What should I look for when buying a new caravan in Australia?

When taking your first step into the world of caravans, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the myriad options available to anyone planning on setting out across this wide brown land. Yet, buying a new caravan can be a thoroughly enjoyable experience if you know what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re searching for the latest feature-laden luxury van, or simply a more cosy alternative to roughing it in a tent in the great outdoors, there are some salient points to consider to help you nab the perfect travel companion.

At the forefront of your concerns when buying a new caravan is most likely the cost involved, and this can vary drastically based on the type of rig you’re after. While a laundry list of amenities, including solar panels, refrigerators, toilets and showers, can tempt those chasing a high-end experience into the tens of thousands, budget travellers may have to settle for more modest surroundings.

Generally, a pop-top caravan is a great low-cost, high-space choice for travellers who don’t mind putting in a bit more leg work when it comes time to set up.

Buying direct from the manufacturer (like us) is another way to ensure the affordability of your caravan, without sacrificing the essential creature comforts. For shoppers opting for the pre-loved route, a dealer used caravan is your best option to guarantee quality and peace of mind, with knowledgeable staff able to recommend the most suitable option for your needs.

When you’ve decided on a budget, it’s important to consider the mass of your mobile home. Unfortunately, with every added luxury comes the cost of extra weight, which can impact both your wallet and your safety. 

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Car manufacturers publish strict guidelines regarding what capacities can be securely hauled by each model and make. Therefore, the specifications of your towing vehicle will ultimately affect your purchase of a suitable caravan. A lightweight alloy frame will allow for maximum stability while keeping unwanted bulk at a minimum, particularly when the off-road capability is required. 

When you’re buying a new caravan, and you’ve found one that is cost-effective, well-equipped and as light as possible, remember to factor in the oft-overlooked aspect of servicing and maintenance. Responsibility for keeping your pride and joy on the road (and beyond) should fall to a reliable workshop with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The experts at Hinterland Caravans not only boast a reputation for trusted repairs and maintenance, but they also manufacture quality caravans and trailers, and offer competitive prices on a range of used options, making them the premier destination for every happy camper.

Contact our experienced team on (07) 5560 2472 or (02) 4970 4164 to discuss buying a new caravan to suit your needs to a tee.