You have a static caravan and are considering moving it to another location- but how much can this actually cost to achieve?
Having a static caravan is definitely considered one of life’s little (or large) luxuries.
They can be the escape you need from the Monday to Friday working week to relax and spend some downtime in, or alternatively, they can be the source of a residual income if you decide that you wish to have your static caravan for hire, either by yourself or left in the capable hands of a holiday homes site management team.
Regardless of the reason you have a static caravan, there may come a time where you wish to move it, either from one caravan park to another or indeed for sale. However, no universally applicable stock figure can be given when asked how much to move a static caravan, as there are so many variables involved in the process of moving it from one place to another.
This can be a costly process as a static caravan is not the easiest thing in the world to either move or transport, unlike it’s counterpart the touring caravan! They are rather large and require specialist moving, handling, and transportation teams who are highly qualified to complete such a move.
So how pricey is pricey? And what will you need to consider to make sure the move goes as smoothly as possible?
Here are some essential areas of moving a static caravan you need to consider concerning costs.
This applies to both the place you are moving your static caravan from, and where you are moving it to.
Siting Fees are those fees charged by the host site, not only just to place your caravan on a pitch, but sometimes there may be fees charged to exit the site you are moving the static caravan from. This could include deposits for new pitches and fees upfront for the new site, and fees charged by the old site to step away from that pitch.
Distance To Move
One of the most significant considerations to the cost of moving your static caravan is the distance it needs to be moved.
As you would imagine, moving a static caravan From a site in Great Yarmouth to a location in Lowestoft will be cheaper than moving it from Great Yarmouth to the Scottish Borders, down narrow country roads.
Distance is a huge consideration as it is not a move that can be done independently (unless you have the low-loader and associated equipment to do so!).
You will need to not only need to hire the vehicle suitable for transportation, but you will also be paying for the risk of moving the caravan, a specialized team’s time for making the move, as well as fuel costs.
There is no doubt you have seen a static caravan being moved around on public roads. You may have also noticed that they are often preceded by an escort vehicle. This is because a low-loader truck with a static caravan on the back has a huge load that needs extra consideration on roads due to the size.
The escort vehicle may come as part of the transportation hire. Still, it also may have to be booked for availability separately. As it is a road safely feature during transportation, it is an essential element to moving a static caravan and an unavoidable cost in doing so.
While we are speaking about moving a static caravan and the safety of both the unit and people, we would be irresponsible not to mention suitable insurance.
The last thing you need is a huge expense as a result of an accident or incident, and as safe as every static caravan move can be, there is always that unknown risk, and its important to acknowledge it.
Make sure you have sufficient static caravan insurance in place that not only covers the static caravan for damage, loss, theft, or fire but also make sure your insurance completely covers the transportation of the unit too.
Checking that your transportation contractors have the correct level of cover is also very important, just in case.
Overall, moving a static caravan involves costs that you are unlikely to avoid, such as site fees (potentially at both ends of the move) and transportation and escort fees.
Moving a static caravan is a huge task. The exact costs in doing so are all weighted on individual circumstances, such as separate site fees per site, distance during transportation, and any special considerations to your static caravan, such as disconnection and reconnection fees on exit and arrival to sites, again, another essential consideration to cost.
The best advice when moving holiday homes is to make sure that you consider every cost involved in moving it and make sure you plan everything out coherently.
Of course, you can shop around and get the best deals available for your move, or indeed hire a company that will take care of everything for you in one package.
Also, make sure your whole caravan move is safe, secure, legal, and affordable.
The exact costs in doing so are all weighted on individual circumstances, such as separate site fees per site, distance during transportation, and any special considerations to your static caravan, such as disconnection and reconnection fees on exit and arrival to sites, again, another essential consideration to cost.