If you live on the Gold Coast and are looking for a campervan, the best caravan dealerships are nearby to help you find a suitable make and model. Travelling around Australia in a campervan offers so many benefits, such as the ease of having your accommodation right behind you. If touring Australia by campervan for the first time, it’s best to limit your search to a reliable local supplier, who can explain the ins and outs of campervan ownership.
The two main options when choosing a campervan are buying second-hand or brand new. Both have their pros and cons, and cost will necessarily play a part in the final choice. Here we look at the options for campervans for sale that Gold Coast dealers offer.
Options for buying a new campervan
The average cost of a new RV (recreational vehicle) in Australia is between $50,000 to $200,000. This price range makes new vehicles less obtainable to some potential owners. If you are after a modern vehicle, you’ll have an array of very appealing mod cons to help sway your purchase. New campervans come with so many features to suit the needs of the traditional campervan traveller, making your journeying much more comfortable.
If you’re planning on doing a lot of travel in your motorhome, buying new is a great way to ensure the van is in tip-top condition and you’re under a dealer warranty. You can also custom fit your van with the exact trimmings and features you want. If you’re looking for campervans for sale on the Gold Coast, Avida has been operating since 1965, so we know the campervan market well.
Buying a new campervan you get to choose the exact size and layout you want, whereby you can make sure you have enough cupboard space for your travels.
Buying a second-hand campervan
Many of the campervans for sale that Gold Coast customers buy are second-hand simply because they can’t afford a brand-new van. Prices start as low as $10,000, depending on the make and model.
If you’re buying second-hand, you need to find a good mechanic. This is where campervan dealerships are handy because their mechanics are experienced in dealing with these specialised vehicles.
When you drive a new campervan out of the lot, the dealers will ask you to purchase insurance cover. There’s no one to remind you to take out a policy when you buy second-hand, so you must ensure you’re covered, otherwise, you could be up for a fortune if anything should happen to your van.
Make sure everyone you’re travelling with, who is of driving age, is able to drive the vehicle. Ask your spouse or partner to test drive the vehicle as well. Because if you are travelling long distances, it’s safer to share the driving.
An established company like Avida Gold Coast has a number of options for buying quality campervans. Call our experienced and friendly team today to discuss your vanning needs.