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Wohnwagen (No. 5739734)

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Distance: 2126.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Berlin, Berlin

29 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Cala En Porter

4 May 2020

Transporting a caravan

Shipping a caravan is usually correlated with a lot of problems, but actually it is much less complex than we realize. If you plan on shipping a caravan on your own, don’t forget to check if your driving license enables you to do that.

Kinds of caravans

A Conventional caravan – as the name suggests, this is the most popular kind of caravan. It has four solid walls as well as a full height rood. A conventional caravan can range in dimensions and in the amount of rooms, still generally it guarantees quite convenient travelling conditions. Conventional caravans may have 1 or two axles.

B Tent trailer – is a type of caravan that is a great alternative if you want to decrease the costs. Tent trailer may be towed by almost any car , moreover it usually includes most of the elementary equipment, such as shower and a fridge. Tent trailer provide you considerable amount of living space however offers very little wind resistance.

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

4) Pop-out caravans – this type of caravan is equipped with all the features of a pop-top caravan as well as additional pop-out area on the foot and the head of the vehicle, which creates a convienient area to fit extra beds, should you need them. Pop-out caravans are especially favored by big families.

5) Camper trailers – this type of caravan offers less living space than most of the types described above, but because they provide with all the elementary 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 provides with considerable amount of living space, so that whole families can travel pleasantly. Due to its considerable size,  the fifth-wheeler requires a larger vehicle to tow it (e. g. a pickup truck).

Sometimes it is impossible to ship a caravan on your own – it hinges on whether you have enough time to travel necessary distance and whether the caravan itself is working.

In case you choose to find a shipping provider to transport your caravan, make sure you know the specific dimensions of the caravan. Moreover check if its insurance is up-to-date. Futhermore, warn the hauler about state of the caravan – e.g. whether lights work properly.

When relying on a transport provider to ship your caravan you do not need to worry 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, should anything happens with the caravan on the road.

Cost of moving a caravan

Cost of transporting a caravan depends on its dimensions and weight (similar to almost every type of cargo}. Additionally, the cost is also defined by the condition of the caravan – if it is fully functional, you are likely to get cheaper price.