There is something to be said for keeping everything under one roof provided of course that the person responsible knows what he or she is doing. We are talking here about expertise and when it comes to caravan ownership and maintenance, there is nothing more important. Get your caravan accessories from the same place you get used caravans for sale and you know that you are buying wisely and well.
The variety and array of accessories for caravans is bewildering indeed. Its bewildering to someone who owns and understands caravans. If the used caravan you are thinking of buying is your first, it will be even more so.
Chances are, of course, that you have some experience of caravan living, otherwise you would not be looking at buying a used caravan. That said, there is a great deal of difference between hiring a van, or borrowing one, for a couple of weeks every other year, and owning one and knowing what accessories you need to keep your holiday running smoothly.
When you buy used caravans for sale, ask the place you are buying from to recommend the caravan accessories you might need to make your life run as smoothly as possible. Find out what your caravan does not come with that you might need.
Some ideas to start you off: an extended length gas hose and valve. This is one of the most important and useful accessories you will ever be able to buy for your caravan. It will allow you to employ a larger gas bottle, which can save you as much as 50% on your energy consumption over the years you use your van.
For the TV junkie (and anyone who has ever taken a holiday in a caravan becomes a TV junkie once the sun has gone down): find yourself an aerial extension kit or an improved digital aerial dish. Buying used caravans for sale, after all, is about buying yourself a wonderful mobile home for use whenever you want and the more creature comforts you can fit into it, the more you are going to want to use it.
External caravan accessories you may find useful include an improved tow hitch, heavy duty chocks (to fit under the wheels in the event that you wish to stabilise the van, or to give yourself traction filled surface for moving out of mud) and an in-awning bed tent. The bed tent turns your awning into a guest bedroom ideal for buying used caravans for sale and trotting off on holiday with your family.
If you can find a used caravans outlet, like the Homestead Caravans, that stocks a full range of accessories, make sure you take advantage of the knowledge and advice its owners can supply. A caravan centre is your guide, the place you should be going with all your questions and needs.