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Why Is My Mobile Home Shaking?

Things like washing machines, road traffic, high winds, poor leveling, and earthquakes can cause your mobile home to shake.

If your mobile home is shaking, it might be because it's not leveled properly.

Your mobile home is prone to coming out of level, simply because of how it’s built. Here are a few things that may indicate your home is not properly leveled:

  1. The floor shakes when you walk on it.
  2. The siding or roofing is starting to buckle.
  3. Your windows are difficult to open or close.
  4. Cabinet doors stay open, or they'’'re hard to close.
  5. You'’'re starting to see signs of erosion and tipping.
  6. Your tie-downs and anchors are loose (if they are, here’s how you can properly install them ).

Here are a few things that can cause your home to come out of level:

  1. Your home was not installed properly.
  2. There is leftover damage from an earthquake.
  3. Water has loosened the soil below your home.
  4. The ground below your mobile is moving upward (aka heaving).

What can you do if your mobile home is not leveled properly?

If your home is still under warranty, you might be able to have the manufacturer and installer re-level it for free.

If your warranty has expired, it might be best to hire a professional.

Other things that can cause your mobile home to shake:

  1. There’s a lot of wind outside.
  2. There’s an earthquake happening.
  3. There’s a lot of road traffic where you live.
  4. Your washing machine is on, and it’s pretty strong.

You may or may not be able to stop those things from shaking your mobile home.

When it comes to the weather and other things going on outside, all homes may experience shaking from time to time.

The only difference is, you can perceive that shaking a lot more in your mobile home because of how it’s built.

While you may not be able to permanently eliminate the shaking, these things might help minimize it:

  1. Upgrade the quality of your floor covering.
  2. Reinforce the floor under your washing machine.
  3. Check your tie-downs and anchors three or four times a year.

Keep in mind this article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide. These are a few reasons your mobile home could be shaking, and a few possible solutions.

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