Animals can also get under the trailer and wreak havoc on the system and the insulation around the ductwork.
My mom has lived in a Trailer Park for as long as I can recall. Growing up in that place was crazy and I don’t ever anticipate living like that again. Mom is good about maintaining her lot and her home but many in the place are not. I think that they feel it is only a “temporary” home so they don’t care for it as most people do a conventional house. Mom even petitioned the Park Manager so she could put up privacy fencing on her lot. This way, she didn’t have to look at the neighbors mess in their yard all the time. Anyway, there are some advantages to living in a mobile home. The upkeep is minimal for the most part and so long as you keep up with repairs to the skirting around them, your plumbing and ductwork are safe from damage. Last year, there were many harsh storms that blew through our area and it damaged part of my mom’s skirting. The real problem came when that, in turn, damaged the ductwork for the HVAC system. You see, the ductwork for the HVAC system is located underneath the trailer. This is the only way it can be installed and they need to be protected from the elements at all times. Animals can also get under the trailer and wreak havoc on the system and the insulation around the ductwork. Mom had to contact the HVAC specialist to come out and repair this before she could turn the system back on. There are HVAC companies that deal exclusively with Mobile Homes as the equipment and installation are very different from that of a conventional home. I am glad she has someone she knows and can trust to work on her system.