Caravan Buyers Guide

Caravan Buyers Guide

The ULTIMATE Caravan Buyers Guide

for purchasing a new or second-hand van

$8.99 AUD

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Buying a Caravan, Camper or RV for the first time can be completely overwhelming!

What with a hundred different layouts and accessories, plus towing weights and everything in between, where do you even begin?

Make the process of the buying a caravan for the first time easy with this step-by-step interactive guide.

From setting a budget and funding your set-up, to working out your towing weights and nutting out the all important ‘Must Haves’ and ‘Deal Breakers.’

You will also have access to a range of common questions to ask the buyer and a checklist of tasks to tick off during the handover & hitching up process, once you make your purchase.

Download the guide onto any device and fill out the informational prompts and checklists, so that you can work through all of the big questions and decisions.

Everything you need for buying a new caravan can be found in this easy-to-use and fully interactive digital companion.

Caravan Buyers Guide
Caravan Buyers Guide
Caravan Buyers Guide

What you’ll work through…
Caravan Buyers Guide (budget)


Work through your budget details with a series of decision prompts.

  • Funding your travel set-up
  • Ideas for raising extra funds
  • Final budget figures for the tow vehicle & caravan

Your Tow Vehicle

Nut out you tow vehicle specifics.

  • Have you already got a good tow vehicle?
  • Preferences – transmission, fuel, body type
  • Towing capacity requirements
  • Must Haves & Deal Breakers
  • Accessories (create a list)
Caravan Buyers Guide (tow vehicle)
Caravan Buyers Guide (choosing your caravan)

Your Caravan

Use the decision prompts to narrow down your ideal caravan.

  • Caravan style
  • Towing ability
  • Ideal length & weight
  • Brand preferences
  • Must Haves & Deal Breakers
  • Accessories (create a list)

Towing Weights

Use the step-by-step prompts to calculate your towing weights.

  • Vehicle Tare & GVM
  • Caravan Tare, ATM & GTM
  • Combined GCM
  • Tow Ball Weight
  • Payloads
  • Towing Capacity
Caravan Buyers Guide (towing weights)
Caravan Buyers Guide (caravan shopping)

Caravan Shopping

Question prompts to ask sellers while you’re researching & browsing caravans.

  • Questions to ask caravan sales yard staff
  • Questions to ask private sellers

Second Hand Caravan Checklist

Extensive list of items to check when perusing second hand caravans.

  • INTERIOR items to inspect – checklist
  • EXTERIOR items to inspect – checklist
Caravan Buyers Guide (second hand checklist)
Caravan Buyers Guide (PPSR Check)

PPSR Check

Prompts to fill out when you’re performing a PPSR Check before purchasing a second hand caravan.

  • What is a PPSR Check?
  • Where to do a PPSR search
  • Important info to look for on the PPSR Certificate

Rego & Insurance

Work out your anticipated insurance and rego expenses.

  • Cost up caravan registration in your state of residence
  • Compare a range of insurance quotes
Caravan Buyers Guide (rego & insurance)
Caravan Buyers Guide (caravan handover)

Caravan Handover

Make sure you tick off all the important tasks during caravan handover once you’ve made your purchase.

  • Ensure your vehicle’s tow ready
  • Ensure you’ve covered all of the correct paperwork
  • Notes sections

Initial Run Through

Checklists to tick off as you’re shown through the workings of your van for the first time.

  • INTERIOR checklist items to tick off
  • EXTERIOR checklist items to tick off
  • Take notes as you go
Caravan Buyers Guide (initial run through)
Caravan Buyers Guide (first hitch up)

First Hitch Up

Pre-towing checklists to ensure that everything is locked and loaded for your first tow!

  • INTERIOR Pre-towing Checklist
  • EXTERIOR Pre-towing Checklist
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The Caravan Buyers Guide

Caravan Buyers Guide

The Caravan Buyers Guide is the ultimate companion for anyone who’s buying a caravan, camper, RV or motorhome for the first time. There are many things to consider and given that it’s such a big investment, you want to make sure you’re happy with the result.

The Caravan Buyers Guide is fully interactive on your device!

Keep the guide saved to your device so that you can have it with you every step of the way. Whether you’re researching at home or strolling through caravan yards, you can feel confident in having all of the necessary information right at your fingertips.


  • 15-page Interactive Digital Guide
  • Step-by-step process
  • TICK tasks off as you complete them
  • ADD notes into relevant sections as you’re researching
  • BUDGET considerations before you start caravan shopping
  • WORK out towing weights to ensure your choice of caravan & tow vehicle will be compliant
  • QUESTION prompts to ask sellers
  • CHECK to make sure your caravan purchase is safe with a PPSR report
  • COST up insurance & rego
  • GET your vehicle tow-ready before the big day
  • HANDOVER things to remember
Caravan Buyers Guide Details
> 15-page Digital Guide
> Informational prompts to fill out
> Checklist tasks to tick off
> Editable ‘notes’ sections
> Use on any device with an editable PDF Reader (e.g. Adobe)

FORMAT: Interactive PDF – ⬇️ Instant Download

* Please note, no physical items will be shipped to you. This is a digital product, which can be printed out if you wish to have a hard copy.

The ultimate caravan buyers companion!

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What others are saying about the
Caravan Buyers Guide…

My kids and I are so excited about our trip! Thanks so much for setting this up, it answers a lot of questions.
– Kylie

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