Any1 know about moving Moble homes?
Question:I rececently purchased a mobile home and am waiting for it to be moved this was supposed to happen a week ago.
when the person i hired to move it went to move it he was unable to,due to construction work.I went out a couple days ago to check on it and it was still sitting on the wheels unblocked and completly twistid the back left hand corner is like 4 ft off the ground and the right front corner is like 2-1/2 ft off the ground .I went out again today and its just getting worse the metal frame the trailer sits on is coming apart and getting twisted .My Q are Is this normal practice to leave a trailer unblocked if you are not planning on moving it for a week or two?
Is my trailer even going to be any good after being twisted like this? and what if anything can or should i do?
It is NOT good to leave a mobile home unsupported for any length of time. The longer you leave it without support, the more it will flex. It certainly is NOT a normal practice with reputable movers to leave a home unsupported.
However, this does not mean your home is damaged beyond salvaging it. If it can be moved in the next week, you should still be alright, though, you SHOULD expect to have to 're-level' the home in a few months, as it settles back in place.
I would then check it again in a year, and you will probably find it has to be re-leveled again.
As long as you have good support under it at the new location, you should be fine. If the steel frame itself is visibly bent, or if the I-beams are twisted, then you may need a welder to correct them. I would block the home first though, then repair the steel.
If the mover is unable to move it soon-- I would insist that it be blocked back up to "near level". Get it evenly supported all across the length. Insist that they not remove the blocks UNTIL they are ready to move it. (They should have checked the route before unblocking it to verify any construction or other hazards).
Yeah, get a good reliable mover and check his references.Ther are a lot of guys that will make you regret the bargain that you thought you'de get.If the thing is not set up right the 1st time ,it will cost you 3 times as much to straighten it up!
It sounds pretty bad so far.Don't throw any more $$$'s at it.I hope your situation is salvageable.
it needs to be put on blocks or the frame will get worse, and the floor will be uneven. find someone that you can trust to move and is license to do so
check the frame under the wheel area this trailor may not be movable .
girlfriends trailor had i beam arched on the wheel area had to weld in new wbeam and attatched leaf springs to . it was towed 20 miles and I could not believe it made it my welds held.
the park owner did not want it back in the park after the attempt to move it failed so I had to fix it. This guy knew it could not be moved and never said anything when the truck came to move it.
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