Mobile homes can be great options for living, especially for first time home buyers or those that want the flexibility of relocating at some point in time. When compared to older mobile homes from decades ago that were often small and offered only the basics for home life, a new mobile home often offers many options for affordable luxury lifestyles including spacious floor plans, fireplaces, Jacuzzis and more.
Best of all, even if it takes a little strategic planning, a mobile home, old or new, can be relocated to a new plot of land if you ever want, or need, a change of scenery. The biggest question that people have about relocating a mobile home is, how much will it cost? Here is an overview of what to expect, including cost, when you need to move a mobile home.
Why You Should Hire a Professional
Here at A-1 Auto Transport, Inc., we cannot stress enough the importance of hiring a professional to handle the mobile home move for you. A professional moving team will have the experience necessary to safely relocate the mobile home. Sure, you can ask a friend to help tow a mobile home, but if you do it on your own without the training that a professional moving team will offer, you run the risk of major damage including damage to the mobile home, property damage and even the loss of life if someone is injured during the move.
Here are a few reasons to hire a professional mobile home moving company:
Many local ordinances require permits to move a mobile home and a professional will handle all the permit requirements before the move.
Professional mobile home movers will have your mobile home protected with insurance during the relocation. Most will cover accidents but be aware that natural disasters including damage from tornado or hurricane winds, hail or other natural disaster is not always covered by standard insurance. Liability insurance will need to be purchased from the transporter, but it is also advisable to check into external insurance coverage as well.
- Peace of Mind
When a professional handles a mobile home move, it allows for a stress free, easy move that offers peace of mind to the owner of the mobile home. Not only does it free up time because you won’t have to worry about spending hours, or days, cramped up in a truck during relocation, but it also saves money because there is no need to spend extra cash on lodging if you must park for the night, food from dining out along the way and fuel used to transport the mobile home.
A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. has a great team that can offer peace of mind with quality, professional mobile home transport nationwide.
What About the Cost?
The cost to move a mobile home will vary from one mobile home to another. Many things factor into the overall cost. These can include:
- Mobile Home Size
The bigger they are, the more it will cost to transport. A double or triple wide mobile home will cost more than a smaller, single wide mobile home. Larger mobile homes will often incur the expense of an escort service or road closures. These will add cost onto the move.
The father the distance between pickup and delivery, the higher the cost will be. Fuel cost, especially on a long trip with a heavy mobile home will cost more than if you were driving a regular vehicle without the heavy load.
A mobile home can weigh upwards of 35,000 or more pounds. Weight will factor into determining what type of equipment will be necessary for the move.
The age of a mobile home can weigh in on the cost to move. Older mobile homes may need repair, and if those repairs are issues that could make hauling them risky, the repairs will need to be handled prior to transport.
- Set Up
Unless you work with mobile homes on a professional level, it is best to hire a moving company that can also handle setting the mobile home up when it is delivered to your site. Set up services may include disconnecting/reconnecting utilities, removing/reinstalling foundation or porch/decking/underpinning and reconnecting a double wide mobile home. Set up services can add up to $4000 or more to a mobile home shipping bill.
On average, transport for a mobile home will range between $800 and more than $3000 depending on circumstances including those listed above.
Ready to Move?
If you are ready to move your mobile home, be sure to contact one of our professional agents today by filling out the free quote form or by calling 1-800-452-2880. Agents are standing by for your call today!