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What Are Static Caravans

What Are Static Caravans

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!

The majority of the queries we get are concerning the different sorts of caravans and how they differ. You’ve come to the right place if you want to learn more about static caravans and whether they’re perfect for you. Our quick guide should address all of your burning questions regarding vintage static caravans and their modern counterparts.

New Static Caravans In Cornwall

At KC Caravans, we have a wide range of caravans, each with its own size and style. The ‘touring’ and ‘static’ are the most prevalent and popular.

What Is A Touring Caravan

A touring caravan is a trailer-style residence that may be towed behind an automobile. They can be hauled safely and securely when travelling thanks to their sturdy yet lightweight build.

What Are Static Caravans

Static caravans are not designed to travel; instead, they are designed to stay in one location for an extended period of time, such as a vacation park, and are rarely relocated. They aren’t designed to be moved around a lot.

They have more comprehensive facilities and conveniences because they are stationary. Central heating, double glazing, and a fully equipped kitchen and toilet are common features of static caravans. A touring caravan’s interiors must also be fixed to minimise problems when travelling, whereas static caravans can have free-standing furnishings.

Caravan Confusion

Now that you understand the differences between these two caravans, we can move on to some terminology. Please keep in mind the distinctions because they will affect when you can utilise your static caravan. (Make a note of this page so you can return to it in the future!)

Holiday Homes Cornwall

The word “holiday house” refers to a property that you own or rent for a certain amount of time each year. A holiday home in the context of caravans usually refers to static caravans based in a holiday park that can be purchased or rented for use as holiday housing.

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 a commonly misunderstood term because it usually refers to static caravans that are used as permanent residential units and are not intended to be moved. Park homes, like vacation houses, are designed to be immobile and set in place. The key distinction between the two is that a park home can be occupied permanently.

Is A Static Caravan Right For You?

You may be thinking if a static caravan is right for you now that you understand the differences. Many people find that a static caravan is ideal for their needs; however, keep in mind that each caravan and park is unique, so do your research!

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.

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