Texas Mobile Home Mover and Transportation Company

Having to relocate to a manufactured home can cost you lots of time, money, and energy. If you are considering moving a mobile home, there are many costs involved that you will want to consider. As a matter of fact, the headache of moving is its own price! In addition, moving a manufactured home involves much more than just calling a tow truck company and getting it hooked up. Before you attempt to move a manufactured home, you will want to understand several factors:


What Does It Cost To Move A Mobile Home In Texas?

Manufactured homes are convenient and affordable, and most people believe that they are also easy to relocate. Unfortunately, due to differing legal issues from state to state, as well as hefty transportation, insurance, and maintenance costs, this isn’t always the case. With outdated lists and phone numbers, finding the right manufactured home mover is even more difficult.

If you’re intending to relocate, it’s important that you approach the decision to relocate your manufactured home with caution and all of the information necessary in order to obtain the best deal and the most value for your money. The cost-effectiveness of moving a manufactured home should be the first and most important consideration. While the term “mobile home” may make moving your home appear simple, it is not.

Preparing Your Mobile Home For The Move

Here are some quick tips for preparing your mobile home for the move.

The mobile home transportation experts you hire can do these tasks for you at an additional cost as well:

Canceling utilities in advance and paying a licensed plumber and electrician to disconnect the home

Removing skirting and storing it safely for transport

Removing additions, decks, sheds, and air conditioning

Securing windows and glass panes so that they do not shatter during the move

Packing belongings and securing furniture inside of the manufactured home Lifting the home off the ground to install axles and a hitch.

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Our Comprehensive Services for Mobile Homes

Is it time to get rid of that old mobile home or manufactured home on your property? Do you live in Texas and have a mobile home that you don’t want anymore?

At The Texas Mobile Home Guys, we offer a range of comprehensive services tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to remove, demolish, sell, or donate your mobile home, we’ve got you covered.

Mobile Home Removal

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Selling Your Mobile Home

Donating Your Mobile Home

Factors Affecting the Cost of Moving a Mobile Home


Because it is an inherently challenging task, movers usually have a minimum price no matter how local the move is. You can expect to pay $1,000 at the very least for a move, no matter where you are taking the home.

Generally speaking, transportation can cost between $5,000 to $15,000 for a move that is shorter than 100 miles. This number can vary from mover to mover. However, past a certain distance, you usually start paying per mile. This rate is usually around $10 but also depends on the home itself.

Mobile Home Size

It only makes sense that the bigger and heavier a home is the harder it is to move, which directly affects the manufactured home transport cost. The width of a manufactured home makes it particularly difficult as you have to navigate the roads meant for much narrower vehicles. A single-wide has a width of under 18 ft. while a double-wide has a width of more than 20 ft. and is towed in two separate units.

This means that you will pay per section if you move a double-wide. You can expect to pay almost twice as much to move a double-wide. To move a single-wide should be around $1,000-$5,000 while a short double-wide move should be around $5,000 to $10,000. The same goes for the per-mile rate.

Needing An Escort

Some moves may require escort cars to drive all the way to the home. This could be decided by the local authorities issuing the permit, be required by the size of the home or it might just be how the particular mover operates. Expect to pay another $1-$2 per escort car per mile.

The Weight

This is usually not such a big factor. However, more and more movers are taking it into account as manufactured homes are becoming heavier and heavier. This might come into play as an extra flat rate cost or a per-mile rate.

Additional Transportation Costs

Transportation Preparation:

Disconnecting utilities.

Separating the two sections in the case of a double-wide.

Adding protective material to the outside of the home.

Tying down loose appliances/furniture.

Repairing/replacing the tires ($50 per tire), axle ($100-$200), or hitch ($200-$300).

Loosening the home from its foundation.

Removing items that need to be moved separately (skirting, outdoor features, etc.)


Mobile Home Setup

The home will also need to be set up at its new location. Because this is almost impossible for the average owner to do
on their own, most moving services include this as an extra service. The typical cost is around $2,500 but can be
anywhere from $1,000-$5,000. It could include:

Placing the home on its new foundation, tying it down, and making sure it’s level.

Connecting it to utilities.

Reattaching anything that was removed for the move (skirting, outdoor features, etc.).

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Can I move a mobile home by myself?

Most manufactured homeowners aren’t scared of tackling any challenge on their own. However, we’d strongly advise against trying to move a manufactured home by yourself. Moving a thousand square feet plus, 40-50 ton object is no walk in the park. Neither is all the preparation and setup services required before and after.

If not done properly, it could not only make the move extremely difficult and land you in “hot water” with the law, but it can jeopardize the integrity of your home. There is a very good reason that it becomes harder to finance a home the more times it has been moved – the chances of something going wrong and damaging the structure of the home is just too big.

The only way to tow the home by yourself would be to hire a truck, assuming you have a license. You will also need to hire some extra pairs of hands, rent a crane to lift and move the home, etc. Not to mention, you need to know how to disconnect and connect utilities, separate and join the sections of a manufactured home (if you have a double-wide), and check for any damage to the chassis.

Is everything included in the price of the mobile home move?

YES! If you either buy your home new or from a wholesaler/reseller, the chances are good that they will take care of all the transportation for you. Manufacturers often include the transportation at no extra cost when you buy the home. Wholesalers might require you to pay an extra fee to move the home to a specific area.

Can I move my mobile home anywhere?

Again, this is a good question to be asking. No, you can’t always move your manufactured home wherever you want. There’s a little something called “wind zone,” and it affects where certain homes are allowed to be moved to.

Who should I use for transporting my mobile home?

Grab your phone and start calling. Armed with a knowledge of what kind of manufactured home you’re trying to move (size, etc.), call local manufactured home movers. Next, ask for a quote. Keep a pen and paper handy so you can write down what you’re told by each company. Once you do this, you may find that the most sensible option for you is pretty clear.

Can I just sell my mobile home instead, will it be cheaper?

Yes, we can help you with selling your mobile home. We are also a cash buyer for mobile homes in Texas. We buy mobile homes across the entire state.

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