transport MHs to Florida - Posted by alan

Posted by roundhouse on September 22, 2004 at 18:31:53:

on SUnday I went to a small town about 75 miles north of where Ivan hit, to help some realitives with the cleanup, they lost 2/3 rds of their trees, about 60 I 'd guess.

Even 3 days after Ivan hit, the closest working gas station to the coast was at exit 105 on I-65,
glad I took 10, 6 gallon cans with me.
should have just taken them all the way to the coast and sold them for about $100 each.

On the way back I saw lots of new campers headed south, alot looked like park models, the ones not really made for travelling.

I’d say that campers would be exempt from most or all of the MH requirements.

transport MHs to Florida - Posted by alan

Posted by alan on September 15, 2004 at 12:48:05:

I am a New Jersey Transporter welding additional axles under used mobile
homes. I am in need of other haulers for entire or partial runs from New
Jersey to the disaster area of Florida. It has been my experience when
converting a 3 axle home to 4 or 5 axles the difference is tremendous. This
benefits the home, due to less flex and of course the axles and tires. My
toter is currently being used to import 14’ x 70’s into my yard. These
homes are approximately 20 years of age, and I am very welcome to any
suggestions in an attempt to minimize damage due to the long haul. There
are many homeless people with insurance checks in hand, however, they need
our help to get back on their feet.
I am having difficulty securing haulers, so if anybody is interested or has any advice
please e-mail me at Any input would be greatly

say Alan, I like your idea… - Posted by Greg Meade

Posted by Greg Meade on September 15, 2004 at 22:06:23:

But there is a problem or two. the first is only wind Zone II homes are allowed anywhere in Florida. The other problem is in punta gorda and 7 other counties only wind Zone III homes are allowed to be set back in there…and these are VERY rare. There is one on Oakwoods National list in of all places L.A. this is out of 5500 homes nationwide.

does NJ have a wind Zone requirement?? II or III? My price to tote a 14 wide with single escort is 210 the first 50 miles, then 2.35 per mile thereafter.

In round numbers it is 1000 miles from ocala to trenton so…would cost me 2442 to transpo a s/w 14’ wide from NJ to central FL…plus approx 600 to break down plus 300 for axles so my additional cost is 3k plus.

The only way that would work for me is if I could STEAL the wind zone II or III home in NJ and transpo here for resale…every indication i have is homes are very high there…am i right??

Re: say Alan, I like your idea… - Posted by The55+GuyFromAZ

Posted by The55+GuyFromAZ on September 15, 2004 at 22:36:52:

He’s late and short, FEMA’s already got it covered…