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Old 17-02-2019, 09:42
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I've come across this great site that has loads of Statics for sale

http://www.sambeckcaravans.co.uk/index.php

So if your looking to see if you can buy yours cheaper and then have it sited in a park of your choice, you'll be able to cut out the middle man and buy from a dealer.

You will need to take into account the sites pitch fee, Connection and installation charges, but that's where the art of negotiation comes in, they may give you a deal if you ask, if not you will need to add everything up to see if you can get it cheaper if you buy it yourself as opposed through the park.
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Old 17-02-2019, 12:18
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That's great in theory but most caravan parks either supply vans or have suppliers where clients can go to pick their vans (where the caravan park will get commission). There may be the odd few who will let you source your own van but I bet there's not many.
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This is where the "Sites allowing Bring-ons" thread comes in useful as these sites are few and far between. (link below) I asked a site about this, they wanted to add 6k to the fees for sourcing my own caravan. Some of the big companies add these figures year on year to your site fees, they're in it to make money at the end of the day.
There will be the odd one or two that won't cash in on your efforts, great if you can do your research and find one, if you find one please add it to our Bring'ons 2019 thread here http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11107
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Hi all

I've come across this great site that has loads of Statics for sale

http://www.sambeckcaravans.co.uk/index.php

So if your looking to see if you can buy yours cheaper and then have it sited in a park of your choice, you'll be able to cut out the middle man and buy from a dealer.

You will need to take into account the sites pitch fee, Connection and installation charges, but that's where the art of negotiation comes in, they may give you a deal if you ask, if not you will need to add everything up to see if you can get it cheaper if you buy it yourself as opposed through the park.
This site is great find Gerry but there are very few sites now who allow "Bring on's"....Even those who do will find a way of marking up other things ! After all businesses need to make a profit..! The car sales trade for example hate it when a customer pays cash for a car !.....They want to sell them finance deals that's where their mark up profit is ! Caravans are no different !
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we found our perfect van from a dealer in Scotland unfortunately i gave up looking fir a site to put it on after 20 attempts.
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we found our perfect van from a dealer in Scotland unfortunately i gave up looking fir a site to put it on after 20 attempts.
This is against the normal logic of choosing the location/site you will be happy going back to time and again and then picking a pitch & ‘van on there.
A friend of ours did this & bought an older ‘van on their chosen site. They then upgraded this to the ‘van of their choice after a season or two.
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Some sites will allow bring ons but charge you for the privilege. Not all will but if you are lucky you can negotiate a price for transport and setting up.
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Some sites will allow bring ons but charge you for the privilege. Not all will but if you are lucky you can negotiate a price for transport and setting up.
Very true. The site we’re on as some empty pitches at the moment available for new( ish ) bring-ons and are not charging any sort of pitch premium. Ground rent ( rates inc. ) for 2019 £2058 charged pro rata. I don’t think there are many sites around that are as reasonable as that.
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This is against the normal logic of choosing the location/site you will be happy going back to time and again and then picking a pitch & ‘van on there.
A friend of ours did this & bought an older ‘van on their chosen site. They then upgraded this to the ‘van of their choice after a season or two.
the whole point of going to a dealer was to save 15k off the list price,
we eventually found a quiet site in our chosen area with reasonable prices and rates and been there 3 years now,
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the whole point of going to a dealer was to save 15k off the list price,
we eventually found a quiet site in our chosen area with reasonable prices and rates and been there 3 years now,
Glad it worked out for you. I was misled by your previous post that said you gave up looking after 20 attempts.
I do think though that is unusual for it to work out like that, but occasionally someone strikes lucky.
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