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Hello Folks

Hope someone can advise. We currently have our caravan on a seasonal pitch in Crieff Scotland, we have decided to move to a site in Carlisle which is an all year round seasonal pitch. We no longer have a tow car (didn't see the need since we don't tour). We are looking for a caravan towing service which could move the van for us.

Can any of you recommend someone that supplies this service?

 

Many thanks

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Try speaking with a local caravan dealership,  they might know someone, or might be able to do it for you. 

 

Andy

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thanks for the advice, will do

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CMC might be able to help.

 

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there are professional towing services , just google 

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https://www.deliveryquotecompare.com/customer/load/listing-created/id/837131/category/transporter/

 

Try this but be prepared to have deep pockets.

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135 miles one way so it could cost a fair bit. 

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In the December 2019 CMC magazine under towing services adverts there is only one listed, CaDS Caravan Transport Ltd, established 1981. Contact details given

www.caravandistribution.com . It says touring caravans delivered/collected all areas UK, call Mike Lawn 01257 251686, 07836 754774, mike@caravandistribution.com

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7 hours ago, ailral said:

Hello Folks

Hope someone can advise. We currently have our caravan on a seasonal pitch in Crieff Scotland, we have decided to move to a site in Carlisle which is an all year round seasonal pitch. We no longer have a tow car (didn't see the need since we don't tour). We are looking for a caravan towing service which could move the van for us.

Can any of you recommend someone that supplies this service?

 

Many thanks


Have you considered hiring a car for the day? 


Indigo Car Hire appear to have a facility in Carlisle and they also appear to hire cars with towbars to cover a range of MTPLMs.

 

https://indigocarhire.co.uk/car-hire-with-a-tow-bar/

 

 

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You could ask on here if there is anybody who lives near the route and is willing to do you a favour but at 270 miles round trip you will be looking at a donation of about £300.

 

What age are your van tyres and when was it last towed?

 

Ian

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25 minutes ago, IanV8 said:

You could ask on here if there is anybody who lives near the route and is willing to do you a favour but at 270 miles round trip you will be looking at a donation of about £300.

 

What age are your van tyres and when was it last towed?

 

Ian

 

For a 270 mile round trip, any "donation" over £121.50 will be taxable as the HMRC upper limit is 45 p/mile

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4 minutes ago, Black Grouse said:

 

For a 270 mile round trip, any "donation" over £121.50 will be taxable as the HMRC upper limit is 45 p/mile

 

45p/mile only covers fuel and wear and tear of the vehicle it doesn't cover the drivers time, which if tax were payable would be calculated on the individual's tax liabilities.

 

So it "might" be taxable not "will be"!

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24 minutes ago, Grandpa Steve said:

 

45p/mile only covers fuel and wear and tear of the vehicle it doesn't cover the drivers time, which if tax were payable would be calculated on the individual's tax liabilities.

 

So it "might" be taxable not "will be"!

 

ah yes but you forgot the extra 5p a mile cos the owner would be a qualifying passenger!;)

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36 minutes ago, Black Grouse said:

 

For a 270 mile round trip, any "donation" over £121.50 will be taxable as the HMRC upper limit is 45 p/mile

 

Chill pill req'd.:lol:

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9 minutes ago, SamD said:

 

ah yes but you forgot the extra 5p a mile cos the owner would be a qualifying passenger!;)

 

Actually, the 45p/mile only applies for reimbursement for using your own car in connection with your employers business, and the 5p only applies to the passenger if they are also travelling on their employers business.

 

So if it is a favour then the above doesn't apply, but acts as only  a guide.

 

Neither  amount applies if the mileage is less than your normal distance to your regular place of employment, if it is over that distance you must deduct the mileage to your regular place of employment from the total mileage (each way).

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I'm not sure of the tax liabilities if you are not towing in connection with your normal work - They probably don't apply, in much the same way as selling something on eBay doesn't apply unless it's deemed a business.

 

However, most insurances specifically exclude insurance for hire or reward.

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6 minutes ago, SteveMilner said:

I'm not sure of the tax liabilities if you are not towing in connection with your normal work - They probably don't apply, in much the same way as selling something on eBay doesn't apply unless it's deemed a business.

 

However, most insurances specifically exclude insurance for hire or reward.

 

HMRC uses the same rules for volunteer drivers as company employees. Most car insurance allows volunteer driving and car-sharing as long as there's no element of profit.

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6 minutes ago, Black Grouse said:

 

HMRC uses the same rules for volunteer drivers as company employees. Most car insurance allows volunteer driving and car-sharing as long as there's no element of profit.

 

Cheers.

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In this old topic dougie is based in central Scotland and says he does towing services. He has not been on here for a year but could still be worth contacting. 

 

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Gem caravans in Fife do caravan relocation. Guy that runs it is called Dougie, might be worth a call

Duncan

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If you tow somebody else's caravan you would need third party liability insurance which towing companies have .

 

If you damage the caravan or even write it off the caravan insurance can claim off you as you are responsible for the damage .

 

 

 

Dave

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1 hour ago, CommanderDave said:

If you tow somebody else's caravan you would need third party liability insurance which towing companies have .

 

If you damage the caravan or even write it off the caravan insurance can claim off you as you are responsible for the damage .

 

 

 

Dave

 

Citation needed!

Car insurance provides third-party insurance while towing - the caravan doesn't require own-damage insurance, ie it's not mandatory.

 

What is important is for the caravan owner and car driver to agree beforehand how they'll deal with any damage caused by the driver.

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Another alternative may be to hire a car with a tow bar. Buchans Tow bar service do hire 4x4's which should be able to tow most caravans.

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22 minutes ago, Black Grouse said:

 

Citation needed!

Car insurance provides third-party insurance while towing - the caravan doesn't require own-damage insurance, ie it's not mandatory.

 

What is important is for the caravan owner and car driver to agree beforehand how they'll deal with any damage caused by the driver.

 

Yes the caravan is covered by third party insurance whilst attached to the towcar, andwill  cover damage to a third parties vehicle.

 

If I understand Dave's post what he is saying is, that the tow car owner should take out third party cover to protect them in the event of the caravan being damaged, as the caravan owners insurer would look to recover any costs if the caravan was damaged whilst they were towing it.

 

It depends on the policy wording and how the tow car drivers insurance views the status of the caravan, if they acknowledge it is not owned by the driver then it becomes a third party and would be covered under the tow cars insurance, however it is more likely they will stand by the standard terms and insist it is not covered by them except for damage to a third parties vehicle, and is not their risk.

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