Top Tips on Selling Your Used Caravan
Posted on December 19, 2012
We all know as a caravan owner there will come a time when we need to sell our beloved caravan, whether that is to upgrade to a newer model or because your family has outgrown your current one. Whatever the reason you want to ensure you get a fair price for your caravan and that the next owners get just as much enjoyment and use out of it as you have. So here are some top tips to get your caravan ready for sale:
No one wants to buy a caravan that needs a lot of work so make sure you carry out any necessary maintenance. Make sure all the plumbing and electrics are in full working order and that there is no loose fixtures or fittings. Check that the tyres are in good condition and the brakes are all working. Put yourself in the position of a buyer and think about what you would look for in a used caravan.
First impressions count, if someone comes to view your caravan and it’s splattered in mud and road grime and is dusty inside it’s not going to make them want to buy your caravan. It doesn’t give the impression that you have looked after your caravan which will also put prospective buyers off – so make sure you give your caravan a real thorough clean inside and out.
Just like when you’re selling a car you need to make sure that all the relevant paperwork is available to potential buyers and that nothing is missing. You must have the service history and CriS documents as well as any receipts from repairs that have been made to your caravan.
Make sure you set a realistic price for your caravan, taking into account the age of the caravan as well as any wear and tear. It’s also a good idea to make a list of everything that is and isn’t included so there won’t be any confusion when it comes to passing over your caravan to its new owners.
Here at The Caravan Company we are one of the largest stockists of used caravans in Leicester, Derby, Poole, Oxford, Dorset and many other areas in the UK so it’s no surprise we are experts when it comes to buying and selling caravans. We are always on the lookout for quality used caravans so if you our looking to sell yours, make sure we’re your first port of call. We also offer great part exchange packages if you’re looking to upgrade to an updated model, for more information give us a call on 0800 954 8971.