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used caravan purchase in London?

I'd like to buy a used caravan (RV) in England, tour England/Scotland/Ireland for 3 months and then drive it over to Europe for 3 months. Can this be done? Where would I purchase the caravan? What are my chances of selling it after 6 months vs. renting for 6 months?
Thank you

Posted by
505 posts

Unless you are very comfortable with driving on the left side of the road and with the narrow UK roads & crazy roundabouts, I'm not sure a caravan is a good idea.

Remember also, that the rest of Europe drives on the right, so you would have to deal with a car made for driving on the left hand side of the road on the right side of the road. Not easy.

I also think it would not be easy to sell a UK bought car in Europe because you'd be dealing with import tax and many European countries levy expensive tarrifs when you sell cars.

It might be best to rent a caravan in the UK, and then rent another one over in continental Europe. You won't have to worry about getting insurance etc.


Posted by
970 posts

Check with the EuropeByCar folks that are mentioned in Steves' books. Leasing seems to be a viable option for you.