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Junk

Science Hill, KY

#3 Jul 26, 2007
pray4u wrote:
i dont recommend anyone purchasing a home from these guys. Just wondering if anyone else has been in court with Dewayne and Kabco?
Almost all mobile home places are the same, just like car dealers, very few that honestly look out for your best interest. Don't buy a mobile home to start with, their value goes down from day one unlike a built home that increases in value with the passing of time. I was just recently involved in a transaction with Crossland Homes in London and I would not recommend buying a home there. Sometimes they were cooperative and then other times they weren't, but like I said about all are the same, tell you anything to get your name on a contract. Stay away from NEW mobile home purchasing.
Disgusted

London, KY

#5 Jul 31, 2007
I would advise you to run from that place. They are the biggest bunch of liars besides the junk they sale. I bought a 81,000 Kabco and the floors are fallin thru. I dont know if they missed all floor joist or its just rot plywood besides ive been in it 4 months and not once has anyone came to do touchups let alone the major. I truly bought a lemon.But they can grarantee Ill get the last laugh
Flleetwood

Lexington, KY

#6 Dec 19, 2007
Hello, I agree do not buy a mobile home/doublewide if you can afford not to. I bought a Fleetwood from Edgewood homes in London and it has the cheapest faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen including the bath tubes. Two faucets in the bath rooms sinks snapped off and flooded the bathrooms, also the tub faucet snapped off and had to be replaced. After a man pays $60,000 for a home you expect quality products. If we would not have been home our home would be a flooded disaster. Buy from Claytons or George Humfleets if you are in the market for a doublewide.
Trouble Maker

Gorham, IL

#7 Dec 19, 2007
I sold mobile homes for a little while. To be honest, the money was great, but I had a hard time with the guilt. People get screwed really bad by ANY mobile home dealer. The mark up is unreal. A "home" that is priced at 60,000 likely only cost the dealer around 20,000, no kidding. Mobile home dealers take advantage of people that would have a hard time financing a house, or those who are in a hurry for some reason. Some people just assume they couldn't buy a house and just start shopping for trailers. Another thing, is that once a mobile home is sold, the dealer could care less if the customer is happy, it's not like it is a business with a lot of repeat customers. The mobile home industry has yet to be hurt by negative comments from unsatisfied customers, because if that were the case, mobile homes would have went out long ago. It's a shame.
gusgus

Manchester, KY

#8 Dec 20, 2007
thanks for your inside info. are there any new auto salespeople who would like to tell us about there inside info.?
lovinlife

Kennett, MO

#11 Jan 12, 2008
I do believe it's the Foley brothers. George Humfleet sure has been in business for a long time. He must take care of his customers!
London Girl

AOL

#14 Jan 13, 2008
Mobile homes are not great starter homes. They loose value quickly and the insurance is much more expensive usually 3X more for the same coverage as a home in the same area. Now maybe a used home would be a good bet for a starter but if someone can afford a home at all it is a much better investment. There are programs for 1st time homebuyers that can greatly help get people into homes. Check with Hometown Bank they have a great 1st time homebuyer program.
Test

London, KY

#20 Jan 20, 2008
London Girl wrote:
Mobile homes are not great starter homes. They loose value quickly and the insurance is much more expensive usually 3X more for the same coverage as a home in the same area. Now maybe a used home would be a good bet for a starter but if someone can afford a home at all it is a much better investment. There are programs for 1st time homebuyers that can greatly help get people into homes. Check with Hometown Bank they have a great 1st time homebuyer program.
My wife and I statred out in a single wide mobile home lived in it for 3 years til we could arrange buying a built home. We have been in that home for 28 years, that old single wide mobile home was hauled to the dump several years ago. We now have a home paid for with equity and/or value should we ever decide to sell, bottom line is we have something to sell. A mobile home is pricey for what they are and never build equity, just like a new car, loosses value when it rolls off the lot. The mobile home in 20 years can't even be traded in on a new mobile home and the reason being you can't give one of them away as a mobile home. Please don't invest in a new mobile home, you are throwing away your money and the future of your family.
confushed

London, KY

#22 May 12, 2008
Me and my husband were actually looking into buying a double or singlewide from claytons but now I am kinda scared from all the comments that I have read......Does anyone have anything good to say....btw we are both in our 20's and its going to be our 1st home......HELP

Since: Mar 08

Corbin, KY

#24 May 13, 2008
confushed wrote:
Me and my husband were actually looking into buying a double or singlewide from claytons but now I am kinda scared from all the comments that I have read......Does anyone have anything good to say....btw we are both in our 20's and its going to be our 1st home......HELP
Don't buy a trailer. If you can afford a mobile home, then you can afford a small house. Good luck to you.
dude that knows

London, KY

#25 May 13, 2008
dont go to edgewood! they will burn you! and there homes are very cheep made. i would start out with a used modle home. "cheap" if i had to. never buy a new one you will never get it payed for. if you ever do it wont be worth living in trust me i done it when i was in my 20s if someone would have told me then my home would be payed for now so good luck

Since: Jun 08

Somerset, KY

#27 Jun 4, 2008
I bought a home from Edgewood! I bought a Kabco..I would not have anything else..it is a MOBILE HOME there are going to be some issues with it when you first get it...that is why they give you a years warranty to fix all the problems...some people are just toooo picky and they have buyers remorse and want to bash people..its ridiculous...I got treated fairly and was well cared for after the purchase. Houses will settle and things will happen..but a faucett will leak in any house you get..built or bought..its crazy..the homewowner must do some home maintenance for your selves..don't be scared to buy from Edgewood..they are decent people..
concerned

London, KY

#29 Jun 4, 2008
confushed wrote:
Me and my husband were actually looking into buying a double or singlewide from claytons but now I am kinda scared from all the comments that I have read......Does anyone have anything good to say....btw we are both in our 20's and its going to be our 1st home......HELP
Ill tell you one thing about claytons you have to pay for insurance one year in advance before that will take it from the lot
Here TOO

Williston, SC

#31 Jun 6, 2008
concerned wrote:
<quoted text> Ill tell you one thing about claytons you have to pay for insurance one year in advance before that will take it from the lot
I think that you have to do that at all of them now. It's required by law. We bought from Edgewood and we had to do that there. I guess it covers their butts if something happens.
Hitchiking

London, KY

#32 Jun 6, 2008
Go to Luv Homes in Somerset and tell them you want a Trailer With good insulation good walls and floors.We found our home in Standford Ky at Claytons and we got the model no. and floorplan,then took it to Luvs in Somerset and ordered what we wanted.Be careful on the insurance it gets tricky.After 1 yr they add the insurance on to your payments they call it escrow.You are better off if you can to get insurance yourself.Dont buy a lot model,they are cheap built floors walls everything is cheap.Not insulated very good either.Tell them you want 2x6 walls,zone 3 insulation,pick your color carpet and all .Takes them about a month to build,but worth it.We paid the difference in the black appliances.They also supposedly give me a washer and dryer.They come out about 3 times repairing things.I luv my doublewide,its beautiful.Corbin London Claytons are all about alike,so thats why we went to Standford and found ours.I was just about to give up on finding what we wanted.Dont settle for that will do.Get what you want.Also if you want sliding doors where ever there is a window they can replace it with sliding doors.We also had to add a window in one of our rooms.We got the floor plans took it home sit down and made changes,and they built it.Instead of carpet,they will do linoleum.Be careful though it can get really expensive.
myidea

London, KY

#33 Jun 6, 2008
theonlyggg wrote:
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Don't buy a trailer. If you can afford a mobile home, then you can afford a small house. Good luck to you.
No, if you can afford a mobile home you cannot always afford a house. There is nothing wrong with owning a mobile home. You can get a mobile home for 50,000.00 a double wide that is...and if you go out and find a 50,000.00 house, its gonna be a fixer upper or a pile of junk. Get what you can afford.
mobilehomebeliev er

London, KY

#34 Jun 6, 2008
You guys all have your opinions and I want to give mine and hope others who don't hate mobile homes will do the same. First it really hurts my feelings when people look down on those who live in a mobile home. Alot of well to do people want to live in mobile homes, alot of retirees move into mobile homes. They are not all bad, they are easily repaired and well maintained. I am disabled, I moved from a large home and made a great profit which I have in savings. I bought a mobile home to live in for the rest of my life. I own a Rv a nice car and No, the insurance isn't sky high. Actually its much less than myhomes was. My payment is half of what it was at my larger home, my utilities are much less as well. I am so happy and wish I had made this decision many years ago. I don't care about impressing others by where I live, I am happy, I decided to save my money and finance my mobile home and have no regrets. If you want to have a life and some luxuries instead of a big house payment and a big house payment only, then I say go for a mobile home.
Snoope Doggie

United States

#35 Jun 6, 2008
myidea wrote:
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No, if you can afford a mobile home you cannot always afford a house. There is nothing wrong with owning a mobile home. You can get a mobile home for 50,000.00 a double wide that is...and if you go out and find a 50,000.00 house, its gonna be a fixer upper or a pile of junk. Get what you can afford.
I so agree with you on this one. My son has a real nice doublewide on a few acres of land and it is fixed up real nice. His "home" is very compact and I actually like it. If I didn't have my old farm house I may would have gotten me a doublewide like his who knows? I say get what you can afford. As long as you have a roof over your head who cares?
Tera

Somerset, KY

#37 Jul 12, 2008
I bought a Clayton home 11 years ago from Clayton's in Corbin, KY. It's a single wide, 3br, 2 baths. It has the upgraded flooring, windows and cabinets, pitched shingled roof. I have not had a single problem with it. I have upgraded the faucets and light fixtures and small things like that. I have had some pretty bad storms with very high winds leaving trees all over the place and it has stood it's ground.
meme

United States

#38 Jul 12, 2008
Mobile homes are made much better now then they were in the past.With upgrades they can be very nice.A lot of people can qualify for financing on a mobile that cant on a regular house I suppose.Seems that way.I have been in some that were in the $85,000 range and there is nothing cheap looking in them.
Just makes sense if you need space and a nice home not in need of repairs to get one.Not everyone is out to impress and try to live in a mansion.You can have much nicer living space for the money by getting one.Yes they do depreciate but most dont buy them to resell and make a profit.

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