ED Magedson – Founder
Oak Creek Homes800 N I35E Lancaster, Texas USA
Oak Creek Homes Junk Trailer, Shoddy Construction, Poor quality Lancaster Texas
I was a first-time manufactured buyer in 2011. Previous to that I had always lived in site-built, quality homes. Oak Creek manufactured houses are built extremely cheaply. It is almost like living in a tent or shed. In spite of the fact that the house is a piece of junk, I was conned by Remax into paying $95,000. When I tried to insure the house, I was told it was only worth $29,000. So here is the first warning: If you plan on buying a new or used Oak Creek, get a full house inspection and appraisal so you dont pay 3X what it is worth. Here are just a few of the problems:
1.) Incredibly poor insulation, thin walls and poor windows. We suffer in winter, with the cold blasting in the paper-thin walls and cheap windows. I have had it 40 degrees INSIDE the house in winter, even with heaters and fireplace running. I have had it 96 degrees INSIDE the house in summer even with the a/c cranked on all day long and an astronomical electric bill. During summer, I can put my hand on an interior wall and feel blazing heat coming thru the wall from the outside! I can hear vehicles from the road 150 feet away like there is no wall at all! It wakes me up all night long.
2.) Junk siding and finishing work. The siding is not much better than painted cardboard. It is peeling up all over and if water hits it, it disintegrates. Around all the windows, the trim is cracking and developing holes
3.) Junk cabinets. Like cardboard with wood-colored stickers pasted on.
4.) Crooked doors, poor seals, wind comes in/drafty. Truly trash doors, I have to hang blankets up over the doors to partially stop the drafts. Had to tape up drafts around the door knobs and edges of doors and still the cold or heat comes in because they are paper thin.
5.) Windows again: very easily get messed up and are impossible to open, or jump out of their tracts and become crooked
6.) Walls again: dont let the kids slam a door or a whole section of the house can cave in. I could build a better house out of cardboard and wallpaper.
7.) Electrical issues, loose outlets, wiring problems, outlets out. I have zero electricity in both bathrooms
8.) Not putting ventilation into all rooms.. Come on, people, how fun do you think it is to take a shower in a room with no heat in the middle of winter? ALL rooms need a vent from the central heat/air
9.) The shower and bath are so cheap I would expect to find quality like that in a rest stop in Mexico. Fail.. Could not even fit in a shower chair for handicapped family member into the 2" wide shower. The insanely cheap, plastic straight valves under the sinks and toilets have burst THREE TIMES already since I moved in. They will just start gushing, and I have to shut off the water main at the road, and go to the homestore, and buy valves, install, and clean up the horrendous mess it leaves.
More: The vinyl tiles are dollar store quality. In the kitchen, they are slipping, and some tiles have several inches of gaps between each one. In the bathroom, they are peeling up like colored tape.
Fair warning to all home buyers: the oak creek mobiles may have a cute floor plan, but they are very shoddy construction, cheaply made, and not for a long-term home. Do an MLS search and find yourself a site built home. You can probably find one for the same price as a "trailer", and you will be much happier.
Update 12-2013: Here it is, 20 degrees out and I am freezing in my shoddy Oak Creek Home trailer again. The ventilation under the trailer has disintegrated to the point that I just leave the central air off, and did not even bother to turn on the furnace. The vents have developed holes in them and/or have fallen down to the ground. So even if I get the air or heat on, it all just blows under the mobile home. So I went to the home store and bought roll insulation, stuffed it in each floor vent, and sealed them up
The back door seal has loosened up more and the cold draft blows right in. So I hung a sheet up over the laundry room walkway. Looks really 3rd world around here now. It is freezing cold, and I have a handicapped child in the home, but we are living with space heaters in each room instead of modern comforts The back siding is disintegrating more and looks like moldy paper
The vinyl tiles in the kitchen are slipping more and expose a cheap underfloor, the glue from the vinyl tiles holds dirt and filth and is just digusting The carpet is settling and there are mushy, uneven spots in the floor, creaky spots, and a few nails have come up Cracks are developing on the inside ceilings and along several walls
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