We still have mobile homes in our older communities dating back to the mid 1960’s. The homes have aged so well because their owners took great care of them and they were built on a strong gravel pad “foundation” which was “state of the art” at the time.
All homes need a firm foundation. For the last 25 years at Jensen communities, that has meant a monolithic concrete slab (or a full perimeter concrete foundation in some of our newest places). We started using slabs well before they were required because it became a “best practice”. Since most folks moving to a retirement community (or just a smaller home) do not need a basement and to save on costs, the concrete slab is the best suited for the task of supporting today’s modern (and heavy) manufactured home for years to come.