View Full Version : Cost to remove existing manufactured?


Wendy
11-02-2006, 08:08 AM
Does anyone have a source for the cost to remove an existing old single wide manufactured (or mobile) home? I'd like something to hang my hat on beside thin air....

Thanks in advance!

Donny Lindner
11-02-2006, 08:16 AM
I would contact a local trucking company that moves manufactured homes and get an estimate. You might have to also take into consideration where you are going to move it to (distance and location). Will it be relocated or is it junk? It may be additional cost to junk it somewhere.

What ever cost you diclose, you may want to explain what the cost will cover.

Couch Potato
11-02-2006, 08:21 AM
It is specific to the exact location. I am assuming you mean demolish and haul to the dump. Talk with a nearby debris removal company, preferably one that also does salvage work as they can charge less by remove the few items of worth for resale prior to demolishing it. Dump fees vary based on the origin of the stuff and the amount.

With the impact fees the way they are, here in Saint Cloud it is a good deal to buy a lot with an old mobile home to haul away even if it cost $20,000+ to haul it away. (Never seen one cost anything near that.) If it has any useful life at all, you should be able to find a dealer that will put an axle on it and haul it away for free.

Wendy
11-02-2006, 08:26 AM
Thanks guys!

I already have a couple of calls in right now. I was just wondering if there was a printed source.

Greg - I think you will know were I'm working....Canal lots on the intercoastal that are seeing a great deal of teardowns....Of course, I get one of the few the 1.5 lots. That really messes all the numbers up!

Couch Potato
11-02-2006, 08:39 AM
I made a business decision to stay out of that area. Have fun. (I wish I was doing that one rather than the 5000+ Sqft house on 20 Ac or the 5 Ac tract with access only by "paper roads" adjacent to land in the process of being developed into a large subdivision I am doing now; real PITA.)

Judy Whitehead (Florida)
11-02-2006, 03:03 PM
I just had one - a new conventionally constructed home and the builder included a separate cost to remove the old MH on the property - he was charging $7100, which I thought was high for this area. When I checked for installation costs of new manufactured homes with a dealer they told me it averaged about $3,500 - so my though was $7100 seemed high if it didn't matter what it looked like after removal.

The other thing to keep in mind would be if other debris has to be moved, too, like porches, etc.

Wendy
11-02-2006, 03:11 PM
Wow! $7K does seem high. One guy told me about $5K is a safe number that would cover just about any extras. That seemed reasonable to me.

The Dog
11-02-2006, 03:21 PM
my neck of the woods, where we have lots of those wobbly boxes, cost run around $2,000 to $3,000 for a SW, or $7,000+ for a double wide.

Very often, there is an ad "free for the moving costs" and they often disappear.

Ted Martin
11-02-2006, 03:35 PM
You can get free matches at the local piano bar. Three of the last four I was aware of had fires, no utilities, just electrcial fires. They probably spent more on extension cords that it would have cost to have a guy with a dozer run over them and haul them off.

Don Miller
11-02-2006, 04:01 PM
Oddly, I was looking for the same info earlier today. Found this:

CHAVIS TRANSPORT, INC
“WE TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER WITH KIND, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE”

34 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!!!!

SINGLE WIDE TRANSPORT HOMES ARE $4.85 PER MILE. TAKE DOWNS ARE $1200.00 (36” MAX). THIS INCLUDES RENTAL OF TIRES AND AXLES. SET-UPS ARE $1200.00 LABOR. CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS.
DOUBLE WIDE TRANSPORT HOMES ARE $4.85 PER MILE, PER FLOOR. TAKEDOWNS ARE $2500.00 (36” MAX). THIS INCLUDES RENTAL OF TIRES AND AXLES. SET-UPS ARE $2500.00 LABOR. CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS.

60% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED. BALANCE PAID WHEN WE HOOK TO YOUR HOME.
ADDITIONAL FEES & CHARGES:

HITCHES: $250.00

TIRE DAMAGE: $30.00 PER TIRE

AXLE DAMAGE: $100.00 PER AXLE

PERMIT: PER STATE

OVERWEIGHT FINES: PER STATE


ESCORTS: $0.85 PER MILE
HOOK-UP FEE $450.00

Terrel L. Shields
11-02-2006, 04:12 PM
Auction it...somebody will pay and move it. I saw one sell for $350 once. The owner was thrilled. He was afraid if the MH didn't sell he'd have to pay to get it hauled away. Sure enough within 3 days some poor redneck had a new home and Parker had a clean site.

Tony Blackburn
11-02-2006, 04:17 PM
I would call a company that sells mobile homes or Manufactured homes. They will probably know.

PamPearsall
11-02-2006, 04:44 PM
Wendy,
I agree with Tony.

Funny I have the same issue today and just called my sister; she owns a manufactured home dealership and a tear down and transporting service (the specialize in repos here in Yavapai County, Arizona); She said that $7,000 sounded about right for our area (for my situation). She additionally stated that you have to be careful about stating a price because different areas vary greatly…in our area a Pre-Hud has to go to the dump it can’t be re-set on another site. If there is personal property inside of the home it has to go in a dumpster as it makes it too heavy to freight…if there is damage i.e. fire as in my case then it has to either be tore down and transferred in dumpsters or secured somehow depending on damage.

I quoted the fees posted by Don Miller on this thread and my sister said that these fees sound fairly close to the fees she quotes. She said that there may be a Manufactured home dealership near you that would go and quote a fee for you….find one that deals with repos; they will have the equipment needed.

William Rightsell
11-03-2006, 08:37 PM
Two gallons of gas...$4.30...one match...free!....increased value of lot with mobile home gone??...priceless!!!!

todd rightsell

Couch Potato
11-04-2006, 11:13 AM
Two gallons of gas...$4.30...one match...free!....increased value of lot with mobile home gone??...priceless!!!!

todd rightsellTime in prison for arson, a real PITA. :rof:

(Not the mention the steel undercarriage is unlikely to disappear in a fire.)