Let me start by saying that the appeal of a touring caravan has always eluded me but my sister and her husband used to be positive fanatics. As is common they started by towing “the box on two wheels” behind their increasingly larger cars, finally ending up with 40 thousand pounds worth of Range Rover which made extremely light work of the chore.
As is so often the case, the experience of caravanning changed both their attitudes over time, with towing a van through busy towns and on crowded motorways; something which they began to dread instead of enjoying.
Further, the location of a caravan site became of greater importance than the fun of living in a small metal box and learning witty sayings familiar to all who tow caravans, the most popular of which seems to be “if the van´s a rockin don´t come a knockin!”. One day perhaps someone will explain this to me. . . . !
There are lots of static caravans for sale in North Wales but, as applies to buying a house, the pitching of a caravan has three priorities – location, location and location
There is not much fun in having to carry decking to put down if the site is a sea of mud. That is to assume it is allowable to put decking down at all.
An idyllic village
My brother in law and sister, having fallen in love with one of the caravan parks in North Wales, that they noticed their many walks, which is more like an idyllic village of static homes. Within the little village there were two show vans and having carefully looked them over, they soon formed the opinion that owning such a residence, and not having to pull their own touring caravan everywhere, would be perfect. The need for a powerful, thirsty vehicle was obviated and the park, set deep in English woodland, would always be an attractive location.
Similar costs but no hassle
Taking into account insurance, gas, repairs, towing petrol, devaluation and fair wear and tear, purchasing a static home would work out at virtually the same cost. The greatest expense is the fee for the pitch upon which you site your holiday home. The fee covers the rates the park has to pay, lighting around the park, water, sewage disposal and a variety of other things (that vary from park to park) including security guards, gardeners for communal areas and other necessary staff.
Whilst it’s very easy to become quite excited about static caravans for sale in North Wales with the prospect of a possible purchase, good advice would be to ask for a free or discounted weekend on the holiday park you like (or for the money you spend to go toward your eventual purchase) and to talk to the neighbours of the pitch you intend to buy. You can learn a lot from seasoned caravan owners.
For more information about the caravans for sale at Sirior Bach contact us or search our database on the website for available stock.