8 Biggest Advantages of Owning a Caravan

If you have been checking out caravans or motorhomes for sale in your area, perhaps it really is time for you to buy one for yourself. As much as you may have hemmed and hawed about buying instead of renting, there are actually quite a few advantages to owning a caravan. If you’re this close to buying one of the caravans for sale that you’ve seen and loved, you could very well be making a wise decision. The caravan lifestyle certainly offers several great benefits, so check out some of what we think are the top advantages of owning a caravan.

Motorhome in Europe with vast landscape behind

1. Active travelers can save money with a caravan

If you take frequent road trips and you usually rent a caravan, it could be a wise investment to just buy one. Instead of expensive flights or long trips in rental vehicles, you’ll have your vehicle to go wherever your heart desires.

2. Travel wherever and whenever

Caravan parked by lake Shastina in California; advantages of owning a caravan
Lake Shastina in California

If you have your sights set on visiting many different places, why not spend the money on a caravan instead of multiple flights and hotels? By owning a caravan, you can simply pick up and leave when needed; you don’t have to worry about booking flights or finding the appropriate lodging for your traveling needs.

3. Travel with comfort

Traveling in a caravan is much more comfortable than road tripping in a car. Your co-pilot or family and kids can rest while you travel and it’s easy to pull over and take breaks when needed. You can eat your meals in the vehicle with plenty of space, and bathroom breaks don’t require you to find facilities on your way.

4. You can bring everything you need with you

If you’re an avid cyclist or kayaker, bringing everything you like to bring on trips is much easier when you’re traveling in a caravan. You can pack up everything inside your caravan or on racks, thanks to the extra space that isn’t found in or on just any vehicle. Traveling with kids is so much easier as well, as they will have more space to play, more room for toys and the ease of being entertained while on the road.

5. Good resale value

Motorhomes in Canada parked side by side with Rocky mountains in background; advantages of owning a caravan
Canadian RV Road Trip

If you eventually decide you are finished with the caravan lifestyle, you’re bound to find a buyer who is ready to start enjoying the advantages of owning a caravan. As long as you take good care of it, it will be relatively easy to sell for a decent price. While this isn’t the biggest advantage to owning a caravan, it sure is a good thing should you ever get tired of owning your RV.

6. Make money from it when you’re not traveling

This benefit is tricky but may be worth it to try. If you only have so much time to use it during your year, you may have it sitting on the curb or driveway for months on end. Give that baby some action and rent it out during the months when you’re not using it.

7. The whole family can get in on the action

Perhaps you have family members who don’t get to travel a lot. Give them the gift of travel by letting them use your caravan every now and then. Sure, they’ll have to be family members you really trust, but you can rest assured they’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity.

8. You’ll get to meet like-minded people

The caravan lifestyle can be a fun one, and even more so when you get to share your love for travel with other people. There are great caravan communities where you can enjoy meetups with other travelers, get tips, and so much more. There are also caravan clubs you can join and get discounts on campsites throughout the country.

In conclusion

While there are a few downsides, there are several excellent advantages of owning a caravan. If you’re ready for a traveling lifestyle, you’ll find traveling in a caravan makes the road tripping life so much easier. If you’re ready to make a decision on buying a caravan, check out local vehicles for sale. Take your time and do your research, and you could end up with a beauty that will take you to wonderful destinations.

About JaiTadeo

Jai started writing poetry and short stories at 7 - her grandmother being her very first editor and number one fan (until today). Now in her early thirties, she writes travel blogs and yes - still dream to travel to every country in the world before she's 40.

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    Taylor Bishop

    Thanks for explaining why it could be good to own a caravan. It’s nice to know that you can bring everything you need if you’re in a caravan, because there is extra space in it. This sounds really important especially if you are planning on going on a longer trip.

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    Dave Anderson

    That is interesting that you could rent out your caravan during the months that you do not use it. Maybe it would be good to buy a caravan sometime that I could use and rent out. Soon I’m going to have to look for a caravan to buy for my family.

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