Caravan (No. 5673239)


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Distance: 2525.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Bath And North East Somerset, Bath

5 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Algarve, Tavira

12 Apr 2020

Transporting a caravan

Transporting a caravan is often correlated with great deal of problems, but in fact it is much less difficult than we realize. If you plan on shipping a caravan on your own, do not forget to check if your driving license allows you to do that.

Kinds of caravans

A Conventional caravan – as can be deduced from the name, this is the most popular type of caravan. This type has four solid walls as well as a full height rood. It might differ in length as well as in the amount of rooms, however in most cases it guarantees pretty convenient travelling conditions. Conventional caravans may have 1 or 2 axles.

B Tent trailer – this type of caravan is a good alternative if you might want to decrease the costs. Tent trailer can be towed by almost any car and often contains most of the elementary equipment, like shower and a fridge. It gives you considerable amount of living space however offers very little wind resistance.

C Pop-top caravans -  they are similar to conventional caravans with the addition of a expendable roof, which helps to increase the living space. Pop-top caravans, much like a tent trailer provides very little wind resistance.

4) Pop-out caravans – this type of caravan is equipped with all the features of a pop-top caravan as well as extra expandable section on the foot and the head of the van, which is a convienient spot to fit additional beds, in case you are in need of them. Pop-out caravans are the most favored by large families.

5) Camper trailers – this type of caravan offers less living space than the types described above, but because they provide with all the basic equipment (shower, fridge and so on) it is a convenient and affordable way of travelling. 

F The fifth-wheeler – this is the largest kind of caravan. It provides with considerable amount of living space, so that whole families can travel pleasantly. Due to its considerable size,  the fifth-wheeler must be towed by a larger vehicle instead of a regular car (for example a pickup truck).

It is not always possible to transport a caravan by yourself – such decision hinges on whether you have enough time to travel necessary route and whether the caravan itself is working.

In case you choose to find a shipping company to ship your caravan, double-check if you know the exact measurements of the caravan. Moreover confirm that its insurance hasn’t expired. In addition, inform the transport provider about condition of the caravan – for example whether brakes are fully functional.

When hiring a transport provider to move your caravan you do not have to think about your driving license or crossing the borders  - all the rules concern the transport provider. Furthermore, transport providers frequently invest in product liability insurance, which ensures you a compensation, if any damage is done to the caravan on the road.

Cost of moving a caravan

Price of moving a caravan depends on its dimensions and weight (similar to almost every type of cargo}. Additionally, the price is also affected by the condition of the vehicle – if it is able to drive on its own, you will likely get cheaper price.