Buying a used tourer caravan

Exterior Condition

Interior Condition

 

 

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Caravan Hitch Stabiliser

Being seen more and more, the hitch stabiliser – a worthy addition to any tourer and one that you will find increasingly on used models too. Working using friction pads the coupling helps reduce pitching and instability but check the pads are in good order as it could be a £50-£60 bill for new ones. 

A hitch stabiliser

Important Note

When you buy a used touring caravan it is absolutely vital that you check, or if you are not technically competent yourself have checked, the main safety features before you use the caravan. The bearings must be in good condition and be well greased, the tyres must be in good condition and the brakes working properly. Make sure that gas appliances are fully serviced and get a carbon monoxide alarm.

If the visible condition of the caravan indicates that it may not have been well maintained this may be a warning sign that more vital safety features have also not been properly maintained. Build the cost of servicing vital safety features into your budget and have them serviced before you use the caravan.

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Before you tow your caravan ensure that you have a stabiliser properly fitted to the correct type of hitch. Familiarise yourself with the correct loading method and load your caravan correctly for towing.