There are a number of benefits to owning a static or touring caravans, especially with so many locations to choose from around the UK. But what do you need to know when it comes to different types of caravans and finding the right insurance cover?
In recent years, caravanning holidays have had a huge surge in popularity. This is unsurprising, given the impact that Covid has had on international travel. And of course, the UK has a great deal to offer in the way of beautiful landscapes, historic architecture, and foodie or adventure destinations.
According to FTN News, Covid isn’t the only reason that people are looking for a holiday closer to home. Caravanning holidays have been on a steady rise for several years, with more people choosing to explore the beauty of the UK instead of jumping on a plane overseas. A YouGov poll showed that nearly 25% of British holidaymakers plan on staying in the UK for future holidays: a change that seems set to stay.
For those searching for the next UK-based holiday, caravanning is a great choice with a host of amazing options to choose from, whether you prefer a static caravan in one permanent location or a touring caravan with the freedom to travel anywhere. But what if you’re thinking of buying one rather than renting? We take a look at the difference between a touring and static caravan, and what you might need to consider.
What are the different uses of static caravans?
Long before a caravan was a bulky thing on wheels that you towed for miles over unforgiving hills to seaside destinations, it was a company of travellers taking a journey together. The modern concept of a static caravan would seem very odd to those travellers now, but these space-efficient portable homes have become a staple of the British countryside, and very convenient they are too.
There are two main uses of static caravans: leisure homes and park homes. Static caravans used for leisure are usually kept on registered holiday sites, and a popular choice among holidaymakers in the UK who want their own private holiday home but without major outlay.