What factors affect the cost of moving a mobile home?


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The size of the mobile home, the distance of the move, the cost of permits, pre-move preparation and post-move setup are factors that affect the cost of moving a mobile home. Owners may also run into additional costs when moving older mobile homes that need axle repair or maintenance before towing and if the utility company for the old mobile home site charges to disconnect the hookups.

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Wider mobiles home typically incur more expenses for moving than single-wide models. They may require hiring pilot vehicles or paying for police escorts, depending on the size of the mobile home and the route that it must take to reach its destination.

As of 2015, mobile home movers typically charge between $5 to $15 per mile depending on the size of the mobile home. Most mobile home moves are between 50 and 75 miles in length. Each county or municipality that the move passes through usually requires a permit. For longer transports, the fees from permits and mileage charges may make moving a mobile home not financially feasible.

A mobile home moving company may charge for each task that it completes. Those charges can vary depending on the difficulty of lifting the mobile home and preparing it for transport from its current location.

Once the mobile home reaches its new location, the company must place it on a foundation, secure it and connect it to utilities, including sewer, water and electricity. The owner must negotiate all of these costs with the moving company before the project begins.

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