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Old 07-13-2007, 10:51 AM
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Here's the situation. We bought a new double wide mobile home in Florida (Skyline). The maximum size allowed in our RV park is 24 x 38. The order said 23.5 x 38 and when we questioned why it was 1/2 short, we were told it was because once they put the siding on, it would be 24 x 38. The home was installed, tied down etc on a lot we own in the RV park. We were not there when this was being done. When we got there the home measured (with siding) 23 x 38. We questioned why we had lost a full foot (38 sq feet in total) and we were told that they are not allowed to transport anything wider than 12' including the roof overhang. Is this true? Are all double wides short one foot because of transportation reasons. I just don't know if I'm being sold an incorrect story because someone screwed up and made our house 1 foot short. On a vacation home that size, loosing 38 sq feet (1' x 38') really is a fair amount to lose. I tried to find out where the licenses to transport are purchased so I could ask them directly but I can't seem to find that information. Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:22 PM
Location: North of Atlanta Metro area
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Seven-plus years later and I don't have your answer definitively -- however, your post reminds me that our county now requires that all new mobile homes have 6" roof overhangs to mimic a stick-built look, unlike the old-style metal boxes...
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:01 AM
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If in the paperwork it says you will get a home 24' wide and it comes only 23' wide you may have a law suit as an option.Send em an official looking letter saying you are going to pursue this course of action and see what happens..
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Location: Port Charlotte
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Lowes just lost a lawsuit in that a 2x4 is actually 1 3/4 by 3 3/4. False advertising even though all know a 2x4 hasn't been that big for decades.

Seems you have grounds to sue. Contact a lawyer.
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