FAQs about Moving My Mobile Home

While people move on average every 5 years, moving a mobile isn’t something that happens very often. Despite the name, mobile homes aren’t really as mobile as you might think. You need an experienced mobile home moving company to transport your home to the new location. You also have to obtain a permit and follow your local regulations. Here we’ve complied a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding mobile home moving.

What Factors Affect the Cost of Moving a Mobile Home?

There are several factors that influence the cost of the move. The size of your mobile home matters. If you have a double-wide or triple-wide mobile home, we may need separate trailers to move them. Otherwise, they won’t fit on public roads. You need more drivers if you have more trailers. The other costs of transportation, such as gas, may also double.

The size of your mobile home can increase or decrease the cost. The size of your mobile home has a direct bearing on transportation cost. Finally, the distance might be the greatest factor. Obviously, you can expect to pay more if you plan to move your mobile home from one end of the country to the other, while it will be much more affordable if you’re moving within the state of Florida.

Do I Need to Hire a Professional Company to Move My Mobile Home?

Absolutely. Moving a mobile home is not a DIY job. You want to work with experienced movers who have the equipment to move your mobile home and understand the laws and regulations that have to be followed in the process.

What Laws Do I Have to Follow When Moving a Mobile Home?

You need to get a moving permit from your local city or county government. To get the permit, you have to provide your certificate of title and current tax information. Depending on the age of your mobile home, you may also need a safety inspection to ensure your home is up to code.

What Are the Steps of Moving a Mobile Home?

Moving a mobile home is a process that can seem intimidating. But we’ll break it down into the distinct steps for you here:

  1. Get an inspection if your home is over 3 years old
  2. Find your certificate of title and recent tax records
  3. Obtain a moving permit
  4. Hire our expert mobile home movers
  5. Schedule the move
  6. Secure your belongings and move heavier items

If you have any questions about the process, you can call us and we’ll walk you through it. We can even help you apply for the required permits, saving you time and hassle.

Is It Cheaper to Move an Existing Home or Buy a New One?

That depends on several factors. A new mobile home can easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and moving your mobile home is typically much cheaper. However, how much it costs to move your home depends on the distance of the move. Some homes cannot be moved because they’re too old or don’t pass safety inspections.

What Do I Need to Do to Secure My Belongings Inside the Mobile Home?

Before we move your home and the contents in it, we recommend securing your belongings. As the mobile home moves during transportation, the items inside of it can shift and fall. You should remove wall hangings and loose items. We also recommend moving heavier items with a moving truck, just like with a traditional move. This protects your belongings from damage.

Do I Need Insurance Protection for the Move?

While our experienced movers are careful about maneuvering and transporting your home, there’s always the possibility of damage to the mobile home or the interior belongings. That’s why Statewide is fully licensed and insured. If we cause damage to your mobile home during transport, our insurance will cover the cost.

Schedule Your Mobile Home Move Today

Statewide is ready to help you with the move and setup of your mobile home. We’ll help you get the permits and take care of every step in the process. Our experienced team of movers will safely relocate your mobile home and set it up at the new location. Call us today for a quote.