People often prefer new vehicles, including caravans, over used ones. The common perception is that new vehicles can save you money in terms of maintenance costs aside from water drop engine conditions. Most of it is true. Having said that, it is also true that not everyone can afford a new campervan which is why the only option they are left with is to purchase a used campervan. Buying a used campervan has its perks. Your vehicle does not depreciate as fast as the new vehicle does. Aside from this, if you are a beginner at caravanning, buying a used caravan will be a more feasible idea than investing a huge sum of money into a vehicle that you know nothing about.
There are some caravans in the market.
1. Bailey Pegasus 462:
If you like 2 berths, bailey pegasus is for you. Even though the vehicle is 7 years old, it still has the potential.
“The ALU-TECH construction makes the vehicle a lighter and stronger model. The vehicle has all the amenities and comfort that you would expect from a standard Campervan. There is a washroom at the rear end of the vehicle. The kitchen is at its mid along with a forward lounge. It is possible to find a good quality used pegasus for a low price. The vehicle can easily look after your family’s needs, making it an ideal campervan. Even though the vehicle is small, the manufacturer has maximized the available space.”
The vehicle features an Alu-Tech body construction if we talk about the details. It is a single vehicle with alloy wheels. The flooring is done with loose-fit carpets and double-glazed windows that guarantee ultimate privacy. There is a BBQ point on the outside of the vehicle as well as 240V sockets on the outside. A great camping van is made up of all of these features.
2. The Swift Challenger 570:
If you are looking for a family caravan, the swift challenger 570 will do the job for you. The layout of the vehicle is suitable for a family. There is an ample amount of space at the back of the caravan. A spacious and wide lounge area is located at the front of the caravan, along with an average-sized shower cubicle. The lounge area has a unique feature that can convert into a double bed or can be used as separate 2 single beds, depending on your needs. The French double bed is located at the rear of the vehicle.
Like the previous one, this caravan is also a single-axle tourer. Aside from this, it also comes with a full awning and CD/RADIO. Along with all this, it also has an ample amount of storage, sufficient enough for your caravanning needs. The caravan can also be towed easily by a medium to a large family car. What this means is that you do not necessarily need a 4X4 vehicle to tow a caravan, an average family car will easily do the job.
Depending on the condition of the vehicle, it can cost anywhere between $9,980 to $12,000.
The swift challenger has a front lounge area that can be converted into a double or single bed and a fixed rear double bed.
The vehicle is ideal for someone who is into camping, as it has a dedicated kitchen area with all the essentials, such as a sink, microwave, and e.t.c. carpeted flooring gives the vehicle a classy touch. The car is the best value for money.
3. The Carolina:
There are 4 convertible beds at the back of the caravan. The front has two convertible beds as well. It has room for 6 people.
Additionally, the caravan has a contemporary oven with a grill, a 4-burner stove, and more. 115-liter domestic fridge and microwave oven are included in the caravan. A remote-controlled 17-inch TV, a DVD player, and a CD player are included in the caravan.
Some things do not end here. The stolen vehicle recovery system can be reactivated by the Carolina owners. This feature gives users peace of mind.
4. 6 Berth Elddis Crusader Tempest:
The Elddis Crusader Tempest is the best fit for you if money is not an issue for you and you can afford a luxurious lifestyle. The caravan is similar to newer caravans in style. The styles of mid-range caravans are usually not offered.
“It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the caravan is the best value for money. The caravan’s features and facilities are more than its high price. Make sure to run some checks before purchasing this vehicle. Make sure the caravan can be towed.”
“It’s possible to find a decent vehicle for between $18,000 and $20,000. The total length of the vehicle is 7.96mm. The caravan can easily accommodate 6 people because it has 6 births within. The manufacturers have tried to take advantage of the space available. A triple bunk stack is an example. The caravan has separate showers as well as soft furnishings, which make it feel like home. The caravan has a microwave, fridge, rear washrooms, water heater, mains electric, and a charging station.”
The anti-theft system on the vehicle makes sure that no one messes with it.
Things to look out for:
“Buying a used caravan is the most feasible option. If you don’t do due diligence at your end, things can take a turn for the worse. Make sure you have all the information you need before you make a purchase. Make sure to check for the following things before purchasing a used caravan.”
- Age of Caravan: An average caravan, which is maintained properly usually runs well for 14 years. If you are unsure about the age of the caravan, you can simply find out by checking the serial number on the chassis. If not, you can also double-check with the help of the handbook provided. Along with this, always prefer newer models when going for used caravans. This is because newer models usually have the latest specs and features. Aside from this, parts availability is also not an issue. With older and obscure models, parts availability can turn out to be a major issue.
- Make sure it is not stolen: Caravans, at times, can be targeted by thieves. To counter this, make sure of the fact that the vehicle is legitimate. Aside from this, also run some mandatory checks, such as the search for scratches, or any hidden damages
- Make sure it’s watertight: Make sure that the vehicle is waterproof. To guarantee this, make sure to thoroughly check windows, the roof, any aerials or flues, and the roof light surrounds. This is because water leakage is a serious issue and can cause severe damage to your caravan’s body. To counter this effect, do thorough checks under the sink, mattresses, and cushions. Also, press against the walls. If there is softness, then it is a red flag.
Caravan life has drawbacks. It will allow you to explore things in your life since most of your expenditures will be cut down. Caravan life guarantees a minimalist lifestyle. There are a lot of reasons to buy a caravan. Before buying a used caravan, make sure you evaluate all of your options so that you can make an informed decision.