The Manual for Manufactured Home Repair & Upgrade
If your looking for a book that covers all facets of manufactured home repair, you've found it!
As you would expect from the title, The repair and upgrade techniques described in this manual are specific to manufactured homes.
This book will answer almost every question on manufactured home repair that we have ever heard. Not only does this book show you how to repair and maintain your home, but also great methods for upgrading it. Available in E-Book Version for Instant Download
The Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation Forum
An open discussion group where all are welcome to participate. No registration necessary! Discussion threads
covering a wide range of questions, answers, and relating of personal experiences involving MH Repairs.
Ask our experienced manufactured home repair and renovation contractors about your home repair needs!
Basic home fix-it techniques to trade secrets.
Manufactured Housing Installation and Repair E-Book Edition
The installation guide that knows what it's talking about. Used for certification of installers in many states. Hundreds of pictures of repair and installation procedures. You may have read his helpful monthly columns in "The Journal," but if you have ANY involvement in installation and repair of manufactured homes, his book should be in your library. Manufactured Housing Installation & Repair by George Porter is a soup-to-nuts (with an emphasis on the nuts and bolts) of properly installing and maintaining a manufactured home.
The MH Parts Store On-Line
MH Parts may not be very pretty... but when you need
them you just can't do with out them. Don't run
all over town to assemble
the things you need for that home renovation or repair.
our on-line parts store.
Everything you need is here from doors, windows,
screens, plumbing and electric parts, bath and kitchen fixtures,
roof and ceiling components, and more....
even set-up materials,
The Part Store's Owner/Managers, keep
it simple, they just provide you with the best possible
Heating & Cooling Manufactured
to fix?, Where to find parts? Welcome to Heating and cooling for
manufactured homes. This area is a division of MobileHomeRepair.com. Robert
Hardy shows you the right way to clean the coils on your air conditioner.
Whether you are searching for a furnace part, information or help with
troubleshooting, you've come to the right place. We have all parts in stock for
your Coleman gas or electric furnaces.
Advanced Foundation Systems Designed and engineered for manufactued homes,
These foundation systems add a high level of strutural stability and have proven most
cost-effective for the manufactured home, buyer. Advanced Foundation Systems meet or exceed
industry standards, and have been proven safer under adverse conditions.
Advanced Foundation Systems offer you the best foundation technology available for
your manufactured home...plus added safety and stability...at a lower cost.
Finance Your MH Renovation/Repair There are many loan
programs available to MH Owners. Secure the money you need to renovate,
upgrade, or even expand your MH. One stop shopping. select your
loan preferences and we will forward your request for
loan information to as many as a dozen
participating manufactured housing finance offices.
Skirting For The 21 Century Manufactured Home
System-1 is what skirting should be- 100% solid concrete. System-1 is not an imitation or a
it is the original concrete skirting system that resists the elements from the
summer heat of Texas to the harsh winters of Minnesota. System-1 is built to last
and is designed to stay put for years of dependable service. Stop chasing your
skirting down the street and look at just some of the benefits System-1 concrete skirting
5 Part Site Preparation & Home Installation Video Series
We are proud to offer the most effective way ever to learn about the step by
step process involved in properly installing a manufactured home; A new five-part
video series with George Porter, the industry's most respected installation specialist.
After viewing all five videos you will have what it takes to tackle your site preparation
with confidence and peace of mind. Even if you're not planning on doing the work yourself,
this information will help you understand the entire process. This will give you an edge when
choosing sub-contractors and help you make sure the site preparation is done properly.
Manufactured Housing Yellow Pages / SERVICE COMPANIES
The Yellow Pages is an ever expanding data base that is growing into one of the richest resources in the world for locating and contacting companies that participate in, or offer services to, the manufactured housing industry.
The Mobile Home Expert
The business of installing and servicing
manufactured homes is rapidly moving away from the world of the one pick-up, one jack,
local set up and repair guys and into the world of certified tradesmen, and licensed contractors.
modern manufactured home is greeted with stiff compliance codes regulating
construction, warranty and installation.
As more and more local agencies get involved in the inspection of installations
it gets more and more difficult to know what the rules of the game are, especially
if your operating in more than one jurisdiction.
Consult with R.T. Bonney, who has
participated in all phases of the industry over the past 30 Years He can provide
solutions for the modern problems of operating most types of manufactured housing business.
"Every winter my roof leaked around the swamp cooler. We even had a couple mobile home repairmen
out to seal it. Nothing worked and this
went on for 5 years," said Maureen of Elko, Nevada. "Then last summer I ordered The Manual
and it suggested I use neoprene to seal the leak. Since then I've had no leaks at all!"
Maureen is referring to The Manual
for Manufactured/Mobile Home Repair and Upgrade by Mark Bower. Most just dub it The Manual. Bower owns and operates Aberdeen Mobile Home
Repair in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Maureen isn't alone.
Hundreds of others have written to Bower sharing similar stories of how The
Manual has solved their problems.
Esther of St. Louis, Missouri, writes, "We had squeaky floors in the living
room and without The Manual,
I would have had my husband tear out the floors and put in new ones. What a lifesaver!"
Bower enjoys the letters he receives regarding his manual.
"I wrote this manual from experience," says Bower. "I'm not just some guy with
his feet up on the desk I'm out in the field every day doing what I write."
Tom of Lansing, Michigan, followed the simple instructions
on installing a shut-off valve and saved $75 on a service call. Mary of Churdan,
Iowa, writes to say she uses the manual to keep the repair guys she hires
honest, "When I had my home releveled, I sent two
different contractors packing because I knew they weren't doing the job
right. This manual has literally saved
me hundreds of dollars!"
Bower is updated his manual for 2005. More information was added regarding
additions and porches. "We added details
on attaching porches so they don't leak even if they shift with the seasons."
says Bower. With high energy prices now
upon us, Bower says he's also included a section on building a solar heating
panel. "Find an old sliding glass door
and you can build one for under $100," says Bower who built two panels for his
own 1800 square foot manufactured home.
"You'd be surprised at how much heat they create when the sun is
David of Lake McConaughy,
Nebraska, says The Manual
should be called, The Mobile Home Bible. Dave writes, "I wish I had your manual
when we had our 1965 Star. It would have
saved me WEEKS of work!"
Vicki of Ocala, Florida, bought Bower's manual because it
had instructions for installing a metal roofover. "My son and husband had the roof up in 2 days
from start to finish," says Vicki. "The 4 inch overhang is awesome no more
water running down the siding. Great roof, great instructions, I love it!"
also helped Pam from Duluth, Minnesota,
replace her skirting and repair her underbelly. "It gave me the courage to
tackle these projects," writes Pam. " I saved a lot of
money by being able to do it myself."
Bower says many manufactured home owners are
do-it-yourselfers, and he's glad to be able to provide them a tool, The Manual,
to help them do more.
Mark Bower can be reached at [email protected]