At N. Doe Caravans we offer professional siting and transport services (within 100 miles of Horsham West Sussex) for static caravans, sectional buildings, multiple luxury park homes, twin units, model homes and lodges throughout the South of England.
With over 40 years’ experience and a fleet of transportation trucks, our specific skills will transport and site your static home securely, safely, and to your exact specifications. We work with both customers who are buying caravans from our stock, renting a caravan with us, and with customers who have already purchased or rented a caravan from another supplier.
Get in touch with your enquiry and we'll be happy to discuss costs, site access and timelines.
Our static caravan siting and transport services
As static caravan movers we offer a complete solution for your unit or units. Our professional services ensure all aspects are taken care of and you're properly sited in a holiday park or on your own private land.
These services include:
- Preparing static caravans for transport, storage or removal
- Transporting and installing new or used units
- Assembling and levelling static caravans and mobile homes (including re-levelling homes which have settled)
- Siting and de-siting static caravans and mobile homes
We have the equipment and expertise to cover a wide range of static caravan sizes, including twin units, so don't hesitate to get in touch for a quote. Siting is an essential part of caravan ownership or rental and it is integral that a static caravan is transported safely and securely.
Who we work with
- Individual caravaners
- Holiday parks (Approved siting contractors for the National Holiday Park Chains).
- Business owners and staff
This service is available to existing customers who are buying used static caravans from our stock, and for any caravaner, holiday park or business requiring new or used units to be installed or moved.
From individual homes to some of the biggest holiday parks and leisure sites in the UK, we put you first and are proud of our trusted and reliable reputation. We have worked with some of the biggest major holiday parks in the UK, including Haulfryn, Bourne Leisure, Park Holidays and Shorefield.
If you’re after services for your own park, we’re here to help.
How to book our services
We take care of hundreds of new lodges and park homes each year across the South of England and specialise in siting, relocating, and preparing units for storage and transport.
If you have a newly manufactured unit for a client, your showground, or simply need one relocated to another pitch or park, contact us and as highly professional caravan movers we’ll do all the hard work for you.
We are available in the office Mon-Fri 8am-5pm on 01403 274877, and out of hours can be reached using our contact form to discuss our siting and transport services., where we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What does siting a static caravan involve?
Our highly qualified team have extensive experience in siting and transporting a range of models and multiple units across the UK. Twin unit Installation can include watertight or full siting, with internal trim fitment (this does not include connection and commissioning or services).
Siting a static involves:
- Supporting the unit
- Siting to any specific warranty or insurance requirements
Pitching a caravan means placing it in the right pitch on the chosen site, which can either be hard standing (concrete base) or grass. We will adhere to the rules of the site, which may include following markers in the ground and facing the caravan in a certain direction and can advise on the best set up for your static caravan.
Jacking raises a caravan so that it can be put in position accurately and safely. Jacking a unit should be slow and gradual and continually supported at the marked support points, usually at each side of the entrance. Once a static caravan is jacked, supported correctly and levelled, it can be set in the correct place.
Ensuring the caravan is level is hugely important - a caravan not levelled correctly can cause problems including exterior and interior doors not opening and closing correctly, and large windows also having issues with opening and closing. Getting it right as it's being sited will save a lot of frustration and further ensure your safety.
Supporting the unit
During the process jacks, stands and blocks can be used under the chassis to hold the caravan steady and to ensure it has adequate support. The base for a static caravan should also be appropriate for the model to ensure it has long term support.
Siting to any specific warranty or insurance requirements
As we have worked with all of the leading brands of statics, we are very familiar with specific warranty terms and will always ensure these details are checked and adhered to.
What does moving a caravan involve?
Delivery itself is one of the main considerations. Static caravans are legally notifiable abnormal loads for transport purposes. This means they require a police permit from every force’s policing area the load will travel through on its route.
Here are some key parts of our service we include when arranging static caravan transport:
- Bespoke built transport lorries that are suitable to securely carry the load of a static caravan
- A custom escort vehicle which is legally required; as the load will have to straddle two lanes of carriageway many times to be delivered it is an essential safety measure
- Fully trained staff with the appropriate training and insurance
Transporting a caravan is an involved process with lots of considerations and specialisms to take into account. As a caravan can be an expensive purchase, and because an owner will rarely have access to the vehicles needed to transport one, many caravaners and holiday parks use our trusted service.
How much does it cost to move a static caravan?
The costs involved vary depending on the distance being travelled, the size of the unit and if there are any issues with access for collection or delivery. Our static caravan removal costs start from roughly £700+ VAT and can exceed £5000+ VAT to relocate a twin unit. To scrap a caravan which has reached the end of it life typically costs £1500+VAT.
At N.Doe Caravans we always give a fair and competitive price and always remove and transport statics in an incredibly safe and careful manner with all of the correct permissions in place.
Does your caravan need to be transported to a small area?
Moving or relocating your static to a small area can create challenges but is generally a smooth process when there has been good planning before the journey. We can accommodate tight spaces and when you get in touch, we can create tailored solutions based on your needs. Please see our advice on assessing site access for siting a static caravan.
Can you put a static caravan on agricultural land?
You can ask us to transport your caravan to site on your own agricultural land but you will need to have acquired the right permissions from the Local Planning Authority. You will need to contact the authority in your local area to get an understanding of what exactly is required. Depending on how the site is being used, you may also need to obtain a site license.
Once again, we would request that you check that the access to the agricultural land allows for transport, delivery and removal appropriate for your caravan, taking into consideration the fully loaded transport lorries. We regularly help accommodate farm workers with hired caravans across the UK.
Enquire today for more information
Call our team on 01403 274877. With over 40 years' experience we're a leading specialist of caravans and will site your unit or units safely, securely and to an agreed timeline that's convenient to you, whether you're a private owner who wants their new home sited, a business owner accommodating staff or a holiday park expanding on their offerings.