Mobile Home Repair

Over 20 million Americans live in a mobile or manufactured home! Yet, there are only a handful of online resources that provide honest and helpful mobile home repair advice.

For information to repair and improve the interior of your mobile home we have articles on how to paint the vinyl wallboards and remove the battens, removing walls, how to diagnose and repair plumbing ventilation issues, and how to repair and paint kitchen cabinets plus hundreds more.

Repairing the exterior of your mobile home?  Some of our most popular articles are how to find roof leaks, installing new insulation, designing self-supporting roof-overs, building additions, and choosing the best siding and skirting.

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How to Replace Your Mobile Home Ceiling with Drywall

I’ve noticed homeowners are especially intimidated when it comes to mobile home ceilings. If you know your way around a toolbox and have had a few construction projects under your belt you should be able to replace your mobile home ceiling with drywall as long as you have some help and/or the right tools. Replacing …

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50 Incredibly Useful Tips about Mobile Homes

If someone is new to Mobile Home Living and has never been around a factory-built home they probably don’t know what they don’t know. While mobile homes are remarkably similar to site-built homes, there are still differences. For example, financing and installation are more complex but the plumbing is more simplified. Every one of these …

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Repair A Mobile Home Belly Board

How to Repair a Mobile Home Belly Board

If you’ve ever read the government published pamphlets about a mobile home underbelly or how to repair a mobile home belly board you’ll quickly notice that they aren’t particularly worried about cost. Every recommendation usually ends with ‘hire a professional.’ Unfortunately, regular mobile homeowners have budgets and we can’t just call up a pro every time …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Re-Leveling a Mobile Home

Mobile homes become unlevel for many reasons. They can settle into the ground due to excessive moisture, experience ground heave, or can have damaged shims, or wedges. Loose and broken wedges are common, especially if non-treated or softwood was used. Re-leveling does exactly what it says, it re-levels the mobile home so the weight is …

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How to Paint Mobile Home Ceilings and Cover Water Stains for Good

If you’re ready to give your home a makeover we always recommend painting your mobile home ceiling first. It’s amazing how much a fresh coat of paint on a ceiling can change your entire home! Unfortunately, painting a mobile home ceiling is not a simple or easy project. Some older mobile homes may have ceilings …

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Mobile Home Ceilings Guide: Gypsum Ceiling Panel Replacements

Mobile home ceilings are a popular topic amongst homeowners. They play a major impact in every room so it’s important that they look great. We’ve already covered how to paint mobile home ceilings so in this article we cover the different designs of gypsum ceiling panels and how to buy replacement panels. Most mobile homes …

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10 Most Popular Materials to Replace Your Mobile Home Ceiling

We’ve seen homeowners use a variety of materials to replace their mobile home ceilings like beadboard, shiplap, pallets, and even sheet metal and tin. Here are the 10 most popular mobile home ceiling replacement ideas for mobile homes. Beadboard Pros: Beadboard comes in a variety of materials and sizes. There are complete kits like the …

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Fix Your Washing Machine Issues (in a Mobile Home)

We get a lot of questions about washing machines drainage issues. Gurgling, smells, and slow drainage are common because as much as I love mobile homes, the plumbing system design could be better. The plumbing system in a mobile home is very similar to a site-built home with only three major differences: the size of …

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