Myth and Facts of Mobile Homes

Most people think of mobile homes as cheaper alternatives to living than more traditional methods. Which is true - and untrue. Mobile homes today are actually energy efficient, sustainable and modern. Here are a few myths and facts of Manufactured Homes (Mobile Homes). 


Myth: Cheap Materials.

Fact: Mobile homes today are built with the same quality level of a traditional on-site home. Due to the factory operation between building a manufactured home vs a traditional on site home, they can be built faster and cheaper without many obstacles. 


Myth: Cheap Alternative to living.

Fact: Actually, most modern manufactured homes are built with the same quality standards as traditional residents. They are built to HUD standards for design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, heating, plumbing, air–conditioning, and many more. 


Myth: Unsafe forms of living.

Fact: Due to the modern build and HUD inspection list, most manufactured homes can withstand hurricanes, tornados and other forms of natural disasters. They have the same code requirements for roof load, wind resistance, and strength and durability. 


Myth: Trailers.

Fact: Manufactured homes are actually permanent structures built into the mobile home parks. Some versions of mobile homes are movable, but even if you did the costs would be immense. 


Myth: Locked into a mobile home park.

Fact: Since most manufactured homes are built to quality standards, it can be challenging to tell them apart from traditional homes. Certain neighborhoods and district will allow you to install your manufactured home on your own private land outside of a mobile home park. 


Many people can have bad thoughts or concerns about living in a mobile home. Understanding the facts can help you make a better decision. There are many different parks across California that offer a wide variety of amenities and activities. It’s important to do your research, visit some of the parks, and talk to the community about their experiences. Mobile homes are a safe and typically more affordable choice of living. We hope you have a great experience in yours!

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