry!

    2. Hello JW. I have a double wide legend as well. same problems. bathrooms and other outlets don’t work any longer. if you find any solutions, can you please let me know what you find out??? thank you. JP

      1. I found in my double wide that the manufacturer Lincoln Park Homes a division of Patriot Homes wired 9 outlets throughout the home through 1 hot side of a light switch in my laundry room/hallway.
        I discovered this when the light switch caught fire and 1-2 outlets in master bedroom, kitchen, 2nd bedroom, dining room and hallway quit working which made me realize the burning smell and a quick look around and the light switch had smoke coming out of the cover plate. Removed plate to find 9 wires cobbled together on 1 side of a standard 600 watt max single pole light switch.
        This was not the marriage wall or an outside wall in 1st quarter of length and middle of width of double wide home.
        Also the 2 half’s of a double wide have a connection wire under the home usually near outside wall with 2 12gauge 12-3 copper indoor wiring on a speacial connector made specifically for double wide mobile homes. You could have a short there and you can install junction box and connect the wires same way the connector has them wired. Good luck

  12. Hi there!

    Looking to find out more information about the types/ sizes and names if mobile home moving companies in southern California.

    Thank you,
    Vanessa

  13. How was the American Hillcrest 12 x 60 mobile home wiring done from the living room to the kitchen?

    1. Hi Angelique,

      It would be almost impossible to find that information. Builders design so many different models that they don’t release schematics or even model-specific manuals. Usually, wiring is run about 1 foot up from the bottom on the side of the home. Sorry I can’t be more help. Best of luck!

  14. Looking for the manufacturer of a 1983 14×70 trailer and all the title is giving us is Lavi model or manufacturer? Does anybody know of Lavi?

  15. We own 6 mobile homes that we rent out we have remodel ever time one moves out our park is small but very clean but a lot of people still look down on mobile homes on hgtv a lot of stick build homes are being remodel why has’t anyone do a mobile home remodel so the people who which hgtv. Can see that mobile homes are no different then stick build homes I love our mobile home please find someone that can show mobile home remodel on hgtv thank you for mobilehomeliving.org.
    Rosie g

  16. I have a 1979 Burlington, 14 x 66, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Looking for any information on the ceiling construction in it. Any help or suggestions appreciated.

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      The builders and dealers don’t usually release information to the public regarding materials used or schematics. And, I’m sure you know finding the ceiling panels used in mobile homes is difficult to find (12-16 foot lengths of very delicate material is hard to ship and store). That usually means homeowners have to either go to a sheetrock ceiling or use beadboard or some other paneling system if the original panels are damaged.
      Sorry I can’t help! Best of luck!

  17. Hi Crystal,
    I have a 1982 Silvercrest double wide that I’m trying to sell to a couple obtaining an FHA loan. The engineer report states that we need block wall skirting (expensive!) around the entire home in order for it to be FHA compliant. After speaking with the engineer he said he would approve skirting with a pressure treated wood perimeter and wallboard siding if we can produce an installation manual or something showing the manufacturers original recommendations. I have yet to find anything like that online. Any suggestions?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Jana,

      Your skirting manufacturer will probably help you. Or if you contact a place that sells skirting they should be able to help. What is the name of the manufacturer?

    1. I have not heard of Riverside but that doesn’t mean anything. They could be a small manufacturer in the West. I’m only familiar with the east coast homes (and not even all of them). Sorry!

  18. For a 1966 American, would it have an outdoor spigot? A dryer vent? We are renting and haven’t found those. A garage was added on one side.

    1. Hi Becky,

      They should but I bet the owners have removed both for insurance reasons. Outside spigots tend to freeze and bust a lot and not having a dryer vent pretty much keeps dryers from being installed.

      Can you ask them and let me know? I’m interested cause dryers were new around that time but spigots weren’t.

      Thanks for reading!

  19. Anyone ever removed the tack strips from their interior walls and ran drywall tape/joint compound over the drywall seams? Pros/Cons of doing so? I don’t plan on ever moving the home amd it has been sitting in the same place for aboit 10yrs so it should be done settling and what have.

  20. Anyone have any experience regarding 3M thermal window film? My mobile has a lot of glass and the afternoon sun causes one end of the house (living room with sliding glass door and 9 west facing windows) to turn into a furnace. The central air cannot keep up with it. I was considering applying thermal film as a means to increase my double pane thermal rating to that of a tripple pane.

    1. Hi Jeremy,

      I’ve had great results with bubble wrap believe it or not. Along with some rubber and foam weather stripping, the bubble wrap and then the heat shrink wrap kits we were able to keep the heat bill down about 20% compared to the previous WV winters. Every little bit you can do will help. Let me know how that particular brand works!

    1. Hi Val,

      I have not heard of them but that doesn’t mean anything. Other than the big builders like Fleetwood, Clayton, Skyline, etc. there are many smaller builders across the country and several are known to build good quality homes.

  21. Hello,
    I am looking for info on recommended pad installation requirements for a 1989 Redman 60 by 14. Code officer must see this before we can bring our home into his area. Thanks.

      1. Looking for the window an sliding glass door manufacturer of a 2000 year Oakwood model harbor bay or harbor palm

    1. I think I can!

      Scroll down on this site to ‘Previous Installation Manuals” and click on the plus sign. All the older manuals are in alphabetical order. There are a ton for Liberty. (I wish I would have found this site a lot earlier).

  22. Hi I am setting up a preowned 2001 Fleetwood. I dont have a manual for the pier print.
    I can’t get the manual here to download.
    Any help would be appriciated

  23. Do you know where I can get a copy of an installation manual for a 1982 Marlette. Specifically we are looking for proper roof venting diagrams or specifics. Thank you.

  24. Where can I go to get the schematics (blue prints) on My 1969 Marlette mobile home? We’re having issues with our back bathroom fan (which sounds like a B-52 taking off) with baffling that doesn’t stay put. On cold nights that bathroom is literally an out house, and you can look up the fan and see the stars overhead. I want this so we can have better repairs done on it. We contacted Clayton Homes, Marlette division and were told that “none of the blueprints or manuals exist anymore for our age of mobile home”. That was it. Any ideas? I would appreciate any and all comments or ideas that might help us. Our local HVAC people aren’t finding our fan easy to replace without spending a $1k dollars to get this done.

    1. Hi Mary,

      Clayton wasn’t lying! Unfortunately, none of the manuals or schematics would help you even if you could find them. Finding an exact or even close replacement of that fan will be near impossible. This is likely a situation where you will just have to replace the fan with a modern one and retrofit it and wire it in. Ideally, since your home is a 1969 you’ve already updated the wiring and the breakers so a new fan will be no problem (aluminum wiring was used till 1971-73).

      Best of luck!

  25. Hi Crystal.
    Im a single mom and i love this site!!!! You are a true insperation!!!! I have lives in my mobile home i bought 10 years ago, and ive been looking for repair manuals and books on mobile homes myself. I have found that some of the main libraries in my state have copies of these manuals but it is only in the refrence section. I just have inherited a newer model mobile home in my park from my adoped dad. And i cant wait until i can move in and fix it up. Tjanks for all your wonderful help. Keep up the grwat work you are doing for everyone!!!!
    Love you and your awesome site, Cheryl????

    1. Hi Cheryl!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write this comment! I cannot put into proper words how much it means to me to get comments like this. I have no idea what I’m doing 90% of the time, I just try to post things I want to know about or want to see so it’s really great to hear that it helps others (whether with information or inspiration).

      Thank you so much!

      PS Please take photos and notes of the new remodel. I’m always looking for projects to share!

  26. Hi Crystal,

    I’ve been reading your site for some time and I’ve been enjoying it. Regarding manuals, I’m wondering if you’ve ever heard of the mobile home manufacturer “Safeway”. Last year I purchased a 1969 44×24 Safeway Double Wide. I’d love to find some sort of manual so I can tell how the home was constructed and how I can safely remodel it.

    Thanks in advance!

  27. Horton Homes is no longer in business. They lost their manufacturing business to a judicial tax sale. Legacy Housing LTD acquired the Horton Homes facilities in November 2015. Legacy is up & running. If you type in, Legacy Housing rolls out its 100th new home from its Eatonton plant, it will take you to the article from The Eatonton Messenger website, posted on 5 May 2016. Here is Legacy’s website link,
    http://www.legacyhousingltd.com/index.html
    Thanks for all your hard work. Your site is most helpful.

    1. Thanks for the in info Melinda. Manufactured housing is an ever-changing industry. I read once that there has been over 1,000 models built by over 400 (500?) different builders since the first mobile home came off the assembly line. Now, there’s only a few left.

      Thanks!

      1. Hi I am looking for the installation manual for a mobile home 1972 Trade Name Bainbridge, please anyone can help me