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.
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?
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.
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.