Australia is home to a wide range of beautiful landscapes and vast open spaces, making travelling via caravan a very popular way to explore the nation. While sightseeing via a caravan is often considered a very relaxed way to travel, getting your caravan moved inter or intrastate, may not be as easy. It can take a long time calling a whole bunch of different transport companies trying to get a quote, leaving you feeling exhausted and stressed. This is where we come in! Truckit.net offers a platform where you can get connected with over 6000 transport providers all in one place.
There are a number of reasons someone would need interstate caravan transport. Whether it be because your caravan has broken down while exploring the country, or you are relocating and cannot take it yourself. Whatever the reason we can help get your caravan transport started! However, there are a few key things to remember when arranging your caravan for transport.
Perhaps the most crucial part of the transport process is to choose a reputable company to move your caravan. This means conducting all necessary due diligence on the business. We recommend reading their reviews and asking any questions you have about their service prior to booking.
It is very important when sourcing quotes for your caravan transport that you ensure you are describing the caravan clearly and accurately. This includes ensuring you communicate the make and model, the dimensions, and the condition of your caravan. Transport companies will also need to know if your caravan is roadworthy and registered. Photos are a great way for transport providers to clearly see the caravan and so they know the best method for it to travel (e.g., towed or trucked). If you are thinking of having your caravan towed, it is also beneficial to convey what type of hitch your caravan has and if it has electric brakes. Additionally, it can be helpful for the transport providers to know what is inside the caravan as well. For example, having large furniture items or extra goods inside may affect the transportation costs.
It is important to remember that transit times are usually in business days and are often estimates only. Owner drivers and smaller transport organisations are more likely to provide a firm delivery date but please be mindful that due to the unpredictable nature of the transport industry, delivery dates could potentially change. Weather events, mechanical issues, road accidents and closures can all effect transit times and any delays you may experience are often not of the fault of the transport provider. Therefore, it is important to arrange transport early if you need your caravan delivered by a certain date. It is also prudent not to plan anything based off a delivery timeframe, such as flights, accommodation, car hires etc.
Another key to ensuring your caravan transport goes smoothly is to ask about insurance. It is recommended to contact the provider you are thinking of booking with to confirm if their quote includes insurance and if it does, what the policy covers. It may be prudent to take out your own insurance policy so you can rest easy knowing your caravan is covered. At Truckit.net, we have partnered with the insurance company NTI to provide our customers with the security of knowing their goods are covered. You can get an insurance quote on your listing page, and you can add this premium to your ‘cart’ at checkout.
Prior to your caravan transport we recommend documenting the condition, ensuring you disclose any faults to the transport provider. This includes taking multiple photos of the caravan from every angle, being sure to record any scratches or damage. This will make it easier in the unlikely event an insurance claim must be made. To prepare your caravan for transport loose items such as kitchenware, bedding, and personal items should be removed. If an item or furniture cannot be removed than it is important that you ensure it is secured to prevent any damage to the item or the caravan itself. It is also suggested that any awnings attached to the caravan should be retracted into the standard factory position.
Finally, we believe a vital part of ensuring your caravan transport interstate goes smoothly is to keep communication lines open throughout the entire transport process. This means during the booking process, while it is in transit and even after it’s been delivered. It is also recommended that you place an additional contact down on the booking. This will ensure if anything goes wrong and you can’t be contacted, then the transporter has the ability to get a hold of someone.
Truckit.net offers the ability to get connected with over 6000 transport providers who can help you move your caravan. All you need to do is fill out the listing on our website under the category 'Rvs, Caravans & Trailers’ and select the subcategory ‘caravans’. You will be asked to provide some details about the caravan such as the make and model, the dimensions, if it’s empty and how you want it moved. You even have the option of adding extra details so you can describe the condition of the caravan and you can place a photo of it as well. Then you simply need to state where it is coming from, the loading/unloading location and the dates you want it moved. Following this you create an account, so you always have access to your listing. Once you have completed the listing process, quotes from our transport providers will start to come in, and you will receive email notifications when they arrive.
The benefit of using our service is that you can source multiple quotes from different types of providers all in one location. So, whether you are looking for a premium or backloading service we can connect you with the providers to suit. Once you receive quotes, you can view the transport providers profiles to see how many jobs they have done, what their completion rate is and read their reviews. You will also be able to message providers to make any enquiries regarding their quote and what it includes. After that you simply choose the best provider to suit what you are looking for. We also offer secure payment method options as well so you can rest easy knowing your funds are safe. Truckit Pay works by taking full payment upfront, however, we hold this payment in a third-party online wallet until delivery occurs. To learn more about Truckit Pay click here. Once your job is booked in, all contact details are released and your caravan transport journey can then begin.