How to Winterize a Mobile Home Trailer Yourself

A mobile home trailer can be especially susceptible to some of the major problems brought on by the cold temperatures of the winter season. For example, mobile home trailers tend to have poorer insulation than many standard homes. This means that during the winter, warm air from inside the mobile home trailer can escape, and cold air from outside can easily get in. To avoid these and other problems, you can winterize your mobile home trailer.

Things You'll Need

  • Caulk
  • Weatherstripping
  • Heat tapes

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Get the right caulk to winterize your mobile home trailer. Polyurethane caulk works well on the surfaces of manufactured homes.

Caulk areas of your mobile home that need to be sealed. The most common area is around window frames. Other areas can include around plumbing fixtures, the dryer vent and any wire entrances inside the mobile home, such as for your TV cable.

Apply weatherstripping to the exterior of your door frame to block drafts from coming in during the winter.

Check the fasteners on the roof of your mobile home trailer. Tighten loose fasteners and replace those that cannot be fastened.

Loosen the tie-downs that keep your mobile home trailer in place. When the ground freezes in the winter, your mobile home trailer will need to be able to lift up as much as 3 inches.

Wrap heat tapes around the water pipes in your trailer home to prevent the pipes from freezing during the wintertime.

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