While moving your tiny home may seem difficult, it can actually be quite manageable as long as you are adequately prepared. Now, this is easier said than done as not everyone has experience moving tiny homes. This is why we thought it would be useful to put together a brief article on this subject. If this is something that you’re interested in, read on as we break down everything you need to consider when transporting your home.
Permits and Licensing
Even if your tiny home is road-legal without requiring any special permits, you may still have to have a permit and/or purchase equipment before you can drive with it in the states you plan to travel through. Check with the DOT or DMV in the state(s) you’ll be traveling through – to ensure that you have all the paperwork and legal issues taken care of before you drive with your tiny home. How you define or classify your tiny home will affect what paperwork and licensing is required. A tiny home could be a travel trailer, a recreational vehicle, or even a trailer-mounted art sculpture – each of these definitions comes with a variety of different legal requirements. You may need to do some research to make sure that you have the right paperwork before you drive your tiny home.
If you plan to take the tiny house on the road, you’ll have to build in a few more factors when you plot your route. In strong winds, it can be difficult to keep the tiny home stable while on the road, as its height means the wind can tip the structure over. If you must drive through precipitation, it can also be hard to keep the structure steady.
You’ll want to ensure that everything in your tiny home stays in place, so you won’t have to deal with clutter or damaged items. Some people prefer to box up their items and secure them in the home using straps, but if you want a safer place to keep your belongings, you might want to look into renting a truck. Trucks designed for moving come with ample space and a solid hitch that can tow your belongings.
If you’re planning on towing a tiny home long distances, you should also consider how much it will cost to transport it. For example, gas can become costly when towing such a heavy object, especially if you don’t have a large enough truck. In addition, you might want to get liability insurance on the truck, especially if you are traveling long distances. You should also take into account the potential cost of food. You may even need to stay overnight in a hotel or other temporary lodgings if it gets extremely hot or extremely cold where you are trying to tow the tiny home.
We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping make your move more manageable. While this may seem tedious and time-consuming, the information that we’ve laid out here should make things infinitely easier for you. Be sure to keep everything you’ve learned here in mind so that you can make the most informed decisions regarding your move.
If you’re looking for tiny house movers, then you’ve come to the right place. Sevens Transport offers a wide variety of transportation options for several big moves. If you want to learn more about what we can do for you, visit our website today!