My opinion if you have a choice to purchase a mobile home or a "stick built home on a slab" would be go for the home on the slab. Once the real estate market begins to turn around, the home on a slab should start seeing appreciation. The Mobile home will continue to depreciate.
In Florida our "stick build homes on a slab" are built to maintain wind force standards. Those standards can be to withstand winds of 110 mph, 120mph or higher depending upon the county and whether the county has a border on the ocean. Not sure about a mobile home.... more