Excerpt From Our Digital Tiny House Workshop
What’s it going to take to tow your tiny house? What size truck should you get? Should you hire it out or do it yourself? In this 5 minute episode of our Digital Tiny House Workshop, we cover the towing capacity for the three most common truck sizes as well as the pros and cons of buying a truck or hiring a company to do it for you.
TOWING CAPACITY FOR EACH TRUCK SIZE:
- 1/2 ton: 10,000# Tow Capacity; New $26-34,000
- 3/4 ton: 14,000# Tow Capacity (Gas) - 18,000# (Diesel); New $32-46,000
- 1 ton: 18,000# Tow Capacity (Gas) - 30,000# (Diesel); New $32-48,000
So think about those prices in relation to the cost of a tiny house. For example, hOMe weighs about 17,000# and cost just a hair over 33,000 to build. If we were to buy a new truck to tow it around, we would be looking at doubling our investment. Yikes!
If you don’t need a large truck in your day-to-day life, hiring out the move may make more financial sense. Having a reputable hauler do the hard work for you will take away the stress and risk of you towing it yourself. Their licensing, insurance and bond will cover your tiny house in case of an accident.
Be sure to watch this free episode to find out more considerations before deciding whether to purchase a truck or hire it out.
Stay tuned for more from the TinyHouseBuild.com Digital Workshop Series, or click HERE to purchase the entire 54-episode tiny house workshop, covering everything from tools to codes to construction details, creating a tiny house lifestyle and everything (truly!) in between. Each purchase comes with over $300 in FREE bonuses (including our hOMe Digital Total Plans Package).
FREE Episode: WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO TOW YOUR TINY HOUSE?