Originally Posted by sherdep
Looks like you are on the right track -
When the company I work for was trying to install booths at a particular location we had to get an engineer in that was licensed to do Nertal or something like that because the booth manufacture didnt have the cert on the booth.
I can tell you that the City of Orlando Building / permiting department can be a pain to deal with.
One of the things I noticed is this
"In absence of the original manufacturer’s installation instructions
the anchoring system shall be designed by a professional engineer or architect, licensed in the State of Florida, to comply with Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas, FEMA 85/September
1985, incorporated by reference above."
Yea, I saw that in there, which makes me hesitate to even bring that up to the local building dept.
I thought about just putting it in place and tying it now, but my insurance co., would cancel me in a heartbeat once they see it there without approval from building dept, and they send people around every year to check your exterior premises. Also, God forbid, if a hurricane did come through here and blow this trailer into someone else's home, I think I could be looking at some big problems.
It's starting to look like I may have to scrap my plans and just sell trailer and try to recover some of my costs. I see now that I should have checked into this whole project more thoroughly before buying it. I really had no idea that it would be so involved or expensive. I figured I would get trailer, secure it to the ground in a way that would be obviously overkill, and be done with it. Looks like common sense is not going to prevail in this case.
I'm not giving up just yet though, and will continue today to see if I can get some info that will get this thing done.