Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Terminology Tuesday - Mobile Home Installation

(Note: I think it's important to know the terminology and words used when learning any new business including mobile home investing. I came up with 'Terminology Tuesday' as a way to go over the terminology used in the mobile home business. It's important to know the terminology when talking to people in the business so you're all on the same page).

Video Link

This is a quick video on a mobile home installation. When moving mobile homes, there are two main parts - the move and the installation.

There are movers who only move mobile homes. And, there are movers who move mobile homes and also install them (They are also installers). It really depends on what they do and what they are licensed to do.

This video shows some aspects involved when installing mobile homes. One important aspect is having the lot where the mobile home will be placed leveled and free of dampness.

If raining, it's best to wait until the rain has passed and dried off before attempting to move and install a mobile home. Otherwise, the moisture in the soil from the rain will most likely make the ground very damp and uneven.

Another thing to consider when moving mobile homes is the porch and the skirting. For the porch, some mobile home movers will not move them. And, some will for an additional fee. Be prepared to make arrangements for the transport of the porch (if need be). The porch will need to confine to the standards of the park (if any) you are moving the mobile home to. Sometimes the park will have a porch or two available for you (if you're lucky!).

Regarding the skirting, most mobile home movers will rip the skirting from the home when getting ready for a move. If you're handy, you can re-use the skirting by carefully removing it.If you plan to go this route, you'll need to give yourself ample time to remove the skirting before the movers arrive.

(Note: I have a handyman who has agreed to come along with me on any potential moves. He will remove the skirting for me and replace it after the move).

I hope you have enjoyed this "Terminology Tuesday" video. Happy investing!

p.s. Feel free to leave comments on any post either here and/or my Facebook Page. Comments are always welcome, thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Esi said...

Hey Rachael, great information as usual. I sent you an email and was wondering if you got it. Otherwise let me know how i can get in touch with you.