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How to stay safe when selling your caravan privately

Selling a caravan for the first time can be confusing. We understand you might have a lot of questions, so we’ve created this guide of things to consider, to keep you safe during the sale.

Most people are comfortable with the steps it takes to get their caravan online like preparing it, taking pictures and writing their advert. We know people find it daunting when someone is coming round to view your caravan, especially at your home. So we want you to feel confident throughout the process - which is why we have got this list together of things to think about.
Prepare
Find all the relevant paperwork a buyer will need when purchasing a caravan. It is fine for a buyer to check documents but don’t let them photograph them.
Arranging viewings
When a buyer arranges a viewing, be sure to get their details including their full name and phone number.
Beware of scammers
You’ll find it tough to get someone to buy your caravan if they’ve not seen it beforehand.
When you meet the buyer, request their contact details including their telephone number or full home address and proof of identity (passport or driving licence). A legitimate buyer will be happy to help. Never jeopardise your personal safety and if you’re uncomfortable at any point, walk away.
Payment
When selling your caravan, only agree a price you are happy with - once the deal is done it is too late to get any extra money.
Never let the buyer take the caravan away until you have had confirmation from your bank that the payment has cleared. If you are considering accepting a cheque or bankers draft, remember the funds will take a few days to clear.
Sell your caravan now
There’s no time like the present, why not get your caravan in front of the 240,000 buyers who come to our site every month now? Advertise your caravan here.

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