Put A Spring in your Step and Discover The Joys Of Caravanning
Days are getting longer and Spring is just around the corner – so it’s the perfect time to discover the fun, freedom and flexibility a caravan can offer.
Whether you’re planning family holidays with children and grandchildren, aim to spend quality time together as a couple or have a retirement nest egg you’re keen to invest, a mobile ‘home from home’ could be your affordable passport to countless weekends and holidays away.
More and more people are finding it’s the perfect way to spend their precious leisure time – enjoying fresh air, fantastic scenery and special experiences with the people they love.
Whatever your ambitions or budget – and whether you’re a first-time buyer looking for a bargain or seasoned caravanner seeking to trade in your current model for a newer option, there are a wealth of options on the market just waiting for you.
First of all, think about how many people will be staying in or visiting your caravan, and how you plan to use it.
Are there just two of you, or do you have family and friends to take into account? Are you looking forward to quiet times in each others’ company, or do you want plenty of space where other people can sleep and you have lots of room to relax and entertain?
Do you want the convenience of fixed beds, or a more flexible arrangement giving you more living space? Would you prefer a larger bathroom where you can wash and dress in comfort, or would you be happy with a smaller ‘wet room’?
All these questions will help you decide whether you’re looking for a two-berth, four-berth or up to six-berth option.
Other main considerations are the towing capacity of your car, closely followed by the amount of money you are able and willing to spend.
Reputable dealers will help you work out the maximum weight your car can tow, and will steer you towards models that best suit your budget, both new and second hand.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to extra touches of luxury at an affordable price, some dealers have annual ‘special edition’ models with unique features, made to a high specification and offering exceptional value for money.
When you’ve narrowed down the options and found the ideal caravan for you, it’s time to turn your attention to other key aspects of caravan ownership – especially if you’re a first-timer – such as:
- Where can I get a towbar fitted?
- Where can I store my caravan?
- Do I need a motor mover to help me manoeuvre?
- Do I need an awning to add extra space?
- What finance options are available?
Whatever questions you may have as you invest in your first caravan or prepare to trade in your existing model for another one, don’t hesitate to seek the advice of your dealer’s experienced and expert staff, or consult their website. Rest assured they’re ready and willing to help, whatever your query – leaving you to focus on all the good times ahead.