Top Tip for Newbies to the Leisure Industry: Try Before You Buy

Get the right set-up, teach yourself to use it!
Get the right set-up, teach yourself to use it!

Friday, 04, Aug 2017 05:33

by Dan Cartwright

As we approach the summer and all the caravan and motorhome manufacturers release there 2018 models this sparks a flurry of activity around October with people buying new units and releasing second hand units to the market.

Much of flurry is thanks the huge Motorhome and Caravan show 2017 (October 17th through 23rd at the NEC) where nearly 100,000 people come to peruse and buy new caravans, motorhomes, accessories or just find out more and motorhomes and caravans.

We at CaravanTimes are always there at the show and online at any point to offer help and advice but there is something that we need to say - choose your leisure vehicle based on what you want to do with your holiday, not how you get there.

So many times we have spoken to couples, families and individuals who are trying to decide on a set up and when you ask them what factors they are considering, high on the list is always driving. People say things like "I could never drive a big motorhome" or "I just can't tow." These preconceptions are often based on what people have been told, past bad experiences from many moons ago or just silly stigmas.

Modern motorhomes of any size and correctly paired modern caravans and tow cars are easy to manoeuvre, park, reverse and drive.

So if you are in market for a caravan or motorhome try them first - a new caravan and tow car set-up or a new motorhome will set you back £30,000 to £50,000 so make the right choice and try before you buy.

We would recommend going on both a towing and motorhome manoeuvring course. we would recommend renting each unit before you take that step. If before purchased a caravan or motorhome you took a course in both and rented each unit for a weekend this would cost you less than £1,000 and make sure you getting the right set-up for you. It could save you thousands in the long run.

Towing courses and motorhome manoeuvring course are offered as tasters at most shows and both the big clubs offer them. Renting is available from big companies to ebay.

Get out, try it and make the right decision

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