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Things you may need to think about before you buy a caravan

If you are one of those individuals who finds the idea of a hotel based holiday to be a bit limiting in terms of you doing what you want, when you want to, then a caravan holiday may be more to your liking.

For most of the year you may be restricted to various restrictions in terms of where you are supposed to be and when. You may be looking for a complete change when it comes to your holiday and a caravan may be just what you are looking for.


If you have found your ideal location then a static caravan may be more suitable for you. These are typically located on designated sites and while they can be moved from one site to another, they are not designed to be moved about regularly.

On the other hand if you tend to tire of a particular location quickly and have a desire to take to the open roads and explore then a touring caravan or a motorhome may be more to your liking. You can spend as much or as little time as you want at any one site – you have complete freedom of choice.


If you are going to spend money on a caravan of whatever type then you may be keen to protect what could be a considerable investment on your part with some appropriate caravan insurance.

At Cover4Caravans, we can typically provide you with a caravan insurance quote whatever your choice of vehicle.

Weighty matters

If you opt for a tourer, your driving licence may typically cover you for towing a vehicle up to a certain weight and this will include many types of caravan.

You may need to check though and bear in mind that if you got your licence after 1996 and the combined weight of your car and caravan exceeds 3.5 tonnes then an additional driving test may be necessary.

Cars also have a limit on the maximum weight that they can tow. This may vary depending on the weight of the actual car itself. Typically you may be able to safely tow something up to 85% of the weight of the towing vehicle. So make sure that your car is up to the job of towing the caravan you are proposing buying.