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Buying A Campervan: Busting The Myths Of Motorhome Travel

  • Written by News Feature Team

If you have made the exciting decision to purchase your own campervan then you are certainly in for a lifetime of road adventures. When you own your own caravan you can hit the road any time you would like, taking along your family or friends and enjoying all the thrills the countryside has to offer. There are many myths that come along with the concept of motorhome travel, so before going to the caravan sales location and making your purchase you should know the facts. This way you can make a purchase that fits your budget, your travel plans, and your travelling needs.

 

Less Is More

 

One of the biggest myths when it comes to motorhome travel is that the less space you have the better. Sure, compact caravans are convenient for driving, parking, and take up less room at the campground, but small space does not necessarily have to be the be-all end-all when making your purchase. Depending on the size of your family or the number of travelling companions you will have with you, having too little space will be a major burden that could turn your trips into uncomfortable experiences for everyone involved.

Of course you aren’t going to want a giant camper that is far too large for your travelling party, but carefully taking into account the space you will need in order to be comfortable is a definite must. You will be grateful for this once you get out on the road and find that everyone in your party is travelling in full comfort.

 

All The Comforts Of Home

 

Something that is often said when it comes to motorhome travel is that travellers experience all the comforts of home when out on the road. Although a caravan does add an element of comfort and can indeed feature lots of amenities that add to this comfort, keep in mind that you are still travelling by vehicle and therefore your experience will be more akin to a camping trip than a comfortable night at home.

It is important to keep this in mind when browsing at the caravan sales dealership. You may become dazzled by all the amenities and features many caravans have on offer and end up spending money on items you don’t necessarily need. Before you even begin your search you should make a list of the amenities and features you feel you will need in order to enjoy your trips. When shopping, make sure that you are hitting all of the features you wished for but try not fall for excessive new features that weren’t originally on your list. This will assure that you don’t end up going over your budget.

 

New Is Better

 

People always assume that brand new caravan models are the way to go in terms of quality and comfort. This isn’t necessarily true. Each year thousands of buyers turn to used caravans in order to get exactly what they want for less price. For example, if you have your eye on a new caravan that is unfortunately over your budget, there is a chance you can find the same model used for a price you can afford. As long as you buy from a reputable dealer with a good track record of honest practice, you can be assured that the caravan passes the quality control required of certified used dealers.

Many travellers choose to purchase a cheaper used model for their first several trips before upgrading to a new model down the line. Going with a used model will give you a chance to learn your likes and dislikes regarding caravans so that you have exactly what you need in mind when you move on to make your big purchase of a new model. Even if you do have a budget that accommodates the purchase of a brand new caravan, you may still want to opt for a quality used model and save some of that money to use on your first trip.

 

The Better The Brand, The Better the Caravan

 

Just because a caravan model might not carry a brand name you recognize doesn’t mean it isn’t a quality vehicle. If you’ve been looking at a brand name model that is just beyond your price range, one thing you may want to do is research other brands that carry similar models. Oftentimes you will be able to find one with the same looks and features manufactured by a less famous brand for far less.

If you’re going this route, make sure to read up on the customer reviews online in order to be certain you are purchasing a quality caravan.

There are many myths when it comes to road tripping, so don’t let them cloud your judgment when you hit the caravan sales office to make your purchase.

 

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