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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 mobile home ceilings is a…

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 50 tips…

3 Remedies for Yellow Bathtubs in Mobile Homes

If you own an older mobile home there's a good chance you already have a yellow bathtub. Yellow bathtubs in mobile homes is a popular complaint with homeowners. I'm not just talking about tubs with stains or grime buildup but the entire tub, or the material it is comprised of, actually turns yellow. It can happen to bathtubs made of acrylic,…

Expert Tips for Buying a New Manufactured Home

Ready to buy a new manufactured home? The following tips have been cultivated over the last 8 years from books, articles, and personal conversations with industry experts. In this article, you’ll find advice on the best upgrades for a manufactured home and how to negotiate with the dealers to get the best home at the best price. If you…

5 Issues You’ll Need to Consider When Buying a Pre-owned Mobile Home

There's more to buying a pre-owned mobile home than many realize. Of course, buying the best home at the best price is important but there are a few more things to consider that may not be so obvious. The following tips will help mobile home buyers have a stress-free home-buying experience. While we can't cover every issue or problem that may…

5 Common Mobile Home Plumbing Problems

We get a lot of questions for mobile home plumbing problems like slow drainage, foul odors, and backflow.  Some of these issues can be fairly easy fixes for a homeowner with an average DIY experience. With the information below you should be able to better pinpoint what is causing your mobile home plumbing problem, why it's happening, and what…

How to Hire Mobile Home Contractors Without Getting Ripped Off

It doesn't take much effort to find some truly terrible stories about a family getting ripped off by a home improvement professional. When you add mobile homes into the equation it gets even easier to find horror stories. This article, How to Hire Mobile Home Contractors Without Getting Ripped Off, will help you learn how to find a reputable…

10 Important Questions About Mobile Home Skirting

Buying and installing mobile home skirting is an absolute necessity for a manufactured home. However, there is so much to know about buying mobile home skirting. How much skirting do I need? What kind of skirting is best for my home? Isn't vinyl skirting always the best choice? Why should I consider faux rock skirting? To make an…

Mobile Home Pest Control Tips

Mobile home living has a lot of advantages. For one, it’s far cheaper than owning and maintaining a traditional house. Like any home though, mobile homes are susceptible to pest problems, that's why we have put together these mobile home pest control tips. If you missed our previous article, here are some more tips for mobile home pest…

Building a Two-Story Addition onto a Manufactured Home

This single wide didn't stay single for long. It didn't stay single story for long, either. See how one tenacious couple created their dream home by building a two-story addition onto a manufactured home. Meet the Arledge's Jessica and her husband live in Polk County, NC and wanted to live completely debt-free. Their plan was fairly simple: buy a…

The 3 Levels of Manufactured Homes Quality and Price

Most of us know about the three different sizes of manufactured homes: single wides, double wides, and triple wides, but did you know about the 3 levels of manufactured homes? The 3 Levels of Manufactured Homes In addition to the three sizes of manufactured homes, there are three levels of quality and price ranges in the manufactured housing world.…

Buying A Used Mobile Home

Buying a used mobile home is no easy task. Mobile homes don’t have huge websites like Zillow that analyze every home purchase and calculates value versus worth for each zip code like site-built home buyers have. Mobile homes don't have a huge audience like cars and online sources like Kelley Blue Book, Edmund's, or Find The Best Car Price. Used…