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How to Choose the Perfect Caravan for Your Family

The team at Hinterland Caravans Gold Coast & Morisset appreciate that while it may be exciting to choose the best caravan for your family unless you know exactly what you’re looking for it is a far-from-simple task. With the potential to be confusing and time-consuming, there are a few pointers to help you make a more informed choice.

Considering your intended use

What may be sufficient for a few nights away is not going to be the same as a 3-week family vacation during the summer holidays. Apart from the issues of living space and sleeping arrangements, you may want to discuss with your Lake Macquarie caravan dealer the possible uses of your van, such as who will be travelling, where you like to go – remote trekking or popular tourist spots – and what are your priorities as far as self-sufficiency. 

For example, some people prefer a van with its own washing machine, while others are happy to find the local laundry. You can also choose caravans with separate shower and toilet, gas or electric recessed cooktop and a TV if Dad doesn’t want to miss his favourite matches. 

Make the most of your time

Don’t waste your valuable time looking at caravans that are totally unsuitable for your needs. To avoid this, write down a Wish List that prioritises your key requirements in order to rule out any unsuitable caravans. Then, when you walk into Hinterland Caravans Morisset, you’ll know exactly what to ask our knowledgeable dealers, who can then take you through the lot and show you only the vans that meet your needs. 

Feel free to compile a shortlist, go away and have a think about it. It’s also a really good idea to ask your family what their priorities are. Rather than being confusing, you may get some useful tips to help with your purchase. 

You must also factor in your towing weight. Some of our Hinterland Caravans are more lightweight than others, so you need to consider not only the weight of your vehicle and the weight of the van empty, but how heavy it will be when full, ready for a journey.

The importance of safety and reliability

Safety is your number one consideration when buying a new or quality used caravan from Hinterland Caravans Morisset. Our expert team will go over the entire caravan, checking not only mechanics but also the structure to ensure any second-hand models are fit for resale. Brand new caravans undergo rigorous testing at the manufacturers therefore, they’ve been cleared by Australian Standards before hitting the road. 

You need to maintain your caravan well, and it’s helpful to book it in for a check-up before undergoing any lengthy journeys to avoid hazards along the way. In the long run, you can save yourself a lot of worries and potential costly repairs by choosing to buy from Hinterland Caravans Morisset.

Contact our friendly team on (02) 4970 4164.