It’s a pretty daunting task making the financial commitment to purchase a caravan, camper trailer or RV. So, before you buy, you need to ask yourself some basic questions to help while you are looking at all the different types and model of Caravans, RVs and Camper Trailers available on the market today.
Once you have the answers to the following questions, then this information will help your dealer to recommend the right product for you.
1. Do you plan to use your RV and Camping Equipment all year round?
Think about how and when you will use your equipment? Will you be making trips in winter, school holidays, or is more about escaping the cold and chasing the sun?
2. Will you be making long trips?
Do you expect to do a lot of highway driving or will you be off-road in remote locations for such things as fishing etc? Will you be gone for 1 or 2 weeks, or will this be a live in situation whereby you are on the road for months at a time?
3. How many beds do you need?
Who will be with you on your trips?Adults and/or children?Do you need extra sleeping accommodation available once in a while?Do you have anyone with disabilities or special requirements?How much privacy do you need?Do you mind having to make up beds every night in your living area?
4. How much storage room will you need?
Do you need to pack for long extended periods?How many people do you need to pack for?Consider the amount of food and clothes you will want to take – plus all the toys, games, technology and sports equipment?
5. Where will you spend most of your time?
Will you be staying mainly at developed caravan parks with utility connections and other facilities, or will you head out into the bush in designated campgrounds or campsites in national parks? Do you prefer to free camp?
6. How much cooking do you plan to do?
Do you need a large kitchen with appliances, plenty of counter space and food storage areas?How many do you need to seat in the dining area? Do you plan to take a BBQ like a Webber?
7. What activities will you pursue?
Do you need to take specialised gear or equipment?Will you need carrying racks and extra storage?Will you require the ability to attach bicycles, tow a boat, canoes, ATV or an additional vehicle for use on arrival at your destination?
8. Do you need a good entertainment centre?
Should it be top quality with TV, DVD and stereo? Do you need a smart TV for your subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Stan? Where do you need speakers – both inside and out?
9. What is the towing capacity of your vehicle?
How heavy is your car? How much can your car tow? Do you have enough torque to make it up that steep mountain track with tons on the tow ball? Always talk to your dealer about the best weight and capacity for your car before you purchase.
10. How much do you want to spend on your Caravan or Camper Trailer?
Are there some special options and accessories that you cannot do without that should be factored into the price? Will you need financing? Do you have a trade in caravan or camper trailer?
If you can honestly answer the above questions, then hold your head up and stride into the dealership knowing that you are going to be able to select the very best vehicle to suit your needs, budget and adventures.
We have dealers ready and waiting to talk to you all over Australia, so if you have questions that need answering, find your closest dealership today and discover our great range of Caravans and Camper Trailers today!