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Old 12-19-2009, 11:11 AM
Location: Maryland
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My daughter went to Ft. Lewis College and she and her husband had a MH in the Animas View park..... She called it the Durango Flyfishing Lodge.... Stayed there while fishing the San Jan River in NM. Took the train from Slilverton back to Durango.... great ride.... There seems to be a lot of part time work there..... (Winter and Summer). The future of MH parks might be a little shaky based on land value.....

It is a strong possibility.... thanks for reminding me....
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:26 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by 80skeys View Post
I know cost is surely a big factor, but you need to seriously reconsider getting a mobile home. They are notoriously cold in the winter and you will rack up huge heating bills just trying to stay warm, which you will never fully achieve. In college I spent two semesters renting a mobile home and it was miserable in the winter.

Delta is not "warm" in the winter. Neither are any of the other places you mentioned.
I believe temp for temp, that Colorado is no colder in the winter than Missouri. If you get a good MH with good insulation you should not be any colder than in a stick-built house. Our "R" values are at the same as a stick built house and I do not feel any colder in my home than I do when I go to visit my mother in her conventional house. We pay about $500 a year in heating costs (propane) which I think translates to less than $50 a month, and if you include the electricity to run the forced air furnace, it would still be less than $60 for sure.

It is important to insulate underneath though, otherwise the floor is freezing cold- especially when the wind is blowing. We have had to put in extra insulation around the "skirting" so that this does not happen.

Of course, we're only heating 784 square feet. LOL

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Old 12-19-2009, 05:13 PM
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My area unfortunately got socked, and as I am typing now is still GETTING socked with an inversion. We have seen two 32 degree days since that storm a week ago last Monday dumped anywhere from 7 to 10 inches of snow on the western slope.

I have a 14 by 70 ft. mobile. Last months Excel utility bill for both lights and gas was $88.40. I'll try to come back to this post and see what this months bill will be and post it for comparision. On last week, from Tuesday to Friday the night time temperature was around 5 to 10 below (I know one night it got to 16 below over here-brr!)

Western slope winters are way different than the winters on the front range. And we are not in the mountains here-our elevation in Fruita is 4500 feet, 800 feet less than Denver!
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