Could be a nightmare… - Posted by GerryH VA
Posted by GerryH VA on February 24, 2002 at 21:13:39:
How do I know, because I am still living one.
I moved a 1968 Parker that was in good shape to a mobile home park. Make a long and painful story short, I had to redo the plumbing, pay for setting it up, replace the faucets and toilet (toilet cracked while moving it), hook the electric up (which was a nightmare since it still had the old fuse style breaker box), etc. etc. It only had 50 AMP service and to upgrade it to 100 AMP (what is needed to also run a dryer) would have cost me another $500-600 due to new regs. And I am still trying to sell/rent to stop the bleeding. It also took me awhile to find a park that would take such an old home.
Also, don’t ever move a mobile twice!!! Moving it once is bad enough and I would stay away from that if possible. I agree with steve, try to keep it where it is. If you move it, you open yourself up to the new regs which could put you out of business. Older mobiles don’t move well either. If it has aluminum wiring avoid at all costs, not worth rewiring and moving.
Sometimes free will cost you more than paying for something.