Choosing From an Extensive Range of Caravans for Sale in South Wales Discussed by Bailey Wales
With the wide range of caravans for sale in South Wales, you’ve likely considered a great deal when choosing your brand new caravan. Whether you are new to the caravanning world or have been on many caravan adventures, you have likely considered the wide range of caravans that are available.
Bailey Wales is one of the leading providers of Bailey caravans in South Wales and we pride ourselves on the selection of new and pre-owned caravans that we have available in our showrooms. There are many questions that you may have about purchasing a new or used caravan as well as questions about the various caravans that are for sale. We answered some of the internet’s most popular questions around caravans and caravans for sale to help you in your search for caravans for sale in South Wales. If you are looking for caravans for sale in South Wales or Bailey caravans in South Wales then enquire with Bailey Wales today using an online contact form on our website or telephone direct now on: 01792 64 33 26
Can I Tow Any Touring Caravan?
If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 then you will automatically have the ability to drive a heavier car and caravan. The standard test today covers categories B and B1 (Vehicle up to 3,500kg towing a trailer up to 750kg) Larger outfits require a difficult additional driving test to add the B+E category to your license.
Does My Touring Caravan Need an MOT?
Your caravan itself does not require an MOT. It is however your responsibility to make sure that your caravan is maintained and in a roadworthy condition. If you have caravan insurance then you will need to make sure that all of the relevant precautions are taken to minimise claims and you should also make sure that your caravan is safe on the road.
Does My Touring Caravan Need Caravan Insurance?
Legally, (unlike vehicle insurance) your caravan is not required to have insurance. However, caravan insurance is very important when you are on the road or off of it. Caravan insurance covers accidental damage, theft and storm related damage. It’s important to note that car insurance should provide cover for any third party related damage whilst towing a caravan but it won’t pay any damage to the caravan in the event of theft or an accident. We therefore recommend that a special additional insurance policy is taken out for your caravan.
What are the Caravan Options if I am a First Time Caravan Owner?
At the start of a hobby or activity, everybody starts as a beginner. If you are new to the world of caravanning then you may have thought about the options that are available to you. Purchasing a new caravan allows you to select from a wide range of personalised features which makes your caravan truly bespoke to all of your requirements. Although purchasing a new caravan is a significant investment, if you know exactly what you want from your touring caravan then there is no reason as to why you cannot purchase a brand new caravan.
If you are looking for more experience before purchasing a brand new caravan or if you are looking to see if caravanning is for you then another great option is to consider purchasing a pre-owned touring caravan. This is because of the fact that it is a significantly less investment than purchasing a touring caravan brand new before purchasing a brand new caravan. You won’t have the personalisation options that are available when purchasing a brand new caravan but you will be able to try out a caravan and the layout that you prefer before buying your new caravan. This can give you insights into caravanning, whether you enjoy it and whichever touring caravan will suit you in the future.
How Should I Arrange for Storage of My Touring Caravan?
As your caravan is a significant investment, it’s important to keep your caravan safe when not in use. You will want to consider a storage facility that is dry and safe from the elements as well as being ideally monitored as your caravan is an expensive asset. It’s important to keep the damp away from your caravan if you opt to use a caravan cover so ensure that you use a ‘breathable’ material if you are storing your caravan outside with a scratch-free inner surface.
Do I Have to Store My Caravan in the Off-Season?
During the off-season, you may want to keep your caravan in storage. However, caravans can be used all year round and there’s a variety of different caravanning holidays that you can enjoy even in the winter months! If you are keeping your caravan stored then as discussed in the point above, make sure that you keep the damp out and that your caravan is safely secured.
Are Towing Mirrors a Legal Requirement?
Although not a legal requirement to have towing mirrors installed, the law requires that you have adequate view down both sides of the outfit. There’s very few cars with caravans that will offer this view so you will need to consider extension mirrors to ensure that you have the correct visibility and that you are safe on the road. Mirrors will always improve your view and your safety.
Are Caravan Accessories Worth the Investment?
Although accessories may seem like a luxury rather than a requirement, many caravaners swear by a range of caravan accessories when going on caravan holidays. Accessories such as awnings are often highly recommended as they create additional space in your caravan area and an area where you can store muddy or wet clothing. This allows you to enjoy your caravanning holiday even further and you can even use your awning area as an additional sleeping area to increase the amount of sleeping space with your caravan.
What Size of Caravan Do I Need?
The size of your caravan is obviously an important factor which you will need to think about. You will need to consider the amount of people that will be accompanying you on your caravan trips as the bigger the caravan, the more space you have available for additional family members. Akin to our answer earlier, you will need to make sure that you have the correct driving license if towing a much larger caravan. You will also need to consider your towing vehicle as some vehicles will struggle to tow larger caravans or may even be illegal to be used to tow.
Enquire With Bailey Wales Today
If you have any further questions on caravans for sale in South Wales or about your caravan then we are more than happy to help you. With almost 60 years of experience, we can help you find your ideal touring caravan as well as answer any questions that you may have. With the experience of our team at both of our caravan showrooms, we are available to help you look at the various caravans that are available. If you are looking for caravans for sale near me in South Wales or caravans for sale in South Wales then enquire with Bailey Wales using a contact form on our website or telephone now on: 01792 64 33 26