People often prefer new vehicles over the 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.
Some of the best used caravans are listed.
1. Bailey Pegasus 462:
If you like 2 berths, bailey pegasus is for you. The vehicle is 7 years old, but it still has potential.
“The ALU-TECH construction makes it a lighter and stronger model. The vehicle has all the amenities you would expect from a standard Campervan. A washroom is located at the rear end of the vehicle. It has a kitchen at its mid along with a forward lounge. It is possible to find a good quality used pegasus for as little as £7,795. The vehicle can easily look after your family’s needs, which makes it an ideal campervan. Even though the vehicle is small the manufacturer has maximized the available space.”
The vehicle has an Alu-Tech body construction if we talk about the specifications in more detail. It is a single axle vehicle with alloy wheels. The flooring is done with loose-fit carpets and double glazed windows, which guarantee ultimate privacy. There is a BBQ point on the outside of the vehicle as well as a 240V sockets on the outside. A great camping van is made up of all these features.
2. The Swift Challenger 570:
“If you are looking for a family caravan, the swift challenger 570 is the one for you. The layout of the vehicle is suitable for a family. The caravan has plenty of space at its rear end. There is a spacious lounge area at the front of the caravan, as well as an average-sized shower cubicle. The lounge area’s unique feature that can convert into a double bed or separate 2 single beds is what makes it unique. The vehicle also has a french double bed at the rear of it.”
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 and $12,000.
There is a front lounge area that can be converted into a double or single bed along with a fixed rear double bed in the swift challenger.
The vehicle is ideal for someone who is into camping, as it has a dedicated kitchen area with all the essentials. This vehicle has a nice touch with its carpeted flooring. Vehicle is the best value for the money.
3. The Carolina:
There are 4 convertible beds at the back of the caravan. There are two convertible beds in the front of the building. Room for 6 people can be made with it.
A contemporary oven with a combined grill is included in the caravan, along with a 4 burner hob unit. A domestic 115-liter fridge and a built-in microwave oven can be found in the caravan. The caravan has all the basic amenities such as a remote control 17 inch TV, DVD player, and mp3 player for its users.
Things will not end here. The stolen vehicle tracker recovery system can be reactivated by the owners of the Carolina. The feature provides users with peace of mind.
4. 6 Berth Elddis Crusader Tempest:
If money is not an issue for you and you can afford to indulge in a luxury, then the Elddis Crusader tempest is the best choice for you. The style of the caravan is similar to that of newer caravans. The styles of mid-range caravans are usually not offered.
“It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that caravan is the best value for money. The caravan’s features and facilities are more than its 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 car for between $18,000 and £20,000. The total length of the vehicle is 7.96mm. The caravan can accommodate 6 people because it has 6 births within. The manufacturers have tried to make the most of the space available. A triple bunk stack is a great example of this. The caravan has separate showers and soft furnishings, which make it feel like home. The caravan has a microwave, fridge, rear washrooms, water heaters, mains electric, and a charging point.”
The anti-theft system in the vehicle makes sure that no one messes with it.
Things to look out for:
“Buying a used caravan is the most viable option. If you don’t do your due diligence, things can take a turn for the worse. If you’re buying a caravan, make sure you have all the information you need. Check for the following things before buying a 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 thè sink, mattresses, and cushions. Also, press against the walls. If there is softness, then it is a red flag.
Caravan life has things that are good and things that are not. It will allow you to explore things in your life since most of your expenditures will be cut, and it will save you a lot of money. Caravan life guarantees a lifestyle that is minimalist in nature. There are a lot of reasons to buy a caravan. Before buying a used caravan, make sure you evaluate all of your options so you can make an informed decision.