Top Tips
We are experts in static caravans and lodges, here are some of our top tips to help you with your search.

  • Choosing between buying new or used….
    • It depends on how much you want to spend – but with a new model you have the back up of a manufacturers warranty and that excitement of you being the first to use it.

      If you choose a new caravan you will also have a full new pitch licence agreement – check with the park as to how long it is. It should always be at least 10 years – some parks now offer 20 years initial term on a static caravan and much longer on a lodge.

      If you can afford it – most people choose new. However many people start off with a used model, then perhaps upgrade to a new model later. If buying used check what the situation is regarding any defects.

  • The best way to find the right park…
    • Decide on the area of the country first. Remember that the drive needs to be comfortable for regular visits – for most people this is under two hours. What type of park do you want – lively or peaceful and quiet? Take your time and make the right decision. Do your research, make a shortlist, then arrange to visit.

      Try to choose a park that is a member of one of the two trade associations that are a sign of a good park operator – the British Holiday & Home Parks Association or the National Caravan Council.

      And take time to speak to a few existing caravan owners – you will find most people are only too happy to share their experiences.

  • There’s so much choice – let us help guide you on the way…
    • Yes – there’s lot’s of choice – so you need to do a bit of thinking about what you are looking for or you can get very confused!

      Once you have thought about the area you would like to be – the next step is to decide on a budget. You may be in the fortunate position of being able to buy from your savings – but if you need to arrange finance most parks will be able to help you with this.

      Prices range widely from under £10,000 for a smaller or older model – up to over £200,000 for a new luxury lodge in a prime location. So there is something to suit most people’s budget.

      You will find that parks have more available than those listed on this website – so once you have a short list of parks go along and see what suits your needs best.

      Visiting the park and having a look at what’s available and the facilities is recommended – most parks will give you a guided tour and allow you to use all the facilities on your visit.

  • Choose the right number of bedrooms …
    • Do you want 2 or 3 Bedrooms?

      This is one of your important decisions. Remember that 3 bedrooms give you more sleeping options but will make other areas of your caravan smaller – so only go for 3 bedrooms if you are going to use them. Most people opt for 2 bedrooms so they get more space in the main bedroom and throughout the caravan.

      But if you are thinking of letting out your caravan – 3 bedrooms is usually the wise choice as it will appeal to more people and usually rent for a higher tariff.

      You pays your money and makes your choice as they say!

       

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