For a lot of people, they just don’t have the funds to go on big expensive holidays overseas or even interstate – flights, hotels and car rental can put a big dent in your pocket in this economic climate. This has led to an increase in the popularity of caravanning, but this can still be an expensive venture. So, how do you spot a good quality (but cheap) used caravan?
- What do you plan on using the used caravan for? Some people want to use it for travelling, others for storage in their backyards or as a home for their pets. If you aren’t travelling in your caravan, then the cheaper you can buy one the better.
- How big does it need to be? There is a big difference between a 2 person and a 6 person caravan, and this is reflected in the price. If there are only 2 of you, do you really need a massive van?
- How old is too old? If you’re planning on using your used caravans for travelling, then you will need it to be relatively new to ensure the availability of parts and resale value.
- What is the used caravan’s condition? If you’re planning on travelling, there’s no point in buying a dirt cheap van that you have to spend hundreds on getting it fixed up and roadworthy.
At the end of the day, there are plenty of avenues through which you can find a good quality used caravan that is also relatively cheap to purchase. Don’t just run out and buy the first caravan you see – do your research, answer the above questions, and buy a cheap caravan that will suit your requirements.