Covered roofs on porches are especially costly to be removed and to disconnect. Its important to remember that moving companies are booked typically 1 to 2 months out and they will have a prep crews that come in and get these homes ready for a move. If you can help get things out of their way to simply hook on and move the home it will only help to move things along.
TIP: If you have no need for the deck or porch place an ad on Craigslist and either sell these decks / porches or give them away free you would be surprised the response you might get on these.
Mobile home movers do not care to move the sheds that typically are placed near mobile homes. If you have a mobile home on private land you might not have a shed but nearly every mobile home in a mobile home park has a shed for storage. If you can sell these separate this will help to get one more issue out of the way.
Bushes / Trees
As you might have guessed, having a mobile home that is covered in bushes and trees can also make a move difficult. If you or someone you know can remove these obstacles prior to the move it usually helps things go smoother and there will be less surprises for the moving company. If your mobile home sits in a park be sure to check with your park manager before removing any trees there may be guidelines you need to follow.
Furniture: can it stay
We do get a lot of questions regarding furniture in mobile homes. When it is my home I try to make sure everything that could slide around and damage the inside of my mobile home is moved out. It could end up costing you more money if the moving crew has to secure items inside the home prior to the move. Some movers will not allow any items to be in the home because of the liability of these items moving.
How far can mobile homes be moved
Homes can be moved short distances which can be pretty affordable or across many states. Just remember moving a mobile home across many states can cost quite a bit of money and sometimes it is not worth the cost. For instance, you can buy a used mobile home quite affordably in most areas and the cost to move a mobile home a great distance can cost more than buying a different home…so be sure to weigh out your options.
In conclusion, if you’re simply looking for a change of scenery put your mobile home on wheels today or at least start the process.