Does a single-wide mobile home have interior bearing walls?
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Single-wide mobile homes have lightweight wood trusses that span between the two long walls of the home. The exploded diagram above shows an older style of roof construction. Newer homes have a different truss shape, but still also only bear on the long walls.
So you can remove any interior walls without fear of having a structural failure. But when you remove an interior wall you might get some minor cracking in the ceiling area around it in the first few weeks because, although the truss above it is designed to transfer the roof loads to the walls at its end points, a small part of that load may have been being transferred to the interior wall over the years and its removal will cause minor shifting in the ceiling components. Also, remember that the wall you are considering removing may have electrical wiring and plumbing pipe in it that has to be rerouted as part of the remodeling.
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