Even though this topic was started 11 years ago, and discussed in some detail, there have never been any pictures that are still available to view.
All past pictures or links to those pictures are no longer functioning.
Is the structural half of the mobile home home a closed structure or an open structure.
A close structure would be one would be fully self-contained, and altering it would probably affect the structural integrity of the unit. I assume this is how most of them are since mobile parts are shipped down the highway, and then left for days or weeks at the job site, in two parts, before they are linked together.
Also I recently called mobile home manufacturers and asked if I could get a ridge vent as an option. I have yet to find a mobile home manufacturer that offers it.
I find it hard to imagine that it could be an open type system, unless it was designed that way.
An open structure which is similar to the above picture, although it is hard to tell, is designed to allow cross ventilation from one side to the other.
I can’t find an american mobile home that offers a ridge vent and cross ventilation.
If anyone has any pictures of cathedral mobile home designs that would clarify this discussion, please post them.
Is there anyone from coastal California that has any experience with this and how it relates to earthquake codes.