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How do you move a manufactured home?

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To move a manufactured home, hire a company that specializes in moving these types of homes. In many cases, the cost of transporting a manufactured home is part of this price, but additional costs may accrue for setting up the home.

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The cost of transporting a manufactured home depends on the distance of transport as well as the width of the home. Transporting a manufactured home less than 100 miles usually costs between $2,000 and $5,000, as of 2015. If the manufactured home must move more than 100 miles, the cost ranges from $6 to $15 per mile, and the total cost can run to more than $15,000.

In addition to the costs associated with transporting the manufactured home, a fee is charged to set the home up in a new location. The set-up fees range from $1,000 to $5,000 including placing the home on the new foundation, strapping it down and securing it. The cost of water and plumbing and the process of hooking up utilities is also part of this cost. Other costs may be associated with moving a manufactured home, especially if it has sat in one place for a number of years. For instance, new wheels, which are necessary to move the home, cost about $50 per wheel and $150 per axle.

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