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A guide to hiring a caravan

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 GMT
Author: Staveley Head

Are you looking for an exciting and memorable road trip? Then hiring a caravan could be the option for you. It’s a popular choice with both families and couples that are looking for a quick getaway and a new adventure. 

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We’ve covered 4 key areas to give you an insight into what options you have if you’re looking to hire a caravan this year:

1. Hiring or buying a caravan?

If you’re new to the caravan scene, then you could try hiring a caravan first time around to see if it’s right for you. That way you won’t be saddled with maintenance and long-term costs such as storage of the caravan.

Buying a caravan can bring a whole load of new opportunities to visit new places and to go on multiple trips throughout the year. If you’re considering buying a caravan, don’t forget to make sure you get the right caravan insurance.

2. What types of caravans are available for you to hire?

Depending on whether you want to visit one or more campsites, this can help you to determine whether a static or touring caravan is most suitable for you.

Static caravans: These are fantastic if you find the perfect campsite that you’d want to return to time and time again, as the caravan would usually remain there throughout the year.

Touring caravans: Provide you with the freedom to hook this up to your car and to visit different campsites across the country and abroad. 

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3. Where can you hire a caravan?

There’s plenty of caravans out there available for hire. Whether you end up collecting a touring caravan from the owner’s home address, a caravan storage site or hire a static caravan on an existing campsite. It’s worth taking your time to visit the below hire sites to help give you a flavour of the different caravans that are available and to help you make an informed decision as what best suits your needs and budget.

4. What additional items might you need to consider taking?

Always check to see what facilities will be available to you before hiring a caravan. It’s easy to get distracted by the benefits of the on-site facilities and visiting local tourist attractions. However, if you do go for a budget caravan hire then you may need to bring along some equipment of your own to make sure you have everything to hand. Here’s a checklist just to make sure you’re prepared:

  • Caravan step
  • First aid kit
  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Cool box
  • Bedding

Have we missed something? Perhaps you have some tips of your own for hiring a caravan. Let us know on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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