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New or Used Caravans: Which Is the Best Option for You?

By 2nd September 2019 No Comments
Hill Brothers

The thought of purchasing a static caravan can bring both excitement and a lot of questions. There are so many options out there, with the main decision being what sort of static caravan you’d like to buy; new or used. Your decision needs a lot of thought because you want to make the best choice that suits your lifestyle and what you require from a holiday home.

Used Static Caravans
Purchasing a used caravan is the most ideal option for those who are on a budget but still want a luxurious holiday home without having to take out a mortgage. There are amazing deals when it comes to previously owned static caravans so don’t be afraid to have a look around, both online and in person, before buying. If owning a caravan is something you’re not sure about and would just like to see if it’s for you, this is one of the most important things. Realising it isn’t for your way of life after buying a used holiday home won’t be as defeating as if you had bought a new one.

For those with children or pets, the inevitable event of damaging a piece of furniture, whether that be spilled drinks or scratched fabric, will seem less problematic with pre-loved caravans. A second-hand static caravan holds its value better than a new one, so those accidental wear or tear incidents shouldn’t make much of a difference if you ever plan on reselling.

New Static Caravans
Brand new static caravans have a high level of luxury. There are no wear or tears in the furniture; all surfaces are sparkling clean and you’re the first one to live there. Sounds perfect, right? Although there is the added cost of buying new, you get exactly what you pay for with the more up-to-date technology, furnishing, and construction materials.

As well as having the advantage of being the only owner of your new holiday home, you’ll more than likely have the opportunity to customise it to how you want. Not all companies allow this, and your input will vary, but having the ability to make your new purchase truly yours is something to think about when weighing up your options. If you want to change the layout of a used caravan, the amount it could cost might not be worth it, and instead the money could go towards purchasing a new caravan.

Do Your Homework
As with any investment, whether that be a holiday home, a house or a car, it will always need research. Especially for first-time buyers, it’s important to know exactly what you’re putting your money into. Don’t jump into a decision with little thought because it could end badly and don’t forget that each family has different needs with which holiday park they want their static home in. Know what you want, but be open to change or compromising. With all purchases as big as this, what you think you want might not be what you end up with because you’ve simply changed your mind.

Interested in viewing the static caravans we have on offer? Get in contact today.