When you are looking at secondhand caravans, what do you need to check before parting with any of your hard earned cash? Keep reading to find out more ...
You can pick up a real secondhand caravan bargain if you know what you are looking for but remember, you could also pick up a right old lemon if you don't do your homework first. A private seller will probably offer a better deal than a caravan dealer as the dealer will always be looking to make the maximum amount of profit. But, if you don't know what to look for you will have to trust the seller and just because they "look" honest doesn't mean they are!! Also, a caravan dealer will probably offer a warranty period should anything go wrong whereas you will have no comeback with a private seller. You may be wiser to pay a little extra to buy from a caravan dealer just for peace of mind.
Have a look further down this page - there is a selection of secondhand caravans which are on Ebay at present - keep checking for bargains as they change daily!
Have a look at our checklist below to see what we think you should be looking for when buying a secondhand caravan (wear your overalls and take a torch):
If buying a privately-owned secondhand caravan we would recommend taking it to a dealer to be serviced before you use it for the first time. Your safety is the most important thing to remember - when it is being serviced the dealer will check all the appliances and the gas and electricity, as well as the tyres, brakes, etc.
Now you know what to look for when buying a secondhand caravan, we hope you find a great used caravan bargain and have lots of happy caravanning!!
|We have received the following information from Ted regarding CLASSIFIED ADVERT & EBAY SCAMS : Could you please update your scam advice so that it covers forged EBAY sites that these people will send to you in the hope that you give them your paypal details etc or get you to pay via western union money transfer. The best way to detect a scam is to check the address bar at the top of your browser - they normally have an address that has NO mention of EBAY etc. While recently looking for a replacement caravan on the caravan clubs classified pages I noticed that a lot of fairly new vans were advertised at considerable lower asking prices i.e. Bailey Senator Indianna 4 berth 2007 - £3850.00 This van is worth about £8000 to £9000 on Ebay. Anyway I sent a email asking if I could come a view it. This is a copy of all communications with the seller: Due to my location and since view is not an option I have requested personal support and I was approved to use Buyer Protection Program. Here is how the process works through the Buyer Protection Program: - I make the private listing on eBay for you, - you go and buy it through their website, - you have to pay for the item to eBay to secure the funds, - they confirm me that they received the funds, - I deliver the van, - you receive the van, - they send me the money, Everything is covered by eBay. I will get paid only after you confirm that you received the van in good order. Let me know if this is acceptable. Thank you Mark On Wednesday Jun 8 Ted wrote: Hi Mark Thanks for the reply I would like to view it if possible and if it's what I want then I can pay cash. On 8 June Mark wrote: Hello, It's still for sale. Immaculate condition, no damages, nothing to worry about. All necessary documents available. My current location is Scotland due to my work commitments. If this is going to be a quick sale, I will let it go for £3,850 delivered at my costs. Are you familiar to eBay? I will list the caravan on eBay Motors for the £3,850 buy it now price and I will send you a link to my auction, so you can buy it immediately. As soon as you will confirm the payment to eBay, I will proceed delivery without any additional costs for you. In case you are not familiar with them, please read their Buyer Protection and will see that they cover 100% the transaction done through them up to £50,000. You will receive the caravan with all the documents. As you know eBay is the best company of online transactions. If you are indeed interested in buying it and have the funds, I will list it on eBay, as I have a 100% positive feedback with them. Please let me know your decision. Thank you Mark THE ABOVE SHOWS HOW EASILY YOU CAN BE TRICKED INTO GIVING YOUR PAYPAL DETAILS OR MONEY TRANSFER DETAILS THEREFORE PROBABLY LOSING ALOT OF MONEY!! TAKE HEED.|