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Help me, please.

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 1:59 AM
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When I was young, I was scarred for life by a strong storm while staying in a trailer. It was my mamaws trailer and I was scared shitless. It felt like the roof was going to blow off and I remember the trailer shaking a bit. Pretty scary for a little girl!
Well, since then I refuse to be in a trailer during a storm and have refused to ever live in one.
My hubby and I are home hunting and he is trying to warm me up to the idea of a modular home. I know "trailer" type homes are much safer than they used to be and it was only a single wide I was staying in at the time, but it was enough to make me terrified of anything that isn't on a foundation during a storm (of course I know severe weather can destroy any type of building equally, I just "feel" safer in foundation buildings)
What I need from you ladies is the benefits and advice of living in a modular. Is it really cheaper? ARE they better built and able to withstand severe weather better?
Please help convince me that I'm being overly afraid and I should let my guard down. I've tried to do a little research on them, but I feel I can get better advice from people who have lived in them or know more about them in general.
Thanks :)
by on May. 6, 2012 at 1:59 AM
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3pippings
by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:00 AM
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AshandJax
by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:02 AM

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AshandJax
by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:03 AM
Sorry, I ment manufactured homes. Double wide, actually. I would hope we could put it on a foundation.
I don't k ow much about these things, however.
AshandJax
by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:04 AM

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by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:06 AM

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Lorelai_Nicole
by Lorelai on May. 6, 2012 at 2:07 AM
I get what you mean about homes not on a foundation. My stepgrandmother lives in Oklahoma and her home is...I don't know what it's called but it's a good 3 (cement) steps off the ground. Scary as hell in a storm.
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grey7399
by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:09 AM

no they aren't.  they are heavier than the old trailers - sorta but really they will fly away and roll over faster than a site built home secured in a foundation.

I hate to do your hubby in on this argument but unless the manufactured home is built over a basement, you aren't safe.  

Look up VA (i think thats what its called) foundation.  thats the manufactured home version of a permanent construction.

AshandJax
by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Quoting Lorelai_Nicole:

I get what you mean about homes not on a foundation. My stepgrandmother lives in Oklahoma and her home is...I don't know what it's called but it's a good 3 (cement) steps off the ground. Scary as hell in a storm.



My mamaws was in Arkansas and as far as I know it's still there.
I know things seem to effect you more vividly as a child... I was about 8 when this happened. My hubby has lived in single wides before and he thinks I'm being dumb.... But he wasn't a sensitive little girl who was scared of a lot of things, either, lol.
I do feel a little better about them now, but I still feel I'm going to end up at my parents house with every little dark cloud that rolls in, lol.
I need to be reassured, I guess. People have lived in them for many, many years...
Tinkerbellmama
by on May. 6, 2012 at 2:13 AM

It depends where you live. In my area (Washington state) there are no safety issues. If you live in an area where you have tornados, NO EFFING WAY!

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