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A caravan is a great way to take a holiday and explore the world. However, most people have never bought such a vehicle before and don’t necessarily know what to look for. This is why it is important to hire a caravan before buying one.

Consumers can gain some practice driving and working with these vehicles and really see what is available.

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Hiring a caravan gives people the chance to test out different models, make smart decisions, and save money.

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One of the main benefits of hiring a caravan before buying one is that people can test-drive different models. These vehicles come in a variety of styles, types and sizes.

Most consumers have never driven a caravan let alone shopped for one. Gaining hands-on experience with different models helps people make an educated decision when it comes time to make this big purchase.

This is also a chance to better understand how these caravans handle on the road, how to maintain them and more.

Learn What to Bring on the Trip 

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When people hire a caravan, they can be sure they have everything they need for a family vacation or excursion. These vehicles come with everything from brooms and buckets to wine glasses, BBQ lighters, dryer lines, salad servers, plates and even playing cards.

 

Touring Caravan Vs Motorhome: Which Is Best for You?

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Being a webmaster of a very popular camping and caravanning website I will get asked many questions on a daily basis and there does always tend to be a recurring theme amongst most of them, namely what is the difference between X type of caravan and Y type of caravan. Well here I hope to explain all of this in some detail so that it will hopefully clear up some of the confusion.

There are only really a few different types of caravans that are worthy of mention, mainly because the other type only generally make up no more than 0.1% of caravans, these being static caravans, touring caravans, motorhomes and park homes.

Static Caravans are generally between 20x8feet (length x width) and 38x14feet and on the whole are placed on a plot of a caravan park for the majority of their lives. Static caravans are not towable on public roads unless a support vehicle is behind the caravan and the roads are rated at over the weight of the caravan, as such they are generally transported on the back of lorries to and from locations. Static caravans are likely to have a lot of modern conveniences that you would expect from a modern home including double glazing, central heating and winter insulation.

Park Homes and Lodges are more similar to a static caravan than any other type mentioned before as they are comparable in size and the features that are available to them as standard though they will be moved around a lot less than a static caravan and generally will be of a higher spec, and also price. Things such as double glazing, air conditioning, central heating and other luxury features will be a lot more common as a standard feature in park homes and lodges. Park homes also have an advantage over static caravans in that they can increase their value over time making them more akin to a house than a caravan, despite the construction of them being more caravan like.

 

On Site Caravans in Australia - Ten Steps to Follow Before Buying One

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A static caravan is a great investment in your families future holidays. You can enjoy amazing times in your new holiday home but you should look at after your static caravan to ensure it stays in tip top condition year on year.

I thought I would give you some hints and tips on maintaining your caravan and I will write some more detailed advice in other articles, but this one covers the main areas.

1) Gas and Electric Maintenance

Your holiday home will most likely be fitted with a gas boiler which in some cases will be connected to a central heating system.

Annual maintenance of your boiler should be completed by a competent and registered engineer, however you can ensure that it's running smoothly and highlight any concerns to your engineer as soon as possible. This will keep your overall costs down in future years.

As for electric systems I would recommend getting these annually checked for safety. Again, you can check if the fuses are in place correctly and that when you leave your static caravan that both the electric and bass is turned off at the main connection points to your plot.

2) Exterior Maintenance

This will reduce any issues of water leakage and also reduce down any damp that could be created when not in use.

9) Internal Cleaning

I would recommend that you clean your caravan on a regular basis. As you perform the cleaning you will be able to notice any signs of wear and tear that could effect the life of your static caravan.

If you are unable to perform a deep clean your park manager will be able to advise of local cleaning companies that specialise in static caravan cleaning. They will report any problems they notice to you so you can react quickly and repair any problems before they get worse.

10) Static Caravan Insurance

Please, please, please ensure you have adequate static caravan insurance.

This is one area where many owners fail to get the correct level of cover. If its too cheap, then it probably won't meet your requirements. Check your policy wording carefully and ensure that you are correctly covered for accidents or other insurance related claims.


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A caravan is a great way to take a holiday and explore the world. However, most people have never bought such a vehicle before and don’t necessarily know what to look for. This is why it is important to hire a caravan before buying one.

Consumers can gain some practice driving and working with these vehicles and really see what is available.

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Hiring a caravan gives people the chance to test out different models, make smart decisions, and save money.

Best 18 Foot Caravan Shower Toilet In Victoria

One of the main benefits of hiring a caravan before buying one is that people can test-drive different models. These vehicles come in a variety of styles, types and sizes.

Most consumers have never driven a caravan let alone shopped for one. Gaining hands-on experience with different models helps people make an educated decision when it comes time to make this big purchase.

This is also a chance to better understand how these caravans handle on the road, how to maintain them and more.

Learn What to Bring on the Trip 

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When people hire an 18ft caravan with ensuite, they can be sure they have everything they need for a family vacation or excursion. These vehicles come with everything from brooms and buckets to wine glasses, BBQ lighters, dryer lines, salad servers, plates and even playing cards.

 

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There are a number of legal and financial things that you need to take into account before making any sort of offer on a second hand caravan.
The things that you need to take into account from the very beginning are:

  • Financial planning: before you even look at second hand caravans, you need to work out exactly how much you can afford to spend on the purchase. Don't forget to include the cost of any alterations that the van may need, as well as taxes and insurance in this estimate.
  • Right mindset: before going to look at a second hand caravan, you need to ensure that you are in the right mindset for shopping. It is generally best to go with your gut instincts - if you have any doubts about a van, do not buy it. You should also seek specialist advice whenever necessary.

It is always important to not get carried away when buying a second hand caravan - if you make a mistake or a misguided purchase, you could land yourself in a lot of legal or financial hot water.

 

Caravan Accessories Shopping

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Whilst there are hundreds if not thousands of great products available to caravanners, no one wants to fork out a fortune for items they might not need or won't ever use, particularly if you have just paid for a new caravan. There are however a few essentials that will make your first caravanning trip easier, more enjoyable and altogether stress free - just the way it should be.

The first absolute essential is a portable water container for filling your fresh water tank when you first arrive on site. Often simply called an 'Aquaroll' after one of the leading products of this type (think 'Hoover' or 'Tanoy'), these are an absolute must for every caravanner as in case you hadn't noticed your home away from home is not plumbed in to the mains!

You will also need a step for getting in to the caravan door as steps aren't generally something which manufacturers supply, though if buying from a dealer these will often be included as part of a 'new starter kit'.

An awning isn't strictly an essential as some caravanners do go without, but with the offer of doubling your living space and greatly increasing your caravans usability, it's an item which most caravanners wouldn't do without. You can buy different types and sizes of awning, from a full length awning with large zipped doors, to a porch awning designed simply as an area to take off muddy boots before entering the van, so be sure to do your homework and choose the awning that's right for you and your caravan.

These items should make your first trip a little bit easier and more enjoyable, but there are hundreds of items which you may find you need over the years and will unwilling amass - just keep in mind that whatever you buy, you will have to carry with you! On the subject of weight, make sure that your caravan and its contents never exceed 85% of your cars total weight as this is the maximum ratio which is safe to tow. Of course it is advisable to be well underneath this to get the best control and safety when towing, plus much more better fuel consumption - and remember that the maximum towing weight detailed by your car manufacturer is the one you should never exceed, even if less than 85%.

Last, but certainly not least on your list of must haves, is a specialist insurance policy that covers your caravan and all your carefully chosen new equipment. Make sure that the total value you are insured for is enough to cover your caravan, awning and every item of equipment.


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Do I Need A Caravan With Ensuite?

A caravan is a great way to take a holiday and explore the world. However, most people have never bought such a vehicle before and don’t necessarily know what to look for. This is why it is important to hire a caravan before buying one.

Consumers can gain some practice driving and working with these vehicles and really see what is available.

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Hiring a caravan gives people the chance to test out different models, make smart decisions, and save money.

Well Built Caravans With Ensuites For Sale In Victoria

One of the main benefits of hiring a caravan before buying one is that people can test-drive different models. These vehicles come in a variety of styles, types and sizes.

Most consumers have never driven a caravan let alone shopped for one. Gaining hands-on experience with different models helps people make an educated decision when it comes time to make this big purchase.

This is also a chance to better understand how these caravans handle on the road, how to maintain them and more.

Learn What to Bring on the Trip 

Mobile Caravans For Sale

When people hire an 18ft caravan with ensuite, they can be sure they have everything they need for a family vacation or excursion. These vehicles come with everything from brooms and buckets to wine glasses, BBQ lighters, dryer lines, salad servers, plates and even playing cards.

 

RV, Motorhome And Caravan Window Condensation - How To Prevent And Get Rid Of Misty Windows

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A static caravan is a great investment in your families future holidays. You can enjoy amazing times in your new holiday home but you should look at after your static caravan to ensure it stays in tip top condition year on year.

I thought I would give you some hints and tips on maintaining your caravan and I will write some more detailed advice in other articles, but this one covers the main areas.

1) Gas and Electric Maintenance

Your holiday home will most likely be fitted with a gas boiler which in some cases will be connected to a central heating system.

Annual maintenance of your boiler should be completed by a competent and registered engineer, however you can ensure that it's running smoothly and highlight any concerns to your engineer as soon as possible. This will keep your overall costs down in future years.

As for electric systems I would recommend getting these annually checked for safety. Again, you can check if the fuses are in place correctly and that when you leave your static caravan that both the electric and bass is turned off at the main connection points to your plot.

2) Exterior Maintenance

This will reduce any issues of water leakage and also reduce down any damp that could be created when not in use.

9) Internal Cleaning

I would recommend that you clean your caravan on a regular basis. As you perform the cleaning you will be able to notice any signs of wear and tear that could effect the life of your static caravan.

If you are unable to perform a deep clean your park manager will be able to advise of local cleaning companies that specialise in static caravan cleaning. They will report any problems they notice to you so you can react quickly and repair any problems before they get worse.

10) Static Caravan Insurance

Please, please, please ensure you have adequate static caravan insurance.

This is one area where many owners fail to get the correct level of cover. If its too cheap, then it probably won't meet your requirements. Check your policy wording carefully and ensure that you are correctly covered for accidents or other insurance related claims.

 

New to Caravanning - Your Essentials Checklist

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Why condensation happens

The acrylic used in these windows is slightly hygroscopic (i.e. attracts water), so in extreme conditions, moisture will permeate the material. For this reason these windows are not sealed units, so any moisture can escape between the panes. Normally no moisture builds up, but it will happen if it is cool inside, warm and moist inside and the caravan becomes warm very quickly. In this case temperatures and humidity do not have time to balance and condensation forms.

Condensation should not cause too many problems for most caravan owners, but if parts of the windows are remaining damp for a long time, then mould may form or discolouration to the acrylic may become visible.


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There are many types of self catering accommodation available for holidays in Victoria, but very few types come close to that of a new caravan. This article takes a look at five of the main reasons that static caravans are an ideal choice of accommodation for your next self catering holiday.

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  1. Pet Friendly If you have a dog then you will no doubt be aware of the high cost of putting your furry friend away in kennels whilst you go on holiday. It is not just the financial cost thought it is also the emotional cost of being separated from your pets. You will find that many static ‘vans that are available to hire will allow one or two pets to stay in them. There is frequently a charge for this but more often than not it is significantly less than kennel fees.
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  1. Choice of Locations Caravan parks are situated all across the Victoria and as such you a sure to find a holiday park in the area that you want to visit. If you want to just escape for a weekend away there is bound to be a good selection of parks within a 50 mile radius of your home. From beachside caravans to caravans hidden in valleys there is certainly a holiday park to cater for everyone.

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With so many Caravan Movers on the market right now, it can be a minefield when trying to decide what make and model to choose from.

There are a number of different manufacturers of caravan motor movers all stating that their particular models are the best on the market, but in reality they all really have the same function, which is to move your caravan for you. There are plenty of models to choose from which can cater for all your needs.

You will find caravan movers that are powerful enough to move double axle caravans weighing anything up to 2500kg and less powerful version that are suitable for moving single axle caravans weighing a great deal less. Most caravan movers now also come with a remote control, which makes moving your caravan not only easier but much safer too.

The majority of modern caravan motor movers all include some form of smooth stop and start to stop your caravan pitching forward or backwards. They function well on pretty much all types of surfaces even grit, snow, loose gravel and even muddy grass you might find on your caravan site, so you should never find yourself in a situation were you can not move your caravan. They have the power to pull your caravan up slopes and take them back down hills equally as safe.

Prices tend to vary depending on specification, however you are likely to get what you pay for. Some of the German manufactured caravan movers carry a higher price tag than most, but there build quality and reliability are second to none, and will generally last the lifetime of the caravan itself. Most also now come with 5-year warranties as standard for piece of mind. Caravan movers are constantly evolving with many new models appearing all the time. To find out more about particular models you can visit dealers or even go to caravan events where you will be able to see them operating live.

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As a used caravan is a very confined space, travels with your family can quickly become unpleasant when you are forced to live with a bad smell. There are three main causes of bad odors in caravans - wastewater, a malfunctioning toilet, or damp - and you may be pleased to learn that it is possible to remove these smells and enjoy your holiday once more.

  • Wastewater: There are a number of ways to remove these odors, the most popular being to add de-odorizing tablets to the wastewater tank where they dissolve. Rinsing the tank at least once a year and plugging the sinks during transit will also help to lessen odors.

  • Malfunctioning toilet: Odors can often leach out of the toilet of your used caravan is the cassette has cracks or leaks, so make sure it is in good condition. You should also empty your cassette well before it reaches full capacity to lessen the chances of bad smells.

  • Damp: When your caravan does not take to winter too well, the damp odors that ensue can be difficult to remove. The only way to stop this sort of bad smell is to find the source of the dampness (poor ventilation, for example) and repair it as soon as possible.

If your used caravan is experiencing a bad odor of some kind, the first step to fixing it is determining what has caused the smell. Whilst damp is easy to determine from the other two, you may have to do some inspecting to get an idea of whether your bad caravan odor has been caused be wastewater or by a malfunctioning toilet (of course, if you don't have a toilet the answer is simple).

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