Are Sited Caravans Better Buys?

Are Sited Caravans Better Buys?
28th March 2017 | by North Wales Caravans

In many respects sited caravans, as opposed to those you buy from a caravan dealer’s premises, are better buys. This is simply because they are already in situ and connected to mains services.

However, what happens if you see your ideal caravan but it’s on a holiday park that doesn’t have everything you want?

Privately owned sited caravans

If the caravan you like is for sale by private owner, but not on a suitable site, it can be expensive and sometimes impossible to move. Transporting statics from one site to another involves you finding the transport and paying for it. Depending on where you want to move it to and which Transporter you use it can cost anything between £750 and £5,000!

In addition, you have to check that the holiday park rules do not include a clause that insists the owner gives the first refusal to the site operator.

Then you have to consider the age of the caravan.  Many parks will not entertain the idea of taking a caravan on the site that is more than 10 years old.  If for example, you buy a caravan that is 9 years old and move it to another site you will be expected to upgrade within a year. That’s an expensive exercise!

Buying sited caravans through caravan dealers

There are often sited caravans for sale on holiday parks that belong to dealers. Sometimes a private owner may appoint a caravan dealer as a sales agent.

Some static caravan dealers have access to several holiday parks within a given area. Before buying your dream holiday home, if it belongs to a dealer and you want to move it, ask the following questions:

  • Does the dealer have access to transport for the van?
  • Is the dealer prepared to do a deal on transportation? (You can sometimes get this cost included in the sale price).
  • Does the dealer have access to other holiday parks that might be more suitable for you?

Should the answers to these questions be affirmative, reputable caravan dealers will take you for a tour around the various caravan sites they have access to.  The chances are you will find the perfect site for your needs among them. The dealer will also know about age restrictions for caravans on each site. Make sure you ask about them.

North Wales Caravans

North Wales Caravans have built an enviable reputation in Towyn and surrounding areas. With access to 8 wonderful parks. Some are so close to the beach, you can step onto it from the site. Others are rural retreats set in the glorious Welsh countryside where peace and quiet are guaranteed.

With an inventory of more than 100 caravans for sale, new and used, you are sure to find the ideal holiday home. And since the offices of North Wales Caravans is situated at Golden Gate Holiday Centre, we are always here for advice before and after sales. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.

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