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Used Caravans for Sale

Updated on July 5, 2011

Why Should You Buy a Used Caravan?

An ideal caravanning experience involves perfect planning of itineraries without compromising your budget. You might hesitate on buying a new caravan out of consideration for its cost. With this dilemma, why don’t you consider buying a used caravan?

Caravanning is a great vacation option whether you are alone or with loved ones. With a caravan, you have the freedom to choose the route that you want to take, travel at your own pace, enjoy the picturesque views, and get to meet new friends.

By definition, a caravan means an enclosed van utilized for travelling and known to many as “Travel Trailer” which is very similar to a teardrop trailer. Such trailer is provided with a living area similar to the motor home, camping bus, camper, and many more. One could choose whether to make it a temporary shelter or his permanent home.

There are two categories of used caravans for sale: Tourers and Static Caravan. Tourers are those that can easily be towed by cars and are more mobile. Static Caravans, on the other hand, are those mobile houses that are parked and staked at a particular location such as in a leased lot or in your own backyard. The latter can be used either as a temporary shelter or a permanent home.

People who want to own a caravan at a minimal cost can get a second hand or used caravan for sale. The term second hand does not imply that the vehicle will have a limited usage and durability.  Many caravan owners sell their used caravan at a much lower cost even if it was hardly used at all probably because of a change in their lifestyle, health condition and financial situation, or they need the proceeds of the sale to pay for something. This can be a good reason why getting used caravans for sale is as good as getting brand new ones. You just have to search where the best offers are.

Getting a used caravan means lesser purchasing cost.  Even with a lesser price, though, it is very possible to get a used caravan with better specifications than that of a brand new one. There are a lot of caravan owners selling a barely used one to purchase newer models. That is one of the reasons why there is an influx of used caravans for sale in the market that are as good as brand new. If the accessories and furnishing of the used caravan does not fit your preference, it is fairly to change or upgrade it. With an ample supply of used caravans for sale in the market, there are a variety of preferences to choose from to fit your taste and budget.

When buying caravans from owners or from middle persons, there are some important tips to remember.  Be sure to ask yourself if you are comfortable with the caravan. This is the most basic step. Make sure that the source of the caravan is legal. One should be vigilant to avoid being scammed or cheated. The internet may give you a good list of used caravans for sale but you have to sort out the sellers that can be trusted. If you opt to buy through a company, check if that company has a clean record and has good feedbacks from customers. If bought directly from the owner, a background check on the seller would be helpful. Get referrals from your relatives and friends for they might know a good seller which in turn can lead to a great deal.


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    • Momma Mia profile image

      Momma Mia 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub! I have been considering this myself and am very serious about my future purchase. I would love to know where I could get one for 450 What I have seen are at least 50 k thanks again for your hubs!!



    • I.B. profile image

      I.B. 6 years ago from Center of the Universe

      Thanx RTalloni,

      will provide more caravaning tips in the future.

      Sincerely, IB

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Excellently written article!