For some holiday caravanners, it’s out with the old and in with the new, according to the results of our latest poll.
Last month, we asked owners if they’d upgraded to a newer holiday caravan in the last 12 months, and after hundreds of votes we can now reveal the results…
Holiday caravan upgrade results
Just over a third of owners said they’d upgraded for a newer static caravan or holiday lodge – and ABI models seem to be a popular choice!
Steven Hurst has ordered a new 2022 ABI Beaumont and Bill Waddington has upgraded to the same model from a Willerby Winchester.
Steve Essam has bought an ABI Kielder lodge to replace a 17-year-old wooden model.
“The level of insulation is outstanding,” he said.
And Debbie Frost said her new ABI Windermere was a “beautiful” caravan.
Malcom Tonks told us he’d bought a new Swift Hafren and said it was a “superb holiday home”.
But a sizeable 61 percent of voters have kept their existing unit, with Gill Knight telling us that she’s still in her 22-year-old BK Bluebird.
For some it didn’t make economic sense to upgrade in the current financial climate.
Gordon Robey commented: “Caravan longevity depends on many factors, but some site owners stipulate a maximum period that the caravan is permitted to remain on site irrespective of how well it has been maintained. Many owners are facing difficult decisions over the next 12 months when the situation could deteriorate further.”
M Thomas said: “We only get 15 years on-site with a new caravan, therefore, we would be stupid to upgrade – it is out of reach for ordinary people, particularly as our fees are well over £4,000.”
However, five percent said they were considering an upgrade in the next 12 months.
Stuart Colbron said he had bought a 20-year-old Willerby Granada 18 months ago and might consider an upgrade next year.
Don’t forget if you do upgrade your static caravan or lodge to contact your insurance provider to update your insured values and make sure you’re fully covered in the event of a claims.
Over to you…
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