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Tips When Buying A Used Caravan

November 29, 2018

When you are about to purchase a caravan, you will need to consider all the factors and ensure that the you are making an informed decision. You need to make sure that the decision you make is the right one especially when you are purchasing it through someone who is selling it privately. There have been incidents when making private purchases where the vehicles are often sold illegally or there is something terribly wrong with them. When you are about to purchase a caravan, you will need to consider all the factors and ensure that the you are making an informed decision. You need to make sure that the decision you make is the right one especially when you are purchasing it through someone who is selling it privately. There have been incidents when making private purchases where the vehicles are often sold illegally or there is something terribly wrong with them.  

Certain caravans are often rebirthed which means that there are parts that have been change in order to ensure that the vehicle is not recognised as written off or as stolen. So when you search for caravan for sale Auckland, ensure that you do not contact any private sellers and if you do to check their credibility. 

There are a few steps that you can follow to ensure that protect yourself and your wallet from making a bad decision and buying the wrong caravan. You need to make sure that the caravan has not been tampered with. 

• Trailer plate – There must be a trailer plates on the products, which will be affixed by the manufacturers. The plate should be made from a non-corrosive metal, durable and physically be affixed to the trailer. This will not be done with flue or adhesive. When looking at used touring caravans for sale, ensure that the following information is clearly mentioned such as the manufacturer’s name, the vehicle model, the vehicle identification number, manufactured date, the weight of the mass and the certification statement for trailers.

 • Chassis number – There are rules about the identification of the chassis number for any vehicle. You need to make sure that the caravan is registered and the chassis number has not been tampered with. 

• Unregistered caravans – In certain areas such as Queensland, it is compulsory to ensure that the VIN number if welded on to the A-frame and this should have been done by the manufacturers.

• Decals and brandings – the manufacturer’s name and model and name should be affixed to the outside of the vehicle. If this was no on the outside of the caravan it would look a little bit suspicious. 

• Cost – If the price seems way too cheap, then there is something wrong somewhere. You should compare the prices you find online before you head out to meet a private seller. 

• Inspection – After following the above few steps, then you should have a professional inspector to check on the vehicle and confirm that everything is fine for purchase. 

Follow these few steps and you will be making the informed choice.