So you’ve decided that you want to purchase a static caravan. Here’s a list of key things that you should think about before making your purchase.
What are the costs involved?
Make sure you set yourself a realistic budget for how much you can afford to spend on the static caravan itself. Not forgetting that this isn’t the only cost that you have to worry about. There will also be annual costs to pay such as: a pitch fee, management fee, utility charges and insurance.
If you are purchasing a brand new caravan, check if the price includes the transportation to your chosen caravan site.
Brand new or pre owned?
Check with the park owners, how long you are allowed to keep a static caravan on their site before you replace it. Some parks have no age limit, whereas others have a maximum of 15 years. Bear this in mind when purchasing both brand new and second hand. If you are purchasing a pre-owned static caravan, you only have the balance of years left on the lease before having to purchase a new one.
Take the time to carefully consider where you are going to have your static caravan. Do research and create a short list. Visit each place that you are considering, making sure you see all of the facilities that are available and visit the nearest town. If possible, speak to other caravan owners at the park. Also consider how long it will take you to get to your caravan, from your home and will the distance allow you to use it regularly.
When do you want to visit?
Check when the holiday park is open, as they typically close during the winter months to allow for essential maintenance. Generally caravan parks are open for a maximum of 10 months a year and there may be some restrictions on how long you can spend there in one go.
Is it pet friendly?
If you are a dog owner, make sure you check that the park is pet friendly beforehand.
Static Caravan essentials
You will need to purchase new items for your caravan, just to make it liveable. Items you’ll need include linens, cutlery, crockery etc. Take this as a good opportunity to clear out the overflow from your home. If you find your caravan is quickly overflowing with stuff, you’ll be able to purchase a caravan storage unit from Asgard. These metal sheds sit outside your caravan and are the ideal way to store surplus caravan items securely.
Remember owning a static caravan is a very worthwhile investment, if you plan on using it regularly you’ll save time and money on expensive holidays abroad.