We take a look at the pros and cons, in relation to touring caravans and holiday homes…
With the government (and the recession) encouraging more and more of us to stay at home for our holidays in 2012, and with the Olympics looking to floor millions of extra visitors into UK cities this summer, it is little surprise that camping and caravanning are on the up amongst British citizens.
We thought, with this trend doing so well, it was worth a survey of your options. Today’s focus is on static caravanning (might sound like a contradiction in terms!); but with a huge range of static caravans for sale in 2012 from established providers such as Park Resorts, it’s a million pound industry, and one with plenty to offer the holidaymaker. Here are a few key areas to consider:
1. Guaranteed spots
When you buy a static caravan, you purchase the model and select a site that you would like it to be installed in. This is excellent for regular holidaymakers who have favourite areas – you’ll notice spots in West Wales and Scotland are particularly favoured, and so buying a static caravan is a way of guaranteeing accommodation in some of the country’s most beautiful coasts and forests.
You can keep up to date with all the latest caravan news and new models online these days – excellent news for the caravanner about town – but for a static caravan owner, you don’t need to worry about buying a new model all the time. Because statics are closer to bungalows, they’re built to last – and you’ll just need to do some standard upkeep. This can save you money and stress.
3. Easier travel
With a static already parked on site, it means that you can wave goodbye to those awkward bank holiday afternoons spent on the motorway trying to negotiate your car and your precarious touring caravan through barely-moving traffic. All you need to do is get there.
4. Cheaper than a holiday home – and more flexible!
Finally, what if you’re actually considering a bungalow or holiday home and someone suggested statics to you out of the blue? Well the one advantage here is, static caravans often give you similar quality and space to a bungalow, but usually at a lower cost. What’s more, if you really are unhappy with a site, you can arrange to move the caravan without losing it…something a house just can’t achieve!