How important are OUTRIGGERS on a manufactured home?

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samantha_dahman
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Wed May 27, 2020 11:19 am

I had a brand new 2020 manufactured home move on my property but before they got it there, they drove the back side down into the ditch on a dirt road causing 3 of the last outriggers to bend. It bent the tongue as well. As a new home owner i was wondering how important these outriggers are to the structure of my home?
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Greg
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Wed May 27, 2020 5:14 pm

Contact the dealer and let them know what happened, If they were also the delivery & setup then they need to fix it. If it was an independent company that did the damage they need to fix it. Either way get the dealer involved. If you get a run a round from them go to the manufacturer.

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samantha_dahman
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Wed May 27, 2020 7:46 pm

It was done by the dealers setup crew and i have sent her pictures of the damage. She told me they could just be cut off and they wouldnt matter once the house was setup on blocks. She said the only purpose they serve is when the trailer is being moved. That means i could NEVER move the house right? I thought that outriggers were for wall support too?? My shower and tub is right above those bent outriggers. Just found out the factory that built it literally just shut down this week due to covid19.

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Wed May 27, 2020 9:47 pm

I would let miss dealer know she is full of it. The outriggers provide critical support to outside walls. Yes, there are floor joist that span from one side to the other (across the main I-beams) - but the outriggers serve to stabilize all of that.

make 'em fix it, replace it - or take it back. doing nothing should NOT be an option.
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Greg
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Thu May 28, 2020 7:05 pm

Ask to see her HUD manufactured home credentials (Specifically manufactured home mechanic) . Then call the manufacturer.
They are there to provide support to the walls witch in turn support the roof.

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