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Maine Manufactured Homes Moving

MOBILE AND MODULAR HOME MOVEMENT SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


1. Mobile homes and semitrailers used to haul modular homes must be registered before a permit is granted. Mobile homes must have a dealer or transit plate affixed to the back of the home.

2. Before a permit is granted to transport a mobile home the applicant must provide the Overlimit Permit Unit with:

A. the registration information for the mobile home (dealer or transit plate number); and

B. the required mobile home identification information which is the year, make, color, and serial number.

3. Before a permit is granted to transport a modular home the applicant must provide the Overlimit Permit Unit with:

A. the registration information for the semitrailer (plate number); and

B. the serial number of the home to be transported.

4. Previously used mobile homes require a current tax release (MV-47 or MV-47E) from the town of origin, prior to being issued a permit. The tax release must be complete and include an official town stamp. Homes coming from a sales lot or from out-of-state do not require this form.

5. Additional dimensional requirements are imposed for mobile and modular homes.

A. If the home is 11 feet six 6 inches or wider, when measured at the base

(1) Towing Vehicle

(a) The towing vehicle must have dual wheels on the drive axle, and a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more.

(b) Vehicles of at least 20,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating in use as of July 1, 1995 by the permittee may continue to be used until permanently taken out of the mobile home moving service by that permittee.

(2) Warning Flags

(a) A red or fluorescent orange warning flag must be displayed on each of the four corners of the vehicle combination.

(3) Lighting

(a) The unit to be moved must be equipped with clearance lights and reflectors.

(4) Safety Chains

(a) Safety chains must be attached so as to prevent breakaway from the towing vehicle.

B. If the home is greater than 11 feet 6 inches to and including 13 feet 6 inches in width

(1) No permitted travel is allowed:

(a) one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise; or on

(b) Saturday;

(c) Sunday;

(d) legal holidays; or

(e) additional days as the Secretary, with the advice of the Commissioner, may designate.

C. If the home is greater than 13 feet six 6 inches to and including 14 feet six 6 inches in width:

(1) No permitted travel is allowed:

(a) one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise; or on

(b) Friday after 12 o’clock noon;

(c) Saturday;

(d) Sunday;

(e) legal holidays; or

(f) additional days as the Secretary, with the advice of the Commissioner, may designate.

(2) Police escorts

(a) The Secretary, with the advice of the Commissioner, may require a police escort for the entire move or portions thereof.

(3) Extra lighting

(a) The configuration shall be equipped with two additional amber lights. The lights shall be at least six inches in diameter for intermittent flashing lights or four inches in diameter for rotary type lights. The lights shall be located at the rear and above the sign at the extreme edges or width of the mobile or modular home.

D. If the home is greater than 14 feet 6 inches in width

(1) No permitted travel is allowed:

(a) one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise; or on

(b) Thursdays followed by a Friday legal holiday;

(c) Friday;

(d) Saturday;

(e) Sunday;

(f) legal holidays; or

(g) additional days as the Secretary, with the advice of the Commissioner, may designate

(2) Pilot vehicles

(a) Divided highways

(i) One pilot vehicle is required to follow the load on divided highways.

(b) All highways except for divided highways

(i) Two pilot vehicles are required. One pilot vehicle must precede the load and one pilot vehicle must follow the load.

(3) Police escorts

(a) The Secretary, with the advice of the Commissioner, may require a police escort for the entire move or portions thereof.


Source of information: https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/commercial/olpermits.html 

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