The Pros And Cons Of Buying An Off-Road Caravan

The Pros And Cons Of Buying An Off-Road Caravan

If you are an avid camper, having a reliable vehicle is absolutely essential. 

An off-road caravan is an ideal choice for those who love going on adventures in this great country of ours. 

As with all things, there is a good and bad side associated with this type of purchase. 


Smoother Ride

Travelling across terrain that is filled with obstacles can be really uncomfortable, especially if you are someone who is prone to carsickness. 

Instead of roughing it up and having an unenjoyable trip, you will experience a much smoother ride the next time you venture out. 

As off-road caravans are created to brave rocky roads, you can drive across them without feeling far too many bumps.


When you purchase a caravan, you are often given a list of options you can select to make it your own. 

The idea is for someone to feel as comfortable in one of these vehicles as they would if they were in their own home. 

Things like nice upholstery, fibreglass showers, solar power, air conditioning and heating are all things you can add to your vehicle in order to suit your taste.

Weather Resistant

Sometimes Mother Nature has a plan that is different from what campers expect. 

It is not uncommon to be told it will be mild and clear before being pelted by rain all night. 

If you have a tent that is not in the best shape, it can make for some pretty soggy sleeping. 

Since a caravan has actual walls and a hardtop, you will not have to worry about your trip being ruined by the elements. 

In addition to protection against rain, it can also help with unbearable heat and humidity. 

A caravan with a vent on top and/or an air conditioner will be much more pleasant to sleep in than a tent that holds heat and makes you very uncomfortable.

No Packing Up

When you go camping, you have no choice but to set aside time in the morning to break down your tent and gather all of your gear. 

If you plan to camp in multiple locations, then the process of setting up and dismantling can become fairly arduous and detract from the fun of your adventure.

By purchasing an off-road caravan, you are adding more time to your day since you can leave the bed as is, lock things up and forget all about it until later.


Space Limitations

When you make a purchase as large as this, you have to worry about where you are going to store it when it is not in use. 

If you do not have a place at home, it may be necessary to ask a friend for assistance or hire space from someone who is local. 

This can add to costs associated with ownership.

The Cost

Depending on all of the options you select, the price of this kind of vehicle can get rather high. 

You can always go for something basic if finances are a problem, but this means that you will not have as many amenities available to you. 

It will be up to you to find a balance that you are comfortable with.

Jumping into your caravan and taking off for the open road can be a very exciting experience, but it is certainly not something that is for everyone. 

Make sure that you take the time to weigh all of the pros and cons discussed here before moving forward and making a purchase. 

If you are looking for the best new or used off-road caravans for your next camping adventure, then look no further than Luxury RVs WA

We have over 40 years of experience in the caravan industry ranging from sales and custom vehicle building through to service and repairs

Please call our super-friendly customer service team today on (08) 9509 6083 or contact us through our website on for all your caravanning requirements.