For all caravan enthusiasts and caravanners around Australia, having a van to travel and explore different states at your own leisure in comfort and style is enticing. A caravan is a home away from home and can make an interstate travel more enjoyable, help extend outback adventures off-grid and provide a lifestyle of adventure away from the stresses of everyday life. Apart from the initial investment, caravan ownership can be affordable with annual registration slightly varying from state to state.
When it comes to caravan transport, it may come as a surprise and something that is not talked about enough. Moving a caravan can be for many reasons, perhaps purchasing a caravan online or in another state, relocating interstate, prefer to transport over a long distance or even a broken down caravan during a trip can require a caravan to be transported. Caravans come in all different shapes and sizes and moving a caravan from one location to another should be a well-planned process, so what are the options available when you need to move a caravan?
Move Your Caravan Yourself
The obvious choice when buying a caravan interstate or moving a caravan interstate is to tow it yourself. Hitch the caravan to your 4WD, pack as many contents as you can and hit the road. Although this may seem the budget friendly option, it may make sense to move it yourself over a short distance however it is not ideal for long distance interstate travel. Consider the wear and tear on both van and vehicle, the time it takes to tow the caravan interstate, the risks involved in towing a heavy load at high speeds on the highway and the costs of fuel. Furthermore, Australia is a large country and moving between Perth and Brisbane will require 4,300km coverage and roughly 45 hours of driving time not taking into consideration time for sleep, meals and breaks. All of a sudden, moving a caravan yourself doesn’t seem so appealing.
Find a Professional Caravan Transport Service
Moving a caravan is no different to moving any other vehicle, whether it is moved by a professional car carrying company, reputable towing business or shipped via rail it can be easily accommodated by existing services available. The costs to relocate can depend on different factors include the cost of fuel, the distance between location, how urgently you need your caravan and the type of service you choose. Typically, the more flexible you are the more cheaper it will cost, with hundreds of vehicle transport companies on the market it makes sense to compare caravan transport quotes and do your research and read reviews before signing any transport contract.
Pay Someone to Drive It
If none of the above options appeal to you and as long as the caravan is registered, consider paying someone to either tow the Jayco or help with driving car and caravan to the required destination. This service is ideal for situations where the designated driver is unable to complete the journey due to a medical emergency for example. It can also suit people who prefer to fly to their starting location and have their caravan and vehicle available there or for people who do not wish to drive the last leg of the holiday back home.