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Your most googled static caravan questions have now been answered!

 

What is the lifespan of a Static Caravan?

The lifespan of a Static Caravan can vary, however, like with most things if it is looked after and properly maintained then you could expect the static caravan to reach up to 30 or more years on private land. Parks will generally ask for it to be upgraded around the 15-year mark to keep the park looking appealing and safe.

 

What are the common issues with Static Caravans?

Static Caravans are more often than not positioned near the sea which can lead to a build up of rust over the years. It is important to keep an eye on this and ensure that you arrange for your chassis to be repainted and waxed when this occurs. This issue is less common with vans that have a galvanised chassis but sadly can still happen. This is annoyingly the most common and one of the more expensive maintenance jobs.

 

What is the average site fee?

If you are planning on putting your static caravan on a holiday park you can expect to be paying a ground rent fee starting at around £2000 a year. This is just an average as the site fees can change from park to park and even pitch to pitch depending on desirability. It is also worth confirming with the park whether it is fixed ground rent or whether it could go up over the years.

 

What is the depreciation rate of a static caravan?

Like with cars, static caravans’ loose value the second they leave the base they are being sold from and then you can expect to lose around 15% annually on the static caravan. You should not buy these expecting to make your money back on the resale. It is also important to keep in mind that depreciation rates may change depending on whether the van is on Private land or on a park and how well the van has been maintained.

 

Are static caravans in demand?

Static caravans are definitely more popular than they used to be as a study that was done in 2021 showed that around 104,000 household were living in static caravans which was a massive 19,000 households more than previous years.

 

Are static caravans cold in the winter?

If you are looking to holiday in your static caravan over the winter period it is probably worth checking that it is residential spec as these are built with far better levels of insulation, but it is important to keep in mind that this will in no way be comparable to a house due to the thinner walls and the less efficient heating.

What is the average price of a static caravan in the UK?

Price fluctuates a good amount on static caravans depending on whether they are going to private land or a holiday park, but the average person can expect to pay anywhere between £15,000.00 and £100,000.00 for their home away from home.

 

Can you drink the tap water in your static caravan?

Yes, you can 100% drink the tap water from your static caravan, but it is important to make sure that it has all been setup correctly and sterilised before trying to drink from it.

 

Is owning a static caravan worth it?

Owning a static caravan has it perks, less travelling, less hassle, a greener way to holiday and most importantly a more chilled approach to holidaying. It is also down to the individual as buying a static caravan is like buying a watch, it needs to be right for you and everyone has a particular taste and needs. So yes, buying a static caravan is worth it if you find the one for you.

 

What is the cheapest way to heat my static caravan?

The cheapest and most effective way to heat a static caravan is with central heating and the majority of modern statics caravan that we order in are ordered to a spec and will generally come with a wet winter pack, this comes with double glazing and central heating.

The April Show is an event held by Surf Bay Leisure between the 10th and 12th of April. This event is the caravan and lodge show, we host this event to allow people that are due an upgrade or wish to make their first purchase have a look around and ask questions in a stress-free environment.
Individuals are given the opportunity to not only look and ask about caravans but also speak to park owners. This allows buyers to make an informed choice around the lifestyle they will lead for the next 10 -15 years. 
Decking for your static caravan can be made from a few different materials but no matter the material they are all made to a high standard. The standards for decking especially around statics need to be high as these homes away from home can take a serious beating by the weather, especially on the southwestern coast.
Here at Surf Bay Leisure, we are excited to be hosting another April show and it is right around the corner! Head down with the family to see the latest and greatest from our three manufacturers (ABI, Swift and Atlas) and maybe find your new holiday home.
What is the lifespan of a Static Caravan?

The lifespan of a Static Caravan can vary, however, like with most things if it is looked after and properly maintained then you could expect the static caravan to reach up to 30 or more years on private land. Parks will generally ask for it to be upgraded around the 15-year mark to keep the park looking appealing and safe.
Location:
What is the ideal location? This varies from person to person, but it is important to consider what makes a holiday special to you, is it being near stunning coastlines like you might find in Tintagel or would you prefer to be surrounded by the countryside like you might find near Winkleigh. Luckily if you enjoy both these things then the Southwest has it covered. The sea and countryside are never more than a 30-minute drive away from each other. 
Devons Marine Life

If you enjoy the wonders of the natural world then this is the blog for you! Lets explore the weird and wonderful things that you could encounter beneath the picturesque waves this summer.
Winter storms have been relentless across Devon and Cornwall over the last few months, and this was followed by a vicious tide that has now exposed a slice of history previously hidden beneath the waves. The wreck of the three ships is a stern reminder of the perils that sailors of the past had to undertake. The ships in question all sank around 130 years ago and their stories are etched into the sands of Carbis Bay.
The Eden Sessions

Cornwall is known for its stunning natural landscapes, but did you know that Cornwall also has a massive music scene? Cornwall has always been a big place for music and some of the earliest discovered ‘dance music’ manuscripts were believed to be from around 1750 – 1850. It is believed that this music spanned the classes and was generally enjoyed by all.