Created on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 05:03
How to move your mobile home -
Moving your mobile home may seem easy enough, but there are
many steps that need to be accurately followed to ensure that
moving your mobile home is safe and efficient. Moving your
mobile home can be very costly; however here are some helpful
hints to help keep that cost down. The cost can become very
high if you do not make the proper arrangements and notifications
prior to your move. Be sure to properly terminate your lot lease,
most mobile home parks require a minimum of 30 day notice.
Every mobile home park will have different rules and regulations,be sure to read your signed lease thoroughly and
ask for a detailed explanation on what you will need to do to avoid any fees prior to your move date.
Begin by removing the skirting around the home that blocks the chassis, although the skirting is easily remove,
you want to be very careful not to damage the tracking that holds the skirting in place. This tracking can be
difficult and slightly expensive to fix.Next you will want to be sure that all utilities are properly shut off.
This project should be carefully organized with your service providers such as, you gas and electric company
and water providers. If you are unsure how to properly disconnect the utilities, consult with a qualified professional.
In some cases, it may be best to hire a qualified professional to do this job for you; this will prevent any
dangerous situations from occurring.
Preparing your mobile home’s interior contents is your next step,be sure to secure all loose items. Remove as
much furniture as you possible can other than the appliances.Remove all glass items and fixtures from the home,
lighting fixtures etc. Tightly secure all closet doors, cabinet doors, shower doors, appliance doors, and bedroom doors.
Pack all belongings as if you were moving from one home to another. Be sure to check, and double
check that all loose items and furnishings are properly and tightly secured within the home.
Preparing the exterior of your mobile home for the transport is your next step. You will need to remove and loose
items from the exterior. This includes but not limited to, satellite dish, porch lighting, and awnings, lose or falling
off siding or roofing. Be sure to secure all the siding and roofing materials prior to the move.
All other things will be completely removed from the home. However,cutting the home loose from the ground
structure, raising it,adding axels and wheels must be done by qualified professionals.
Do NOT attempt to do this on your own, as it can be a very dangerous project.
Moving your mobile home may seem easy enough however be sure to follow these simple guidelines to help
ensure a safe and efficient move for you home. Remember, this is your home that you are moving and by taking
all proper steps, you can be sure that your home will arrive in the new location as it was in the old location.