A guide to choosing the right new pop-top caravan
If you’re thinking of buying a new pop-top caravan, you’ve probably already discovered that there are a number of things you need to consider. Perhaps the hardest part of the process is choosing exactly which pop-top caravan model will best suit the needs of you and your family.
Boring though it may be, research and preparation is the key to getting the model you want at a reasonable price.
Choosing a new pop-top caravan
There are a few factors that you should keep in mind when deciding on your pop-top caravan’s size, configuration, layout and fittings. Towing and storage options, budget and the purpose of your purchase will all play a role in determining your final model choice.
One of the advantages of a pop-top caravan is that they’re generally easier to store and tow – but you’ll still need to consider how you’re going to transport it and where you’re going to keep it. If you plan to use your garage or car port for storage, you’ll need to be aware of the height of the caravan; you’ll also need to consider the weight of your caravan for towing.
Work out what you can afford to pay for a new pop-top caravan, factoring in extra costs such as insurance, registration fees and ongoing expenses. Set a budget limit to ensure you’re looking at caravans that are within your price range.
Once you’ve decided on a budget, consider the purpose of your pop-top caravan. Do you plan to use it for relaxed, comfortable holidays or do you like the idea of ‘roughing-it’? How many people will you need to be able to accommodate? Is it for weekend escapes or touring around the country? Keep asking yourself questions like these to figure out exactly what you need from your pop-top caravan.
Buying a new pop-top caravan
Once you’ve chosen a pop-top caravan model, start “shopping around” at dealerships and online to make sure you get the best deal on price. When negotiating, stick to a predetermined price limit that includes all accessories and options.