static caravan versus touring caravan

Static Caravan Versus Touring Caravan

Static caravan versus touring caravan

When it comes to choosing a holiday home, most people often compare a Static caravan versus touring caravan.

The question is.. which one?

The main consideration that most will have to make is: Static caravan versus touring caravan. Both a static caravan and a touring caravan have their own unique benefits.  Both will allow a person to create their own kind of holiday escape. Hopefully Parklink can help you decide which one is right for you?

Freedom and diversity

If you desire freedom along with the ability to travel to a variety of different locations, a touring caravan of course presents many more benefits.  You can research different locations, holiday parks and campsites. This means you are able to travel to a different part of the country every time that you want to go on holiday with family and friends. Those with a passion for exploring will relish the opportunity to hit the open road and take in different sights, making it ideally suited to those with a more adventurous nature. Owning a touring caravan means that you can take your caravan abroad to places like France, renowned for its exceptional campsites. In this sense, a touring caravan provides much more scope than a static caravan, making for more varied holidays for those that choose one.

Static caravan holiday exchange

Static Caravan owners can join online groups where owners’ exchange holiday weeks with one another at no charge.  This can be a great way to optimise use from your ‘static’ caravan.  Always remember to check with your park operator to check this is permitted on your park.

Which one is the best value?

 There are a number of cost implications that you need to consider for both options. Fuel costs can be something most people overlook when choosing a touring caravan. It is also worth considering the type of vehicle that you will need to manoeuvre the touring caravan. Certain vehicles will be more effective when it comes to towing a static caravan. So if you’re serious about owning one, you may find that you need to invest in a new car also to accompany the touring caravan.

Making a static caravan pay you

Static caravans have the added benefit of earning an income from letting out to holidaymakers. This means that you can make your holiday home into a form of additional income. This income can be used to help off set outgoings associated with running your static caravan. Static caravan and touring caravan ownership can pretty much balance out once you take everything into account.  This obviously depends on the type of holiday parks you choose and the type of static or touring caravan you buy.  Static caravan ownership can start from as little as £10,000 for a pre owned model with ongoing running costs to consider such as site fees, rates & utility bills. In terms of affordability, a static caravan does offer an affordable holiday home.

Which option is least stressful!

Picture the scene.. it’s Friday afternoon, you’ve had a stressful week at work and you’re looking forward to jumping in your car and heading off on holiday with the family.

Owning a static caravan will make this a joyful and stress free option! There’s no need to load up and attach the touring caravan to your car. Furthermore, you won’t need to spend time searching and booking a site. With your own static caravan, you can simply pop down to your home from home whenever the mood takes you. Most people tend to leave clothing and food etc in their static caravan so it it ready.

A touring caravan may seem like a carefree option in theory, but often it requires more planning ahead, making spontaneous trips more challenging.

Now that you’ve considered Static caravan versus touring caravan, which one do you think is more suited to you? Parklink has a great range of static caravans listed from the UK leading holiday parks – You can view HERE

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