Mobile homes are quite popular in developed countries, especially in the US, where there is a real industry, from manufacturers of such homes to specialized transport companies in case you want to move, including the house.
This category includes, in principle, houses that are placed on wheeled platforms and can be moved quite easily, but also include much larger models of mobile homes, the removal of which, although not impossible, is more complicated from a logistical point of view, requiring the assistance of a specialized mobile home transport company.
Models of wheeled houses that fit on a mobile platform are usually smaller. However, this does not mean that such houses don’t provide decent living conditions. There are models of smaller mobile homes, but they have been so well compartmentalized that they can have two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a toilet. Spaces are quite limited but provide the bare necessities.
One of the most popular mobile homes is the double-wide trailer. Compared to the single-wide trailers that are 18 feet wide, the double-wide trailers are at least 20 feet wide but can be even wider.
How Much Does a Double Wide Trailer Cost?
The cost of a double-wide trailer depends on some factors such as the manufacturer, the customization included, and its condition. Estimating the cost of a double-wide trailer is similar to estimating the cost of building a house.
However, be prepared to spend anywhere between $45,000 and $130,000 for a brand new double-wide trailer. On the other hand, for a used double-wide trailer you will have to pay much less.
For example, Cumberland Homes has a wide range of mobile homes models with prices starting at around $44,000 for a 28×52 house and going up to $110,000 for a 32×64 house.
Also, Factory Direct Homes, a house builder that offers its services in Southwest Washington and Oregon, has more than 50 models of double wide trailers available for sale, with costs starting at $71,400 and going up to $140,000. According to their official website, into these costs, you will get the basic delivery within an area that is 50 miles away from the factory, the setup, plus an interior finish.
In the table below you will find the average costs for some different sizes of double-wide trailers.
Double wide trailer details
Depending on the factory you choose to work with, into the average costs presented in the table above, you might als0o get the delivery within a certain area of the factory, a basic setup, and the interior finish. Usually, these are included only if you buy a brand new double-wide trailer. If you would like to add some extra features such as foundation, skirting, or decking, then you will have to pay an additional cost.
Double wide trailers are built in factories and they come with a fixed chassis that has attached wheels and tires. There are many different types of colors, features, styles and specifications you can choose from. This is just like a common family home, ranging from basic features to luxurious customization. In case you have the possibility to purchase a brand new double-wide trailer you will be able to choose the exterior type, the color of the paint, the type of cabinets and flooring or anything else that can be made according to your preferences.
The average size of a double-wide trailer will be anywhere between 1,200 and 2,500 square feet. It will contain up to two bathrooms and three to four bedrooms.
What are extra costs?
A double-wide trailer can be customized the same way you do with a new regular home. Some of the most common upgrades will include the lightning, the doors, the shower, the appliances, the cabinets or countertops and the fireplace. As there are so many options to choose from, you should plan on spending only $250 to upgrade to a granite countertop or more than $2,500 to install a fireplace.
In case you will buy a used double-wide trailer from a previous owner, the steps you will have to follow will be the same, but there may be some additional expenses like closing costs and home inspection fee.
In most cases the sellers will not include delivery fees in costs of a used double-wide trailer and these could be in the thousands of dollars.
In case you will place your mobile home in a trailer park, you will have to pay some monthly fees and these vary depending on the mobile home park and the geographical area.
As with any house, you will need an insurance.
Plan on spending more if you will have to hook up any type of electrical or plumbing outside the lot.
How can I save money?
It would help you to save money if you choose to purchase an already used double-wide trailer. Also, make sure you check for multiple price offers before deciding which one to go for.