What is a double-wide trailer?


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A double-wide trailer is a manufactured home that's twice as wide as the standard single-wide manufactured home. It looks like two single-wide trailers sitting side by side. These homes are built on a chassis according to standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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What is a double-wide trailer?
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A double-wide trailer is constructed in a factory and transported in two main pieces to the building site, where a crew assembles it. Once assembled, a double-wide trailer looks similar to a modular ranch home; however, a modular home is built on a foundation, while most double-wide trailers sit on jacks. Skirting is installed around the bottom edge of the double-wide to enclose the open area beneath it.

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