Buying Your First Caravan

The day that people buy their first caravan is a highlight in life for many. A caravan for most represents freedom and adventure on a scale that’s hard to describe. The Caravan, Camping and Touring Super Show in Brisbane is your opportunity to buy your first holiday caravan. With the help of these top 10 questions, you’ll be able to know what kind of camper van you want to purchase.

The event lures thousands of potential new vagabonds and lots just planning on trading up. Aside from seeing all the latest and greatest in Caravan and Camper equipment, the Caravan, Camping & Touring SuperShow is the perfect place to speak to the professionals. Have the opportunity to discuss what’s on offer, your ideas and interest or even just the best camping and caravan locations to take your new ride. But before you purchase, make sure you have a good idea about what you’re looking for.

17 Questions Before You Buy A Holiday Caravan

It’s important to know what you want out of a camper before you buy one. By answering these few simple questions, you should be on the right track to finding the perfect caravan for you. For every caravan, there is a wide range of pros and cons to work through. With this information, you’ll provide your dealer with a greater picture of your wants and needs to be able to find the right camper or caravan with all the essentials.


  • Will you be making long trips around the country?
  • Will drives be mostly on the highway, off-road or in remote locations such as the beach?
  • How many beds do you require?
  • Who will you be travelling with? How many adults, children, room for occasional stays
  • Will you need RV or camping equipment all year round?
  • Do you plan on travelling through the winter or just summer holidays
  • Do you plan to do most of your own cooking?
  • Will you need a larger kitchen with appliances, storage space and more counter space? Does your dining area need to seat more people?
  • How much storage do you need?
  • How many people are you packing for? Do you need ample storage for long periods? What do you need to pack – food, clothes, sports equipment or games?
  • Where do you plan to camp?
  • Do plan to stay in developed caravan parks, out in the bush, campgrounds or national parks?
  • Do you need a good entertainment system?
  • Do you want high-quality tv, stereo, speakers – where do you need speakers?
  • What activities do you plan to do?
  • What kind of equipment or gear do you plan to carry? Do you roof racks, bike racks, towing capabilities or extra storage?
  • What is your vehicle’s towing capacity?
  • How many tonnes can your vehicle carry?
  • What is your price range?
  • Do you need speciality accessories? What’s available, can you do without them or will you need financing?