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Trailer Park or Bust Quiz
by Staff
Today's mobile homes are not your granddad's trailers. In fact they don't even call mobile homes mobile any more. Instead they're called manufactured homes. Take this quiz and see what else you might not know when it comes to manufactured housing.

Which of the following is the main difference between a manufactured home and a mobile home?

  • Mobile homes are those built prior to 1976 before federal rules for factory-built homes were instituted.
  • Mobile homes do not have foundations like manufactured homes.
  • There is a huge price difference between mobile homes and manufactured homes.
  • Manufactured homes resemble site-built homes, and mobile homes do not.

Which of the statements below best defines a manufactured home?

  • Only parts of manufactured homes are built in a factory.
  • Manufactured homes are built entirely in a factory under the federal building code administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Manufactured homes have less square footage than site-built homes.
  • Manufactured homes are built with less government regulation than site-built homes.

Which of the following best describes a modular home?

  • Modular homes are totally built totally on-site.
  • Modular homes are homes built in two or more sections in a factory that are then transported and assembled at the building site.
  • Modular homes can easily be moved from one location to another.
  • Modular homes are often smaller than other types of manufactured homes.

Why do many people consider manufactured homes and modular homes "green?"

  • all have energy-saving appliances
  • they use raw materials efficiently
  • all have start-of-the-art heating and cooling systems
  • most manufactured homes are well insulated

How much money can a homeowner expect to save on the construction of a manufactured home compared to the construction of a site-built home?

  • 10 to 12 percent
  • 10 to 35 percent
  • 40 to 45 percent
  • 50 to 60 percent

How large can manufactured homes be?

  • up to 600 square feet
  • up to 1,000 square feet
  • up to 5,000 square feet
  • more than 6,000 square feet

Which of the following wind speeds should a manufactured home be able to withstand if it was built after 1994?

  • 100 to 102 mph
  • 100 to 129 mph
  • 110 to 130 mph
  • 120 to 134 mph

Which of the following best describes panelized homes?

  • Homes in which the panels are more than 1,000 feet wide.
  • Factory-built homes in which panels are transported to a site and assembled.
  • Factory-built homes in which panels are more than 300 feet long.
  • Factory-built homes in which the panels are assembled at the factory.

Approximately how many people live in manufactured housing in the United States?

  • 17 million
  • 20 million
  • 22 million
  • 39 million

What percentage of homeowners own their manufactured house?

  • 28 percent
  • 34 percent
  • 49 percent
  • 68 percent

What was the average sale price of a new manufactured home in the western United States in 2010?

  • $33,000
  • $45,000
  • $78,000
  • $87,000

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, what was the average price for a manufactured home in 2010?

  • $34,000
  • $62,600
  • $78,000
  • $112,000

Which region of the United States led the way with new placements of manufactured homes in 2010?

  • North
  • West
  • South
  • East

In 2010, which state led the way in manufactured home shipments?

  • Louisiana
  • Georgia
  • Arizona
  • Florida

In 2009, how many homes were located in manufactured home communities?

  • 23,000
  • 26,000
  • 52,000
  • 78,000

Which of the following is the average square footage for a "single" manufactured home?

  • 1,125
  • 1,345
  • 1,456
  • 1,500

What is the average square footage for a "double" manufactured home?

  • 1,730
  • 2,300
  • 4,500
  • 4,800

In New England, what is the average sale price of a new manufactured home?

  • $15,000
  • $63,340
  • $68,000
  • $78,000

What percentage of mobile homes are still titled like automobiles.

  • 50 percent
  • 66 percent
  • 89 percent
  • 98 percent

How are most mobile homes secured?

  • tiedowns
  • foundations
  • they're not
  • bungee cords