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  1. Marty79

    Marty79 Read Only Funster

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    Hello

    My friend bought a caravan from Nothern Ireland and wants to bring back to East London. Caravan is after the fire from electrics so non runner. Tried to find some companies who can transport but nobody is taking the beast like that , offcourse some big rigs do take but they are asking a lot. The beast how they are colling is "only" 2.3m wide and 7.5 meters length. If anyone would know any company or anybody who would help to bring it back to london, i would appreaciate your help.

    thanks
    Marty
     
  2. jollyrodger

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    Best of luck and hi from Devon will be the best £10 you spend when joining fun(y)
     
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    Hi Marty .
    It could transported on a low-loader, but frankly.. unless it is extra special, Airstream or similar or ultra rare.. I think it will probably cost more to transport than it's worth ..
     
  4. tonka

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    I assume you are thinking someone will just put it on the back of a car / van and tow it all the way.. If it's not in a fit state then I dont blame them for not wanting to tow it plus trailer rates on that ferry crossing must cost a fair bit..
    Low loader easy enough but as said depends on value, may just not be viable.... Just websearch Ireland to UK transport companies.
     
  5. Gizmouk

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    Can't you/he just "botch" the electrics enough for the rear lights to work enough to tow it back ?
    Or, am I wildly underestimating the level of fire damage ? In that case, a low loader might be the only answer.
     
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    Perhaps a photo of said beast might give us a clue as to ideas on recovery :rollingeyes:
     
  7. davejen

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    Could be towed with a lightboard on an extra-long lead?
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Can't help with your questions but welcome.jpg
     
  9. pappajohn

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    If it's structurally sound than simply stick a light board on the back and tow it.

    But I suspect, after fire damage, it would be cheaper to relight the fire and throw some paraffin on it.
     
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    Northern Ireland.... More likely a Munsterland or Hobby
     
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    Sorry, can't help with your query but :welc:
     
  12. Jonkil

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    Have a couple of 11 car transporters running the Ireland/UK weekly via Larne/Cairnryan.
    Mostly drops in the north of England at the big auction houses but occasionally do a round trip from South Coast via London.
    Cost of collecting car in the UK and delivering to the base in N.Irl is £350 plus vat.... that is a running car that can be drove on/off.
    Need someone willing to reverse it on on collection and someone at point of delivery to tow it off.
    Would consider collecting and dropping it off at first drop... usually Manchester, you would have to tow from there....
    Need pictures, location, condition etc before deciding.

    Jon
     
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