Suppliers of mobile homes & lodges throughout the Southwest 

South West Caravans Frequently Asked Questions 

 
We always advise that you seek independent advice on planning permission before you site your static caravan or lodge. The area of planning is complex and it very much comes down to the individual circumstances. There are many instances where planning may or may not be required. So it is vital that you talk with your local authority before siting your static caravan or lodge. To help you we do provide a planning advice service in conjunction with a local planning consultant. Please visit our planning page for more information.  
 
There are various options to heat a static caravan, ranging from electric panel heating to full central heating. If you're planning to live in a caravan during the colder months, we would highly recommend a caravan which has double glazing and central heating. Most modern static caravans come with double glazing and central heating as standard. 
 
The transport company that we work with offer a siting service. This will involve bringing a 4x4 vehicle to position and level the caravan. This service is an additional cost and is not included in our ‘Free Delivery within 100 Miles’. We do Not offer a connection service, but we may know of a local tradesman in your area who would be able to help. Should you require a Gas Safe Engineer to connect your caravan, please visit www.gassaferegister.co.uk 
 
Although we do not guarantee to buy back the caravans that we sell, we will offer a competitive price for the right caravan. Please call us on 01984 636105 with the details of the caravan. You can also complete out our online quote form here > 
 
Unfortunately not, as a caravan dealer we only buy and sell caravans. 
 
We recommend a level concrete base. 
 
In a Static Caravan with central heating, the combi boiler will nearly always run off of LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas). Most caravans will have a gas or electric fireplace in the lounge. In a caravan with no central heating, there may be Plinth or Panel heaters, both of which run off the electric supply. There will be a water heater to provide hot water to the taps and shower. Again, this will most likely run off LPG. 
 
Yes, all our caravans sold to private persons are gas checked by a registered plumber before leaving our storage ground. We do recommend that all gas etc is then fitted/connected by a gas safe engineer when it arrives at your property. 
 
All our used caravans over £1,500 are covered by a 3-Month warranty (parts and labour) unless otherwise stated. Our new caravans are covered by a 2 year manufacturer's warranty. For more details please see our Warranty page here. 
 
We deliver our used and new static caravans for FREE within 100 miles of our storage ground. Any deliveries outside this radius is subject to a charge, please get in touch for a quote. There would also be an additional cost if siting and/or craning is required we can also provide a quote for this.  
 
Quite likely yes! An Access Check will be carried out prior to delivery and advice will be available if further help is required with siting/craning. 
 
You will require: Bottled gas to run the fireplace heater/boiler and water, Electricity Supply, Clean water supply, Waste disposal solution (Septic Tank, Cesspit or Mains Waste). 
 
Following the purchase of a Static caravan, we can provide a services plan to show approximately where the services are located. 
 
Please provide the details of your old caravan, as there may be a chance that we will wish to purchase it from you. 
 
No, we do not scrap caravans. 
 
Yes of course! Please call us today to reserve your caravan. 
 
A deposit will be agreed and need to be paid to secure your caravan at the time of order. The outstanding balance plus any delivery/siting charge will need to be received as cleared funds before delivery can take place.  
 
We accept payment by Cheque, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and up to a maximum of £5,000 by Credit Card.  
Please contact us to find out which credit or debit cards are accepted by us at any particular time. 
 
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