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Static Caravans & Holiday Park News

Here is a run down of the latest static caravan and holiday park news.


Year Round Living in Static Caravans - Consultation Begins in Wales

Monday, 29th July 2013
Today's headlines in the caravan industry are focused around people who are choosing to live in their caravans all year round. Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has suggested that people who do this are avoiding paying council tax and are placing a burden on the local economy in terms of resources and NHS treatment.

There has been an increase in the number of people looking for a 12 month holiday park to place static caravans. We presume that many of these are not for use all year round, but people like the flexibility of choice. However it is probably the case that some are choosing to live in their static caravans. Are these people willfully neglecting to pay council tax? That is unsure, however it could be the case.

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NEC Boat and Caravan Show - October 2012

Friday, 17th August 2012
It is coming up to that time of year when we all get excited about the annual boat and caravan show at the NEC where major manufacturers, holiday parks and related companies showcase their 2013 line up of products, static caravans and related services.

This year is set to be a record breaking event with 100's of exhibitors getting ready for what is going to be a great spectacular. This year Direct Caravans are going to be there to raise the awareness of this website and meet with some of the manufacturers so we can build stronger relationships in 2013 and beyond.

As you know, Direct Caravans is the ONLY website that pulls together all manufacturers such as ABI, Atlas Leisure, Willerby, Pemberton and many more in one place. This allows our visitors to gain an insight and compaire models from all manufacturers in an online format that is not seen elsewhere.

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Upgrading from a Touring Caravan to a Static Caravan

Friday, 27th July 2012
My partner and I were speaking to a couple today who own a touring caravan. They popped into see the showroom static caravan at Bridgemere Garden Centre near Nantwich and it peaked their interest in buying one.

After talking to them they were a little pensive about having a caravan in one location. Their fear is that they may get bored with going to the same place over and over again. However, although they enjoy touring around the UK and seeing different places they only really do this for 2 to 3 weeks per year.

This is common in the touring community. They own a touring caravan but due to time constraints of a busy home and work life they cannot get away as often as they like. I raised the point that if they had a static caravan then the ability to quickly get away would actually be easier than with a tourer - there is no "loading up, hitching up, setting up" to go through so you

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Woman Killed Near Holiday Park

Wednesday, 25th July 2012
A landslide on the coast of Dorset has killed a woman who was buried by rocks which fell whilst enjoying the summer weather.

The body of the 22 year old from Derbyshire was found a search by local fire fighters and resuce personnel after a landslide came down on the beach near Freshwater Beach Holiday Park. The Holiday Park is known for attracting families and many others were on the beach at the time of the landslide.

Recent reports from the area suggest that the recent levels of rain, then combined with extreme heat caused the cliff face to become unstable and then collapse yesterday (Tuesday 24th July) afternoon. There are no other reports of anyone injured at this time.

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Static Caravan Insurance

Friday, 20th July 2012
Static Caravan InsuranceWith the recent storms and bad flooding throughout parts of the UK, insurance claims for flood related damage are on the rise. As a homeowner you will most likely be insured against such tradegies however is your holiday home or static caravan insurance up to scratch?

With any recession we all tighten our spending and cut down costs that we neither can really afford or need. However for those of you who have stopped paying their static caravan insurance we would like you to heed a note of warning.....it could cost you £1,000's!

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Why a Static Caravan Holiday?

Thursday, 19th July 2012
Static Caravan HolidayStatic caravans are a great way to enjoy a holiday in the UK and abroad. They offer you a place to stay whilst you explore the surroundings of the location you have chosen to site your new holiday home.

In the past static caravans were deemed as being cold, miserable places where you had to use an outside toilet when you needed relief. However the once humble static caravan is now an opulent and wonderful investment in your lifestyle that will give you and your family the freedom to holiday whenever you feel like taking some time out.

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Weather Effects Static Caravan Holidays

Thursday, 19th July 2012
Jet Stream - Courtesy of bbc.co.ukIt has been one of the worst July's on record with weather disrupting many UK Holiday Parks in one way or another.

It has all been down to the "jet stream" which has been pushed lower than normal and as a result we are getting cold temperatures coming down from the North. However, as this changes in the coming days will it alter people's plans in relation to their holidays?

We have heard from a few holiday parks that their bookings have dropped for their hire fleets. This will have an impact not only on their takings but also on the local economies that rely so heavily on tourism.

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Static Caravan Exhibition

Thursday, 19th July 2012
Static Caravan ExhibitionOne of our advertisers has set up a Static Caravan Exhibition at Bridgemere Nursery and Garden World in Cheshire. They are showcasing the Atlas Burgundy (35 x 12ft) and have dressed the caravan in a really nice fashion!

Bridgemere is located just outside of Nantwich and Crewe and is close to the M6 Motorway so you can easily get there within 20 minutes of leaving the motorway. They are promoting Aberdunant Hall, Holiday Park and Hotel so no pushy sales tactics involved which means you can get yourself over there and check out their Static Caravan.

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News

07/06/2012: Willerby Vogue Connoisseur.
We have just released details of the 2012 Willerby Vogue Connoisseur. We have a full photo gallery as well as information and specification details of this amazing static caravan. It certainly has to be seen to be believed so have a look online now!

11/05/2012: New Holiday Home Website.
It's taken us a few weeks to get things resolved, but the new holiday homes website is now live. We have been working hard on ensuring that the information about these new holiday homes is up to date and gives you as much knowledge as possible about static caravans and holiday homes as possible. You can contact holiday parks directly through our website or alternatively you can request a few holiday parks to quote you. If your enquiry comes through Direct Caravans then they will know you are looking for a great deal and won't mess you about!

08/05/2012: VAT Charged on Static Caravans and Holiday Homes
There has been a lot of press recently about the proposed introduction of VAT on the sale of static caravans. We see this as a diabolical tax on the hard working people of Great Britain, however the UK Government seem hell bent on taxing us further. There is currently a timescale of October 2012 before VAT will be charged on static caravans however there is an e-petition available for you to show your disgust at the proposals - we urge you to act now!