Caravan Buying Tips for Newlyweds

by Erika Torres
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Who doesn’t love a good road trip?

If you’re anything like the thousands of other newlyweds, chances are you’ve spent so much money on the wedding you don’t have much leftover for an extravagant honeymoon. But thanks to caravans, you can still travel in style and make your honeymoon road trip across America the trip of a lifetime.

Choosing the right caravan for your vacation can make or break your trip. It’s important to do your research when deciding on the type of caravan you want. Here some caravan buying tips for newlyweds to help you narrow down your choices and choose the right caravan for you.

Plan Your Trip First: By planning the trip you plan on taking first, you’ll be better equipped to decide exactly what kind of caravan you’ll actually need. Will you be driving across rugged terrain? How many miles does the caravan have to drive in one day? Get all the logistics of your trip ready first and that will help narrow down your choices for purchasing a caravan.

Choosing size: A bigger caravan will obviously feel more luxurious but a smaller caravan will be easier to tow. What car are you planning on using and how much weight can it tow? This question can really impact the size of the caravan you plan to purchase.

Do a background check: If you’re buying used, make sure you do your research on the vehicle’s history, age, and any issues associated with the caravan. A Carfax report can help you quickly find out the entire history of the car including any mechanical issues. You also don’t want to choose a van that is too old or worn out that runs the possibility of breaking down in a deserted locale and leaving you stranded. Yes, it’s important to save money but not at the risk of your own safety.

Get free finance quotes: If you’re going to buy your caravan on finance, make sure to look around and get free car loan quotes online. It may be a good source of information for you to find out where exactly you stand in terms of your financials.

Test Your Caravan: You should be able to test drive the vehicle before purchasing, but even more importantly, once you do purchase the vehicle, make sure to test drive it again and try and replicate some of the driving conditions of your trip. You want to discover any problems early on rather than when you’re already well on your way.

Buying a caravan for a road trip is not only an economical decision; it is also an adventurous one! Start your journey as newlyweds on the right path by making an informed and cost-effective decision to road trip your way across America.

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steavemichaels@gmail.com May 30, 2015 - 5:15 pm

I have been a fan of caravan trips and done it for thrice. I just rent a caravan for these trips and planning get one as I would do it more often. Size is definitely an important factor to consider.

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