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How to Load a Tiny Home

Finally, your contractor is done building your new tiny home, and you can now move it to its ultimate destination. Well, this might be the first time you ever had to tow something very delicate yet so valuable. All the same, most tiny homeowners have a confident, can-do attitude and choose to handle the moving by themselves. All the same, If you are not confident enough or lack the necessary experience required in moving a tiny home, hiring a heavy hauling company can go a long way. Most tiny homeowners consider this a liberating and cost-saving experience. All the same, if you are not confident enough for a DIY project, hiring professional assistance will go a long way. Here are some common types of tiny homes:

• Tiny Homes On Foundations
• Small Motorhomes
• Granny Pods
• Tiny Houses On Wheels
• Small Mobile Homes
• Gypsy Wagons
• Arched Cabins
• Tumbleweed Tiny Houses
• Tiny Cabin
• Tiny House Shed

Loading a Tiny Home for Stress Free Transport

The first step of any successful shipping is having the right trailer to transport your tiny home. In this case, a flatbed offers you the opportunity to tow your tiny house across any distance. Besides, they come in various sizes, and you can pick out the perfect length for your home.

Before anything else, ensure that you have carefully fasted and safely secured anything that might roll or flop around when the house starts moving. This might end up damaging valuable belongings and your entire home as well. Ensure you secure such valuables as your refrigerator, laundry machine, and stove with straps to prevent them from moving around. This goes to the cabinet and refrigerator doors as well. If your doors have a click or magnetic closures, they will remain safely locked throughout the transportation process. If not, you might want to use duct tape or some zip ties to secure the doors. Be extra cautious if your cabinet has a delicate finish, as duct tape can cause significant damage.

Pack all your smaller items in enclosed boxes, and if possible, have them transported separately. Border up all lower windows resting on the trailer’s tongue side to protect them from jumping rocks that might hit and damage the glass. Most importantly, ensure your trailer is roadworthy, licensed and its licensed plate is visible and secure.

Factors to Consider Before Moving a Tiny Home

You might want to check the weather forecast for your moving day and again right before you take off. If the weather looks quite unfriendly, consider postponing the move for a later date. Even with the right equipment, shipping a tiny home amid harsh weather can be very dangerous. For instance, even a little shower can cause serious pavement friction, while heavy rains can impair your visibility on the road. What’s more, it can weigh down your home even and ultimately exceed your truck’s weight limit. Similarly, high and strong winds can easily topple your tiny home, especially if it is significantly taller. This can make you a nuisance on the road and cause costly damages and losses. If the weather changes unexpectedly, the best thing to do is pull over, kick back and relax in your tiny home until it stabilizes.

Any tiny home over 8.5′ is considered a wide load. As such, you will require specialized equipment and a wide-load permit to transport it legally and safely across public roads. Keep in mind these rules, regulations, and requirements as specific to each state. It is therefore crucial that you study the laws specific to your state and ensure you conform to them.

Loading a Tiny Home with Heavy Haulers

Heavy Haulers adheres to top quality safety standards when loading a tiny home. We are the industry-leading tiny home mover company, and we’re here to make sure it’s delivered on time. Whether you need to transport a tiny home across town or across the country, our logistics agents will make sure that every step of the loading process is handled with ease.

Transport Your Tiny Home With Heavy Haulers Today!

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Step 2: Speak With An Agent

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Step 3: Get Transported On Time

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