Caravana (No. 4909150)

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Distance: 145.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Peníscola

11 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Altafulla

Flexible dates

Transporting a caravan

Shipping a caravan is frequently associated with great deal of difficulties, but actually it is much less difficult than we realize. If you want to ship a caravan by yourself, don’t forget to make sure that your driving license enables you to do that.

Kinds of caravans

1) Conventional caravan – as the name suggests, this is the most common type of caravan. This type has four solid walls as well as a full height rood. Mentioned type might vary in dimensions as well as in the amount of rooms, but in general it provides pretty satisfying travelling conditions. Conventional caravans come in 1 or two axles.

B Tent trailer – this type of caravan is a good choice if you might want to lower the costs. It may be towed by nearly every car and usually includes the most basic equipment, like shower and a fridge. It provide you large living space however offers much less wind resistance than a conventional caravan.

C Pop-top caravans -  they are similar to conventional caravans with the exception of a expendable roof, that helps expanding the living space. Pop-top caravans, similar to a tent trailer does not provide much wind resistance.

D Pop-out caravans – this type of caravan is equipped with all the features of a pop-top caravan and additional pop-out area on the foot and the head of the vehicle, which is a convienient spot to fit extra beds, in case you are in need of them. Pop-out caravans are the most popular among large families.

E Camper trailers – this type of caravan offers less living space than the types mentioned above, but thanks to having all the basic equipment (shower, fridge and so on) camper trailers are considered to be a comfortable and affordable way of travelling. 

F The fifth-wheeler – this is the largest kind of caravan. It offers considerable amount of living space, which allows whole families to travel in comfort. Due to its considerable size,  the fifth-wheeler must be towed by a larger vehicle instead of a regular car (such as a pickup truck).

Sometimes it is impossible to ship a caravan by yourself – it depends on whether you have right amount of time to drive necessary route and whether the caravan itself is capable of covering the distance.

In case you decide to find a shipping company to ship your caravan, check if you have the exact dimensions of the caravan. Additionally confirm that its insurance hasn’t expired. Futhermore, instruct the transport provider about state of the caravan – e.g. whether brakes are fully functional.

When relying on a transport provider to ship your caravan you don’t have to think about your driving license or crossing the borders  - all the requirements apply to the transport provider. Moreover, transport providers frequently invest in product liability insurance, which ensures you a compensation, if any damage is done to the caravan on the road.

Price of moving a caravan

Price of shipping a caravan hinges on its dimensions and weight (as it is with almost every type of loads}. Other than that , the price is also affected by the state of the vehicle – if it is undamaged, you are likely to pay less.