Touring Caravan Buying Guide for First Time Buyers – Presented by Bailey Wales
Touring caravans are a highly popular option for holidaymakers and you may, therefore, be thinking about purchasing a touring caravan. With the many holidays that you can go on with your touring caravan, choosing this method of transport when going on holiday is becoming a much-preferred option compared to flying or staying in hotels across your adventures.
Bailey Wales offers a wide range of touring caravans for sale in South Wales. In this article, we will focus on offering advice for first-time buyers. Although you may be interested in starting your caravanning adventures, you may understandably have a number of questions so we have created a touring caravan buying guide for first-time buyers. If you are looking for touring caravans for sale in South Wales or new touring caravans for sale in South Wales then enquire with Bailey Wales using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team now on: 01792 64 33 26
Beginning Your Touring Caravan Journey
When first setting out on choosing a new touring caravan, you’ve likely got a lot of questions around what caravan is best for you. As there are a wide range of touring caravans available, you will firstly want to think about which touring caravan is appropriate for you. You do not necessarily have to start with a brand new touring caravan as there are a variety of used touring caravans that you can choose from. At Bailey Wales, we have a large range of used touring caravans for sale in South Wales to help you start your journey should you be looking for your first caravan.
If you are looking to make the investment in purchasing a brand new caravan then there are a variety of considerations that you will want to make. This ranges from the type of caravan, the type of caravanning holiday that you will want to go on as well as your requirements when you are going on holiday. Although it may seem like a lot to consider, using this guide will help you in finding your first caravan and will let you enjoy a variety of caravanning holidays in 2019.
Where Are You Likely to Go on Holiday?
If you are purchasing a caravan then you are likely considering going on a number of caravanning holidays. This is an important consideration to make when you are choosing your new caravan as you will need to select a caravan that can cater to your requirements whilst you are on and off the road. There are a wide range of Bailey touring caravans available to suit to your requirements so research is key when you are looking for your new or first caravan. Considering which holidays you are going to go on is very important but bear in mind that there are handy items such as caravan accessories that can also help you whilst you are on holiday.
Used Touring Caravan or New Touring Caravan?
As we discussed, you may have been considering whether to choose a new touring caravan or used touring caravan as your first caravan. There are advantages to choosing both which we have outlined below:
Benefits of Purchasing a Used Touring Caravan
A used touring caravan is a significantly less investment than purchasing a touring caravan that is brand new. However, you will be restricted to the customisation options that are available with purchasing a brand new caravan as the layout of your caravan, for example, will be predetermined. This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy caravanning with a used caravan as you will be able to find a pre-loved caravan that has a layout that is suited to your requirements. It’s important to research or take a look at the various layouts that are available before you decide on the used touring caravan that you are going to purchase as this will help you choose your first caravan. It’s important to bear in mind that you likely won’t know your exact personal preferences and requirements but purchasing a used touring caravan is a great way to get to know what you like before you go ahead and spend a significant investment on a brand new touring caravan.
Benefits of Purchasing a Touring Caravan Brand New
Purchasing a touring caravan brand new allows freedom to select the type of design layout that you want to the letter whilst encompassing the size and design of a certain range of touring caravan. This allows greater freedom and you can also choose all of the additional features that you may want included with your caravan. You should not be deterred from purchasing a brand new touring caravan if you are a first-time buyer just because of your inexperience. With diligent research, discussions with experienced caravan owners and by discussing your requirements with our highly experienced team of caravan experts, you can choose a brand new touring caravan as your first caravan!
Consider the Process of Towing Your Caravan
We’ve discussed the towing requirements and legalities regarding towing a caravan in our comprehensive caravan buying guide. For this first time buying guide, however, towing your caravan is probably more of a consideration. Towing larger caravans can be difficult so it’s important to ensure that you are comfortable towing a larger caravan. If you are not comfortable with this then it’s sensible to consider a lighter touring caravan rather than a heavier touring caravan. You will also need to consider the vehicle that you use to tow your touring caravan. To check, look in the handbook of your vehicle to find the kerb weight and multiply this by 85/100. This gives the ’85 percent’ figure. Next check the towing limit for your model of car. If this is higher than the 85 percent figure you can look for a caravan up to this limit. If not you will be restricted to a lower towing limit. We can help you in the process of matching a touring caravan to your car.
Setting a Budget for Your Touring Caravan
The final aspect that you will want to specifically focus on is your budget. This ties in with the consideration in purchasing a pre-loved or new caravan as this decision is also likely to be affected by your budget. There’s a wide range of caravans available at a variety of different price points so determining your budget is important once you have calculated the caravan that you can tow and the caravan that you would like to purchase.
Take a Look at Our Touring Caravans for Sale in South Wales Today
At Bailey Wales, we have decades of experience in the caravan industry. We stock an extensive range of pre-owned and new Bailey touring caravans and can help you find your ideal caravan. We understand that it can seem difficult and frustrating when choosing your first caravan but our friendly team are here to help. If you are looking to purchase a touring caravan for sale in South Wales or pre-owned touring caravans for sale in South Wales then enquire with Bailey Wales using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team directly now on: 01792 64 33 26