Static Caravans, New or Used
New & Used
Buying a static caravan to use as a holiday home is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are some great lifestyle opportunities, and being able to have a little home by the sea is always appealing. However, you need to make sure you’re making the right decision for your needs and your finances.
You need to make sure you choose the right location for your static caravan, choose the caravan that’s right for your family, and take many other things into consideration. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
• Do you prefer the quiet life or more of a buzzing atmosphere?
• What is your budget? New and used caravans can vary wildly in price.
• How large is your family, and how would you like to use the static caravan?
You should also know a few crucial things about static caravans before you part with your cash.
How Long Do Static Caravans Last?
The average depreciation rate of a static caravan is similar to that of a car. This works out at about 15% per year, although this figure is simplified to an extent. Newer caravans depreciate more quickly than older caravans, so that’s worth bearing in mind. As soon as you open the door of your brand new caravan, it will depreciate.
Going for a second-hand caravan allows you to bypass the first few years of depreciation.
However, the lifespan will be reduced somewhat, so you have that to consider. The better you look after your static caravan, the longer it is likely to last.
Do You Need Insurance For Static Caravans?
In short, yes you need insurance for static caravans. You must insure your static caravan by law. However, the amount your insurance costs can vary depending on the location of the park, size, value of the holiday home, and amount of contents cover required. Many parks make it a compulsory condition of having a static caravan there. Public liability insurance should be included in your policy.
Is There A Way You Can Increase The Size Of Your Static Caravan?
Joining static caravans together is a great way of increasing the size of your static caravan.
This is a simple way to double the size of your static caravan, on top of being fast and economical.
Can you move Static Caravans, new or used, to another Site?
Moving static caravans, new or used, to another site is entirely possible. You may wonder why you’d want to move a static caravan, after all, being static is the whole point. That being said, you may fancy a change of scenery after being in the same place for so long, or something else may affect your decision to move. Maybe you don’t need a kid-friendly park anymore, or maybe your park fees are rising. There’s no limit to where you can move, you just need to make sure you’re moving your caravan safely.
The only limitation is how wide your caravan is when transporting it through narrow lanes, however, contacting a specialist moving company is going to be the quickest way around this.