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Static Caravan advise please?



 
 
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Old October 4th 04, 07:38 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Bjorn Myras
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Default Static Caravan advise please?

We are looking for a static caravan between 30/36 foot long and 10/12
foot wide. Preferably from approx. 1994-96, if older must be very good
condition.
Which types/ models would you "experienced guys" recommend regarding
quality and what to be aware of when buying a 10 year old static?
Maybe somebody knows a well maintained static caravan for sale? Have
own site!
Thanks for any advice (as we are not so experienced)!
Bjorn
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Old October 5th 04, 03:18 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David Halley
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Default Static Caravan advise please?


"Bjorn Myras" wrote in message
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We are looking for a static caravan between 30/36 foot long and 10/12
foot wide. Preferably from approx. 1994-96, if older must be very good
condition.
Which types/ models would you "experienced guys" recommend regarding
quality and what to be aware of when buying a 10 year old static?
Maybe somebody knows a well maintained static caravan for sale? Have
own site!
Thanks for any advice (as we are not so experienced)!
Bjorn


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Hi Bjorn,

I don't think there are many bad manufacturers that should be avoided. At 8
to 10 years old you should be able to find a great van as most of the big
sites only allow vans up to 10 years old on their pitches. Condition is far
more important than age or manufacture so a damp survey is first off, and
then a thorough check of the chassis. Most statics of that age will not have
galvanised chassis.

There are different types of static van, the Park Home and the Hoilday Home.
The first is designed for all year round living, the latter is not, although
some hi spec Holiday Homes will have underfloor insulation and double
glazing and could be considered for some winter use.

Hope this helps a wee bit.

Regards

David

www.halleycaravans.com


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Old October 5th 04, 03:18 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David Halley
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Default Static Caravan advise please?


"Bjorn Myras" wrote in message
om...
We are looking for a static caravan between 30/36 foot long and 10/12
foot wide. Preferably from approx. 1994-96, if older must be very good
condition.
Which types/ models would you "experienced guys" recommend regarding
quality and what to be aware of when buying a 10 year old static?
Maybe somebody knows a well maintained static caravan for sale? Have
own site!
Thanks for any advice (as we are not so experienced)!
Bjorn


--
Hi Bjorn,

I don't think there are many bad manufacturers that should be avoided. At 8
to 10 years old you should be able to find a great van as most of the big
sites only allow vans up to 10 years old on their pitches. Condition is far
more important than age or manufacture so a damp survey is first off, and
then a thorough check of the chassis. Most statics of that age will not have
galvanised chassis.

There are different types of static van, the Park Home and the Hoilday Home.
The first is designed for all year round living, the latter is not, although
some hi spec Holiday Homes will have underfloor insulation and double
glazing and could be considered for some winter use.

Hope this helps a wee bit.

Regards

David

www.halleycaravans.com


 



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