Buying Your First Caravan 2022

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Buying Your First Caravan has everything you need to live the outdoor lifestyle dream.

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  • ANATOMY OF A CARAVAN: EXTERIOR - Our easy guide to understanding the components of a caravan's exterior
  • ANATOMY OF A CARAVAN: INTERIOR - Step inside a caravan to view a typical layout 
  • CHOOSING YOUR IDEAL LAYOUT - Choosing a preferred layout is one of your most important decisions
  • CARAVAN LAYOUT GUIDE - End kitchen, rear washroom, twin beds; take a look at the various caravan layouts
  • CONFUSED BY CARAVANNING? Our caravanning expert offers his advice on nailing the basics of your new hobby
  • BUYING NEW OR USED - Should you buy a new or used caravan? We take a look at your options
  • SINGLE OR TWIN-AXLE - Another consideration is a single-axle or twin-axle caravan. What's the difference?


  • BUYING NEW: 2022 MODELS - We check out some of the new caravan models for the 2022 season
  • WHERE TO BUY - Ready to buy, but where from? We take a look at buying from dealers, privately and at shows
  • BUYING AT A SHOW - You could grab a bargain buying a used 'van - here's what you could get for your money
  • DEALER SPECIALS - Dealers often offer exclusive models – we give you a glimpse at some of the best
  • HEATING & WATER SYSTEMS - Let us introduce you to the three different caravan heating systems
  • FINANCING YOUR CARAVAN - When it comes to paying for your caravan, there are a range of finance options available
  • TOWING KNOW-HOW - Hitching your car and caravan up can be a bit overwhelming – we show you the easy way


  • CARAVAN INSURANCE - It's sensible to look after your investment; here's our guide to caravan insurance
  • STORING YOUR CARAVAN - Where do you plan to store your caravan when it's not in use?
  • SECURITY - Protect your new purchase with the best products on the market
  • TYRES & SERVICING - Healthy caravan tyres are vital - here's how to inspect and examine them
  • SERVICING - Getting your caravan serviced is the best way to ensure its fit for purpose
  • TOWBAR GUIDE - Towbar types and technology can feel bewildering – we break it all down here
  • EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES - A guide to all the essential items you need for your caravan lifestyle
  • SETTING UP ON SITE - You've arrived at your chosen campsite – here's how to set up correctly and safely
  • DEALER DIRECTORY - Looking for a particular brand? At a dealer close to you? Use our directory
  • AWNINGS - How to maximise your living space with a portable 'conservatory'


  • SUPER SITES - From Edinburgh to Cornwall, we reveal some of the UK's best sites for caravan holidays
  • GOING OFF GRID - Fancy getting away from it all – and everyone else? Going off-grid is easy when you know how!
  • JARGON BUSTER - You'll soon be speaking like a caravan expert with our jargon-busting glossary
  • CARAVAN CHECKLIST - Pack everything you need for your caravan trip with this handy checklist

And much, much more!

Check out what our editor Clare Kelly has to say about it below...