Buying a Caravan can be either a Stressful or a Pleasant experience.
BUYING A CARAVAN, CAMPERVAN OR MOTORHOME
This is the third page of 23 with related information about making the most of your caravan holiday. At the bottom of this page I will have links to the other pages and I suggest you check these out as well.
You probably have some idea of what you are going to use your caravan for. Is it for two people; a family; to be used for a couple of weeks every few years; are you going to spend the next twelve months of your life living in it traveling around Australia (or your country)?
Now that you know what it is going to be used for do some homework. Some of the places to look before you start buying a caravan include the internet. You must already have access to the internet to find this site, so continue using the internet in your privacy without any pressure. Have a look through the classified ads in newspapers, trader publications, leisure magazines etc.
If it is that time of the year in your area, caravan and leisure shows are a good way to have a look at various vans at one convenient location. You can make comparisons without getting “trapped” by pushy sales people. If (and only if) you have already researched your potential purchase and decided that a new unit is what you want, think about buying one on the spot: show-only discounts often represent good value.
If it is time to do some leg work go a visit some dealers, draw up a list of “must haves” and take it with you as you shop. Have a look at a number of different kinds of units (caravan, motorhome, campers) in both the new and second-hand markets in order to establish what you can get for your money. The leisure market is large these days and there is no need to rush in – take your time and get it right.
When you do go shopping for buying a caravan take a tape measure with you to see what fits in where.
8 Planning Your Trip (when to travel, weather, school and public holidays, local events, finding your way, GPS, maps and guides, visitor information centres, permits, Aboriginal land, National Parks, private land)
Hopefully, after digesting all this information you will have a fantastic caravan holiday. (With many more extended trips in the future). If you find it all too hard have a look at where Our Tours go and you may wish to consider one of these.