champion homes reviewsChampion is a manufacturer of high-quality mobile homes, which they refer to as “manufactured homes.” They are well-known for their award-winning designs, and dedication to quality construction. The homes are attractive to look at, and have multiple options when choosing just a single standard model.

Types of Homes
Champion offers a plethora of models for you and your family to choose from – and, of course, models vary from region to region. They are designed to withstand the elements of the areas in which they are built. For example, a Champion home manufactured in Wisconsin will be designed to the state and city or town’s zoning requirements, and made to cope with the various seasonal changes and the harsh winters, whereas a Champion home manufactured in or for Georgia will be designed in the same manner, but with the hot and humid southern weather in mind. All Champion mobile homes are designed to the Federal HUD Code.

Affordability
Champion mobile homes are considered more affordable than other homes, but with the same quality found in the others. However, they do not offer a warranty or guarantee to back up this claim. They do rely on their successful track record to speak for itself. They are also one of the nation’s largest mobile home manufacturers, and they buy their supplies in great quantity, meaning they are able to pass along the savings to you.

Environmental Information
Does not indicate if all of the suppliers they use are LEED Certified. However, some of their suppliers are – such as Owens Corning and Georgia-Pacific.
Champion homes are built with environmental efficiency in mind. They offer the following benefits for you and your family:
•    Energy efficiency: high-quality insulation, low “E” windows, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, and Energy Star features as standard on many models will provide you with cost-savings for years to come.
•    Resource efficiency: In order to ensure that your overall costs are lowered upon purchasing the home, this green solution helps. Waste reduction through recycling has been able to eliminate waste by two-thirds – meaning that instead of paying for new technology for green building, you’re saving money through recycling.

Advantages
The major advantage to Champion mobile homes is that they are highly customizable – it seems that no matter which model you pick, you have plenty of options within that single home. Even one manufactured home has ten different potential kitchen set-ups. Furthermore, if you aren’t satisfied with any of the base models with all their options, you can opt to design exactly what you want from scratch. There are so many options to choose from, however, you may likely find exactly what you want with Champion’s base homes. Of course, it would have to meet Federal HUD requirements for the area in which you live, so it might be beneficial to check out standard models available in your area, and build from there.

One of the drawbacks is that there is no warranty information for Champion mobile homes, which means that, even though they do declare a sincere dedication to quality construction, they do not warranty supplies or protect from manufacturer defects for any period of time. However, the company has been in business successfully for over 50 years. They even boast that a former Governor of Arkansas chose a Champion home to live in while the Governor’s Mansion was being renovated.

Champion homes are affordable and attractive homes that are highly customizable, and a good choice if you are highly particular about your living space, but don’t want to overspend.

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12 Comments

Donna · August 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Champion homes are very cheaply made. They are made of particle board, not real wood. Cabinets are veneer, carpet is so thin, the thin insulation rolls up under the carpet. The holes they make for your pipes to go through are big enough for a small dog to climb through. There are so many problems with their homes, I could write a book on them. Do not buy from them!

stan jennings · February 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm

HI

I PURCHASED A NEW CHAMPION MODULAR HOME DEC. 2013. 2000 SQ FT…I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY DEFECTS IN A HOME BEFORE..THE HOME LOOKS LIKE A FOUR YR OLD BUILT IT..CHAMPION NEEDS TO BE RUN OUT OF BUSINESS…THEY HAVE VERY POOR SHEET ROCK WORK, VERY POOR TILE, VERY POOR CABINETS, VERY POOR WINDOWS MOST WILL NOT OPEN, VERY POOR EXTERIOR DOOR INSTALL,VERY POOR OVERHEAD INSULATION, VERY POOR DUCT WORK, VERY POOR HVAC SYSTEM NOT UP TO CODE..THEY CHARGE A LOT MONEY FOR A CHEAP HOME…THE WIRING FOR LIGHTING ARE A JOKE…THE ENGINEER THAT DESIGNED CHAMPION HOMES MUST HAVE BEEN HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUT..THE WHOLE HOUSE IS A JOKE….

    bernard frith · March 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    yes folks please go else were. go stick built. poor quality and cheaply made. my home is less then 2yrs old and stuff is peeling and falling apart in every room in the house.

Rebekah · February 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm

My best advice. Do NOT buy a Champion home. I can not express how disappointed I am with my new home. The workmanship was shodd( they forgot to even run electric to the end of my home), repairs are impossible to get fixed. I have had tiles fall off, my mantle fell off which broke hearth stones, my sinks will not plug, the carpets are cheap and wearing out after only 4 months, I paid extra for hardwood floors which were scratched and not fixed, the list could go on and on. I paid 90,000$ for my home. I would not recommend buying a Champion home even to someone I do not like.

Champion should be ashamed to call itself an American company.

mike petrillo · February 6, 2018 at 11:58 pm

To the other people that left comments ,you are right champion is a worthless company that should be over in china where they would fit right in with their cheap made CRAP products ,made with the lowest end of materials you can find ,and put together like a bunch a 5 year olds were let lose with hammers and thumb tacks,And the liars that are at this company .People that will jump off a bridge if this company told them to do so.

Jennifer · March 13, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Wow, you truly only see a few people on all website that are unhappy, why is it you never see the Majority of people of all products that are happy with what THEY bought. I have had a Champion Home for 8 years and I have site built homes also.. I have had some problems with all of them but it is nothing you should not think would be understandable. My home has been fantastic no major problems, But then again I did not let price dictate my purchase. I am completely satisfied in my choice and after comparing the other companies before I purchased I made the right choice. I will be doing business with them again on more property I have.. Thank you Champion .. I am a happy customer.

Ron · April 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm

The worst service ever. I have been working with Champion for16 months trying to get them to honor their warranty. They put me off until the it expired and wont fix it. this is an untrustworthy horrible company.

Darlene · April 23, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Champion has a staff that WILL NOT return calls. Has completely failed to provide warranty service. Took advantage of a vet. What a shame.

Glenrose Ellis · April 25, 2018 at 11:03 pm

We purchased a 2018 and Champion’s Service Department will not return our calls. They promise to do repairs a certain way then when they finally send someone they have completely different orders. A simple repair that the dealership offered to do but Champion wanted their Service Dept. to do and has yet to be done after 8 months of phone calls and promises and now with Champion not returning calls. I would strongly NOT recommend purchasing any Champion Home products. We should have known when they required us to sign papers stating we would use Arbitration instead of Lawsuits to settle complaints that major problems existed within their Company.

Santos Padilla · June 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm

Our home was delivered to us on 9/21/18, half of the items that we had ordered were missing, we had to be calling every week, they still have not replaced our windows, the windodws will not open, the window seals and door seals are the cheapest, the dirt comes through our windows and glass doors. Poor exterior door install, untrustworthy horrible builders.

Jack Trow · June 16, 2018 at 2:33 pm

My wife and I, retired, bought a new 2013 Champion double wide (28 by 60) and love it! We live in cold country – Poughkeepsie NY- and find it very well insulated ( floors rated 13, walls 19, ceiling 30). Heating with propane and cooling with Miller central air is very efficient. We have two roomy bedrooms and two full baths. Beautiful kitchen, nice front porch, and a 10 by 20 deck (trax decking and resin rails). Absolutely a perfect home to retire in. I find Champion a great choice for us!

Michael Martensen · March 14, 2019 at 3:46 am

We purchased a 1700 sq ft Athens. We are very happy so far with the quality. We had some issues upon move in and Champion sent out a crew and remedied everything. It’s a manufactured home, the carpet is thin would be my only negative. We bought it to live in while we build a stick house, it’s so nice we have put that off for a couple years. No complaints so far.

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