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When is the best time to buy a static caravan

When is the best time to buy a used static caravan? This question is asked many times, the broad answer is, whenever its right for you and your family.  Specifically speaking, September is worth considering because it has many and financial benefits.

 

Benefits to you if you’re thinking of buying a new or used static caravan.

               

Discounted used static caravans

Wide selection of pitches to choose from

Dog-Friendly caravan parks in North Wales

Spreading the costs

 

Most static caravan parks are open from March to the end of November, other ’s have a slightly longer season over Christmas and just into the new year.  Around September some of the new and used static caravans that have not been sold are more than likely be put into a ‘sale’ therefore making September a good time to secure a very good quality new or used static caravan in North Wales at a discounted price.

 

Static Caravans that are likely to go into a September sale

The holiday homes that are discounted are both used static caravans and new, (that is the current year model -remember the park owners are about to take delivery of the following years models) either way the used static caravans will be from various leading manufacturers such as Willerby, ABI Carnaby, and Swift caravans.  Whichever you choose, they will carry a good discount, therefore offering good value for money.

Best Static caravans Pitches available

At various times during the season,   caravan pitches become available, In September some of the owners decide for one reason or another that they will not be staying on the park for the coming season, therefore vacating pitches, these then become available for the following season.  You can choose your pitch at the same time as choosing your static caravan.  You could secure a premium pitch  – this alone is a good reason to buy in September rather than leave this until the beginning of the following season (March)when some of these sought-after pitches could be gone.

 

Spreading the cost – Site fees and running costs

Now let’s look at costs, static caravan parks vary how they charge and when they bill for site fees and running cost etc   Some expect payment up front and offer no payment terms, this may suit you, but if you are looking for payment options that will fit with your monthly finances, it may be worth you doing a little research into what’s available. Either way, it’s good to have this information to hand once you start to visit your chosen parks.

If you would like further information on owning your own holiday home at The Beach Caravan Park please contact us directly on 01492 515345.

Things to do before you visit a Static Caravan Park

Buying your very own static caravan is a very exciting time for all the family to enjoy…isn’t it!!
Doing your homework is essential when it comes to buying your static caravan holiday home, the main reason for this, is to make sure that your visit to a caravan park is informative and gives you a good idea as to whether the park and the static caravans they have are what you are looking for. There is such a lot to see and take in when you visit a caravan park and a mistake at this stage could be a very expensive one, therefore a Needs and Wants check list will help you to find the right park and static caravan for you.

So what do you need to do:

Request for our easy to use Needs and Wants check list. It covers all the relevant areas you will need to consider when doing your ‘homework’ and will make your visit easier, in terms of being able to clearly explain to the sales person what you are looking for and the sort of budget you have in mine.

Advantages to having a completed check list

Whilst visiting caravan parks is very exciting it can be quite overwhelming, especially if you visit numerous in a day. No two caravan parks are exactly the same and they are

catering for all the different tastes, needs and budgets, that each and every new customer may have.

If you are prepared with a completed check list you can short cut this confusion and establish very quickly if the park is for you or not.

What sort of homework do I need to do before I visit a Static Caravan Park

There are many considerations, such as park location, season length, costs, caravans to name but a few. You must also consider your family’s needs, such as; things to do, facilities, pet friendly and so on, your check list will help with this. Most of the information you will need, can easily be found through the internet and on various park websites.

Questions are the Answers

You’re on your way now – with your homework done, and your Needs and Wants check list completed and your questions ready to be asked – your park visit will be what it should be, a very informative, honest and accurate way of deciding which caravan park and caravan is right for you.

Request for a needs and wants checklist – call 08009173170.

How to prepare your static caravan for Winter

PREPARING YOUR STATIC CARAVAN FOR WINTER

 

Things to remember when closing down your caravan this winter

 

With winter approaching, there are a number of things you must consider when closing down your caravan holiday home.

 

Follow this step-by-step guide and be safe in the knowledge that your caravan holiday home will be safe and secure this winter.

 

Winterising your caravan.

 

Most parks will offer a winterisation service or more commonly known as a ‘drain down’ service. This will include;

  • Emptying or draining all pipe work of water,
  • Disconnect water from your caravan and put anti-freeze down all drains.
  • Check the antifreeze levels in the central heating system.
  • Disconnect the gas
  • Turn off all electrical switches and lights.

 

Safeguard your caravan inside;

  • Take the shower bar out of the caravan and store it in a suitable place
  • Move all your furniture into the middle of the room, this will allow airflow and prevent mould and mildew building up on your furniture. Also cover your furniture to ensure that direct sunlight does not fade the fabrics
  • Take down nets and curtains again to prevent mould and mildew build up
  • Place bowls of salt in all the rooms to absorb any moisture
  • Ensure that vents are never obstructed – this is a vital safety precaution where gas is used.
  • Remove all valuables
  • Open all curtains and place a ‘no valuable are left in this caravan’ sign in the window
  • Turn off all electrical switches and lights
  • Dispose of any foods that are likely to go out of date over the winter
  • Switch your fridge/freezer off

 

Tip: clean fridge/freezer with bicarbonate of soda and wedge the door open, this will allow air circulation. You may want to leave a tea towel at the bottom of the fridge to soak up any excess water.

 

Safeguard your caravan outside;

·        Tie down all outside furniture, this will ensure that;

  • o a) Your outside furniture is with your static caravan when you return in the spring
  • o b) Your caravan and furniture is undamaged if there were to be any high winds during the winter months.

 

  • Secure; (if needed)
    • o Storage boxes
    • o Skirting
    • o Decking
    • o Fences
    • o Plant pots
    • o Gas bottles

 

Finally;

  • Lock the door. (As stupid as it seems this can easily be overlooked as people look to get away, they forget the thing that is most important).
  • Inform park you have left for the winter

 

Once you have completed all the tasks above it is good to inform the park managers or owners of the park when you are leaving and likely to return in the spring, that way they know the caravan is empty and they can keep an eye on it for you. Of course you will be able to visit your caravan at anytime over the winter for your own piece of mind. It is essential that park staff are informed that the caravan has been closed down.

David Bellamy Conservation Award

Congratulations to The Beach Caravan Park on the recent David Bellamy Conservation Silver Award. A huge Well done to all of the team at The Beach.2016_17-silver

Wales in Bloom 2016

Blooming Marvellous

Thornley Leisure Parks are delighted with the prestigious Wales in Bloom 2016 competition results. The Beach Caravan Park came second.

Park Managers Lynne & Nigel Owen from The Beach Caravan Park along with the Gardner Peter Mayles was invited down to the Wales in Bloom Awards Ceremony on Friday 16th September 2016. Following the fantastic news they were presented with a Certificate and a Plaque. Lynne Owen said, “ We are thrilled to bits with the result”.

David Thornley, Managing Director of Thornley Leisure Parks said,” We are really pleased with the result, our fantastic gardening team and park managers are over the moon. Our team have worked hard all year to ensure that the parks look there very best at all times and each year they are getting better. Please feel free to come and visit our parks, for more information call us on 08009173170.”

Wales in Bloom 2015 Winners

Blooming Marvellous

Thornley Leisure Parks are delighted with the prestigious Wales in Bloom 2015 competition results. The Beach Caravan Park came first.

Park Managers Lynne & Nigel Owen from The Beach Caravan Park along with the Gardner Peter Mayles was invited down to the Wales in Bloom Awards Ceremony on Friday 18th September 201. Following the fantastic news they were presented with a Certificate and a Plaque. Lynne Owen said, “ We can’t wait to display the Plaque on our park, we are thrilled with the result.”

David Thornley, Managing Director of Thornley Leisure Parks said,” We are really pleased with the result, our fantastic gardening team and park managers are over the moon. Our team have worked hard all year to ensure that the parks look there very best at all times and each year they are getting better. Please feel free to come and visit our parks, for more information call us on 08009173170.”

Luxury Lodge Development at The Beach Caravan Park

In early July work on the newest development at The Beach Caravan Park began and will feature 17 luxury holiday home lodges. We are pleased to announce that even before the plots have been finished 3 have already sold.
This new development includes unspoilt views of the majestic Irish Sea. We are very pleased with the development so far and will share some images as soon as we can. If you are interested in viewing the new development please call Lynne on 01492 515345.

Blooming Marvellous

The Beach Caravan Park was very proud to win Wales in Bloom 2014! The park is looking blooming marvellous once again this year – come and see us!

Start of the Season

We are very busy preparing for the park to re-open on March 1st! Our friendly, helpful team look forward to welcoming new and existing owners onto The Beach Caravan Park. See you soon…

Caravan show

The Beach Caravan Park is looking forward to exhibiting at The Caravan & Motorhome show  at Event City, Manchester 23rd- 26th January 2014. Hopefully the snow will stay well clear…. Last year the show was heavily effected by the weather however our loyal owners still made the journey to join us in the Owners Exclusive area. Don’t forget to ask Lynne about your complimentary passes.