Often people find that if they stretched themselves too much and running costs of keeping a caravan become harder.

Here are some of the top tips you should consider before making a static caravan purchase, remember these are not limited to but are some of the things that you should think about before you buy your static caravan.

  1. Insurance, insurance may be higher if you intend to sublet your static caravan
  2. Yearly site fees, yearly site fees can range from between £1200 – £5000 depending on where you’re caravan is sited
  3. Monthly finance payments should you have them
  4. Gas and electric, gas and electric prices can be high so bear this in mind
  5. Yearly drain downs if these is carried out by professional

When buying, consider this, what are your needs as a family? By this what we mean is what size of caravan do you really need. Do you need 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms to sleep in; many caravans can often sleep up to 8 sometimes even 10 depending on the layout.

Something else you may want to consider is, how far is the caravan from where you live and will it cost a lot to get there. Often buying static caravan closer to your permanent residency can be more cost effective as it will be easier to holiday where the caravan is and potentially could cost less to get there.

If you’ve already enjoyed your static caravan and have used it for many years holidaying with your family, you can then go on to sell your caravan and unlock the potential value within.

Static caravans often still hold a high-value years after they were first manufactured and unlocking this capital can be easier then you may think.

Static caravan buyers such as UK caravans direct offer a free valuation service to give you an honest valuation of how much your caravan is worth, they can also offer to collect and arrange all paperwork.

So if you’re thinking of either buying or selling your static caravan then it may be worth talking to expert deals first to ensure you get the best price.