Caravanning can sometimes be a great way to spend the holidays with your family, but for some people, storing a caravan can be extremely difficult, especially for those with limited storage space.
One of the best fixes for this is investing in a folding caravan instead of a normal one. When considering such an investment, however, it is understandable that some might have a slew of questions. Below is the answer to many of those questions.
For those new to the entire caravanning experience, the difference between a folding caravan and a normal caravan may not be immediately apparent. In truth, a folding caravan is much like a normal caravan except for one major difference. The top of the walls of a folding caravan can be collapsed and the roof of the caravan can be lowered. This makes for a much easier storing and towing experience.
A caravan is simply a trailer that can be towed behind a car or truck and is made to be lived in. Because of this, it is essential that the caravan be large enough to stand in and big enough in which to move around. However, this can sometimes offer a bit of a problem when storing it in a small garage. With a folding caravan, you can collapse the sides and lower the roof in order to get it into a smaller garage.
Another great benefit of a folding caravan is that they offer much less wind resistance when riding down the road. A folding caravan is not much more expensive than a regular caravan is, and for those who are new to the caravanning experience, it is a great investment from the start. For those that may already have a caravan and may be considering switching to a folding caravan, it is suggested that you sell your current caravan in order to help pay for your new folding one.
It should be noted that there is no real benefit to owning a standard caravan as opposed to a folding one. Though rumor has it that folding caravans are prone to leaking and wear out quicker than a standard caravan, the rumor really holds no water. Likewise, if storage is no problem for you, then it may not be beneficial enough to make the switch from a standard caravan to a folding one. However, as stated before, if you are considering purchasing your first caravan then it would be highly recommended that you make your first one a folding caravan.