The Portable Cabin

So… maybe there is another way to anchor the cabin. If it is on two runners or even four, maybe two or four additional runners could be soundly anchored to the foundation and the cabin slid onto them using the original runners. Then the floor could be bolted to them from above as well as with metal L brackets underneath. The bolted runners would have to be on the outer edges to keep from getting lumps in the floor later if any wiggled lose, but the L brackets could attach the cabin to any central runners. With those in addition to tie downs, I would think it would be better anchored than most full sized houses.

Apparently in mobile homes, the foundation has to include cement runners or a slab foundation in Missouri partly becasue that way the tie downs are in concrete rather than dirt. That wouldn’t really be an issue if it were anchored to the foundation as solidly as a house, though. Even so, I’d use tie downs, I think, in addition to bolting to the foundation, just to be safe. Missouri has some pretty strong winds, after all.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on December 31, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great post, I love reading your blog it brightens up my day :)!

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