Sometimes called trailer homes, mobile homes are factory-prefabricated structures used as home after they are finished. Manufacturers of such structures build them on a strong permanent chassis, which serves as the central support of the whole structure. Once the home is ready, it is transported to a client’s place where it may serve as permanent home, a holiday home, or just for temporary accommodation.
Mobile homes are often located in one place but can move regularly for legal reasons. They come in different sizes and finish, as the client may want. Each mobile home has a strong trailer frame, one or more axles, wheels, and tow hitches.
Many people may mistake mobile homes for modular homes. However, even though they have similarities in the way they are made, modular home are quite different from mobile homes. For instance, in modular homes, the mode of transport is often flatbed trucks. In mobile homes, the process involves towing. Besides, modular homes do not have axles or automotive framework as present in mobile homes.
During transportation, a modular home is often separated in two parts and two trucks used to transport it. The size of the home determines the number of axles it can have, but most modular homes have two or more axles. Once the home reaches its destination, professional installers remove the axles and frames to set the home on its base. They use a crane to offload it from the truck, and then set it squarely as required.
Generally, mobile homes are cheaper to finance when compared with financing stone or concrete houses. However, before you make a final decision as to whether you can buy a mobile home, you need to do a some research and come up with a reliable conclusion whether it is the right model of home you need.