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What Is a Triple Wide Mobile Home?

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A triple wide mobile home is a prefabricated home made in three pieces. It is then transported to land or a lot owned by the purchaser of the mobile home, where it is pieced together. The term “multi-sectional manufactured home” often also applies to a triple wide mobile home. These fairly spacious dwellings may be one or two stories, include several bedrooms and other rooms, and can come with as many amenities as a typical home built on-site.

Mobile homes come in various sizes. Single and double wide mobile homes, or trailers, are typically more common than triple wide mobile homes. This may be because of the cost; generally, the larger the size of the home and the more pieces it comes in, the more costly it is to purchase. “Triple wides” may also be slightly less popular because of the allotted space one has on which to place the home.

Though it is an outdated misconception, there are those who do not think a prefabricated mobile home can be as spacious or as attractive as a conventional home. When attention is paid to the landscaping surrounding a mobile home, it is possible to make it indistinguishable from a typical house with a foundation built directly on the land. In fact, a triple wide mobile home may contain even more bedrooms than the common home built on-site.

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Most triple wides are large enough to accommodate an entire family with several bedrooms and bathrooms. They could also include a full kitchen, living room and den. Offices and dining rooms are additional spaces. A garage can be attached if one is desired. Even with all of these options, mobile homes are often a more affordable choice than a conventional home.

Most modern mobile homes also come with as many design options as a conventional home does. Recessed bay or cathedral windows and arched doorways can be built. Many mobile home manufacturers take care of every design detail, from floor to ceiling, so that the house is ready to live in as soon as it is pieced together.

A reputable company will usually guarantee that the house is pieced together in such a way that seams are not visible. Some people worry that mobile homes are more prone to water and storm damage. Leading mobile home builders, however, should be adept at making a triple wide mobile home as weather-proof as possible.

One can situate a triple wide mobile home in a number of places. Mobile home parks often rent out a designated lot that tenants can call home. These parks often resemble typical neighborhoods, with gates and a community park and pool. People who purchase large amounts of land without an existing home on the property have also found that a triple wide mobile home can offer convenience and luxury.

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