Will Strivens

How to find a caravan shipping length

Thursday, 11 June 2020  |  Will Strivens

Why do I need to know the shipping length of my caravan?

You may be asked for your caravans shipping length when booking a camping pitch, storage pitch or when insuring your caravan. It can also be very useful to know before you buy a caravan to make sure it fits on your drive!

Some camping sites will have restrictions on the maximum shipping length they can accept. This may be because of the sites access and gateways. Normally the most tranquil and beautiful sites are at the end of a tight country road!

The size of pitches will vary from site to site, so to avoid disappointment it is always best to call the site and double check that your caravan will fit on the pitch before you make your journey! If you have a particularly long shipping length (9m+) don’t be surprised if some sites will charge you for two pitches.


There are a couple of ways to find out your caravans shipping length (sometimes known as outfit length). The Shipping length is the total length of your caravan including the towing A-frame.

Measuring the shipping length

The first way of finding the shipping length of your caravan is to simply use a large tape measure to measure the distance from the rear of the caravan to the front of the towing A-frame.

It may be a good idea to get someone to help you while you measure the caravan so that the tape doesn’t move about.

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How to find the shipping length when the caravan is not present

If you haven’t bought the caravan yet or don’t have access to it then there is still a way you may be able to find the shipping length of the caravan. Head over to Caravan Talk’s online tool where you can search 11,000 caravans to find your caravans details. click here or on the picture below to find your caravans details! 

If you are still struggling to find the shipping length of your caravan you may also be able to find information about your caravan by contacting your caravan manufacturer.