What is the difference between a manufactured home and a mobile home?

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What is the difference between a manufactured home and a mobile home?

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The term Mobile Homes is often used interchangeably with the term Manufactured Homes but in fact they mean quite different things. Mobile Homes refers to homes built prior to 1976 when the HUD code governing building standards for factory-built homes was instituted, greatly improving quality standards. Homes built from that year on should, technically, no longer be referred to as Mobile Homes but instead are Manufactured Homes and are built to a higher standard of quality than yesterday’s “Mobile Homes” and, in fact, often feature better quality construction than site-built homes. But, by whatever name, today’s factory-built homes are a great option for the most home for your dollar! The term Mobile Home is also used when people refer to homes that have been manufactured to be pulled around by large pick up tracks or “fifth wheels.” These units are not built to HUD specifications, and are constructed with a high amount of adhesives to increase their rigidity during frequent transport.

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The differences between the two are the codes in which they are built. Mobile homes were manufactured in the early 70’s and conformed to local codes in force at the time. Manufactured homes are built to Federal HUD codes which in some cases are more stringent than local building codes.

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