Do piers and tie-down anchors have to be approved by the State of Florida for manufactured/mobile home installation in Florida?
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Must Be “Listed"
Yes, all anchors, piers, and other tie-down components used for the installation of a manufactured/mobile home or park model/trailer must be tested, approved, and then listed by the Bureau of Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Construction of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. “Listed” means that any installation component must literally be in a current edition of a list that is published by Department. You can access a copy of it at: https://www.flhsmv.gov/pdf/dealerservices/anchlist.pdf.
Licensed Installer Required
Because Florida law specifies that an owner of a manufactured/mobile home or park model/trailer is not allowed to set up their own home, it’s up the licensed installer to make sure that all installation components are Florida listed. It’s also important to note that the components on Florida’s list are only approved for a particular use and installation method as defined by the manufacturer, and any “re-purposing” of the component or use of an unapproved installation method voids the listing.
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