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Caravan (No. 7215195)


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Distance: 2542.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, Greater Manchester, Manchester

14 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Área Metropolitana De Lisboa, Lisbon

21 Feb 2021

Transporting a caravan

Moving a caravan is frequently correlated with great deal of difficulties, but actually it is much less difficult than it seems. If you want to ship a caravan on your own, remember to make sure that your driving license enables you to do that.

Types of caravans

A Conventional caravan – as can be deduced from the name, this is the most usual type of caravan. It has 4 strong walls as well as a full height rood. Mentioned type can differ in dimensions and in the amount of rooms, but in most cases it guarantees pretty comfortable travelling environment. Conventional caravans may have 1 or 2 axles.

2) Tent trailer – is a type of caravan that is a good alternative if you need to lower the costs. Tent trailer can be towed by nearly every car , moreover it usually contains the most basic equipment, like hot water or a fridge. It provide you considerable amount of living space however offers much less wind resistance than a conventional caravan.

C Pop-top caravans -  this kind is very much alike conventional caravans with the addition of a lifting roof, that helps to increase the living space. Pop-top caravans, similar to a tent trailer provides very little wind resistance.

D Pop-out caravans – this kind of caravan is equipped with all the features of a pop-top caravan and added expandable area on the foot and the head of the van, which is a perfect spot to fit additional beds, should you are in need of them. Pop-out caravans are especially popular among large families.

E 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, hot water and so on) it is a comfortable as well as budget way of travelling. 

6) The fifth-wheeler – this is the biggest type of caravan. It offers 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 (e. g. a pickup truck).

It is not always possible to ship a caravan by yourself – such decision hinges on whether you have right amount of time to cover needed distance and whether the caravan itself is capable of covering the distance.

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your caravan, confirm you have the exact measurements of the caravan. Moreover check if its insurance hasn’t expired. In addition, instruct the transport provider about condition of the caravan – like whether brakes work properly.

When hiring a transport provider to transport your caravan you do not have to think about your driving license or speed limits  - all the rules concern the transport provider. Moreover, shipping providers frequently have product liability insurance, which will ensure you a compensation, should anything happens with the caravan during shipment.

Price of shipping a caravan

Cost of moving a caravan depends on its dimensions and weight (as it is withmost types of cargo}. Other than that , the price is also affected by the state of the caravan – if it is fully functional, you will likely get cheaper price.