Fifth Wheel or Static Caravan

Discussion in 'Fifth Wheelers' started by IanH, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. IanH


    Apr 6, 2008
    We fancy a change of scenery and location and have 2 options

    We can import our truck and 5er to fultime in or buy a static caravan

    What we will need for the 5er would be long term sites with electric ,water and sewer conection (dont want the hastle of emptying tanks etc) been there done that

    So are there sites out there that cater for such thing ,if so what sort of weekly rates do you pay

    The other option is to buy a static caravan on a site ,but we cant afford a park home residential so it will have to be holiday caravan with 10 or 11 month occupancy 12 would be nice .
    Sugestions for caravan sites welcome (quiet sites prefered ) as we havent a clue where to start looking
  2. Sooty 10

    Sooty 10

    Oct 8, 2007
    Nelson, Lancashire
    Hi, friend of ours has a great static caravan for sale. It is a 2003 ABI brisbane 35ft x 12ft. It has central heating and double glazing, 2 bedrooms. A quiet site with views to die for overlooking the Yorkshire Dales. The site license runs from the 1st March to the 6th of Jan. The van is in very good order and priced at £15000. Also reasonable site fees. Phone him on 07814941770 if interested.


    forgot to say it is between Skipton and Clitheroe.
  3. Wall-E


    Jan 21, 2009
    5th or Static ?.

    I think you will struggle to find a site that will take your 5th on a long term basis, particularly as you would prefer it connected up?.
    Static vans come in various sizes and specifications nowadays and are much like a house really. However you must do your home work. By LAW, it can't be your main residence, (or at least have an address your mail can be sent?.) not many if any static sites stay open 12 months, 10 or 11 month more choice. Do not get confused with park home sites!!. Location of the site will determine costs per annum?, anything between £1,200 to £3,000 plus Electric, Gas, and Water rates on top. also, Cost of a new van, plus siting fee and delivery in the region of £2,000 plus.
    Unless of course you buy a secondhand one that's already sited on an acceptable site. Inland sites tend to be a lot cheaper than those close to the sea. If you do buy second hand you must give it a through check over, including underneath and the chassis. (Rust). Valid Gas and Electrical test certificates.
    Willerby, is a popular make of static van, Atlas, I believe have just gone bust??. Pemberton, Swift, and Carnby are other makes. check their websites for van layouts and visit static van dealers who will be listed on the van makers website.
    Just google, say, Static caravan parks, Cornwall and see what it throws up. Please make sure you choose the right park and check the costs involved, ask any owners on site if the site fees vary much from year to year, and anything else to do with the running of the site. before committing. Come back with any questions you may have.
    Good luck.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009

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