How safe are mobile homes to live in?

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asked Sep 28, 2017 in Real Estate - Renting by Goodman h (250 points)
How safe are mobile homes to live in?

I want to buy a used mobile home as my first home since I can't afford much and it will be cheaper than renting an apartment or other home.

But I'm wondering how safe mobile homes are to live in?

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answered Sep 29, 2017 by Adf289 (13,520 points)
Mobile homes are safe to live in but don't hold up as well to storms and wind as a conventional site built home does.

Mobile homes are more prone to blow over or away during a heavy wind storm or tornado.

Conventional homes can be destroyed by a tornado as well but they do hold up better and are less likely to be destroyed in a wind storm or tornado than a mobile home.

Newer mobile homes are being built better though than the older ones.

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