Top 4 Tips on Selecting a Good Caravan Dealer

Deciding to purchase a caravan includes many considerations: style, type, size, new or used, and of course, where to purchase from. A caravan dealer can offer you financing support, advice on which style of caravan will fit your holiday plans, and what amenities or additional options you should consider when purchasing the vehicle. Keeping this in mind, here are the top 4 tips on selecting a good caravan dealer when you decide to purchase a caravan for your family.

Caravan Dealers: What you Should Know

Choosing the right dealer is almost as important as choosing the caravan itself as in addition to supporting you throughout the purchase, the dealer may also provide you with warranty or service on the caravan for years to come. These are just a few of the things you want to consider when selecting a good caravan dealer. Before you begin evaluating dealers, there are a few things you need to evaluate about yourself and your own needs when looking for a caravan.

What are your intentions - Do you plan to use the caravan for frequent weekend trips, or just for annual holidays? Is it just you and a partner, or do you have a (or someday will have) a larger family? These are all things a dealer should know in order to help you make the right purchase.

How will you pay for the caravan - Financing is important, and when selecting a caravan dealer you'll want to talk to them about your budget and how you plan on financing your purchase.

Must haves - Do you need a lighter caravan to tow behind a smaller vehicle, or do you have a truck that can handle all sizes? These are all factors to discuss with a dealer when making your final purchase.

What you know about yourself and your own desires can help you select a caravan dealer who will help you make the best purchase decision. Once you begin shopping, use these top 4 tips on selecting a good caravan dealer to help you in making a final purchase decision:

Inventory and Selection Options - a good dealership will not only have a large inventory, but will have a wide selection of caravan styles and sizes you can look at and choose from.

Services and Warranty Options - good caravan dealerships will often advertise warranty options and provide service packages for customers who purchase from them. Evaluate the packages to determine which dealer offers you the best value for your money.

Special Offers and Sales -Many dealerships offer regular sales on their vehicles, or specials around holidays and changing of the seasons. Ask about offers when you approach a sales representative for more information.

Reputation - Sometimes word-of-mouth is the best indicator and reliability detector for what a caravan dealership is truly like. Ask among friends who own caravans about their experiences, or ask for references directly from the dealer before making your final decision.

Knowing what to look for in a caravan dealer will not only make the entire shopping process easier, but can save you money and time in the long run by finding both a dealer and a mechanic in one easy step. Follow these top 4 tips for selecting a good caravan dealer and your camping adventures with your family and friends can begin sooner than you ever imagined.

Coby McGibbons is the business operations consultant for Canterbury Caravans. To view our full range of caravans on sale now, go to

This article was published on 29 Nov 2013 and has been viewed 599 times
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