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All UK caravans are manufactured to the highest specification and certified to both European and British standards.
These are just a few out of the many benefits it brings along. If you would like to learn more about the UK caravan and their caravans, please contact us or visit http://www.shipfromuk.com/uk-caravan-faqs/why-buy-uk-caravans/
Purchasing caravans overseas can be a risky job, but we can eliminate these risks for you.
We can introduce you to some trusted UK caravan dealers, we currently work with.
They will be able to assist you with any enquiries you may have. As we are the only NCC shipping member and are only working with NCC registered caravan dealers.
Buying your caravans from these dealer will bring a lot of benefits for you:
The caravans will be inspected to make sure they are roadworthy and are in the same condition as advertised ( an example of the pitfalls hidden by malice sellers which can be checked by our specialists): They will check if the caravan has any finance outstanding or been repaired under an insurance write off. They inspect for spongy floors, general damp, cracked shower trays, cracked or broken windows and sky lights which cost a fortune to replace.
A good example is Bailey caravans. They are prone to damp and bad body cracks on the rear panel which lets in water, and damp around the front windows. Sprite caravans often have severe cracks around the front window with damp making them nearly impossible to repair. And Avondale's have cracks around the front awning rails letting in damp. I would say about 40% plus of the caravans inspected are too bad to purchase or even attempt a repair. Please do not let this put you off, we do see some awful caravans at the docks waiting to surprise their new owners”
Once you have purchased your desired caravan and shipped it to Australia, there are a few steps to go through to complete the caravan importation, from the moment the vessel arrives into Australia:
The costs involved in importing a caravan to Australia are as per below:
The major items which have to be done:
There are two best ways to ship caravans and other vehicles:
The reason why we go for different transport modes to ship various types of caravans and RV’s ultimately depends on their size and dimensions.
Different ways to ship your vehicle provide different advantages:
The most cost effective option. Extra cargo i.e. accessories, parts and other goods are allowed to be loaded inside actual caravan or on the floor space inside the container, although there may be additional charges for securing additional cargo.
You can also ship two vehicles in the same container as long as they securely fit in together.
The only restriction with this method is the size of the actual caravan: height less than 2.58m excluding TV aerial, width less than 2.30m.
If you are shipping a motorhome it is likely you will need to use this option due to the dimensions of the unit. Even caravans sometimes appear to have dimensions which are too big for container shipping.
With this method your caravan or motorhome will be driven on the actual vessel and secured there. This method is more expensive to most destinations but usually it is the only option to send out large vehicles that do not fit inside regular containers.
Unlikely containerised caravans and vans, when sending your vehicle through RoRo you are allowed to send only original parts and accessories with the unit. Additional goods will not be accepted and must be removed. The cost for caravans arranged RoRo will be based on the overall cube (LxHxW)
We have two main receiving depots in the UK. You can either deliver to our main depot in Ipswich or Northern depot in Hull, whichever is closer to you or your dealer. Please see link for details.
If you need your caravan/motorhome/big horse truck to be picked up, we can arrange collection from anywhere in the UK.
Two caravans with the overall length of no more than 11.50m can be shipped together. Please check with us if unsure.
Caravans can also be arranged with another vehicle and other goods as long as everything safely fits together. It is much more cost effective to send both of your caravans in the same container rather than separately.
All units loaded in a container have to be classified as non hazardous. That means no hazardous items are to be placed in a caravan. Personal effects e.g. clothing can be placed safely.
Commodities such as tobacco or alcohol are not permitted to be shipped in a caravan.
De-gassing of the fridge or air conditioning may need to be completed before shipping depending on the age of it. We recommend that you take the gas bottles off the caravan and purchase new ones at destination. If your refrigerator does need to be de-gassed you will need to obtain a certificate to confirm this has been completed. We can guide you on this process if you email us.
Please visit our New Zealand specific page.
Please visit our Australia specific page.
GST is payable at 15% on the landed value, which is the value of the vehicle, plus freight, plus insurance.
Otherwise known as the CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight) price.
If you are to be exempt from paying GST you need to meet the following conditions:
Visit the New Zealand Transport Agency.
You can also contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 8988 8094