• ..Just to say thank you very much for your expertise and discretion in dealing with our Atlas Sahara caravan..

  • We would like to say to anyone wishing to have this company buy your static caravan, to consider I-Buy-Caravans, Andrew Benson has become a friend rather than just the man buying our Caravan.

    Christopher & Lauraine

  • From my initial contact with Ian, he was punctual, professional and sincere. My offer was good and based on the current Glass's guide and a deposit was in my account that day.

  • Don't hesitate to let these guys buy your caravan. We had a fantastic service when selling our Pemberton lucerne. Within 2 weeks paperwork was signed and caravan was collected and money was in my account.

  • All in all, a fast and smooth operation and I am delighted.

    Arthur Hughes

  • I Buy Caravans are prompt and efficient to deal with. My caravan was collected as agreed and payment received promptly.

    Jim Butler

  • A man of his word. Something you don't hear of nowadays. However, Paul is one such man. From first contact he was ACE. He dealt with site owners, arranged the transport of our victory fairhaven the lot!! Final payment was prompt, all done and dusted in days. Highly recommend.

  • Just a quick email to say thanks for the help in selling my swift celebration caravan. You gave my help understanding and patience which was highly appreciated.

  • It's been a pleasure dealing with Damien Hodgson at UK caravans direct. He was always quick in answering our questions and kept us well informed as to the progress of the sale of our Carnaby crown caravan.

  • “After waiting for the caravan park to give me a price, I found I Buy Caravans and received a price within a few hours. I accepted it and had a substantial deposit in my bank the same evening."

    Arthur Hughes

  • Thank you for a stress free first class service when buying my Regal Retreat caravan. Great communication. Prompt payment, best price offered and no quibbling. Highly recommend.

  • Ian from I Buy Caravans contacted me very quickly and I'm very happy to say the transaction was completed in less than a week and very stress free. An excellent service, thank you.


  • I wouldn't hesitate to use the company again or recommend them to other people.

    Jim Butler

  • I just wanted to say thank you very much for all your help and support with our sale of the cosalt viena caravan, you really made it much simpler and hassle free . I know you do this all the time but for us we have never done it before and appreciate what you did.

  • The service I received from UK caravans direct whe selling my Delta Sanatan was second to none. I have no problem recommending this company to anyone wishing to sell their caravan.

  • I sold my ageing Brentmere lodge to UK caravans direct. I sent photos of the van and a price was agreed. A deposit was sent to my bank account, and the rest sent the day it was collected.

  • I totally recommend UK caravans direct for purchasing your caravan, they gave me the best competitive price for my BK sheriton and maintained good communication during the process

How much do static caravans depreciate?

When you’ve made a considerable investment in a static caravan, it can be disheartening to learn what the caravan is really worth when you come to sell.

It’s hard to put a figure on the average depreciation rate of a static caravan, because it’s not a steady process. Newer caravans, like newer cars, depreciate the fastest, with the rate easing off as the caravan ages.

What this means is that you are exceptionally unlikely to ever make a profit when you’re selling your static caravan. Hopefully this is something you considered at the time of purchase, as no responsible vendor would cite resale value as a benefit when trying to make a sale.

There’s not much you can do to stop your caravan depreciating, but there are things you can do to keep the value as high as possible. The key thing is to look after your caravan. It may seem obvious, but regular cleaning and maintenance helps to keep your caravan in good condition and stops dirt or damage from reducing your resale price.

It’s also important to maintain the original fixtures and fittings. Caravans hold their value the best when they are kept “as sold”. Replacing the curtains or carpets may seem like a good way to personalise your holiday home, but it will have a negative effect on the overall value of your caravan.

Selling your caravan with I Buy Caravans is an easy way to ensure you get a fair selling price. We’ll offer you the true value of your caravan, without you having to go through the hassle of negotiating with your holiday park or haggling with a potential buyer.

The rate of depreciation means that if you’ve had a valuation from us in the past, but not sold, you may not be offered the same price now. The best way to find out the current value of your caravan is to request a new valuation – our experienced agents can make a thorough assessment, and there’s no obligation to sell afterwards.

Get in touch now to find out what your static caravan is really worth.

Written by: Joanna on 23rd May 2017