Tips for choosing a caravan

If camping is your thing, then you may have thought about buying an RV. For many, a caravan is synonymous with freedom. To go out and explore new landscapes and live adventures in the company of your vacation home.

If you have already decided to buy a caravan, take into account the following factors when making your choice:

  • Budget
  • Number of members who will use the caravan
  • Your needs and tastes
  • Your car

2 room caravan:

The most popular caravans are the two-room caravans, because they have a number of qualities that appeal to many people.

One of the main advantages of this type of caravan is that you do not need neither insurance nor your own license plate, nor to pass the itv, because most of them weigh less than 750 kilograms.

If you are one of those who like to travel a lot of kilometers, you may want a light caravan (less than 400 kilos). It will allow you to spend less fuel and be less heavy.

Two-room caravans are usually ideal for families of 3 to 5 members. Usually, one of the beds becomes a table. Most of them have a bathroom with a chemical toilet.

3 room caravan:

The 3 room caravans invite you to a more comfortable vacation. In addition to the bed space, they have a central lounge that can also be converted into a bed.

Many tend to weigh more than 750 kilograms, so you will need a license plate, your own insurance and to pass the ITV. Your car must also support the weight of this caravan, which must not exceed 70% of the car’s weight.

Please note that if the sum of the weight of your car and the caravan is more than 3500 kg, you will need to obtain a higher driving license.

Final tips:

Buy a caravan of the size you need. Remember that the weight and size of the caravan influence fuel consumption and driving requirements.

Unlike cars, caravans age in good condition. You can use them for years taking care of some maintenance details. These characteristics mean that you can opt for a second-hand caravan without it being a problem.

If you decide on a second-hand one, it is advisable that it has a stabilizer, which prevents the car from moving at the whim of the caravan. Check tires, windows, roofs and walls.

Good luck!