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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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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES:
• Where can I file a complaint if I have problems with my new or used manufactured/mobile home in Florida?
• What are the most common defects in mobile/manufactured home foundation piers?
• How do I determine the age of a very old mobile home?
• What is a "HUD label verification letter" for a mobile/manufactured home?
• When did a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) become required under a mobile/manufactured home?
• Is it safe to go under a mobile home?
• Are older mobile homes unsafe?
• What do I need to know about buying a foreclosed mobile home?
• Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it?
• Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home?
• How do I find out how old a mobile home is and who manufactured it?
• What is the right price for a used mobile home?
• How energy efficient is a mobile home?
• When were the first double-wide mobile homes manufactured?
• How do I upgrade my old (pre-1976) mobile home to meet HUD standards?
• What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home?
• Can you move an older mobile home in Florida?
• What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home?
• Can you put a zone 1 mobile home in Florida?
• How can I remove water under my mobile home?
• What's the differences between a trailer, a mobile home, a manufactured home, and a modular home?
• What is a D-sticker mobile home?
• What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?
• How fireproof is a mobile home?
• Can I install a mobile home myself?
• What is a Park Model mobile home?
• Does an addition to a mobile home have to comply with the HUD Code?
• What walls can I remove in a mobile home?
• What can I do to prevent dampness and mold in my mobile home?
• How can I tell if a mobile home is well constructed?
• How can I tell the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?
Visit our MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.
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