Static Caravans UK

Frequently Asked Questions About Static Caravans

  1. What is a static caravan? A static caravan is a type of mobile home that is designed to be used as a permanent residence or holiday accommodation. They are usually located on a caravan park or holiday site and are not designed to be moved frequently like touring caravans.
  2. How much does a static caravan cost? The cost of a static caravan can vary greatly depending on the size, age, and location of the caravan. On average, a new static caravan can cost anywhere from £20,000 to £800,000, while a second-hand caravan can cost anywhere from £5,000 to £150,000.
  3. Where can I buy a static caravan? Static caravans can be purchased from a variety of sources, including caravan dealerships, holiday parks, and private sales. Many caravan manufacturers also sell directly to consumers. See our helpful tips about buying a static caravan.
  4. Can you live in a static caravan all year round? In the UK, it is legal to live in a static caravan on a holiday park or private land all year round, as long as the caravan has a permanent water supply and is connected to mains sewerage. However, some holiday parks may have restrictions on the length of time that you can stay in a caravan.
  5. How long can you keep a static caravan on a site? The length of time that you can keep a static caravan on a site can vary depending on the site’s rules and regulations. Some holiday parks have restrictions on the age of the caravan, while others may require you to move the caravan after a set number of years.
  6. Do I need planning permission for a static caravan? If you are planning to place a static caravan on private land, you may need planning permission from your local council. However, if the caravan is being placed on a holiday park or caravan site, the park owner is responsible for obtaining planning permission.
  7. How do I maintain my static caravan? Regular maintenance is essential to keep a static caravan in good condition. This includes cleaning the exterior, checking for any damage or leaks, and maintaining the gas and electrical systems. It is also important to winterize the caravan if it is not being used during the colder months.
  8. What size is a typical static caravan? The size of a typical static caravan can vary, but most caravans range from 28ft to 40ft in length and 10ft to 14ft in width. Some larger caravans may be up to 60ft in length.
  9. How do I transport a static caravan? Transporting a static caravan is a complex process that requires specialist equipment and experienced professionals. Caravans are usually transported on the back of a flatbed lorry or trailer and require a police escort in some cases.
  10. What are the best static caravan parks in the UK? The best static caravan parks in the UK can vary depending on individual preferences, but some of the most popular parks include Haven, Parkdean Resorts, and Butlins. It is important to research different parks and read reviews before choosing a location.

How To Maintain a Static Caravan

Maintaining your static caravan is essential to ensure that it remains in good condition and continues to provide you with a comfortable living or holiday