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Mobile Home Transport

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This site was created by a consumer for consumers. I’ve had my share of nightmares dealing with some of the mobile home movers in the Oklahoma City area over the last six years and I’d like to spare you that ordeal.

Hopefully I can provide you enough information to prepare for moving a mobile home while also pointing you to a competent Mobile Home Transport company to handle the work for you.

In my six years of managing mobile home parks, moving mobile homes in and out (four of my own), I have interviewed and worked with many mobile home transporters and know what to look for when it comes to hiring one. I’ll give you some tips on preparation and recommend two Oklahoma home movers on this site that are fair, honest, reliable and professional.

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Mobile Home or Manufactured Home – Know The Difference

 

The term mobile home and manufactured home are often used interchangeably.  However there is a huge difference.

Mobile Homes are Pre-HUD homes constructed prior to June 15th, 1976.

Manufactured Homes are homes built after 1976 in compliance to safety standards imposed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via the Federal National Manufactured  Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974.

 

The HUD Code regulates the design of the home, the quality and the strength of construction, the ease of transportation, resistance to fire, heating, plumbing, air conditioning, electrical wiring and efficient use of energy in the manufactured home.  Obtaining a loan for the purpose of buying or remodeling mobile homes constructed prior to 1976 is very bleak.  The FHA will not insure mortgages on homes built prior to June 15, 1976 and most other mortgage insurance firms follow FHA’s policy so the lenders won’t go there.

Your mobile home transport company will look at the age and condition of your mobile home to see if it is able to make a move safely.

 

Sizes

Manufactured homes typically come in two sizes:

Single Wide Mobile Homes – 18 feet or less in width and not more than 90 feet in length and can be towed to the site as a single unit.

Double Wide Mobile Homes – have a width more than 20 feet and not more than 90 feet in length and are towed to the site in two separate units, which are then joined together.

Triple Wide Mobile Homes are cropping up here and there but they are not the norm.

The age and size of a manufactured home are major components when considering your move; two areas this directly affects is deciding where you will move your home and the expenses you will incur.

  • Many manufactured home communities will not accept pre-HUD homes or manufactured homes over 5 years old.

Note:  If your home is more than 5 years old make sure you ask questions.

  • Older mobile home parks can’t accommodate the larger homes.  You will need to measure the lot to make sure your home will fit.
  • And of course the size of the home will be a big factor in figuring the cost of the move.

Side Note:  In 2007 Oklahoma had approx. 94,726 manufactured homes throughout the state.

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Things To Consider Before Moving A Mobile Home

 

Even though manufactured homes were designed for transport, moving one is very involved and can be expensive.  There is a great deal of specialized equipment and information used by the mobile home transporter, teardown and setup crews during the mobile home moving process.  Almost all mobile home moves run into a few problems or unexpected events; the key to minimizing problems and enjoying a successful move of your mobile home is planning, preparation and knowledge.

Once you’ve made the decision to move your mobile home here our some things you will need to consider:

 

 

Accessibility of your home’s future placement

The mobile home needs to have enough space around itself for the home mover to get his machinery and his rig close enough for proper loading and landing.

How hard will it be for the transporter to access the home in its current location and future location?  Is the lot large enough to accommodate the home and leave enough room for the mobile home mover’s rig to gain access?

Size of the space:

One of the biggest problems transporters run into is moving a home into a Mobile Home Park that was built in the fifties or sixties.  In those days the parks were built to accommodate 12’ x 60’ mobile homes so the lots were much smaller.  Today manufactured homes come in a multitude of sizes and range from cozy one bedrooms to small multi-roomed mansions.

Physical Location:

Small mobile home park, large manufactured home community, private land or your own acreage

How many miles is it from the home’s current location to its destination?

Utilities

Are all utilities in place or will you have to have them installed?  The closer your mobile home is to the utility pedestals, water and sewer drops the less expense you will incur when hooking them up.

Out Buildings

Will you need to move sheds or decks, if so who will move them?

Are You Currently Living In Your Home

If so, furniture and personal items will need to be removed and stored while the home is moved, setup and waiting for the occupancy certificate.  This can take two to three weeks.  Do you have a place to stay during that time?  You cannot live in the home until it is cleared for occupancy by a building inspector.

As you can see there is a multitude of things to consider.  Before you get quotes from mobile home moving companies lets learn a little bit more about the process.

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