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Top Tips for Buying a Used Motorhome

November 14, 2016

There are many advantages to buying a pre-owned caravan. The most prominent is the considerable savings, although motorhomes do retain their value at a much healthier rate than cars. Some motorhomes are even £10,000 cheaper 3 years after their release, dependant on the model and condition.


Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when looking for a pre-loved motorhome.

  • Make sure you have HPI checked the vehicle to ensure is hasn’t been previously stolen or an insurance write off.
  • View and test drive the van to make sure it is right for you. Always check you have the right insurance before your test drive it.
  • Electrics and gas maintenance can be costly, so making sure that this works is always a good idea. Check the fridge, oven, grill, hob, sockets, lights and electric awning if it has one.
  • Make sure you take a lie down on the bed. Check if is comfortable and is easy enough to get in and out of, especially it is above the cabin. If you are looking at a fold away bed it is also good to try packing it away yourself.
  • Checking you interior and exterior damage is a must! Don’t be fooled by stickers in odd places.
  • Fiat Duncato is the most popular for the base vehicles as it is specifically designed for motorhomes; however don’t rule out others such as the Peugeot Boxer, Ford Transit and Volkswagen Transporter as they are just as good but generally cheaper.

Buying used leisure vehicles are perfect for first time motorhomers; it gives the freedom to experience the motorhoming lifestyle without spending as much money. Look into motorhome finance.

But most of all it has to be the right can for you. Buying pre-owned may mean you have to be a little more flexible on the layout features however make sure you can imagine yourself having fun and holidaying in the vehicle.

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