Upgrading from older DoubleWide

sella35June 25, 2006

I have about an acre of land, with an older doublewide. I would like to purchase a new or at least newer home. What must I consider when looking? What would I do with the old home? What about my plumbing and all that? Do the homes have to be the same length/width?

Any advise would be helpful.



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Two entirely different factors may control matters in replacing the existing home. One is technical, the other is regulatory. In my area, units made before July 1, 1976 may not be relocated. In other words, it must be left where it is or destroyed. Renovation is permitted. Technical problems are easily solved. Better educate yourself about the local regulations first. Local mobile home dealers probably can answer most of your initial questions.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 7:33AM
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We did exactly what you are pondering. I agree w/bus driver that the first things to check are the regs for your state and area. There could be set-back restrictions etc. The dealer from whom we purchased took away the older D/W we had, in fact it was one of the reasons we purchased from that dealer. They stuck it on their lot and sold it to someone else. In our case we did not have our old home on a foundation, so we had one built to match the new Home. In general whoever does the site work/foundation can deal with moving the plumbing as well. Just be VERY specific about what you want done, and make them stick to the contract. Shop around and get estimates.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 7:59PM
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