Cost to remove existing manufactured?

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  1. Wendy

    Wendy Senior Member

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    Feb 23, 2004
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    Florida
    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!
     
  2. Donny Lindner

    Donny Lindner Junior Member

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    Aug 3, 2005
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    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.
     
  3. Couch Potato

    Couch Potato Elite Member

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    Mar 15, 2004
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    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.
     
  4. Wendy

    Wendy Senior Member

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    Feb 23, 2004
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    Florida
    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!
     
  5. Couch Potato

    Couch Potato Elite Member

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    Mar 15, 2004
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    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.)
     
  6. Judy Whitehead (Florida)

    Judy Whitehead (Florida) Senior Member

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    Jan 20, 2002
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    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.
     
  7. Wendy

    Wendy Senior Member

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    Feb 23, 2004
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    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.
     
  8. The Dog

    The Dog Senior Member

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    Apr 18, 2005
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    State:
    Oregon
    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.
     
  9. Ted Martin

    Ted Martin Senior Member

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    Jan 17, 2002
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    Kansas
    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.
     
  10. Don Miller

    Don Miller Sophomore Member

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    Sep 26, 2005
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    State:
    Michigan
    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
     
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