Can I buy a caravan right now?
Yes, you can find and buy your next caravan from home with Auto Trader Caravans by arranging Home Delivery or a Click and Collect service from dealerships near you.
How to buy a caravan online
We’ve introduced new features to all Auto Trader Caravans adverts, each of which will help you do more of your research and caravan buying from home.
These features are highlighted on the ads themselves and show the ways retailers are helping keep you safe, observe social distancing, and keep caravan buying easy during the lockdown.
Caravans advertised with ‘Home Delivery’ mean you can get it delivered to your address - no need to leave the house!
If a dealership offers Home Delivery, you can also see this on their adverts. Note that some dealerships may offer this service for free, others may charge an additional fee.
Click and Collect
Some dealerships may also offer Click and Collect services. Whether this is available will depend on the guidance in your region.
If a dealership offers Click and Collect services, you can see this on their adverts. To arrange this, contact the dealership using the contact details provided on Auto Trader adverts.
Live Video Viewing
The Live Video Viewing icon on the caravan advert will show you whether the retailer can offer you this service.
Live Video Viewing can be arranged directly with the retailer. These virtual vehicle walkarounds go some way to replace a forecourt visit and give you the to time ask any questions, just like they would in person.
When they are open, what are dealerships doing to help you feel safe when buying a caravan?
When dealerships are permitted to open (once their government allows them to and they have social distancing and sanitisation measures in place), we’re helping them show via their adverts on Auto Trader the measures they may be taking to make it easier for customers to visit showrooms and forecourts.
Retailers across the UK are determined to keep you safe and healthy throughout the caravan buying process, so this dedicated space in each ad will highlight the measures they’ve adopted. Such measures may include:
- Operating by appointment only (make an appointment by using the email, call or chat buttons on the ad).
- Click and collect services, allowing you to stay safe while picking up your caravan yourself.
- Adhering to two metres social distancing on forecourts.
- Complete sanitisation of vehicles.
- Using staff personal protection equipment (PPE), sneeze screens and other health and safety measures.
- Making PPE and hand sanitisers available to customers.
Can I sell my caravan right now?
If you’re looking to sell your old caravan, you can still list it on Auto Trader. You can upload your caravan advert in just three simple steps
If you do decide to sell your caravan, remember to clean and disinfect it. Although this can’t guarantee to remove all risks, it shows you’re taking a responsible approach. Looking after each other is vital right now, so if you can’t properly disinfect your caravan properly, consider delaying selling it until you can.
This article aims to help answer the key questions on how caravan buyers are being affected as coronavirus lockdown continues. We will endeavor to keep this article up to date as more information is released.
For medical advice please make sure you visit the NHS website.
For advice relating to the UK’s response in any other areas, please visit the UK Government’s website.
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