How to Prepare When Moving your Mobile Home

How to Prepare When Moving your Mobile Home

How to Prepare
When Moving your Mobile Home

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How to Prepare When Moving your Mobile Home

How to Prepare When Moving your Mobile Home

It may be called a “Mobile Home” But unfortunately these Manufactured Homes are not as Mobile as they 1st seem. Preparation for moving takes a bit of time and effort. This is a short review of some of the things you can do to get ready to have your mobile home transported to a new location.

Moving a mobile home

Like any move, moving a mobile home requires some forethought, planning and some preparation to insure success.When you’re ready to start the process of moving a mobile home, Keep in mind, you’re  moving an entire house, “foundation” and all. By “foundation” we mean the steel frame it is built on. There is a lot involved with relocating your mobile home.

Finding a Mobile Home Moving Company

finding a mobile home transport/moving company to take care of the job and handling all of the necessary tasks required to prepare your actual house for the move. We will walk you through the steps for preparing your mobile home for the move, as well as what you may have to do before to make sure that everything is taken care of, including finding a mover and planning a moving date in advance.

Finding a Mover and Planning for the Move

How to Prepare When Moving your Mobile Home

How to Prepare When Moving your Mobile Home

The first step to planning for your mobile home relocation is to find a reputable and licensed mobile home mover who can handle the job for you. It’s important that before you make a decision on a moving company to handle your mobile home relocation and before any details are discussed, that you communicate exactly what the move will entail and what you will require from the movers.

Make sure that you let the movers know exactly what kinds of services you will need for the move and have them provide you with a copy of the agreement and quoted price before moving forward.Once you’ve found a moving company to help you relocate your mobile home, you’ll need to begin the early stages of preparing your home for the move. To start, it always helps to create a checklist of all that you’ll need to accomplish in the weeks and months leading up to your move so that you can stay organized and on top of everything. An important thing to note as well is to make alternate living arrangements in advance during the time that it will take for your home to be relocated, since you won’t be able to live in it while it’s in transit.Finally, gather all of your paperwork that’s related to your home and double-check to make sure that you are allowed to move the home. Also, read up on any insurance requirements that may exist in order for you to relocate the home and confirm that all of your property tax bills have been paid up to date as some places will not allow you to move your home if you have outstanding property tax bills.

Preparing Your Home for the Move

If you have all of the logistics of your mobile home relocation squared away and you’re ready to begin preparing for the move, you’re first item on the agenda should be getting your home prepped and ready to be transported. When a mobile home is relocated, it’s going to literally be hoisted up onto a flat-bed truck and driven, as is, to your new destination. That means that while it’s on the road being transported, it will be subjected to all of the elements that one would typically encounter while on the road.Making sure that your home is ready for the move will go a long way towards ensuring that when your home arrives at your destination that everything is in one piece and that nothing is badly damaged. Here are some of the guidelines that you should follow when getting ready to prepare the interior and exterior of your home prior to your move:

  • Remove all exterior attachments. If you have a porch attached to your house, or anything else that can possibly hinder its transport on moving day, you should remove it. That means any flower baskets, hanging gardens, awnings, window boxes, lanterns, lights, or anything else that can potentially fly off while the house is being moved. If possible, store these items in a safe location during the move, or you can even keep them inside your home, if you have enough room. While your home is being transported on the highway, it will be exposed to high winds, which can cause exterior attachments to be blown off while in transit.
  • Make sure that all utilities are turned off. Prior to the move, turn off all utilities like electricity, water, and gas. Also make sure that all cable, television and telephone lines have been properly disconnected and that there is no chance for any of your lines to be damaged during the move. If you are moving during the winter, do not turn off your heat until you have applied a winter seal to your pipes to keep them from freezing over during the move. Frozen pipes that burst can be incredibly costly to repair, so before you turn off your heat, make sure to protect your pipes from the cold weather.
  • Remove everything from the interior of the house that is valuable or can be easily damaged during the move. When your house is lifted up onto the flatbed truck to be moved, the interior contents of the home will be jostled around quite a bit. Then, once the truck is on the road, your home will be subjected to all of the usual bumps that any other vehicle on the road will experience, which is a great way for items to get thrown around inside the home and broken. To combat this, you should empty most of the big contents from your home just as you would before any other move. That means all large appliances, big pieces of furniture and anything that can be easily damaged should be removed, or else you run the risk of having not only your items damaged, but the interior of your home as well. Also remove any chemicals, liquids and anything that is combustible or flammable. Many times, your movers will not move the house until you have cleared the interior, due to concerns about liability for damaged valuables and other items.
  • Prepare for your moving day by checking the weather. Mobile homes aren’t made to be the toughest structures to withstand extreme weather. Prior to your move, you should check the weather forecast for your moving date and make sure that the weather will not have a major impact on the relocation of your home. If there is bad weather scheduled for your moving date, check with the movers to ask about rescheduling the move.
  • Secure the exterior of the home. Again, your mobile home is going to be exposed to consistent winds while on the back of the flat-bed truck that will be transporting it. To make sure everything on the exterior of your home is secure, check your roofing and siding for any pieces that are loose or in danger of becoming loose and fix them before the move. Also, remember to bolt all doors and windows shut or board them up prior to the move. Simply closing them and locking them is not secure enough.
  • Communication with your movers and the driver is important. Before your move gets off the ground, give your driver detailed instructions and directions on how to reach the destination, and instruct the driver on what to do when the home arrives at its new lot. You should have all the necessary information ready for the driver including the lot number and anything else needed to make sure the relocation goes smoothly.

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How to Buy, Sell & Move Mobile Homes

Mobile home buyers From coast to coast dream of Mobile Home Ownership. Affordability, convenience and credit play major rolls in what type of home many people decide on. Buying a small lot to install a small manufactured mobile home on is one option. There are hundreds of Manufactured mobile home dealerships nationwide, and they sell some impressive mobile homes & some not so impressive in terms of square footage, pricing & amenities. So How to Buy a mobile home?

Little single wide or big double wide mobile home?

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large double wide mobile home

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Depending on the size of you family along with your particular wants & needs you may decide on a small mobile home or large mobile home. A small single wide mobile home ranges in size from around 14 ft wide x 40 ft long to 18 ft wide x 64 ft long. A large single wide can be 18ft wide x 80 ft long. A Double Wide manufactured mobile home comes in small 26 x 40 sizes to large 32×80 sizes with bedroom from 3-5 and up to 3 bathrooms.

On the west coast you find many 2o-24 ft wide mobile homes In Texas the common size is a larger 28 wide – 32 wide. Even Triple wide 46 x 80 home have been installed near San Antonio Texas.

Prices range from the low 20s for a small single wide mobile home to upper 80s for a large double wide in Texas. In California you can pay over 100k for what is considered a large manufactured home.

Finding a good local company you can trust with your selections is paramount to a good experience. Some companies fall far short when it comes to customer service & satisfaction from consumers. Be sure to review their online presence, social media & the BBB. When you find the right retailer, be sure to ask lots of questions up front until you feel confident that they know what they are talking about & you feel comfortable committing to a build order. A manufactured home usually takes 2-6 weeks depending on factory back orders.

Mobile Home Moving Costs

When you buy a used manufactured home or ‘bank repo’ mobile home, you typically have to bear additional costs for transport and then installation set-up. Once you’ve purchased a new mobile home it is shipped & installed at your location. The cost to transport the home as well as installation at the new site may be included in its base price. If the Mobile Home Transport is not included in the price then you may have a significant cost increase overall. The prices for shipping are greatly different from coast to coast. East coast is less than West coast and Texas Gulf coast is the least expensive when it comes to shipping manufactured homes. New manufactured home installation in California can run 8,000-20,000 depending on earth quake set up requirements and fees. Texas manufactured home transport & installation runs around 5-8k for setting up a new double wide manufactured home. Installing Single Wide manufactured homes is about half that price. When you buy a used manufactured or mobile home, you typically have to bear additional costs for transport and then set-up.

Mobile Home Set-up Costs

In addition to the cost to delivery and setup new & used mobile home owners have land improvements and hook up fees as well. Some of these could be installing a new concrete foundation or base pad, utility installation and hookups to water, septic or city sewer, air conditioner, etc.   Removing decks, skirting, unhooking utilities, sewer etc may also be extra charges, be sure to ask.

What is the cost of moving a manufactured mobile home?

• Know that you are responsible for removing the skirting, decks,
steps and landscaping around your mobile home.

• Keep in mind that, as with most things in life, things could go
wrong. Prepare for the unexpected!


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Transport Services – Move A Used Mobile Home

Transport Services – Move A Used Mobile Home

Deliver and Setup Manufactured Homes – South Texas Mobile Homes Transport Service

Delivery and setup of manufactured homes is one of our core businesses at South Texas Mobile Homes Transport Service in San Antonio.  We own our own trucks, transports, toters, trailers and employ our own South Texas Mobile Homes personnel to deliver and setup new and used mobile and manufactured homes throughout San Antonio and South Texas.

Deliver and Setup Manufactured Homes

Delivery of your new or used manufactured or mobile home is a straightforward process with South Texas Mobile Homes transport service.  Because we employ the skilled labor who does the work, and because we own the equipment we use to deliver and setup new and used mobile and manufactured homes, we essentially control the entire process, from beginning to end.

Because we own the equipment and control the process, you can be sure that your new or used single wide, double wide or triple wide home will be delivered on time and in perfect condition.  After it is delivered by our transport service, the same crew who delivered your manufactured home will set it up for you, and also correct any details that might have gotten damaged in transportation.

Delivery and Setup is Free

Within certain limits, delivery and setup of any new or used manufactured or mobile home purchased from South Texas Mobile Homes in San Antonio, TX is free of charge.  We deliver and setup and you don’t have to do anything at all.  We can even put in the necessary bedding, skirting, driveways and anything else that you want.  Just ask and we will fill you in on all the great details.

Its better to let South Texas Mobile Homes Transport Service deliver and setup your home when you purchase a new or used manufactured home from us in San Antonio, because we know our homes.  We also know the land around south Texas and can make suggestions on things you might need to do in order to properly prepare the base, or foundation of your new home.

Transport Services – Move A Used Mobile Home

Who in San Antonio moves used mobile homes?  Only South Texas Mobile Homes transport service will send transport trucks to customer sites and move an existing mobile home, double wide home or triple wide home.  No other transport company as of this writing moves used homes unless they were hired by a manufactured home reseller to deliver a new manufactured home.

We are more than happy use our transport and delivery service to move your existing mobile or manufactured home.  Where do you want us to deliver and setup your mobile home? This is more information about us and our Transport Services – Move A Used Mobile Home.


Transport Services – Move A Used Mobile Home

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