I just retook the manufactured home course, which appears to have been greatly improved from what I remember last time I took it, thanks to who ever did that.
My question is, the course refers to anchoring, and describes how it should be done, but when I inspected a mobile home here, all it seems to have is two loose fitted straps in the middle. So I call the local building inspector, and he tells me that anchoring is not required by the code he works under (City of Edmonton), which is based on Alberta Building Code, which is based on Canadian National Code, which is somewhat similar to (US) National code. I ask him if he was in Edmonton on Black Friday, (July 31 1987) when a tornado ripped through an Edmonton trailer park and killed 12 people. He figures we will never see another tornado like that… we have at least a half a dozen watches or warnings every summer, but I digress.
So my question is, is mobile home anchoring to the ground required everywhere in US or just some places? The course says that all mobile homes are governed by the (US) National standard, but will that trump local standard? It won’t in Canada, unless you are on a reserve or federal property. Just curious.