How Much Does It Cost to Move a Mobile Home?

Typical Range:

$700 - $20,000

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated March 23, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

To move and set up a single-wide trailer, mobile home movers charge between $5,000 and $8,000 on average. To move and set up a double-wide trailer, the cost is typically between $10,000 to $13,000 on average. Long-distance moves can cost from $13,000 to $20,000, depending on the size of your trailer and the total distance of your move. Expect to pay closer to the average moving price of at least $7,000 if you need set-up services.

In addition to set-up costs, other cost factors include:

  • Trailer size and weight

  • Trailer condition

  • Moving distance

  • Insurance and liability 

  • Moving materials 

  • Permits and inspection 

Average Cost to Move a Trailer Home

Average Cost$7,000
High Cost$20,000+
Low Cost$700

Price of Hiring Mobile Home Movers

When you’re moving a mobile home, you’ll need to hire movers who are skilled, experienced, and have the right tools and equipment. It’s wise to get quotes from several mobile home moving companies before choosing who you’ll hire. Consider the following price factors when hiring a moving company to transport your mobile home.

Moving Distance 

The cost to move a mobile home less than 100 miles is $7,000 on average. It could cost as low as $700 or as high as $20,000 or more, but costs will increase no matter what if you’re moving more than 50 to 100 miles.

This price may include set-up costs, but some moving companies charge that separately. Check with a moving company near you for price guidance.

Trailer Condition

The cost of moving your mobile home will likely depend on the age and condition of the trailer. While all trailers need to be safely secured to the moving truck, this can be more difficult with homes in older or poor condition. Older trailers often require more time and effort to secure, so they will likely cost more to move. 

Moving Materials

The moving materials your trailer requires will also impact the overall cost of moving your home. Most professional mobile home moving companies will have the necessary tools to get a standard job done, but some homes require additional materials. If your home has special features that require additional breakdown and packing, like a deck or porch, you can expect to pay more for the use of additional moving materials. 

Insurance and Liability 

The quote you receive from a professional mobile home moving company will likely include costs for insurance and liability. Carrying insurance is a requirement for these companies and will provide protection for you should anything happen to your mobile home while it is in transit.

Permits and Inspections 

The destination of your mobile home will determine how much you’ll pay for permits and inspections. If you are crossing state or county lines, you will need to obtain a permit from each area your mobile home will move through. Depending on your area, your mobile home may also need to pass an inspection to ensure it is in good enough condition to safely move. The mobile home moving company will likely obtain any necessary inspections and permits for you, but they’ll include those services on your total bill.

Cost to Move a Double-Wide Trailer

The cost of moving a double-wide trailer ranges from $10,000 to $13,000 on average, including set-up, utility hookup, and getting permits. If you don’t need those additional services, you might only pay between $2,000 and $5,000.

Single-Wide Trailer Moving Costs

The price range of a full-service move for a single-wide trailer is $5,000 to $8,000. Shorter moves that require little to no setup could cost as low as $1,000.

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Price to Move a Mobile Home per Mile

Prices to move a mobile home vary from $5 to $15 per mile. Some moving companies might only charge a per-mile fee after a certain distance, such as after 50 or 100 miles, but they’ll still have a flat-rate moving fee.

Cost to Move a Mobile Home 20 Miles

You’ll likely still pay at least $700 to $1,000 to move a home 20 miles. Many moving companies will have a flat rate fee for shorter distances.

Cost to Move a Modular Home

Moving a manufactured or modular home could cost anywhere from $1,000 to $20,000. Shorter distances will likely cost no more than $5,000 but the price of transporting the home for longer distances will run much higher.

Move a Mobile Home Yourself vs. Hire Movers

It is actually illegal to move a mobile home by yourself. You’ll have to work with a licensed mobile home moving company, acquire a moving permit and check building codes and other laws for where you’re moving.

While you might want to move the rest of your belongings on your own, it’s highly convenient to hire movers for the entire job. The average cost to hire movers is $1,170.

FAQs

How much does a mobile home weigh?

Newer mobile home models weigh between 45 and 50 pounds per square foot. Older trailers are lighter and weigh between 35 and 40 pounds per square foot.

How much does mobile home setup cost?

You could pay $3,000 to $4,000 in setup costs but prices vary. Find a moving company that can handle mobile homes for price guidance.

What are the laws on moving a mobile home?

Laws differ from state to state, but the number one rule is that you cannot move a mobile home on your own. You have to hire a licensed mobile home moving company. While each state is different, you’ll also have to research HUD codes, permits, and any other laws specific to the area to ensure your move follows all necessary regulations.

How much does it cost to have a portable building moved?

Depending on the size of the portable building or shed, you could pay anywhere from $340 to $600 for a local move. You can expect to pay an additional per-mile fee after the first 50 miles. For other services, such as adding skids or removing concrete blocks, additional charges will likely apply.

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