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Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.



 
 
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Old April 15th 06, 03:45 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Hmmmm Typical
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Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.

Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked on
ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and perhaps
some newbie website type guides on buying your first static caravan , i
would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of 3-5 years old ,
from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems like a realistic
price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static is
not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can imagine
a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing in the real
sense of the word....



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Old April 15th 06, 04:51 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked
on ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and
perhaps some newbie website type guides on buying your first static
caravan , i would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of
3-5 years old , from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems
like a realistic price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static
is not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can
imagine a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing
in the real sense of the word....


My advice to you would be to look at the sites first. Vist them, talk to
other owners on the sites. Decide which site you would like to stay on, then
find out what arrangements that site has for obtaining caravans. Most sites
have some sort of sale agreement with a manufacturer or three and also
handle the sale of used vans themselves. This means it can be difficult, if
not impossible, to get a your own van onto a pitch within a particular site.

The price you pay for a caravan will not only be the cost of the van, but
'location, location' location' will determine the final sale price.

Before agreeing a purchase look very carefully at the pitch agreement that
you are about to sign. A lot of sites insist that a caravan can only remain
on a pitch until it is 10 years old. If you buy a five year old van, then
you will only have 5 years of use before being asked to remove it, or buy a
new van for the pitch.

I was looking at the guide today for a friend who wanted an insurance
valuation for a static. A 1995 Willerby 28x10 had a trade in value of 90.
Beleive me there is not a noght or couple missing. The 30x10 was worth a lot
more at 95.

These prices are due to the fact that 10 year old vans are not welcome on
sites, in general, so their value is this low.

Hope this helps

Cheers

David


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Old April 15th 06, 04:51 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked
on ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and
perhaps some newbie website type guides on buying your first static
caravan , i would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of
3-5 years old , from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems
like a realistic price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static
is not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can
imagine a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing
in the real sense of the word....


My advice to you would be to look at the sites first. Vist them, talk to
other owners on the sites. Decide which site you would like to stay on, then
find out what arrangements that site has for obtaining caravans. Most sites
have some sort of sale agreement with a manufacturer or three and also
handle the sale of used vans themselves. This means it can be difficult, if
not impossible, to get a your own van onto a pitch within a particular site.

The price you pay for a caravan will not only be the cost of the van, but
'location, location' location' will determine the final sale price.

Before agreeing a purchase look very carefully at the pitch agreement that
you are about to sign. A lot of sites insist that a caravan can only remain
on a pitch until it is 10 years old. If you buy a five year old van, then
you will only have 5 years of use before being asked to remove it, or buy a
new van for the pitch.

I was looking at the guide today for a friend who wanted an insurance
valuation for a static. A 1995 Willerby 28x10 had a trade in value of 90.
Beleive me there is not a noght or couple missing. The 30x10 was worth a lot
more at 95.

These prices are due to the fact that 10 year old vans are not welcome on
sites, in general, so their value is this low.

Hope this helps

Cheers

David


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Old April 15th 06, 04:51 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Posts: 589
Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked
on ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and
perhaps some newbie website type guides on buying your first static
caravan , i would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of
3-5 years old , from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems
like a realistic price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static
is not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can
imagine a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing
in the real sense of the word....


My advice to you would be to look at the sites first. Vist them, talk to
other owners on the sites. Decide which site you would like to stay on, then
find out what arrangements that site has for obtaining caravans. Most sites
have some sort of sale agreement with a manufacturer or three and also
handle the sale of used vans themselves. This means it can be difficult, if
not impossible, to get a your own van onto a pitch within a particular site.

The price you pay for a caravan will not only be the cost of the van, but
'location, location' location' will determine the final sale price.

Before agreeing a purchase look very carefully at the pitch agreement that
you are about to sign. A lot of sites insist that a caravan can only remain
on a pitch until it is 10 years old. If you buy a five year old van, then
you will only have 5 years of use before being asked to remove it, or buy a
new van for the pitch.

I was looking at the guide today for a friend who wanted an insurance
valuation for a static. A 1995 Willerby 28x10 had a trade in value of 90.
Beleive me there is not a noght or couple missing. The 30x10 was worth a lot
more at 95.

These prices are due to the fact that 10 year old vans are not welcome on
sites, in general, so their value is this low.

Hope this helps

Cheers

David


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Old April 16th 06, 10:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Hmmmm Typical
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Posts: 4
Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"[email protected] home" wrote in message
...

"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked
on ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and
perhaps some newbie website type guides on buying your first static
caravan , i would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of
3-5 years old , from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems
like a realistic price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static
is not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can
imagine a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing
in the real sense of the word....


My advice to you would be to look at the sites first. Vist them, talk to
other owners on the sites. Decide which site you would like to stay on,
then find out what arrangements that site has for obtaining caravans. Most
sites have some sort of sale agreement with a manufacturer or three and
also handle the sale of used vans themselves. This means it can be
difficult, if not impossible, to get a your own van onto a pitch within a
particular site.

The price you pay for a caravan will not only be the cost of the van, but
'location, location' location' will determine the final sale price.

Before agreeing a purchase look very carefully at the pitch agreement that
you are about to sign. A lot of sites insist that a caravan can only
remain on a pitch until it is 10 years old. If you buy a five year old
van, then you will only have 5 years of use before being asked to remove
it, or buy a new van for the pitch.

I was looking at the guide today for a friend who wanted an insurance
valuation for a static. A 1995 Willerby 28x10 had a trade in value of 90.
Beleive me there is not a noght or couple missing. The 30x10 was worth a
lot more at 95.

These prices are due to the fact that 10 year old vans are not welcome on
sites, in general, so their value is this low.

Hope this helps

Cheers

David

David , thank you for your advice , i have cut and pasted this and have
added to my info file on static caravans.



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Old April 16th 06, 10:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Hmmmm Typical
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Posts: 4
Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"[email protected] home" wrote in message
...

"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked
on ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and
perhaps some newbie website type guides on buying your first static
caravan , i would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of
3-5 years old , from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems
like a realistic price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static
is not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can
imagine a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing
in the real sense of the word....


My advice to you would be to look at the sites first. Vist them, talk to
other owners on the sites. Decide which site you would like to stay on,
then find out what arrangements that site has for obtaining caravans. Most
sites have some sort of sale agreement with a manufacturer or three and
also handle the sale of used vans themselves. This means it can be
difficult, if not impossible, to get a your own van onto a pitch within a
particular site.

The price you pay for a caravan will not only be the cost of the van, but
'location, location' location' will determine the final sale price.

Before agreeing a purchase look very carefully at the pitch agreement that
you are about to sign. A lot of sites insist that a caravan can only
remain on a pitch until it is 10 years old. If you buy a five year old
van, then you will only have 5 years of use before being asked to remove
it, or buy a new van for the pitch.

I was looking at the guide today for a friend who wanted an insurance
valuation for a static. A 1995 Willerby 28x10 had a trade in value of 90.
Beleive me there is not a noght or couple missing. The 30x10 was worth a
lot more at 95.

These prices are due to the fact that 10 year old vans are not welcome on
sites, in general, so their value is this low.

Hope this helps

Cheers

David

David , thank you for your advice , i have cut and pasted this and have
added to my info file on static caravans.



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Old April 16th 06, 10:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Hmmmm Typical
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4
Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"[email protected] home" wrote in message
...

"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked
on ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and
perhaps some newbie website type guides on buying your first static
caravan , i would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of
3-5 years old , from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems
like a realistic price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static
is not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can
imagine a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing
in the real sense of the word....


My advice to you would be to look at the sites first. Vist them, talk to
other owners on the sites. Decide which site you would like to stay on,
then find out what arrangements that site has for obtaining caravans. Most
sites have some sort of sale agreement with a manufacturer or three and
also handle the sale of used vans themselves. This means it can be
difficult, if not impossible, to get a your own van onto a pitch within a
particular site.

The price you pay for a caravan will not only be the cost of the van, but
'location, location' location' will determine the final sale price.

Before agreeing a purchase look very carefully at the pitch agreement that
you are about to sign. A lot of sites insist that a caravan can only
remain on a pitch until it is 10 years old. If you buy a five year old
van, then you will only have 5 years of use before being asked to remove
it, or buy a new van for the pitch.

I was looking at the guide today for a friend who wanted an insurance
valuation for a static. A 1995 Willerby 28x10 had a trade in value of 90.
Beleive me there is not a noght or couple missing. The 30x10 was worth a
lot more at 95.

These prices are due to the fact that 10 year old vans are not welcome on
sites, in general, so their value is this low.

Hope this helps

Cheers

David

David , thank you for your advice , i have cut and pasted this and have
added to my info file on static caravans.



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Old April 17th 06, 09:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Duncan
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Posts: 4
Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked

on
ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and

perhaps
some newbie website type guides on buying your first static caravan , i
would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of 3-5 years old

,
from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems like a realistic
price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static

is
not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can

imagine
a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing in the

real
sense of the word....


Just done exactly what you are planning, and looked at quite a few sites
around Thirsk.

Thirkleby is a well-wooded but fairly large site with good big spaces around
the caravans, a playground and its own fishing lake. At Bagby, the site is
medium-sized, pleasantly sited by a stream and planted to encourage
wildlife. There's another one round there in a Victorian walled garden
(formally gardened, very genteel, perhaps more a retired people's than a
young families' site).

Be aware that some sites (such as Thirkleby) are dealers and only allow
caravans to be bought from and sold to the site-owner, and don't allow
2nd-hand vans on unless they've got them available. They seem more likely to
buy up an old caravan and trade it on to free up the pitch for a brand new
unit.

We found the big dealership outside Darlington quite helpful, but in the end
didn't actually buy the caravan there.

Duncan


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Old April 17th 06, 09:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Duncan
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Posts: 4
Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked

on
ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and

perhaps
some newbie website type guides on buying your first static caravan , i
would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of 3-5 years old

,
from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems like a realistic
price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static

is
not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can

imagine
a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing in the

real
sense of the word....


Just done exactly what you are planning, and looked at quite a few sites
around Thirsk.

Thirkleby is a well-wooded but fairly large site with good big spaces around
the caravans, a playground and its own fishing lake. At Bagby, the site is
medium-sized, pleasantly sited by a stream and planted to encourage
wildlife. There's another one round there in a Victorian walled garden
(formally gardened, very genteel, perhaps more a retired people's than a
young families' site).

Be aware that some sites (such as Thirkleby) are dealers and only allow
caravans to be bought from and sold to the site-owner, and don't allow
2nd-hand vans on unless they've got them available. They seem more likely to
buy up an old caravan and trade it on to free up the pitch for a brand new
unit.

We found the big dealership outside Darlington quite helpful, but in the end
didn't actually buy the caravan there.

Duncan


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Old April 17th 06, 09:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Duncan
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Posts: 4
Default Advice :- Static Caravan Newbie.


"Hmmmm Typical" wrote in message
...
Hi , i'm interested in buying a static caravan , i've only really looked

on
ebay , can anyone reccomend any good sites in the Yorkshire area and

perhaps
some newbie website type guides on buying your first static caravan , i
would like to spend around 5k for something in the region of 3-5 years old

,
from what i'm seeing that has sold on ebay , this seems like a realistic
price to pay........

I note the newsgroup is call caravaning and do home that the Word Static

is
not a dirty word amongest the regulars on this newsgroup , as i can

imagine
a static caravan may not be considered by some as true caravaing in the

real
sense of the word....


Just done exactly what you are planning, and looked at quite a few sites
around Thirsk.

Thirkleby is a well-wooded but fairly large site with good big spaces around
the caravans, a playground and its own fishing lake. At Bagby, the site is
medium-sized, pleasantly sited by a stream and planted to encourage
wildlife. There's another one round there in a Victorian walled garden
(formally gardened, very genteel, perhaps more a retired people's than a
young families' site).

Be aware that some sites (such as Thirkleby) are dealers and only allow
caravans to be bought from and sold to the site-owner, and don't allow
2nd-hand vans on unless they've got them available. They seem more likely to
buy up an old caravan and trade it on to free up the pitch for a brand new
unit.

We found the big dealership outside Darlington quite helpful, but in the end
didn't actually buy the caravan there.

Duncan


 



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