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Message posted by noelval on 04/8/2013 at 1:38pm
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I am looking into buying a 8 birth caravan in north wales but have read about horror stories of being ripped off by site owners.
Not sure where to start looking.
Want to use it for taking our grand children to north wales in school holidays an weekends.
What would be a good price to pay?

Message posted by noelval on 07/8/2013 at 1:20pm
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Don't bother, will look for a more friendly forum

Message posted by snowy747 on 07/8/2013 at 8:42pm
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Nothing to do with friendliness but most members are campers, caravanners or motorhomers so this section is pretty, well, static really!

I don't know about prices, in this area 10k up for used and 25k plus new typically.

But beware site fees, gas, electric etc etc. Have a read of other threads to get the run down. Also fees payable if you sell up. Some owners are unscrupulous.

Tbh, a decent touring van on a seasonal pitch would be cheaper and you can change locations easily.

Ali, a friendly UKCSer along with many others.

Message posted by amara 520 on 11/8/2013 at 9:45pm
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Quote: Originally posted by noelval on 04/8/2013
I am looking into buying a 8 birth caravan in north wales but have read about horror stories of being ripped off by site owners.
Not sure where to start looking.
Want to use it for taking our grand children to north wales in school holidays an weekends.
What would be a good price to pay?
First thing is used or New, this will depend on your budget, check site fees, how long site is open and pitch licence, allow for gas and elec and insurance, some sites will insist you insure through them ,this is illegal (competition act) although not familiar with N Wales some sites are prone to flooding. If you sell after a few years be prepared for a big loss as you will more than likely have to sell through or to the site and either yourself or the buyer pay a commission based on the sale price of the van (usually between 15 and 20% +VAT). If you wish to have decking check whether timber is allowed or do must you have the "plastic" decking which is more expensive and usually you will have to use one of the sites approved suppliers (site will be taking a commission). above all do your homework and don't rush into it

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Quote: Originally posted by snowy747 on 07/8/2013
Nothing to do with friendliness but most members are campers, caravanners or motorhomers so this section is pretty, well, static really!

I don't know about prices, in this area 10k up for used and 25k plus new typically.

But beware site fees, gas, electric etc etc. Have a read of other threads to get the run down. Also fees payable if you sell up. Some owners are unscrupulous.

Tbh, a decent touring van on a seasonal pitch would be cheaper and you can change locations easily.

Ali, a friendly UKCSer along with many others.



Great post! Just what I'd say, especially after talking to many static owners lately. Possible investment of 35k if new, then upwards of 2k per year site fees for 20 years, making total investment 75k. Some sites have limits of 20 year old vans, the owners then get possibly 2.5k for the van as it costs too much to move it by themselves. Expensive in my view. Lovely tourer and a seasonal site could tick all the boxes and also be a lot cheaper with a bigger return in years to come.


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Hello . I was also thinking of buying a Static caravan on the Llyn Peninsula North Wales . But after reading all the thread forums . Have decided not to buy . As all the problems attached. So the advice on here , which Is very good .

How much cheaper Is It to buy a touring van on a seasonal pitch ................ Compared to a caravan .

Also does anybody have any advice of how to go about obtaining one ? I.E   One that's already on a site: Thanks In advance
ZIZAG .

Message posted by Marilyn51 on 26/5/2014 at 10:17pm
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Might be a bit far for you but I've just put mt Coachman Laser 2000 4 berth up for sale today but we're on a site in North Yorkshire. It really is a gorgeous site with no club house or shop but you can find in them nearby. We've put the whole lot up for sale to include full 4 season awning, porch awning, cover for winter gas heater for awning, lawnmower, in fact everything you could need for seasonal life. The ad is on here in the advert section and has all my details.

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Message posted by ZIZAG on 26/5/2014 at 10:41pm
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Many thanks for the very good offer .
But I really set my heart on one already on site In North Wales .
Thank you kindly once again .Much appreciated.

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