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Mobile Home Weight
How to quickly figure out how much your home weighs

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How to calculate the weight of a mobile home

Older homes are usually lighter. Newer ones tend to be taller and the materials used are heavier, therefore the newer homes are heavier. Make sure you err on the side of caution when calculating the weight.

Older homes will run between 35 and 40 lbs. per square foot, and newer homes will run 45 to 50 lbs. per square foot. 

So, measure your length and width. Multiply the length x width. 

Then take that number and multiply it by the pounds per square foot calculation:

  1. 40 LBS for older homes (1960-1980)
  2. 50 LBS for newer homes (1981-New)

  3. 70 LBS for newer homes with high ceilings and drywall

Example:  48’x12’ = 576 sqft.  576 x 40lbs = 23,040 total pounds. Then round up to the nearest 1,000.

Make sure you pad the numbers if it is critical (like going over a bridge!)

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