We’d like to help out by providing some thoughts and helpful points on the matter. After all, moving a mobile home is no small feat. A mobile home can weigh up to 40,000 pounds.
Steps to get it off the property
In the event that you find yourself at a loss at how to remove a mobile home from the land it’s currently on, these steps will prove helpful. There are certain steps to take to get it off the property. You don’t want to cause any damage to the owner’s property or to the mobile home you just purchased. You also don’t want to face any issues for removing the mobile home illegally.
It’s good to go into a situation well-armed with knowledge, right?
It’s not all that mobile, is it?
While mobile homes tout the word “mobile,” they are far from being simple to move. Don’t let the trailer hitch and the sight of tires fool you.
An everyday truck won’t do. As a matter of fact, most, if not all, localities have requirements in place for the safe relocation of a mobile home.
You’ll need a moving company
That’s right. To move your newly-acquired mobile home, you’ll need to hire professionals with the right equipment. These professionals should know what the local legal requirements are for safely moving your mobile home.
Call around and ask questions of various mobile home moving companies. Ask for quotes on their services.
Seek out a moving permit
In some cases, it’s your job to seek out a moving permit. In other cases, the moving company will take care of that for you. Find out. If they won’t do it, reach out to your locality and ask about the permit fees and application process.
What about hookups?
Clearly, you can’t just roll your mobile home away from its current spot. You need to consider the current utility hookups and what the proper procedures are for disconnecting them. The last thing you want to do is break the plumbing system — for example by simply rolling your home away. Work with the property owner and reach out to the utility providers to see what goes into disconnecting your mobile home from the grid.
Have the new site prepped
Whether it’s going onto your land or a lot you’ll be renting, the new site needs to be prepped. Things such as leveling the mobile home’s footprint area and providing water and power to the site need to get done. If you’re renting a lot, these things will likely be arranged when you sign your agreement, but it’s always good to avoid miscommunication.
It’s not easy work, but it’s necessary work. Whoever’s in charge of the mobile home’s relocation needs to ensure that everything is ready for its arrival.
Prepare your home for relocating
Keep in mind, things may jostle around as your home is moved. So it’s best to secure doors and windows shut. Cover them for optimal protection during the move. Make sure any loose items that may be coming with the home have been taken out and are moved separately.
At the new location, you’ll want to have appointments in place for reconnecting your mobile home to utilities. There’s no need to wait on the electrician to show up if you plan the moving events just right.
Plan for a successful move
Buying a mobile home without land doesn’t have to be a cumbersome task. Equipped with the right knowledge, you can watch your mobile home relocate to its new site effortlessly.
And finally, congratulations on your purchase! Mobile homes are affordable solutions for quality housing. Custom housing doesn’t have to be astronomical in cost.