Hey Tucson Mobile Home Owners… Do you own a mobile home in a park and considering moving it?
If you own a mobile home in a park, can you move it?
Yes, you can – but there are a lot of things to consider first. You need to determine which will be more economically viable – moving your mobile home or selling it.
Considerations for Moving a Mobile Home
Now that you know the answer to your question – If you own a mobile home in a park, can you move it? – it’s time to move the answer toward action. Moving a mobile home isn’t as easy as hitching it to a truck and then pulling it to a new location because of the many variables involved and costly mistakes to be avoided, for example:
- Many transport companies are less than qualified and sometimes skirt rules and regulations, so choose carefully.
- You have to have all the required permits, especially a pull permit, to legally move a mobile home.
- Zoning laws for your mobile home’s new destination may prohibit moving a mobile homes of a certain age and may limit size.
- You’ll have to reconnect all the utilities when you have your mobile home at the new location. You can use plumbers and electricians or find a transport company that offers a turnkey package.
Costs of Moving a Mobile Home
The many variables that affect the cost of moving a mobile home include:
- Distance – Generally, the farther you move your mobile home, the more it will cost. So a move across the state or to another state can be quite expensive.
- Size – Similarly, the larger your mobile home (for example, a double-wide vs. a single-wide), the more it will cost to move it because it will cost the transport company more in time, labor, and fuel.
- Weight – Newer mobile homes weigh more than older ones (about 10 to 15 more pounds per square foot) and so will be more expensive to move, requiring heavier equipment and more fuel.
On average, then, the cost of moving a single-wide mobile home (including everything from transport costs to permits to re-connecting utilities) no farther than 50 miles will run about $3,500 to $8,000. Moving a double-wide the same distance will cost you around $5,000 to $13,000. Keep in mind, though, that these are just rough figures, and it could cost more.
Also, even if you’re just moving across town, most companies have a minimum fee they charge regardless of time or distance involved. You can bet then that, at a minimum, moving your mobile home will set you back $2,000 to $5,000.
So, if you own a mobile home in a park, can you move it? Yes . . . if you have enough cash on hand to pay the moving expenses.
Benefits of Selling to a Cash Buyer
If you own a mobile home in a park, can you move it – or should you sell it? Among the many benefits of selling, especially to a cash mobile home buyer/investor, are not having to deal with all the hassle and headache, saving the huge cost of moving, and being able to sell as-is, without sinking a bunch of money into repairs. And if you sell to a reputable cash buyer, you can have the money in your hand within a few days – and it’s all profit.
Our goal is to trade your stressful Tucson mobile home for cash so you can do something low stress with your funds. We are ready and our funds are ready to give you a fair all-cash offer for your Tucson mobile home.