Open up any classified website or the newspaper and you’re bound to find literally dozens of caravans for sale advertisements. The sheer number of advertisements and varying price points can make things very confusing for the first time caravan buyer. This is why before you choose to buy a caravan it is important that you do a bit of research.
Find out which are the leading brands sold in your country and then find out more about them. The important thing to bear in mind when buying caravans is that they are a huge investment and so every step should be taken to maximize your investment. Below we look at just a few reasons why you should pick a local brand compared to one of those latest and often slightly cheaper imported caravans.
Reason no. 1: Good Resale
Locally made caravans for sale often have a much better resale value than their imported counterparts. Perhaps one of the prime reasons why they have good resale is because they are manufactured by the standards set in your native country. This means that all the safety features, wiring, ventilation are all as per local standards. There is no need for you to invest extra money just to ensure that they adhere to the present standards set by your country.
The other reason why they have good resale is the fact that the caravan is manufactured keeping in mind local road conditions so it can handle pretty much anything that is thrown at it which means lower maintenance costs and lower chances of your caravan breaking down which equals better reliability.
Reason no. 2: Easy Availability of Parts
Locally manufactured caravans for sale are cheaper and easier to maintain because genuine parts are easy to find. Most manufacturers sell almost every part a caravan owner may need to replace throughout the duration of his or her ownership. This is something which is otherwise expensive if not impossible when you buy something that is manufactured outside the country. Since the parts are stamped with a warranty too you can be assured that they will work as claimed and if not you can claim your part’s warranty at the local dealership.
Reason no. 3: Easier to Claim your Warranty
Caravans which are made locally are also backed with an ironclad warranty which can be claimed when required. Many of the locally manufactured caravans are accompanied with a five-year warranty which at least gives you the peace of mind that if something goes wrong you can have experts at the manufacturer’s dealership have a look at your caravan.
Since caravans are often used for long journeys this type of reliability is important and so a business that has dealerships in most major cities ensures that in the event of a breakdown regardless of where you are there is someone to help you out. However, when buying a locally made caravan make sure to find out about its warranty policy before buying.
Reason no. 4: Caravans can be Traded in for Newer Models
Many caravan dealerships offer people the option to trade in their old caravan for a new one. However, these are limited to just locally made caravans. This means that if you have a rare international brand which is not manufactured in your city or country you may not be able to exchange it for a newer model. This is another reason why people should consider buying locally.
That said you may have to find out if the manufacturer you are interested in buying from offers this option and if so if you decide to trade up how much it will cost you before opting for it because this option is rarely free. Locally made caravans have a better resale value than their counterparts. Easy car buyers try to provide an easy way for you to sell your car and we are online car buying facility to serve the public.
Reason no. 5: Options to Customize your Caravan
There are some local manufacturers who offer caravans for sale with customizable options. For instance, some buyers may opt to get the trim a different color, a more comfortable couch in the caravan or a larger cooling unit. Caravan manufacturers like Australia based www.jbcaravans.com.au offers a host of options which allows people to choose the type of caravan that suits their style the best. This is all the more reason to buy from local manufacturers.
Dean has been in the caravan repairs and sales industry for over two decades. He has mainly worked with locally made caravans for sale and recommends that people buy local caravans. He shares his wealth of experience about caravans via his blog as well as via his soon to be published book that he is currently working on. Jbcaravan in Facebook