For all of you freaking out about how you’re going to move your Tiny House, let me save you some trouble.
Truck to Tow Tiny House
I rented a Chevy 2500 HD Diesel (with Allison transmission) from Enterprise. It cost about $150 for the day, and the truck (with the Diesel engine, Allison transmission, and 4-wheel drive) is rated to tow 17,300 lbs on the hitch, and carry 3,020 lbs in the bed – ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
This truck is a freaking beast.
I drove the Tiny House the 40 or so miles from where it currently was to its ‘permanent’ home, and it felt AWESOME. The truck had no trouble whatsoever, as our trailer weighs 2700 lbs empty, and I’m guessing the house is about 8k lbs extra, so there was a good 7k lbs to spare in the towing capacity. Seriously, the thing was humming along on the highway at 55mph, with the engine at a cool 1200 rpm!!
So if you’re comfortable driving the truck yourself (again – SO MUCH FUN), then I suggest not worrying about hiring someone to move your house for you. This was an incredible experience!
Edit: The only thing about renting from Enterprise to tow is that they don’t allow consumers to tow things with their rentals, so I rented under my business name “Friday Next”. You might want to read up on how you can make that happen too.