It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all the different caravans available and the terminology that is used. This is very true if you are new to the lifestyle and are trying to find out more information. Here at KC Caravans we have been part of the industry since the mid-1930s, so it’s fair to say we know a thing or two about the different kinds of new static caravans!
Most of the common questions we receive are about the types of caravans and how they differ from one another. If you want to know what a static caravan is and whether they are suitable for you, then you have come to the right place. Our brief guide should answer all the important questions you may have about both vintage static caravans and their modern equivalents.
New Static Caravans In Cornwall
We have many different styles of caravans at KC Caravans and they all differ in size and style. The most common and popular are the ‘touring’ and ‘static’.
What Is A Touring Caravan
A touring caravan is a trailer style home designed to be towed by a vehicle. The strong yet lightweight structure allows them to be towed safely and securely without issues when travelling.
What Are Static Caravans
Static caravans are not meant for travel as instead they stay in one place, like a holiday park, for a long period of time and are rarely moved. They are not built to be moved around frequently.
Because they are stationary, it means they have more comprehensive facilities and comforts. Static caravans will usually include central heating, double glazing and a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom. Also, the interiors in a touring caravan need to be fixed to avoid issues when travelling, whereas static caravans can have free standing furniture.
Now you know the difference between these two caravans, we can go through some confusing terminology. Please note the differences as they will determine when you can use your static caravan. (Bookmark this page so that you can come back to it for future reference!)
Holiday Homes Cornwall
The term ‘holiday home’ can be used to describe a property that you own or reside in for a short period of time each year. With caravans, a holiday home usually refers to static caravans that are based in a holiday park which can be bought or rented for use as holiday accommodation.
There are legislations in the UK that state you cannot replace your current residence with a holiday home. This is because they do not meet specific standards. In addition, holiday parks are only open 10 months a year anyway. To summarise, a holiday home usually means a secondhand static caravan that is housed in a holiday park. You cannot live in a static caravan permanently.
Park Or Mobile Home
A ‘mobile home’ is often quite a misleading phrase because it generally refers to static caravans that are being used as permanent residential properties, meaning that it isn’t meant to be moved at all. Just like a holiday home, park homes are designed to be stationary and fixed in position. The main difference between the two types is that you can stay in a park home permanently.
Is A Static Caravan Right For You?
Now you know the difference, you might be wondering whether a static caravan is suited to you. Many people find a static caravan is suitable for their needs, however you must consider that every caravan and park is different, so always do your homework!
New Static Caravans For Sale Cornwall
Looking to buy a new static holiday home? If so, you have come to the right place. Here at KC Caravans, as well as a huge range of used static caravans, we also have a comprehensive range of new models for sale Cornwall. All the new holiday homes that we have available, are all supplied by quality, leading manufacturers. Atlas, ABI, Lissett Homes, Omar, Cosalt, Tingdene and Willerby, are just a handful of the makes we have available.
So, if you’re looking for a quality new static caravan in Cornwall, pop down to our local showroom here in St Austell to view our range.