Mar 18, 2021
How To Travel With a Tiny Home
One of the appeals of a tiny home is its mobility. Here are a few tips on how to travel with a tiny home so you can see the world from the comforts of home.
Posted by: Amanda Team
For those with a fierce case of wanderlust, prefabricated tiny homes may just be the ideal solution you need. While having the utilities and necessities of a typical house, tiny homes are compact enough to be made mobile so you’re never tied down but always have a home to return to—you get to have your cake and eat it too! If you’re ready to become a rambler, here are some tips on how to travel with a tiny home.
Weighing Your Tiny Home
Before you set off on your grand adventure, you should first account for the weight of your tiny home so you can be sure your tow vehicle can handle the load and determine the tongue weight to keep your home and vehicle attached to each other. You can weigh your tiny home at any truck scale, and you can determine your tongue weight by investing in a tongue scale.
Prepare Ahead of Time
Unfortunately, you can’t simply plant your tiny home wherever you please. Before you arrive at any destination, you must call ahead and reserve a spot for yourself at one of the local campgrounds, just like any other RV or trailer. These campgrounds are great because you can also arrange to have utilities such as a generator, water, and a sewage drain prepared for your tiny home when you arrive. You should also have tools like scissor jacks if you need to level your tiny house if the ground is uneven. Don’t underestimate the need to level your home, either, as a tilted tiny home may end up flipping or putting too much stress on one side.
Secure Your Belongings
When you’re actually on the road, you’ll want to have loose furniture and possessions secured so they don’t get flung around as you learn how to travel with a tiny home. Nothing will be worse than driving for hours on end only to finally go home and find it in complete disarray. Bungie cords are a good way to secure shelves and drawers. Although, cutting back on how many loose items are in your tiny home will reduce the tedium of having to secure and unsecure your home every time you drop or raise anchor.Previous Article Next Article