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Old 11-11-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Does anyone know what is considered a permanent foundation on a double wide? I have a doublewide and it has had the tongue and wheels removed and is sitting on concrete block piers resting on poured concrete and is anchored by straps going into the ground. But it has the cheap looking underpinning skirt. How can I know?
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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A permanent foundation would be similiar to a house foundation, i.e., concrete blocks all the way around, or maybe a crawl space/basement with cement walls/concrete blocks.

Having lived in a mobile home park for 30 yrs., with older mobiles and also brand new ones, what you are looking at is a traditional mobile home set up. Definitely cheaper set up than doing a block wall or cement foundation and the skirting can be aluminum or vinyl attached to a wood frame built around the mobile after it is set on the blocks. The tie downs anchoring the mobile to the ground are important and might be required in most states.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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You need to call the local board of inspectors in your area, as the tie downs have to be placed, according to code, and it makes a big difference even in your insurance rates.
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