Have you always dreamed of travelling the country in your very own caravan, taking your family to see the sights that Australia is known for, including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the Great Australian Bight? Have you been putting this dream on hold and pushing it into the back of your mind because you think that you simply cannot afford to achieve it? Even if you're currently on a tight budget, you might find that you are able to afford a used caravan, putting your dream will within reach.
Often, when you are forced to work within a tight budget, it can be tempting to purchase a used caravan and other larger investments (like a new car) through financing. This is not, however, your only option when it comes to securing a caravan for use by your family; you may be able to afford one of these vehicles outright by shopping right. When organizing inspections with sellers, make sure that you take along someone who is experienced with used caravans (if you aren't) to give it a thorough look over and ensure that there are no problems. If you decide to purchase used through a dealer, you might even find that the van is under some sort of warranty, which can be highly reassuring.
If you have been scouring the classifieds and eBay listings and still haven't been able to find a used caravan that meets your needs or your strict budget, then financing might be the most appropriate solution. Whilst it may be difficult to secure financing for caravans that you purchase through private sellers (such as those found in the classifieds section of the newspaper and even eBay), you should be able to do so when purchasing through a dealer. This will involve you making monthly or even weekly installments; over a few months or years, you will have paid the van off completely.
Whilst you may have long ago written off travelling around the country in a caravan as being an unattainable dream, we hope that this article has awoken the drive to make this dream a reality. It is possible to purchase a used caravan on almost any budget, providing that you know where and when to look. Once you take your first trip in the van and begin living the dream, you can rest assured that you will not regret this decision in the slightest.