Caravan (No. 5174158)


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Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, L'alfàs Del Pi

From 24 Apr 2020 to 24 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, L'alfàs Del Pi

Flexible dates

Transporting a caravan

Shipping a caravan is usually associated with a lot of difficulties, but actually it is much less difficult than we realize. If you plan on shipping a caravan on your own, remember to check if your driving license enables you to do it.

Types of caravans

1) Conventional caravan – as can be deduced from the name, this is the most popular kind of caravan. This type has four solid walls as well as a full height rood. Mentioned type can vary in dimensions as well as in the amount of rooms, yet in most cases it ensures pretty pleasant travelling conditions. Conventional caravans come in one or 2 axles.

B Tent trailer – this type of caravan is a great choice if you need to lower the costs. Tent trailer can be towed by almost any car , moreover it usually includes the most basic equipment, like hot water and a fridge. It provide you large amount of living space however offers very little wind resistance.

3) Pop-top caravans -  they are similar to conventional caravans with the exception of a lifting roof, that can expand the living space. Pop-top caravans, similar to a tent trailer does not offer much wind resistance.

D Pop-out caravans – this type of caravan has all the advantages of a pop-top caravan and added expandable section on the ends of the van, which is a convienient area to fit extra beds, should you are in need of them. Pop-out caravans are the most popular among big families.

5) Camper trailers – they offer less living space than most of the types mentioned above, but thanks to having all the basic equipment (shower, fridge and so on) it is a convenient as well as affordable way of travelling. 

6) The fifth-wheeler – this is the biggest kind of caravan. It provides with very big amount of living space, so that whole families can travel in comfort. Because of its large size,  the fifth-wheeler must be towed by a larger vehicle instead of a regular car (for example a pickup truck).

Sometimes it is impossible to ship a caravan by yourself – such decision hinges on whether you have right amount of time to travel necessary route and whether the caravan itself is functional.

In case you want to hire a transport company to ship your caravan, check if you give them the precise dimensions of the caravan. Moreover check if its insurance is up-to-date. Moreover, warn the transport provider about condition of the caravan – for example whether lights are fully functional.

When relying on a transport provider to transport your caravan you do not have to think about your driving license or crossing the borders  - all the procedures concern the transport provider. Moreover, transport companies often invest in product liability insurance, which ensures you a compensation, should any damage is done to the caravan on the road.

Cost of transporting a caravan

Cost of shipping a caravan hinges on its dimensions and weight (similar tomost types of cargo}. Additionally, the price is also defined by the condition of the caravan – if it is able to drive on its own, you will likely get cheaper price.