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How many exterior exit doors are required for a mobile/manufactured home?
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Although a site-built home is required to have only one exit door, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has jurisdiction over manufactured homes and specifies a minimum of two exit doors (24 CFR 3280.105). The doors must be located remote from each other: at least 12 feet apart in a single-wide and 20 feet apart in a double-wide. Also, one of the doors must be not more than 35 feet from the doorway of each bedroom, and the exit door cannot be located in a room that is entered through a lockable interior door.
Because the design and manufacture of mobile/manufactured homes has been scrupulously overseen by HUD-approved inspection agencies since 1976, all homes leave the factory in compliance with the HUD standards at the time they were built; but a poorly planned addition or remodeling may eliminate one of the required exits.
Also, go to our HUD-CODE FOR MOBILE HOMES page for a listing of our other HUD-code articles.
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