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Old 04-03-2017, 04:15 PM   #11
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I do not understand the difference between a mobile home and a tiny house? Seems that on some environmental ideas the tiny homes are better but no reason that you could not throw some more insulation and solar panels at a mobil single or double.

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Old 04-03-2017, 04:29 PM   #12
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Can you relocate a "mobile home" all by your lonesome, or is it either a legal or practical reality that you have to hire a service that does such things?
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Good point. It's on TV that they indicate traveling in their own little homes. I'd guess that traveling in a stick built home on a tandem axle trailer wouldn't end well over the long term. And we worry about wind drag in a bus?
I wonder how they escape the mobile home rules?
Its just a regurgitation of the "trailer lifestyle" in the 40's and 50's... That later gave rise to our nation's glorious trailer parks. The tiny house is just a way of making the trailer smaller and more expensive.
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Can you relocate a "mobile home" all by your lonesome, or is it either a legal or practical reality that you have to hire a service that does such things?
The "tiny houses" being built and sold for nearly six figures here are so large you'd pretty much need to call someone to move them.
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I pulled a 70' house trailer with my power wagon. Unbelievable that flathead 6 would do that. Apparently it is legal if you have all the appropriate lights, signs, etc.
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my two cents.... you say the guy in Denver is so hard to get ahold of.... I'd run in the other direction.

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I do not understand the difference between a mobile home and a tiny house? Seems that on some environmental ideas the tiny homes are better but no reason that you could not throw some more insulation and solar panels at a mobil single or double.

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Hey I live I Austin and recently just started my conversion. As a metal fabricator by trade I thought this would be the perfect bad idea. Haha

I trade work to store by bus in the Buda area and the commute isn't too bad to work on it.

Be aware that these conversions require a ton of work if you are going to build it right, reinsulate, door modifications, plumbing and electrical. Not for the faint at heart. If you can't do the work yourself it's going to get expensive quickly! Your short time frame means more $$$ as well.

That being said, I can do mobile metal fabrication and might be able to help if you really need it. Actually the reason I'm converting mine is to have a 40 foot mobile livable shop.


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