UK manufactured Motor Caravans
A 'motor caravan' is "a motor vehicle (not being a living van) which is constructed or adapted for
the carriage of passengers and their effects and which contains, as permanently installed equipment,
the facilities which are reasonably necessary for enabling the vehicle to provide mobile living
accommodation for its users. Motor Caravan are not classed as Goods Vehicles for MOT purposes.
American Recreational Vehicles (RVs)
The acronym of Recreational Vehicle, RV, is of North Amercan English origin and used to describe a
vehicle designed as temporary living quarters used for personal recreation, camping, holiday or travel
and not in connection with any commercial or business enterprise.
We can insure most imported motor caravans from Europe and Japan, including the Ci motorhome, Mazda
Bongo, Freda and Nissan Elgrande to name just a few. Please call us to check.
Fifth Wheel Motor Caravans
The fifth wheel is a towable caravan that connects to a pickup directly above the rear axle by way of a
special fifth wheel hitch. This causes several feet of the connected trailer to hang over the tow truck,
placing about 15 to 25% of the trailer’s weight on the rear axle of the truck. This makes it easier to
tow (and reverse) than a caravan. The downside is that you have to have a fifth wheel hitch
fitted to your pickup bed, but you can of course unhitch the caravan and use the pickup to travel to
Demountable Motor Caravans
The demountable camper is a self-contained unit which is attached to a pickup but can be
demounted and used independently. With advanced motorised Jack Legs, the camper can be lowered with
ease to provide low level entry without the use of steps, mounting and dismounting is a single handed
Self Build Motor Caravans
Self-build motor caravans are vehicles that have been converted individually and not by a
recognised converter. To qualify for our special scheme rates we do ask that the vehicle is fully
converted withing 3 months of inception. We will require an independent engineer to confirm that it
has been fully converted adn to give some idea of the market value.