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Re: manufactured home

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon May 06, 2019 7:23 am

My wife is the queen of a double wide trailer and is pretty darn happy. She went from a very nice house with pool, garage and a breeze way - mud room to a trailer. We bought our trailer new and ordered most of the available upgrades. The quality of the craftsmanship stinks and the hardware is as cheap as it comes. But we've only had a few issues in 14 years. I paid a couple of thousand dollars extra to have the trailer built and tied down to Broward County, FL building codes. Everything ended up costing just less than $30 a square foot and we were living in Georgia in less than 5 weeks.


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Re: manufactured home

Post by callmefence » Mon May 06, 2019 8:01 am

About the turn of the century I got into a argument with a homebuilder over a atained concrete floor. After telling him to go hump a stump I stopped by a palm harbor lot on the way home. I ended up writing a check for 35,000 on a 2200 square foot double wide. Paid off the other 35000 in 5 years. It was a demo and discounted from 100,000 approx.
I poured a slab with concrete I beams that matched the I beams on the house. Tucked up in some huge oak trees. We pulled the thing in there sat it down on the I beams and welded it down. Then rocked it 3 foot up with limestone block. With slab and septic i had about 85,000 in it. Vs 220,000 for the custom home. The taxes are about 1200 vs 4000.00. do the math over 17 years. Anyone who thinks a mobile can't be a good investment can't be nice count.
There gave been floor issues. But nothing you wouldn't expect with any building.
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Re: manufactured home

Post by greybeard » Tue May 07, 2019 10:24 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:23 am
My wife is the queen of a double wide trailer and is pretty darn happy. She went from a very nice house with pool, garage and a breeze way - mud room to a trailer. We bought our trailer new and ordered most of the available upgrades. The quality of the craftsmanship stinks and the hardware is as cheap as it comes. But we've only had a few issues in 14 years. I paid a couple of thousand dollars extra to have the trailer built and tied down to Broward County, FL building codes. Everything ended up costing just less than $30 a square foot and we were living in Georgia in less than 5 weeks.
Almost an 'instant house'.
I've lived in several "mobile homes" when I was moving often in the military and I owned one in La. One of my nieces lives in one now..it's not bad compared to the ones they used to build with 2x2 walls and exterior doors that seem to be always opening on their own. My brother once had a single wide that was so narrow, you had trouble carrying a clothes basket down the hallway to where the washing machine was. Really narrow hallway.

I won't say I'll never live in another one, I but sure don't want to.
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Re: manufactured home

Post by True Grit Farms » Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 am

greybeard wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:24 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:23 am
My wife is the queen of a double wide trailer and is pretty darn happy. She went from a very nice house with pool, garage and a breeze way - mud room to a trailer. We bought our trailer new and ordered most of the available upgrades. The quality of the craftsmanship stinks and the hardware is as cheap as it comes. But we've only had a few issues in 14 years. I paid a couple of thousand dollars extra to have the trailer built and tied down to Broward County, FL building codes. Everything ended up costing just less than $30 a square foot and we were living in Georgia in less than 5 weeks.
Almost an 'instant house'.
I've lived in several "mobile homes" when I was moving often in the military and I owned one in La. One of my nieces lives in one now..it's not bad compared to the ones they used to build with 2x2 walls and exterior doors that seem to be always opening on their own. My brother once had a single wide that was so narrow, you had trouble carrying a clothes basket down the hallway to where the washing machine was. Really narrow hallway.

I won't say I'll never live in another one, I but sure don't want to.
My place outside of Cameron, LA was an old 70's single wide. There was no sign of it after Hurricane Rita passed through.
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Re: manufactured home

Post by cowrancher75 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:15 pm

you can get some with 2x6 walls.. upstairs.. basements..etc.. i've been in some really nice ones. they pulled one in next to my parents and its like 2400 sq ft 4 bed / 3bath

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Re: manufactured home

Post by greybeard » Tue May 07, 2019 10:28 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 am
greybeard wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:24 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:23 am
My wife is the queen of a double wide trailer and is pretty darn happy. She went from a very nice house with pool, garage and a breeze way - mud room to a trailer. We bought our trailer new and ordered most of the available upgrades. The quality of the craftsmanship stinks and the hardware is as cheap as it comes. But we've only had a few issues in 14 years. I paid a couple of thousand dollars extra to have the trailer built and tied down to Broward County, FL building codes. Everything ended up costing just less than $30 a square foot and we were living in Georgia in less than 5 weeks.
Almost an 'instant house'.
I've lived in several "mobile homes" when I was moving often in the military and I owned one in La. One of my nieces lives in one now..it's not bad compared to the ones they used to build with 2x2 walls and exterior doors that seem to be always opening on their own. My brother once had a single wide that was so narrow, you had trouble carrying a clothes basket down the hallway to where the washing machine was. Really narrow hallway.

I won't say I'll never live in another one, I but sure don't want to.
My place outside of Cameron, LA was an old 70's single wide. There was no sign of it after Hurricane Rita passed through.
Cameron skeeters probably hauled it off into the marsh.......
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Re: manufactured home

Post by Brute 23 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:04 am

I would stay away because of the resale alone. No matter what you do to it, right or wrong, when people see manufactured home they are done. If you buy one you better die there. It will have no resale value.
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Re: manufactured home

Post by callmefence » Wed May 08, 2019 10:11 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 am
greybeard wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:24 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:23 am
My wife is the queen of a double wide trailer and is pretty darn happy. She went from a very nice house with pool, garage and a breeze way - mud room to a trailer. We bought our trailer new and ordered most of the available upgrades. The quality of the craftsmanship stinks and the hardware is as cheap as it comes. But we've only had a few issues in 14 years. I paid a couple of thousand dollars extra to have the trailer built and tied down to Broward County, FL building codes. Everything ended up costing just less than $30 a square foot and we were living in Georgia in less than 5 weeks.
Almost an 'instant house'.
I've lived in several "mobile homes" when I was moving often in the military and I owned one in La. One of my nieces lives in one now..it's not bad compared to the ones they used to build with 2x2 walls and exterior doors that seem to be always opening on their own. My brother once had a single wide that was so narrow, you had trouble carrying a clothes basket down the hallway to where the washing machine was. Really narrow hallway.

I won't say I'll never live in another one, I but sure don't want to.
My place outside of Cameron, LA was an old 70's single wide. There was no sign of it after Hurricane Rita passed through.
After the jarrell tornado. Every mobile in it's path was gone....so was every brick house in it's path. He// some of the slabs where missing.
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Re: manufactured home

Post by M-5 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:33 am

callmefence wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:11 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 am
greybeard wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:24 am

Almost an 'instant house'.
I've lived in several "mobile homes" when I was moving often in the military and I owned one in La. One of my nieces lives in one now..it's not bad compared to the ones they used to build with 2x2 walls and exterior doors that seem to be always opening on their own. My brother once had a single wide that was so narrow, you had trouble carrying a clothes basket down the hallway to where the washing machine was. Really narrow hallway.

I won't say I'll never live in another one, I but sure don't want to.
My place outside of Cameron, LA was an old 70's single wide. There was no sign of it after Hurricane Rita passed through.
After the jarrell tornado. Every mobile in it's path was gone....so was every brick house in it's path. He// some of the slabs where missing.
Folks would be amazed at how many MH were not damaged in the hurricane.
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Re: manufactured home

Post by True Grit Farms » Wed May 08, 2019 11:06 am

M-5 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:33 am
callmefence wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:11 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 am


My place outside of Cameron, LA was an old 70's single wide. There was no sign of it after Hurricane Rita passed through.
After the jarrell tornado. Every mobile in it's path was gone....so was every brick house in it's path. He// some of the slabs where missing.
Folks would be amazed at how many MH were not damaged in the hurricane.
A mobile home seems like a magnet to a tornado.
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Re: manufactured home

Post by farmguy » Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 am

Our daughter and her husband went back for another look armed with info from here and other sources. It was sold. On the market for two days. It did have six inch walls. But thanks anyway. farmguy

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Re: manufactured home

Post by hurleyjd » Wed May 08, 2019 1:22 pm

You would be surprised at how many people are residing in travel trailers around Lake Fork. I would imagine it would be in the thousands.o property tax what so ever.

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