Putting a barn door in a mobile home

by Jeannie
I have a 1977 mobile home that I want to hang a sliding barn door? Does anyone know if this can be done??? Thanks
  13 answers
  • Beverly Kulju Beverly Kulju on Sep 13, 2016
    Only if you reinforce with 2x4 or 2x6 (between the known framing location) the front and back side of the wall where you are placing the door and use lag bolts through both those braces
  • Fran Eriksen Fran Eriksen on Sep 14, 2016
    Don't think that is going to work, doors are too heavy, probably tip the trailer over. Go back to the thinking board, there must be something that would be better, really barn doors on a trailer, I don't think so.
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    • Dave Kellogg Dave Kellogg on Nov 13, 2023

      This is a mobile home. The doors are going to go in where the double sliding glass doors were to start with. If the headers are beefed up with a 2 x6 and has 2x4 cripples, why wouldn’t it work?

  • Paskidog Paskidog on Sep 14, 2016
    Could you modify a sheet of T1-11 plywood to look like barn door material? It would be a whole lot lighter in weight which would be easier on the skimpy mobile home framing. IMHO
  • New Moon Vintage New Moon Vintage on Sep 14, 2016
    If it is like my trailer and I have thought about the same idea but thought of using the existing hollow core doors. Check this websites idea http://www.remodelaholic.com/diy-sliding-barn...
  • Debbie Debbie on Sep 14, 2016
    I live in a 1990 Fleetwood double-wide home. I'm building the door at this link now. It's lighter due to the different "hardware" used and I'm using the lighter leftover cedar fence slats from the 6' fence we just had replaced: http://farmfreshvintagefinds.com/build-barn-d...
  • Cod5917829 Cod5917829 on Sep 14, 2016
    yes it can be done I have one separating my living room to two bedrooms and the center bath
  • IFortuna IFortuna on Sep 14, 2016
    I love the idea of the barn doors on a trailer. It depends on how large the trailer is too. Codyrich's door looks very cool. I think they are not hard to install. Lowes and Home Depot have the hardware and the doors and may be able to give advice on installation. Best of luck. : )
  • Jeri Boyd Jeri Boyd on Sep 15, 2016
    We have a 2003 Solitaire Doublewide and just replaced our swinging laundry room door (the one between the kitchen and laundry/mudroom) with hanging barn door hardware and a 15 light French door that we picked up at Habitat ReStore for $50. I love the way it looks and it was relatively easy to hang.
  • Ramona Erdman Ramona Erdman on Oct 27, 2018

    Don't buy a heavy door, buy a hollow door and then stain it or do it with a wood panel and stain, I have seen it in mobile homes and it looks good, hollow doors are not heavy and so hanging it on the hardware works well, you can even put two together if they are hollow if you want a wider door to separate , if you open a wall to make the room larger then when you do the barn door you can still close it off if you want to, it works and looks good.

  • Tena kardell Tena kardell on Aug 12, 2019

    Fixing to move into 2019 manufactured home. And I will be taking off the existing master bath door and converting it into a slider, (simply because it opens into bedroom and will be in the way). I have been reading about this and I think I can make it happen Anyone have any comments that will help. As I am doing this myself. Thanks in advance.

  • Alex Frank Alex Frank on Aug 06, 2020

    Hey. Found a video that could be helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4itc8xPcJ0w Think you should avoid using a heavy door because it might damage the frame of the mobile home. Also, if you want some more help/guidance, I like to use hellodwelling.com because they provide one on one advice with real time video chat that I find super helpful.

  • Janice Janice on Nov 13, 2023

    Yes a barn door can be installed however you'll want to "beef up" the area where the barn door hardware is attached so you have a very sturdy base for the door. You can buy the hardware online.