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Wohnwagen Doppelachse (No. 4655540)

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Distance: 35.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Wertheim Am Main

27 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Klingenberg Am Main

27 Sep 2019

Transporting a caravan

Shipping a caravan is frequently associated with a lot of difficulties, but in fact it is much less complex than it seems. If you plan on shipping a caravan by yourself, remember to make sure that your driving license allows you to do that.

Types of caravans

1) Conventional caravan – as the name suggests, this is the most popular kind of caravan. This type has four strong walls as well as a full height rood. A conventional caravan might range in dimensions and in the number of rooms, however in general it guarantees pretty satisfying travelling conditions. Conventional caravans come in one or 2 axles.

2) Tent trailer – is a type of caravan that is a good alternative if you might want to decrease the costs. It may be towed by most of the cars , moreover it often contains most of the elementary equipment, like hot water or a fridge. It provide you large amount of living space however offers very little wind resistance.

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

D Pop-out caravans – this kind of caravan is equipped with all the features of a pop-top caravan as well as added expandable section on the foot and the head of the vehicle, which is a convienient area to place additional beds, should you are in need of them. Pop-out caravans are the most favored by large families.

5) Camper trailers – they offer less living space than most of the types described above, but because of the most needed basic equipment (shower, fridge and so on) camper trailers are considered to be a convenient and budget way of travelling. 

F The fifth-wheeler – this is the biggest kind of caravan. It offers very big amount of living space, so that whole families can travel comfortably. Because of its considerable size,  the fifth-wheeler requires a larger vehicle to tow it (e. g. a pickup truck).

It is not always possible to ship a caravan on your own – it depends on whether you have enough time to drive necessary distance and whether the caravan itself is functional.

In case you decide to hire a transport company to move your caravan, double-check if you know the specific dimensions of the caravan. Also make sure that its insurance hasn’t expired. Moreover, instruct the transport provider about condition of the caravan – like whether brakes are fully functional.

When relying on a transport provider to ship your caravan you do not need to think about your driving license or speed limits  - all the procedures concern the transport provider. Moreover, shipping companies frequently invest in product liability insurance, which will ensure you a compensation, if anything happens with the caravan during shipment.

Cost of moving a caravan

Cost of moving a caravan hinges on its dimensions and weight (as it is with almost every type of cargo}. Additionally, the cost is also defined by the condition of the caravan – if it is able to drive on its own, you will likely get cheaper price.