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5th Wheel Towing Service

We deliver all types of roadworthy caravans fitted with 

electric or overrun brakes

5th wheel trailers

American caravans, 

American travel trailers

Airstreams

UK & European touring caravans

5th WHEEL & CARAVAN TOWING SERVICE
 LOCAL -UK – EUROPE 
                  TERMS AND CONDITIONS                   

 

1) The cost of your delivery will be based on the information given to us by you. There are no other charges; liability cover is included in the price. Liability cover is limited to £25,000.00 per trailer, and covers accidental damage, while towing and are in our care & control.

 

2) Limit / Determination of Liability:

In the event of loss of or damage to your trailer, our liability to you is to be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of their repair or replacement whichever is the smaller sum, taking into account the age and condition of the goods immediately prior to their loss or damage, and subject to the maximum liability of £25,000

 

3) Where the lost or damaged item is part of a pair or set, our liability to you, where it is assessed as the cost of replacement of that item, is to be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of that item in isolation, not the cost of that item as part of a pair or set.

 

 4) Our liability cover excludes the following –

 

Other than as a result of our negligence or breach of contract we will not be liable for any loss of, damage to, or failure to produce the following goods

a)        Bonds, Securities, Stamps of all kinds, Manuscripts or other Documents or Electronically held Data Records, Mobile Telephones

b)        Plants or goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or contamination.

c)         Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment.

d)        Furs, Jewellery, Watches, Precious Stones and Metals, Money, Coins, Deeds.

e)         Any animals, birds or fish.

f)          Kit built or system built furniture unless dismantled prior totransporting and in no case for loss of quality upon reassembly.

 

5) Other than as a result of our negligence or breach of contract we will not be liable for any loss of, damage to, or failure to produce the goods if caused by any of the following circumstances :-

 

a)                  By war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil war, terrorism, rebellion and/or military coup, Act of God, industrial action or other such events outside our reasonable control.

b)                  Loss or damage arising from ionising radiations or radioactive contamination

c)                    Loss or damage arising from Chemical, Biological, Bio-chemical, Electromagnetic Weapons and Cyber Attack

d)                  Indirect or consequential loss of any kind or description

e)                    By normal wear and tear, natural or gradual deterioration, leakage or evaporation or from perishable or unstable goods.  This includes goods left within furniture or appliances.

f)                      By vermin, moth, insects and similar infestation, damp, mould, mildew or rust

g)                  By cleaning, repairing or restoring unless we arranged for the work to be carried out.

h)                 By change to atmospheric or climatic conditions.

i)                       For any goods in wardrobes, drawers or appliances, or in a package, bundle, carton, case or other container not both packed and unpacked by us.

j)                       Loss of or damage to china, glassware and fragile items unless they have been both professionally packed and unpacked by us or our Subcontractor. In the event of an accident involving an owner packed container where damage would have occurred irrespective of the quality of the packing, then our liability is limited to £100 or its actual value whichever is less.

k)                  For electrical or mechanical derangement to any appliance, instrument, clock, computer or other equipment unless there is evidence of related external damage.

l)                       Loss or damage of motor vehicles caused by scratching, denting and marring unless you obtain from us a pre-collection condition report.

m)            Loss or damage to a vehicle whilst being driven or for the purpose of being driven under its own power other than for the purpose of loading onto or unloading from the carrying conveyance or container. Loss or damage sustained by accessories and removable items unless lost with the vehicle

n)                 For any goods which have a pre-existing defect or are inherently defective.

 

No employee of ours shall be separately liable to you for any loss, damage, mis-delivery, errors or omissions under the terms of this Agreement.

 

Our liability will cease upon handing over goods from our warehouse or upon completion of delivery.

 

Cover excludes mysterious disappearance of customers goods in transit or in store unless evidence can be provided to prove beyond  all reasonable doubt that the loss is solely attributable to the dishonesty or connivance of our employees.

 

6) All estimates are valid for three months.

 

7)

a)       Payment can be by bank transfer or cash 5 days before the move. Or by cheque to reach us 10 days before loading, cheques made payable to

J & A TRANS. .

b)      We will accept Euro’s, but the exchange rate used will be, the UK Post Office, we buy Euro rate, not the we sell Euro rate. We will not accept 200 or 500 Euro notes

 

8) A deposit will be taken on booking. This will be local deliveries £100 Long distance & European deliveries £500 If you cancel more than 7 days before the collection we will refund the deposit. This can be paid by bank transfer. No delivery will be booked, until a deposit is paid

 

9) Parking permits to be arranged by you. Any parking tickets will be paid by you.

 

 10) Date and delivery address to be confirmed.  We need the full postal address, with postcode. Printed clearly. Also all contract names & phone numbers.

 

11) We offer a dedicated delivery service, a shared trip or a return trip service. The delivery will be carried out by ourselves we will not sub- contract work to anyone else.

 

12) If you would like storage, please ask us for a quote.

 

13) Dedicated deliveries are collected & delivered on the date & times agreed. But you must allow for delays with ferries, weather & traffic delays, Etc. that are out of our control. If your delivery is a shared or return trip, we will do all we can to collect & deliver on the dates & times that you want. But you may have to be flexible, as dates & times may change. We do not promise a collection or delivery, date or time.

 

14) The estimate assumes easy access at both addresses, there will be a charge if there is a wait to collect or delivery The vehicle we may use is 16M long, 4M high 2.4M wide. Please let us know if there are any low bridges, cables, trees, narrow roads, tight corners or weight limits, under 10 tons. If our vehicle is unable to get to the property, you will need to arrange a smaller / suitable vehicle. There will be a charge if we have to re-deliver. 

 

15) We do not enter building sites. We do not take our vehicles onto fields, rough tracks, dry river beds, Etc.

 

16) We do not carry liquids, any flammable goods, animals, fish, money, food or anything dangerous or illegal, we will not carry anything that is dirty. If any of the above are carried, with or without our knowing, it will be at your risk,

 

17) All water and waste tanks must be empty

 

18) All caravans will be empty, unless otherwise agreed in writing. We will not be held responsible for any damage to crockery, glasses, TV, etc if not packed correctly

 

19) All tyres must be inflated to the correct pressure.

 

20) Trailer batteries must be charged, to operate electric legs and brakes

 

21) For safety we do not disconnect appliances or dismantle furniture, we do not climb ladders.

22) The customer is responsible for the cost of any mechanical breakdown of the caravan / trailer including damage to tyres,

 

23) The customer shall indemnify us, the carrier against any action as a result of illicit or illegal substances being found concealed within the trailer

 

24) All goods/ caravans / trailers delivered to the Carrier for carriage are and will be received by the Carrier and held by it subject to a lien for all carriage charges due to the Carrier from the Customer for the carriage of the goods / caravan / trailer and other proper charges or expenses incurred in respect of or in connection with the carriage of the particular Consignment and all other goods which may have been carried by the Carrier for the Customer from time to time.

 

25) The Carrier shall be entitled to charge to the Customer the cost of loading and unloading the goods whilst a lien is being exercised together with warehouse rent and any other expenses incurred during all periods during which the lien on the goods / caravan / trailer or any part of the Consignment is being asserted and all these Conditions shall continue to apply whilst the lien is being exercised.

 

26) If such lien is not satisfied by payment within a reasonable time of the Carrier's demand or payment then the Carrier shall be entitled to invoke the power of sale

 

27)  If there is any problem or any claim you must tell me in person or by telephoning me on 0044 (0)7958 741224 within Three days. Then in writing, either by letter or email within seven days of the date of delivery. Our liability cover is limited to £25,000 per load and a £500 excess is applicable. This covers deliveries in the UK. Deliveries to Europe are delivered under CMR convention rules

28) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Contract and any dispute arising thereunder shall be governed by English Law and Jurisdiction.