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Old 03-10-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

I have a chance to get an 8 x 14 pre-made stickbuilt shed for free that is only 6 years old. I just have to move it from the property that will be sold soon.

It is only a few miles from my house and I checked with the company down the street that sold and delivered the shed in the first place.

They quoted $400 minimum fee to do it with thier dually and hydraulic trailer.. Does this sound like a fair price? I was thinking more like $200ish?

I've had a couple people say that roll back tow trucks could do it for something that small. Anyone have any experience with this, if it is possible?

If the tow truck just set it on the ground I could jack it up, block, and level it.

I'm not complaining to much, the shed is a great deal for me at $400 investment, but I will still need to re-side and re-shingle it to match my house which will be a few more hundred.. To much total cost and I could almost built a new one and make it a little bigger.

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Old 03-10-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

I built a 12x16x11 foot high.I spent way more than both of those numbers together.

I dont think 400.00 to move it safely is a whole lot of money.Even if you shingle it and reside it yourself.I think you are going to still be money ahead.

About 12 years ago I built a 8x16 with a gambrial roof and when I moved back to California my brother in law paid 400.00 to move it to his home.

It is still there after 2 expansions.I think he has to be now 15x25.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

I've moved them on my own property with an old tent trailer frame an my atv (one 8x12 and one 8x8). We also moved a camp 12x20 with a lobster trap trailer and my old dodge. $400 sounds like alot. a Friend of mine had a roll back truck move a shed once and they said they do them all the time, only charged him $100 on a saturday (cash works best without a reciept). If I was going on the road with it I would call a rollback, they were pretty slick and quick when they did it for my friend.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

If its going on the road it will need to be on a Low Boy trailer.That is one of the reasons I would suggest have the shed co.move it.

It is something they do all the time and damage most likley wont happen.

Not to mention that they could get right to where you want to drop it on your property and it would be alot easier.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

I move alot of sheds and I try to only move the sheds I built. So if I built it $250. and if not about $300. to $400. depending how tuff of job. Some sheds were not built to be moved but you did say it was brought in on a trailer.

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

My b-i-l received a freebie from one of his fellow officers. I spent a week, trimming tree's at my fathers, and getting the fence ready to drop. He had one of the tow companies he deal with, bring it out and over and called another, local jurisdiction, to have an escort, due to heights.


Getting it off was a chore. We had to use a winch, around a neighbors tree.
IMHexperience, $400 can be worth it, depending on things like tree's, power lines, etc.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #7
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I had a 10x14 foot shed moved 175 miles and it only cost me 175.00 dollars. I live just south of Louisville Ky. The man who moved it for me does this for a living contracting out to several local shed companies. He had to raise the shed and move it out so he could load it from the end. He also leveled the shed on the new sight. He also had the required permit. Heavy fine if you are stopped with no permit. I was well pleased.

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Old 03-10-2009, 10:19 PM   #8
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

Thanks for all the replies, I didn't really think about the height issue. Altough it is really short, the inside walls are 7ft which is weird it seems like a waste of wood. And the roof peak is a under 2ft so including the floor and runners underneath it's under 10 ft tall..

There are no bridges or powerlines on the route to take but the VA legal truck height limit is 13'6" I think.. So a rollback flatbed would be too tall I guess, unless the driver just didn't care that it was a little over..

It's just such easy, flat, straight-in access to both the pickup and dropoff locations that I was thinking that may be more cost effective option..

I hope to move it friday, so I'm gonna call around some tomorrow to a couple shed and tow places.. If nothing sounds much better I'll just go for the $400 and be done with it..

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Old 03-10-2009, 11:01 PM   #9
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

If the shed is in pretty good shape and worth $1200 or more, $400 sounds reasonable to me.

Can't hurt to check with some other places, though.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:48 AM   #10
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$200 and a rollback sounds better. If the shed has a real solid base to it, then it can be done in no time.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:59 AM   #11
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

ket-tek,

I'm not sure where you're located in VA, but I posted a link below. He relocated my shed when I was building my garage, he did good work for a very reasonable price.

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http://www.affordablesheds.us/index.html
Affordable Sheds & Garden Products
11750 Berlin Turnpike
Lovettsville, Va. 20180
Phone: 540.822.4524
Email: sales@affordablesheds.us
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:37 AM   #12
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Default Re: Cost to have a Shed moved and re-set?

I called one of the large tow chains in my area as opposed to the 1 man tow drivers in the thoughts of better insurance reasons and they quoted me a flat $125 and said they do it all the time!

That is a massive savings. I did feel that I wanted the shed company to do it, but I think some of thier cost is the special trailer they use that can rotate the shed 90 degree's and has arms that can lift/hover the shed out off of it into tricky locations..

But mine's so flat and straight in, I'm gonna go for the savings and cross my fingers. We'll see if it is a disaster or not..

I'll take a couple pics of how he does it for reference.. Scheduled for tomorrow at noon.

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Old 03-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #13
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My 10x16 shed was delivered on a roll back from 40 miles away so I don't think this would be a big project. I would have thought you could have gotten it done cheaper than $125, but the free shed makes it well worth it. I've had cars towed several miles across town for $35 each way. Towing prices are a lot different if you call them rather than if the Highway Department or city calls them.

Just thought about this a bit. If they are re-setting it on blocks, you did good.

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