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Why Buy A Static Caravan

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When it comes to caravans, it’s all too easy to become confused by the complicated vocabulary used to describe your various lodging alternatives. This is especially true if you’re new to the caravan lifestyle, or if you’re just curious and want to learn more. Since the mid-1930s, KC Caravans has been a part of the UK caravan industry, so it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about caravans!

The numerous types of caravans, terminology used, and how they differ from one another are some of the most often asked questions. If you’re curious about what a static caravan is, if it’s ideal for you, or how it compares to other caravans, you’ve come to the perfect spot. This brief guide should answer all the questions you might have about both vintage static caravans and their modern counterparts.

Static Caravan

Caravans are not designed to be towed across the country. Instead, they spend the majority of their time in one location (typically a vacation park) and are rarely transferred. They aren’t supposed to be moved around as often as other caravans.

Because static caravans are permanent, they may take advantage of more comprehensive amenities and home comforts. Static caravans, for example, typically come with central heating, double glazing, and fully furnished kitchens and toilets. Similarly, while the interior of a touring caravan must be repaired to minimise problems while on the road, static caravans allow for additional appliances and free-standing furnishings.

In short, a static caravan stays in one place whereas a touring caravan is towed and can be taken wherever you want.

Other Commonly Confused Terminology

Let’s clear up some widely misunderstood terminology now that we’ve discovered the differences between the two caravans. Take note of the distinctions, as they will have a significant impact on when you can utilise your static caravan.

What Is A Holiday Home

The term ‘holiday home‘ can be used to describe any property that you own or reside in for a short period of time each year. With caravans specifically, holiday home usually references static caravans which are based on a holiday park and can be bought or rented for use as holiday accommodation.

In the United Kingdom, it is illegal to use a holiday property to replace your primary property. This is due to the fact that they fail to match a specified condition. Holiday parks are only open for 10 months of the year, so you won’t be able to accomplish this even if you wanted to!

To summarise, a holiday home is a static trailer located on a vacation park. You cannot live permanently in a static trailer holiday house; you must have another property recognised as your primary residence.

Park Or Mobile Home

The term “mobile home” is commonly used to describe to static caravans that are used as permanent residential properties, implying that a mobile home is not intended to be moved about at all.

It is important to note that park homes, like vacation homes, are immovable and set in place. The main distinction between park and holiday houses is that a park home can be rented permanently, whereas a holiday house may only be available for 10 months of the year.

Is A Static Caravan Right For You?

Although the misunderstanding surrounding static caravans and how they differ has hopefully been cleared up, you may still be wondering whether a static caravan is right for you and your needs.

Because of the diversity of static caravans available, most individuals may choose one that suits their needs. The most important thing to remember is that every caravan and park is different, so always do your research and study!

We hope that this quick overview has clarified some of the more perplexing phrases used in the UK motorhome business. You may learn more about our holiday homes here if you’re interested in purchasing a static caravan. If you’re unsure about anything, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will gladly help you.

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