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How to Decide on the Right Caravan to Suit Your Needs

If you’re about to choose from caravans for sale, there are a few things you need to think about before agreeing to a transaction. This will allow you to get what you need from a caravan while also ensuring you won’t get caught short financially. Read on to learn more.


One for the first things you need to consider when looking at caravans for sale is how big of a caravan you need. Think about how many people you’ll go holidaying with – do you have a family with kids, or will it just be a couple venturing the open horizons alone? Also think about how much storage room you will need. This may depend on whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist when it comes to packing your things for holidays. Size may also cover creature comforts in caravans for sale – usually the bigger the caravan, the more features it can pack in. Be aware that bigger caravans for sale will have a higher price tag, but remember that there’s no substitute for getting exactly what you need. 


As stated above, you don’t want to be a cheapskate when it comes to caravans for sale and end up with something that doesn’t fit your needs. The whole idea of buying a caravan is to facilitate a relaxing and entertaining time in the outdoors. In order to do that, you need to make sure you choose a caravan that suits your requirements. If you lean more to the side of glamping than camping, write out a list of all the features you want in your caravan. Next, do your research on caravans for sale that fit those requirements to see what the general price ranges are. A good rule of thumb with pricing is not too high and not too low – unless you’re fixated on luxury caravans for sale.

On Road or Off Road

Have you considered on road versus off road caravans for sale? On road means that the caravan must stick to the bitumen, and that it doesn’t have the power to go off the beaten track. Off road caravans for sale, in comparison, are built for rough terrain and exploring new areas that have not been gentrified by made roads. Off road caravans for sale are usually more expensive than on road models, and they usually require a heavier towing vehicle. It’s worth thinking about how you will use your caravan when you’re holidaying. Do you like to stay on the tried and trusted made roads, or do you like to rough it on unmade terrain? If you aren’t going to stray from a made road, there might be little point paying the extra expense for an off road model, and if you do want to go off road later on, you can always upgrade then.


Have you given thought to how you’ll store the caravan that you buy? Some people store them on the side of the road, but this is hardly secure. Another option is to hire a storage space for your caravan, which can work for some people. But perhaps a better option is to buy a pop top caravan, which has a top that can be lowered that allows it to fit into a conventional garage. It’s a good idea to think about storage before you buy so you won’t get caught out.

Beckley’s RV is a premier recreational vehicle dealer with a wide selection of new and used RVs available for sale.