Park homes are wonderful solutions for a new home on a budget. When you want to move a park home, however, things get a tad more complicated. You will either have to move the park home from one location to another, or from the manufacturer to the park. Though it might sound impossible to move an entire park home, it is doable if you have a single-wide park home. Follow these steps to get you started on your move:
1. Pay the Relevant Fees
When you are moving from park to park, you will have to properly terminate the lease for the lot of land you have rented. If you don’t notify them (the time ahead depends on the park, but typically try to notify them one month in advance) you could face fines.
Other fees you must worry about is the transport permits or fees you owe to the park and surrounding municipality. The fees you will have to pay depend entirely on where you are and what kind of park home you have. Look this up in advance and get everything sorted before you move. Always follow regulations.
Before you can move you need to first disconnect all utilities from your park home. It is best to have this done by professionals such as employees from the utility companies you use. You will also have to remove the skirting from around your mobile home so that you can transport your park home.
3. Store and Secure Everything
When you move your park home, you need to plan and secure everything you own on the interior. If you don’t, your personal belongings could get damaged or broken during the move. Removeyour personal effects from inside your park home and remove all furnishings that aren’t bolted to the floor, they will need to be transported in a separate vehicle. This is to protect your belongings and to also reduce transport weight stress.
4. Get Insurance
There is insurance for everything and every occasion. When you move, it is better to be safe than sorry and insure your park home. If something were to happen, like an accident, you want to know that you are financially protected. This insurance can usually be purchased when you hire a moving company.
5. Hire Professional Movers
Professional movers will have the skills needed to help you move. They will also have all other equipment at the ready. You should only attempt to move your park home by yourself if you have the right-sized trailers for the job, and a truck adequate for the weight involved. You need to consider whether you have the right skills and backup team to support you in this move as you would not have a team of experienced professionals at your side helping you. You would also need to check whether your insurance covers you!
Moving a park home is very different from moving to a new house. The upside, however, is that getting a change of pace, a different view, and starting over in a new town doesn’t mean getting used to an unfamiliar home. It also doesn’t cost as much as you think. You can take your home with you wherever you go. Ensure you do it right by following these steps and you’ll be on your way to a new park in no time.