1. Windows; they need to be tempered glass
for safety’s sake. They will be less likely to
break while towing it and less dangerous to
the human element if they do break.
2. Collapsible awnings to cover your
windows would add additional protection
while towing, and would add sun protection
when you are parked.
3. Over frame the house to protect it from shearing and distortion from wind shear when it
is towed at highway speeds. Consider framing and bracing with metal studs.
4. Flexible materials throughout. Plywood is more flexible than drywall. And don’t tile your
shower walls; they are not flexible at all.
5. Make sure that all your plumbing and electrical pipes and wires are securely strapped to
joists/studs so they don’t shirt and/or break.
6. Make sure the weight is distributed evenly within the house. Don’t put all your appliances
and the bathroom on the same side. Also consider how much weight will be riding on the
tongue of the trailer.
7. You will need to add extra insulation on the front of the house (tongue side) and make
sure that all gaps in your cladding are sealed.
8. If you plan to tow your tiny house yourself there are some maximum height and width
requirements that you need to stay within. No taller than 13.5’ tall and you can still pass
under power lines, into gas stations, and through toll stations. It is also recommended that
you don’t go wider than 8.5’ wide so you don’t run into issues with large tractor trailers.
9. Like any travel trailer, you need to make sure that your trailer is registered and has a
visible license plate when traveling.
10. Make sure you have an extra trailer tire. This special size of tire is harder to find, and
impossible if you are stuck in a sparsely populated area with no services.
11. Research the towing package of a truck before hooking up to make a cross country
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