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Two Story Manufacured Home?

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EddieB

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This looks like a story along the lines of two good ole boys sitting around on a Saturday. One saying, "I bet you can't get your trailer up on top of your garage" with the other one saying, "Watch this"

Someone's drinking free beer for life...
 

Terrel L. Shields

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I know where one is...and a "triple wide" that consists of 3 Singlewides, two (different width and length attached side by side and another added on to make a T.
 

RSW

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You should see some of the single wides down in Louisiana. They are raised up about 20' or more and are held up with wood poles (like power poles).
 

Sid Holderly

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You find many things as the underpinnings of recreational homes in this area. These combo MFG/stick construction varieties are interesting appraisal projects. I have completed a few.
 

Mr Rex

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You should see some of the single wides down in Louisiana. They are raised up about 20' or more and are held up with wood poles (like power poles).

A local lake is a flood control reservoir and the Corps of Engineers controls all of the area below the maximum flood level, except one little cluster of homes. It seems that when they were building the dam a small group of landowners sued to be able to keep their land that is below the maximum flood level even though it is subject to flooding. So all the houses are up on stilts above the flood level. Some wanna be engineer decided to take an old single wide. put dock floats under it and put wood posts at all 4 corners with large steel rings that would allow the house to go up and down the posts in a flood. The problem was the house got hung up on one of the posts as the flood water receded, leaving the house cock eyed in the air. The next door neighbor said the guy had been out with a back hoe trying to get it down to no avail. He indicated that the water would have to get about 15 feet above normal pool to float it back down. The lake has not gotten 15 feet over normal pool but got close on October 15th of this year after Florence and Michael came through.
 

EddieB

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Rex, that sounds like some “engineering “ I would do
 

CindyR

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one of the first manufactured homes i ever worked on was sitting on top of a walkout basement. Thank God i was still in trainee mode and Mr Mentor figured that all out.
 

Riick

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>>> take an old single wide. put dock floats under it and put wood posts at all 4 corners with large steel rings that would allow the house to go up and down the posts in a flood. The problem was the house got hung up on one of the posts as the flood water receded, leaving the house cock eyed in the air. .[/QUOTE]
The trick will be to let her down S L O W backhoe sounds like a very bad idea. Fresh posts, TLC, and 4 Hydraulic jacks should do it.
 
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