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Unread 02-21-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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Default Do Mobile Homes Have Studs?

I've never lived in a mobile home before, but I'm trying to get into a doublewide. I have bookshelfs and children, so I've always secured them to one or more studs to prevent any accidental fallings, etc. Will I be able to do this in a mobile home?
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Unread 02-21-2011, 09:50 PM
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Yes they do! Some have smaller 2" x 3" studs though.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 12:16 AM
 
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LMAO~~~This made me lose my coffee all over myself."Do Mobile Homes Have Studs"?

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Unread 02-22-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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I am curoius about how you get away with securing your children to the studs in your home without running afoul of CPS. Do you have pictures?
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Unread 02-22-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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I've never found a man who lives in a mobile home to be a stud....
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Unread 02-22-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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Yes mobile homes are framed similar to a stick house.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I've never lived in a mobile home before, but I'm trying to get into a doublewide. I have bookshelfs and children, so I've always secured them to one or more studs to prevent any accidental fallings, etc. Will I be able to do this in a mobile home?
Homes built after 1976 have effectively the same structure as stick built homes with the exception that manufactured homes are constructed on an I-Beam rather than built onsite on a foundation.

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Unread 02-22-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Sorry, I have to disagree a bit with the notion that mobile homes are "effectively the same structure as stick built homes".

Yes, they have wood framing. But there is a world of difference.
First of all, the walls are thinner than site built homes. They use smaller studs.
Second, if they have a pitched roof, the roof framing is totally different than a site built home.
Third, the floor framing is much smaller than a site built house because they rely on the steel chassis to stiffen it up.

Modular homes are a little different than mobile homes, and sit built homes. They don't have a steel chassis (think trailer), so they are installed on a regular foundation. The framing is much more similar to a site built house.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Sorry, I have to disagree a bit with the notion that mobile homes are "effectively the same structure as stick built homes".

Yes, they have wood framing. But there is a world of difference.
First of all, the walls are thinner than site built homes. They use smaller studs.
Second, if they have a pitched roof, the roof framing is totally different than a site built home.
Third, the floor framing is much smaller than a site built house because they rely on the steel chassis to stiffen it up.

Modular homes are a little different than mobile homes, and sit built homes. They don't have a steel chassis (think trailer), so they are installed on a regular foundation. The framing is much more similar to a site built house.
Totally correct. I might only add that the studs are generally 2x2s in mobile homes. And rather then drywall they use Masonite composites about a quarter inch thick. Usually with some type of texture or wallpaper finish.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 05:11 AM
 
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The home we lived in (built in the '90's - '95 I think) had 2x4 wall studs - 16" on center. The outside sheathing was paper thin, but the studs were no different than in a "normal" home. We secured bookcases and shelving units with no problems.

However - you can forget drywall anchors in the thin wall covering material. Maybe okay for very light items - but anything heavy will pull the anchor right out.
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