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Cost of Moving a Mobile Home or Trailer

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While the name "mobile home" might evoke images of one rolling down the highway en route to its next destination, always moving from one place to the other, the process of relocating a mobile home or trailer is actually a lot more involved than one might realize. After all, despite their name, mobile homes aren't really that mobile. While they are certainly easier to relocate than your average single-family home, there is still a lot that goes into moving a mobile home.

To figure out how much your mobile home move will cost you, you'll need to keep all of these factors in mind when making your moving budget.

Before the move

Before you hit the road, there is a lot of preparation that goes into moving your mobile home. The moving company you hire will be responsible for most of this preparation, but since you'll be moving an entire home, there is a lot of work that goes into making sure that all of its contents are ready to be relocated.
  • First, the movers have to lift the house off the ground and raise it high enough to install the axles that will allow it to be towed safely and securely to your destination.
  • All windows and doors on the home need to be secured as well and covered up so that you won't have the front screen door swinging open in the middle lane of the interstate during the move.
  • You may also have to pay additional fees to have your utilities canceled. For example, many mobile homes have utility lines and power lines connected to their home by the utilities company, who may charge a fee to come and disconnect these lines from the home when it is time to move.
  • All in all, the process of preparing the home for the move can cost up to $1,000 on average, and that's even before the actual move itself.

Transporting the mobile home

Here are some of the details of how mobile homes are typically relocated:
  • To transport your home, the movers will place it on a large flat-bed and tow it.
  • The movers will have to travel only on major highways that offer them enough room. Traveling on small, narrow back roads with a lot of curves and twists and turns is not possible when transporting a mobile home, even if it happens to be the shortest distance between the two locations.
  • On average, most companies that move mobile homes will charge anywhere from $5 to $15 per mile to transport the home, depending on several factors such as:
    • Size of the home
    • Distance of the move
    • Whether guide cars are needed to accompany the move

After the move

Once your mobile home arrives safely at your destination, the move is still far from over. In fact, there is still a lot of work that is left to be done as far as setting up the home and making sure that it is placed correctly in the new lot where you've made prior arrangements.
  • To begin with, you'll need a moving permit to transport your mobile home from one place to another. Your moving company should take care of this for you prior to the move, though they may charge a fee.
  • When you arrive at your new home, the site where the mobile home will be placed must be prepared. This can mean anything from taking down any trees that are in the way, to leveling the ground where the home will be placed and putting blocks underneath the home and attaching both to the ground.
This portion of the move can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $4,500 on average, depending on which services you obtain. In total, moving your mobile home will cost you anywhere in the range of $6,000 to $20,000, based on the size of the home you're moving and how many miles you need to move it.

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on August 6, 2013 - Moving Expert
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Gina | Commented on April 8, 2017 at 02 : 27 PM
I have 28' long x 8' wide travel trailer I would like to move from Los Lunas NM to Chino Valley Az. Sometime the end of this yr. What would it cost.

Ruth | Commented on March 28, 2017 at 09 : 10 PM
I would like how much it would cost to move a single wide 2 bedroom mobile home from Janesville, Wi to Weslaco texas

Donna | Commented on January 21, 2017 at 04 : 15 PM
I have a vintage coachman trailer only 13 ft that needs to be relocated to be worked on from Michigan to Arizona-it cannot be towed but must be placed on a flat bed. What kind of price am I looking at?

Desiree | Commented on January 3, 2017 at 01 : 21 PM
I have a 16x80 mobile home i need moved about 15 miles what kinda price will I be looking for?

Dave | Commented on December 28, 2016 at 02 : 29 AM
Hi Im looking for a quote to tow a 70ft double wide off my property in Graham Washington ten miles down the road and dump it.

John | Commented on October 31, 2016 at 09 : 54 AM
I have single wide 16' x 50' manufacture home in Austin, Texas setup in a community manufacture home park. would like to know the cost to move our home to a new location (community manufacture home park) 34 mile to Maxwell, Texas.

Emmanuel | Commented on October 4, 2016 at 03 : 05 PM
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Emmanuel | Commented on October 4, 2016 at 03 : 04 PM
Hi have a 1500 square foot double wide trailer in Arbuckle , CA. I would like to know the cost to move & set it up in olivehurst, CA (approx. 45 miles).How much it will cos me to move

Carol | Commented on September 22, 2016 at 07 : 20 AM
Hi! I have a 1998 double wide in Lancaster, CA. I would like to know the cost to move & set it up in Santa Maria, CA (approx. 175 miles). LOL, do any movers offer a senior discount? Thanks ~ Carol

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Kathy | Commented on September 13, 2016 at 06 : 07 PM
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Juana | Commented on November 24, 2015 at 03 : 59 PM
How much will it be to move a trailer mobile home of 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms, from Concord north Carolina to CharlotteNC , about 15 miles is the distance I just want to know the price of the miles moving.

Juana | Commented on November 24, 2015 at 03 : 55 PM
How much would It be for a trailer of 2 room, 2 bathroom s from Concord to Charlotte. From distance

Tammie | Commented on October 22, 2015 at 03 : 01 AM
i need move 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 1972 trailer need work from dentonville to henryetta how much will that cost and think that be 35 miles and need someone to help me find mover and some where to put it cheap please Tammie Youse

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lisa | Commented on August 26, 2015 at 06 : 33 PM
I need to move a 2006 singlewide Fleetwood off private property and into a 55 and older park that is 3 miles up the highway. Home is in St. Helens Oregon. we will take skirting off and awnings/steps. Home has a tongue that needs to be attatched,and I think we will take care of that too. As well as permits. Can you give me a ruff estimate as to what I am looking at.

Cabe | Commented on January 26, 2015 at 12 : 44 PM
What would be a good per mile estimate to move a 12 X 32 office trailer that is ready to pull (ie has axle, wheels, tires, etc.)? Looking at about 160 mile trip. Easy access at pick up, a little tricky at drop off-about a 0.2 miles of backing and a some tight spots to negotiate. In NC, no escorts are necessary for this, although a free trip permit from DOT is required.

Cesar | Commented on February 18, 2014 at 02 : 40 PM
I asked moving company they told me it would cost me 5000 to move home it has hitches axles double wide 3 room 2 bathroom in same town I thought that was too pricy what y'all think?

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