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New home defects

Complaint Rating:  90 % with 58 votes
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Champion homes
Cookeville, Tennessee
United States
Premier homes sold house with cheap flooring instead of osb or plywood as told they would/foundation is wrong/water leaks throughout house/walls/floors separating. floors entirely warped throughout house. windows not squared screens pop out/no heat and air to back half of house/now none at all/loose neutral/major electrical problems/mold in house around doors and windows/in process of 'arbitration'/absolutely a nightmare/but won't give up.
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N  10th of Nov, 2008 by    -2 Votes
We own a 1997 Champion double wide and have been experiencing problems with the floors over the last year...are there any recalls on this model and year? I tried to see if there was a recall on that year of the home for the flooring, but am worried it may be too late. We actually just noticed another one right off of the middle of the home - it seems that all of a sudden there is a whole under the carpet...any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated!
A  6th of Feb, 2009 by    -1 Votes
u better see what kind of floor u have under all that carpet!! i was fooled by the dealer and told i had osb or 3/4 inch plywood and didn't know until all the floor joists and floor started warping that i have novadecking...my home is an electrical nightmare and 2000+ square footage of floor completely water damaged. have been fighting champion for almost 3 yrs...they have constructed a home which is hazardous and i am a widow with children and they know it...they still continue to blame and not accept their own negligence. i am in the process of contacting anyone i can...they think i will quit, but i refuse. this is my investment and what they have caused and done to my family is beyond comprehension...but through my own research, i have found they have made a lot of money doing this to people...don't stop...and be EXTREMELY VOCAL...
N  26th of Feb, 2009 by    0 Votes
I think the best thing you could do is PIcket them with signs about poor flooring and refucing to tix the problems. Make sure you get a permet to picket if needed. People walking in fromt of a buisness with negative signs draws alot of attention.
Good luck.
N  24th of Mar, 2009 by    -1 Votes
I own a 2000 model and have already had to replace both bathroom floors, the roof(no tar paper under the shingles), and I am in the process of replacing all the air ducts. I had 2 different licensed heat and air companies give me estimates on the duct work. While inspecting the existing duct work, both companies actually laughed at the workmanship of the underside of these homes. Champion Homes in York, Neb. has been to inspect/repair these and many more problems numerous times. On one occasion they had to remove and replace the large window in the front of the house. They actually installed it upside down. They have been to repair things in this house over 20 times. After 5 years of this I was sent a letter from their "legal team" saying they would not do any more repairs. Don't expect to much from these incompetent boobs. All they are is high priced used car salesmen.

Sucker in Ok.
N  22nd of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
I have a 1992 Champion that was made in York, Neb. and yes I have lived in it for going on 20 yrs. It has had it's disasters from almost the start. Had some repairs done with in the first yr, didn't come to me in the manner that we had order and had some of those things fixed. Shortly after the warranty was exhausted the second yr, we started with the leaks, around windows and the edges of the roof. Had to have someone fix it and found that they had not Finished the roof in spots. Now we are looking at replacing the roof as they didn't have enough venting for it. Noticing that newer Mobile Homes have gone to placing vents though out the length of the homes but with ours it was under the front edge of the roof and didn't not extend off the back as such as the front to vent from the rear of the home. Ours is bluntly cut off to where the back siding is even with the roof. So we have no vents in the back as where others the same yr or one's without the vents atop of the length of the home before they were required, have roofs that extended out from the back of the home with vents to circulate from front to back. Now my roof is soft because of it and will cost me twice as much to repair!!! Where are the laws to in this country to protect the people against these companys or corporations that prey upon us! We paid hard earned money for this home and even with all the cheap accessories inside and before the water shut offs that our now put in the homes and better windows, why in the sam XXXX weren't they Required to have Roofs and Siding that meet better standards or Codes... Just why the hell our they allowed to go Cheap on these important parts of the home!!! I suppose most people don't stay in them as long as we have but have a couple neighbors almost as long in there's as us. Know they dont sell as they did when we bought and ours is a 16X80, with the Economy now we have no choice but to fix! I don't have a problem living in them verse a home. But someone should be accountable for these Screw-Ups, they let leave the manufacturer. As there is no QUALITY whatever built into most of them ETC...
N  6th of Sep, 2013 by    0 Votes
Similar to the last post, I too am living in a 1992 Champion Doublewide that I've occupied for 21 years. We did have problems with the kitchen pipes breaking and flooding the house, in 1995 and 1998; we had to replace those pipes. And the windows have those little things on them which break off before too long and you can't find replacements anywhere, at least we couldn't. But all told, our home has been pretty sturdy. For example, the floors didn't buckle even after being under six plus inches of water for over an hour, on two separate occasions. And the roof is just now starting to lose a shingle or two after 21 years in the blistering sun of New Mexico. The carpet too has remained okay til the last year or so, despite a child, puppy and cats.
Again, this is a manufactured home, NOT a modular.
We were considering a Champion modular and that's why I came here. The complaints distress me but some of them are more about the seller vs. Champion. Hmm.
N  9th of Dec, 2013 by    0 Votes
Last year i purchased a new champion home, many things were under warrenty. I was the first owner, the home was already assembled on 12 acres of land. My first interactions with champion out of texas were spot on and was pleased with our correspondences. However to get one of their sub contractors here was a nightmare!! Then how he reparied the problems were less than suffecient. He couldn't fix all the problems in one day so said he would be back in two weeks. He never showed up!!! Many emails to champion and now more problems with the home went unanswered. Then 4 months later a new sub contractor. All i got from him was sorry, this is the marriage line and not our problem, flooring coming apart and pealing back, sorry not our problem it's the marriage line. The carpet coming apart, sorry not our problem, it's the carpet people we hired. The doors and windows now working properly, and huge gaps in them to let the air in. Sorry not our problem!
Heat not coming out of all the the floor registers, esp on one end of the home. Not fixed completly.
Bubbling under most of the flooring, was told oh that happens the house is starting to settle, it suppose to do that.
You can feel the wind blow right thru all windows and doors, the curtains actually move.
When i complained again about it, remember this is a brand new home!!! I was told if you think we are coming out there for every little problem-we are not!!!
They draw it out until after the warrenty is done.
This house literaly needs new windows, doors, ALL carpet and lineolium. Heck the cupboards and all bathroom drawers don't even align up!!!
This is not an owner problem, this is a champion problem. Would i purchase another??? Heck no!!!
A  1st of Apr, 2014 by    +1 Votes
Wish there were an Strongly Agree option!!! Stay away from Champion Homes!!!
A  12th of May, 2014 by    0 Votes
I have all the same problems this home is a night mare wish I never purchase this home. This company need to have legal action taken against them.
A  3rd of Jun, 2014 by    +1 Votes
My husband, daughter, and I have lived in a Champion double-wide since January 2000. Each and every water pipe connection underneath the house has had to be replaced (but not until after doing significant damage because how do you know water is leaking if you don't hear anything ... we're on a well not city water.) The floors are nothing but particle board and they have collapsed or warped due to the water issue. Our daughter's room (in the back of the house) stays cold in the winter and hotter than you-know-where in the summer. Our power bills are outrageous! We need to get together and file a class action lawsuit against these scammers!
N  7th of Aug, 2014 by    +2 Votes
I lost my home in Jan 2 a fire. We purchased Champion. I now have a lawyer I paid 4 a home inspection it didn't pass. Live electric wires just hanging in the walls. So just 2 put it out there u might consider doing the same. I will repost update on how lawsuit Ii going. Sad we pay good money 4 a home that they would not put their dogs in.
N  4th of Dec, 2016 by    +1 Votes
@smarler80 Did y'all ever get anything resolved?
N  19th of Oct, 2014 by    -1 Votes
My father got his Champion home new in 2002. He and I was room mates and from day one we have had problems. The dealer we got it from closed right after we got it. Really, like less then a month. We had to call around to get them to send people out to fix the problem. My father passed away and I now own the home and omg the problems I've had to fix. Had to have someone come and re level the house only to find out that it was never bolted together. I have mold growing where the house comes together. The ceiling has fallen down, so i had to have that removed and redone. Showers, and sinks leak. the strip that covers where the house comes together
Fell down and i have shingles hanging in the gap. one side of my house has molding around the doors and ceilings the other half don't. the list goes on and on. I would not give this house to someone and I will never own a Champion home again.
N  7th of Jul, 2015 by    0 Votes
bought my double wide not even 10 years ago the floors in the entire house need replaced going to cost me a small fortune can not get in touch with anyone to see if theres anything that can be done as they have built and sold me( a mother of 5) a NIGHTMARE its a complete hazard to my family could be condemned i do not what to do. Im going to be contacting a lawyer there needs to be a lawsuit against them
N  22nd of Aug, 2015 by    +2 Votes
Do not buy this product. We have a 2002 and the house is falling apart. They have protected themselves by filing bankruptcy and changing their name., they are now champion homes inc. Problems include. Wiring, walls and floors falling apart, roof leaked from day one. No one at champion homes cares!!!
A  7th of Sep, 2015 by    +1 Votes
I have a home that is less then a year old and i'm having all the same problems. I'm going to bring a lawsuit against them also. There are enough people they have ripped off that a class action lawsuit could be filed i'm sure.
N  2nd of Dec, 2015 by    0 Votes
I bought a brand new customized Redman by Champion built in PA. I made my list of things that needed to be fixed in the first 30 days & though appalled by the shoddy quality of workmanship on the home, at least the first contractors were prompt in fixing the problems. Since those first repairs it has been over a year trying to get the rest of the repairs taken care of. The contractor is supposed to be here today, Dec 2, 2015. Since my one year warranty has expired, other problems have surfaced & I am s.o.l. for those, when opening windows to clean, they scrape the frame and make gouges in them. The linoleum in the bathroom makes a giant bubble when the floor register is closed, I don't know the condition of the roof b/c I am disabled and have no way to check it. The company scheduling the repairs calls me when they feel like it and are so sweet to apologize but just continue the same behavior. They say, my supervisor will call you, she's on her way to our other office. ..EVERY time we speak. ..never heard from supposed supervisor and never any last names used. My caller ID shows Don Thomas whoever that is. I will NEVER buy again nor recommend Champion Homes. I would sue if I could afford a lawyer.
A  7th of May, 2016 by    0 Votes
I own a Champion purchased in 99, total nightmare. Electrical problems with live wiring, flooring, terrible bathroom issues. I just wish they had built the house as the salesman had stated. Now my husband and I have severe health issues that I believe are from all the problems with the house.
A  7th of Sep, 2016 by    +1 Votes
recently purchased champion mobile home { i mean piece of s--t trailer } !!! Does not come close to to ### advertised already replaced roof sheeting and roof, elec. plugs are melting and extreme fire hazard, pluming is failing { every plastic fitting brake's if handled } cabinets are coming apart and were never ###. correctly, i to have failing floors, How can this company still be out there screwing people !!! Oh yea there probably paying one of our senators . or screwing them up the whazoo like they did me
A  7th of Sep, 2016 by    +2 Votes
I do agree with you. We purchased our home in 99 and have had the same nightmares. Electrical issues, bathroom flooring has to be replaced in both bathroom, some cheap underlay material under our carpet which was builders grade even though we paid for so many upgrades to our home. We replaced the roof about 9 years ago due to such poor craftsmanship to begin with. I have no idea what to do or who to contact for my issues. Anyone have any suggestions?
N  30th of Sep, 2016 by    -2 Votes
I was a builder/developer for Champion Homes for nearly 10 years and I am writing a book that will be out next year about there dealings and craftmanship with me and my clients. If you have any input I would love to hear. www.gjfletcher@hotmail.com
N  13th of May, 2017 by    0 Votes
@fletchergj64 I would love to hear your opinion on this home which we are considering to buy.

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