What to Look for When Buying a Caravan

This is when the floor begins to fall apart a little (the glue holding different layers together gets weaker and they start to separate).

You will notice it if the floor is quite spongy when you step on it.

It can cost around £60 – £150 to fix, depending on how serious it is, or you can decide to grab your toolkit and sort it out yourself.

So if you’re willing to do this, then it won’t be a big problem. But you could maybe ask the owner to knock a little off the asking price, if this is the case.

Again, we’ve written a complete guide to delamination called ‘What is delamination and what can I do about it?’

Cracks and Holes

These are the easiest issues to spot – unless the owner has tried to cover them up.

Take note of any broken windows, cracks in the walls, or in the sink or shower. Even if they’re tiny, cracks can get bigger and cause serious issues further down the line.

It’s worth noting that sinks in particular can be quite weak, so if they get knocked by anything heavy, the damage could be bad. And they’re expensive to fix.

The same problem can occur with worktop surfaces. To help reduce the weight of the caravan, they are built to be hollow, and so are susceptible to damage.

In terms of the windows, another concern is what’s called ‘blown windows’.

This is when a window gets “swollen” – you will be able to see if a certain part of the window is larger than the rest. It is caused by cracks around the window.

Over time, this will pull the window away from the frame, creating gaps that water could get through.

If you see the caravan has this problem – then be aware it can cost hundreds of pounds to replace.

Finance on the Caravan

It’s really important to check that there is no existing finance on a caravan before you buy it.

That’s because the owner isn’t actually allowed to sell it if this is the case. And if the bank, or finance company, were to find out – they could reposes the caravan.

Then you’re left with no caravan, and have lost your money too.

This may be a lot to take in – there are many things to pay attention to – but if you’re making an investment into something as big as a caravan, it’s essential you know exactly what you’re buying.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

 

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