• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • “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

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

    Jim Butler

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Jim Butler

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

    Arthur Hughes

  • 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.


  • 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.

Maximising the value of your static caravan

Static caravans are typically a big investment, so when it comes to selling up you want to ensure that you’re getting the best possible price.

Your caravan will depreciate in value as it gets older and newer models come out, but there are still a number of things that you can do to maximise the return on your investment.

Keep your caravan in good repair

It seems like quite a straightforward thing to mention, but the general condition of your caravan really does have a big impact on its resale value. Check the furniture and fittings for wear and tear, paintwork for scuffs and remember to monitor the condition of the exterior too. The aim is to keep your static in a condition as close to the original as possible.

Restore original features

Whilst it’s nice to add personal touches to your holiday home, this actually has a detrimental effect on its value. In much the same way that you paint all your walls an inoffensive shade of magnolia when selling a house, any paint colours, curtains, carpets or decorative features you’ve had over the years need to be restored to the original decor scheme.

Maintain the chassis

If you’re lucky enough to have purchased a caravan with a fully galvanised chassis, chances are your chassis won’t be overly susceptible to rust and corrosion. If, on the other hand, the chassis is part-galvanised or painted steel, your maintenance schedule becomes much more important. The National Association of Caravan Owners has good advice on chassis care, which we recommend following in order to keep your static in a saleable condition.

Keep the original furniture

You might have replaced some of the fitted furniture, reupholstered some seating or installed a completely new kitchen. All of this will have a negative effect on the value of your caravan – even if you think it’s nicer, more modern or of a higher value than the original. Admittedly, this can be a tough one to restore – once you install a new kitchen, there’s no going back – but bear in mind that if you aren’t offered the price you expected, this could be a likely cause.

Restore to factory settings

The single best thing you can do to maximise the value of your static caravan is to keep in as close to the original condition as possible. It’s not just about keeping it in pristine condition, you want to keep it looking exactly like it did in the brochure when you bought it. All the furniture, the fittings, the decor – the caravan has its highest value when it is fully fitted out with all of its original features.

If you want to find out exactly how much your static caravan is worth, request a free, no-obligation valuation now.

Written by: Joanna on 12th July 2017