Mobilheim (No. 6406672)

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Distance: 250.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Lower Saxony, Osterholz-Scharmbeck

From 20 Aug 2020 to 21 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Högsdorf

Flexible dates

Transporting a caravan

Shipping a caravan is frequently correlated with a lot of difficulties, but actually it is much less complex than it seems. If you want to ship a caravan on your own, don’t forget to check if your driving license allows you to do that.

Types of caravans

1) Conventional caravan – as can be deduced from the name, this is the most popular kind of caravan. This type has 4 solid walls as well as a full height rood. It can differ in dimensions as well as in the amount of rooms, but in general it provides quite satisfying travelling conditions. Conventional caravans come in one or two axles.

B Tent trailer – is a type of caravan that is a fine alternative in case you might want to lower the costs. It can be towed by nearly every car , moreover it often contains most of the elementary equipment, such as shower and a fridge. It gives you large living space however offers very little wind resistance.

C Pop-top caravans -  this kind is similar to conventional caravans with the addition of a lifting roof, which can increase the living space. Pop-top caravans, similar to a tent trailer does not offer much wind resistance.

4) Pop-out caravans – this kind of caravan has all the advantages of a pop-top caravan as well as added expandable area on the ends of the vehicle, which is a perfect area to place additional beds, should you need them. Pop-out caravans are the most popular among large families.

5) Camper trailers – they offer not as much living space as most of the types mentioned before, but because of all the basic equipment (shower, hot water and so on) camper trailers are considered to be a convenient and affordable manner of travelling. 

6) The fifth-wheeler – this is the biggest kind of caravan. It provides with considerable amount of living space, which allows whole families to travel in comfort. Because of its large size,  the fifth-wheeler requires a larger vehicle to tow it (like a pickup truck).

Sometimes it is impossible to ship a caravan on your own – such decision hinges on whether you have enough time to drive needed distance and whether the caravan itself is capable of travelling such distance.

In case you choose to hire a transport company to move your caravan, confirm you give them the specific dimensions of the caravan. Additionally check if its insurance is up-to-date. Futhermore, inform the hauler about state of the caravan – for example whether brakes work properly.

When relying on a transport provider to move your caravan you don’t need to worry about your driving license or crossing the borders  - all the rules apply to the transport provider. Moreover, shipping providers frequently invest in product liability insurance, which will ensure you a compensation, should any damage is done to the caravan during transportation.

Cost of moving a caravan

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