My rant regarding the energy efficient mobile/modular homes :-)
I do not understand why people are trying to reinvent the wheel regarding the actual construction of mobile/modular homes. They must have money to burn and time on their hands and that makes me mad because they are charging ridiculous prices.
There are mfg companies spread out over the U.S. and the planet that have mobile home construction down. Look at all the RV’s and trailers out there. They are mfg somewhere! Why not utilize these facilities? They have transport down. They know what they are doing. It would just need someone to oversee the energy efficient construction in these facilities. Rent the facilities. Work together. What a concept.
If these mfg companies catch on it would change so much in so many ways. Hopefully if/when these mfg companies do clue in they won’t say “how much more can we charge because it’s energy efficient and people will pay more for it. We’re doing something “special” so we can charge twice as much. No one will know any better and we’ll rake in the money” but total the actual costs and add a reasonable profit. Do a true business model.
If these established mfg companies realize a lot of people will be willing to buy energy efficient quality products for a reasonable price and town zoning realizes these are not your old mobile homes it would be a win win all around. I could go on….
My rant :-)
Posted Jul 1, 2014 10:53 AM ET
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