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What to Look for when Buying a Static Caravan


If you’re thinking of buying a static caravan to act as the holiday home of your dreams, it’s important you find out all the necessary information to ensure your caravan lasts as long as possible. Whether you’re opting for second-hand or brand-new, we’ve put together a checklist of things to consider.


Travel time- how far are you prepared to travel?
What type of area are you looking for? Town, beach or country?
Is there much around the area?
Are there shops nearby for weekly food shops?


What facilities are available on site?
Are you looking for entertainment on site?
Are pets allowed on site? How many?
Is the site nearby to public transport?
Is there an age limit for caravans?


What are the noise levels like?
Are you looking for a nice view?
What are the neighbours like?
Is there an area to park your car next to the caravan?
Is the lighting good?

Static Caravan Interior

Is the static caravan big enough for your family?
Are plug sockets strategically placed?
Is there enough storage?
Are you happy with the interior? Are you looking to redecorate?
Is the furniture in good condition?
Are the kitchen appliances in good condition?
Is the bathroom in good condition?
Are there any signs of wet patches or damp?
Are there any cracks in the bathroom?
What is the flooring like?

Static Caravan Exterior

Does the caravan look to be in good condition?
Are window and door seals in place?
Are window frames in good condition?
Are the doors correctly aligned?It’s important to talk to the seller about what exactly you are receiving with the price you are paying. If you are opting for an older, second-hand static caravan, you’ll need to keep up with the upkeep and maintenance as this is likely to be an insurance requirement. It’s possible to modernise an older caravan and this can be done easily and on different budgets. Many people prefer to buy a new and modern caravan outright as it’s unlikely to incur any future costs.Here at Retreat we have a fantastic range of static caravans available to buy now, all of which come with a generously spaced pitch in our park, as well as a private garden and our standard facilities.

For more information or to talk to a member of the Retreat Caravan Park team, get in touch via our contact page or by calling 01278 795006.

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