Buying or renting a caravan can be tough without knowing a few basics first. It is important to know exactly what you’re looking for. Here is a quick guide to buying your first caravan.
You Need A Vehicle Capable of Towing a Caravan
First and foremost, you need to either have or get a vehicle that can handle the weight and drag of a caravan. The general rule is to make sure that the load of the caravan does not exceed 85% of the vehicle’s weight.
There are also nifty services online that allow people to check which caravans their car can tow safely and legally in the UK. When you have calculated the weight limit that your vehicle can tow, you can start looking for a new caravan.
How Big Does The Caravan Need To Be
When it comes to caravans, size always matters. You need to choose a caravan that is big enough to meet the needs of your family while simultaneously adhering to the legal obligations of weight limitations.
Decide Between A New Or Used Caravan
If you are in the market for a brand new caravan, you may need around ten thousand pounds lying around to get something decent. You can get away with half of that if you choose to go for a used caravan.
However, used caravans can come with a boat load of issues if you’re not careful. If you can’t find a good secondhand model, you can consider renting a caravan for a holiday.
Settle On All The Specifications You Need
What exactly do you need in the caravan? Make sure you are satisfied with the layout, number of berths, beds, and other specifications. Caravan manufacturers and rental agencies normally have a huge selection of styles and layouts to meet the unique needs of their clients.
Read Reviews and Inspect The Caravan Thoroughly
Finally, you can read reviews about the brand or style of caravan you are interested in. If the company has a good track record with customers, you will likely walk away from a satisfied customer as well.
If you’re not lucky enough to have enough funds in your bank account to buy a brand new model, you may have to consider buying a secondhand model, or you can finance your purchase through a credit provider.