Tom Raper Dutch Housing manufactured home nightmare

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  • stewartx5
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Don’t understand …
    Don’t understand how, after the warranty, you felt this was the manufacturer’s responsibility. As a homeowner, it’s your job to perform routine inspections and prompt maintenance. Since this problem was neglected to the point of severe damage, that clearly wasn’t done. Stray moisture is easy to detect and prompt repairs are often relatively inexpensive. Further, it’s always a good idea to inspect all major systems (plumbing, electrical, etc) towards the end of the warranty to ensure all well.

  • CAPSimplified
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    TOM RAPER!!

    TOM RAPER!!

  • CAPSimplified
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    TOM RAPER!!!
    TOM RAPER!!!

  • chaineychainaman
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    You have done the …
    You have done the right thing getting info out to people about these problems. I support your efforts I bought a single wide mobile home new back in ’93. During the first winter our pipes froze my husband went under the home to take care of the problem. We had the liner under our home also. He noticed it hanging from water laying in it. So he cut some slits in the liner to let the water drain. We didn’t realize that it could do the damage to the floor. cutting those slits saved the floor

  • prkhstry
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    @CaptainMacNasty …
    @CaptainMacNasty If you buy used and cheap it might work out but plan to do a lot of maintenance and repairs. I’ve replace about a third of this home with more needed at tens years of age.

  • CaptainMacNasty
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Thank you very much …
    Thank you very much for taking the time to prepare this video (despite the negative comments from idiots). I’m considering a mobile home for retirement purposes. Yet, I am learning so much about the history of dishonesty and poor quality in the mobile home industry, that I am wondering if it is even worth the risk.

  • MsMommaRose
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    My parents and my …
    My parents and my sister have each bought 3 different mobile homes for a total of six. They have had all of these problems and more. We settled for a smaller older home. They have ended up paying more for their “cheaper” housing via having to replacement and maintenance. These things are not built with the same standards as a stick built home. That is why they are personal property and not realestate.

  • jmc6000
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    @kevintomb Well …
    @kevintomb Well most nwer stick built homes, plus newer modulars are using 2×10 floor joices with at least 3/4 inch floor decking of OSB or something simular. Moblie homes may not be built to a better standard today, but stick built and modulars are!

  • kevintomb
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    @jmc6000 2×6 is …
    @jmc6000 2×6 is used in almost all 14 foot wide mobile homes. They use 2 very big I-Beams running the length of the home so a 2×6 is quite adequate. The I-Beams are approx 8 feet apart, so the 2×6 is only spanning 8 feet in the middle and 3 foot to each side of the beam. The flooring is not 1/4 inch but more likely 3/4″ or 5/8″, if you go to their website it will say. Newer ones are built almost the same and its not that different than a regular stick built house

  • jmc6000
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow, look at those …
    Wow, look at those puny 2×6 floor joices and the thin 1/4 inch floor decking. Such shabby build quality and such puny building materials makes this home an utter failure! I am glad most of the newer homes are not built like this anymore! This is pathetic. I truly feel sorry for this guy.

  • SuperAmir30
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    TOM RAPER= TOM …
    TOM RAPER= TOM RAPPER=THE RAPIST. DUTCH AND CHAMPION Campanies should be a shame of themself. I will never nor will I allow anyone that I know to buy anything from those rapist. This is the must dishonest companies of the US history. Shame on them.

  • prkhstry
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    @tireballmedia the …
    @tireballmedia the system does not work at all when dealing with this company.
    We didn’t try to fix anything, we fixed it. The insurance sued the company and won one claim but signed to not sue again. That is when the big claim came along. A second mortgage fixed that problem. There is no bull about that.

  • tireballmedia
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    this video is bull. …
    this video is bull. That the guy went in there and tried to fix things with his insurance company shows he does not understand how the system works.

    Either way accidents do happen and sure this is one of them but there are plenty of stick built homes with bowed in walls, miss ran wires and out of square windows.

  • baseballgrader
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Check out my videos …
    Check out my videos i have a few on mobil home roofes

  • SsarverSumed24
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Who the would …
    Who the would buy something from a guy named Tom RAPER….. lol

  • CHIPMANFEUL
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I just bought one …
    I just bought one and am having trouble with roof leaking. They are blaming it on ice daming

  • gulfcoastdude
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Can’t say I have …
    Can’t say I have ever heard of putting a vapor barrier under a mobile/manufactured home. They need good air flow under there.

  • jtart51
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I feel awful …
    Wow, I feel awful for you! It is a shame and a sham! I have had several and have had mixed results. It is all I can afford though. Resale sucks too…especially when buying new!

  • Usernameinvalid16
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I live in a 1971 …
    I live in a 1971 fleet wood 24×60 mobile home and it never have any issue’s except the heating and cooling but other than that its a very good built home. Just u hate the aluminum wire other than that its freaking nice!

  • charleecrat
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Here’s an Idea. Not …
    Here’s an Idea. Not know if this is feasible but if you could invent a moisture sensor with an alarm so when it detects water it trips the alarm, you could make a fortune selling it right back to the company that ripped you off and all Mfg. home owners as well. Just an idea

  • prkhstry
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Water is an enemy …
    Water is an enemy but the vapor barrier is the biggest problem. If you place the home on a foundation cut slits in the barrier with a razor blade where the water lines run. I had a virtual pool liner with feet of water standing before I found I had a problem. To bad there is no one in the media, courts or government that will tell you that, only me.

  • charleecrat
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I know water is the …
    I know water is the enemy of a mobile home. If I get one I will insist they allow me to coat the top and under side of the sub floor with gallons of Thompsons water seal. If they wont allow this, then I wont buy it.

  • prkhstry
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Mine has the same …
    Mine has the same walls. I do not know about Clayton. I do know that some companies change names every so many years to throw people off.

  • charleecrat
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    What about Clayton …
    What about Clayton homes? I checked with BBB and they have an A+ rating. Does this happen to all mobile homes? I was looking at the one with sheetrock walls :-/

  • wndale21
    April 3, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    It’s called …
    It’s called hurricanes.

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