Conduct an organized inspection before you move in. Move from the exterior to the interior, carefully checking each room. Many manufacturers provide a checklist in the owner’s manual. Fill it out, date it, include additional items that need servicing and promptly return it to the manufacturer. Keep copies for yourself. A delay could jeopardize your warranty.


To learn more, contact the Manufactured Housing Institute at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610, Arlington, VA 22201-3040, or visit the Institute at www.manufacturedhousing.org on the Internet.

For consumer information on a wide variety of issues, request a free copy of Best Sellers from the Federal Trade Commission. Write to: Consumer Response Center, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580, or call 202-326-2222; TDD: 202-326-2502. You also can visit the FTC at www.ftc.gov on the Internet.

 Prepared by the Manufactured Housing Institute in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Consumer & Business Education.