Buying a caravan

When purchasing a caravan for sale be sure to check its history and whether it's genuine. Enter the vehicle's license plate in the field above to find out whether there are any anomolies. It may have been stolen, or be otherwise wanted by the police; it may have been imported damaged; or it could have money owing on it from an unpaid loan, which means it may be repossessed even if you have purchased and paid for it.

What is a caravan?

A caravan is towed behind a vehicle to provide a sleeping place that is more comfortable and protected than a tent. Rather than paying for motel or hotel, it provides the means for people to bring their accommodation with them on a journey or vacation, and enables them to stay in a wider variety of places. However, in some countries campers are restricted to designated sites and there may be fees payable.

Caravans vary in size, complexity and luxury from basic models through to large examples containing several rooms with all the accoutrements and comfo of a home. They are most popular in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand and are rare elsewhere. Most of these territories have road rules that make it illegal for people to ride in a caravan while it's being towed on a public road.

Used caravans

Be sure to check the caravan's ownership history and whether it has any unpaid loans.

If you are interested in caravanning holidays, we recommend you look at the website for the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association.

Thinking of purchasing a caravan that's for sale? Enter the license plate in the field above to get a full caravan history.