So you’ve made the big decision to purchase a static caravan and you are probably wondering what to do next.

The internet is a great tool to help you in your research.

The first thing you need to do is find your ideal holiday park, by searching for sites in a specific location the internet can show you your options. Other static caravan owners may also have written reviews of certain sites which can help you in making your decision.

You will then need to visit a few sites which are of interest to you to see if you think you will feel at home there. Checking out the public transport, local amenities and on-site facilities in the area is also a good idea.

If you own a pet then you will need to check the site rules and regulations. It is also important to check for any other rules that may be in place on the site.

The next step is to choose your caravan, when you have worked out your budget, you will then have to decide if you want to purchase a used or a new static caravan. Online dealerships are a good way to see what is on the market. Attending shows can be useful to get a feel for the site. A number of parks also have a show home for visitors to view.

Following this you will have to review the running costs of your holiday home. Site fees can vary on each holiday park, so do your research before you decide. In addition many sites are only open for the main holiday season, from March until October. These sites will probably be cheaper. Other costs to consider include, heating costs, gas fees and water rates.

Once you have considered all these factors you will be ready to purchase your holiday home. You will then need to take out an insurance policy, for a great value insurance quotation call Coast on 0800 614 849

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