Differences between buying a New Campervan vs a Used Campervan

When you’re thinking about buying a Campervan, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to opt for a new or pre-owned model. While there are advantages to both, you need to weigh up the pros and cons of each to ensure you’re making the right choice for your family.

At camper_versions, we have a huge variety of used campervans for sale, all of which we converted previously. Our Campervans undergo one of our unique conversions and include an extensive list of specifications, from pop tops to diesel heaters. We also offer blank canvas campervans that are awaiting conversion as well as bespoke conversions that can meet your exact requirements.

Searching for a Campervan really is exciting, but there are a lot of factors to consider before making your final decision. Read on to find out more about the pros and cons of buying a new and used Campervan. 

1. Price

The most obvious difference that there is between buying a new and a used Campervan is cost. A new Campervan is likely to be much more expensive than a used one, in the same way that any vehicle is more expensive when bought brand new. A pre-owned Campervan is usually the better option if you are on a tight budget, and you can often find good deals on used models too, which helps to keep the cost down. 

At camper_versions, we offer finance options through our trusted partners which can help spread out the cost of your Campervan.

2. Maintenance

When buying a new campervan, you do get peace of mind that everything is in good working order and that the van has been built to the highest safety standards. You also get a warranty with a new Campervan (ours is 3 years), which can provide protection in case of any problems. On the other hand, a used Campervan has likely already covered some mileage, so you may need to pay for repairs or maintenance much sooner than you might do with a new model. At camper_versions, we offer extended warranties on all our pre-owned campers which will cover any repairs that aren’t wear & tear.

It’s important to thoroughly inspect any pre-owned Campervan before purchase and to consider any additional costs that may be associated with its upkeep. As a reputable seller, we inspect all of our vehicles thoroughly before converting, selling and marketing them, so you can be sure your Campervan is nothing short of perfect, whether it’s new or used. 

3. Features

Another difference between a new and a used Campervan is the features available. New Campervans are much more likely to have the latest technology and safety features. This can provide a level of comfort and convenience that may not be available in a pre-owned Campervan. However, most used Campervans have the basic amenities that you need for a trip, so if you’re not bothered about having the latest gadgets, an older Campervan will suit you fine.

Our conversions offer a range of different technologies and specifications. From front swivel seats to solar panels, Eberspacher heaters to awning rails. When you purchase from us, you can be sure you’re getting a one-of-a-kind Campervan. Take a look at our different ranges of conversions and full list of specifications here.

4. Resale value

The final difference to consider is the resale value of the Campervan. If you don’t plan on keeping it for a long time, you may want to buy a used Campervan instead as new Campervans depreciate very quickly, so you’re unlikely to get back what you paid for it. 

So, new Campervan vs used Campervan?

Ultimately, the decision between buying a new or used Campervan comes down to personal preference and budget. However, here are a few things to bear in mind before you decide:

Pros of buying a new Campervan:

  • No previous wear and tear 
  • Ability to customise and choose exterior and interior features 
  • Full warranty coverage 
  • Cleanliness and safety assurance 
  • Lower maintenance costs 
  • No need to worry about the history of the vehicle 

Cons of buying a new Campervan

  • Higher purchase price
  • More limited selection of models and features
  • Depreciation of value over time

Pros of buying a used Campervan

  • Lower initial cost 
  • More variety of models & makes available 
  • Possibility of finding unique features not available in newer models 
  • Ability to haggle for a better price 
  • Less depreciation than buying a new Campervan

Cons of buying a used Campervan

  • Potentially higher mileage on the vehicle
  • Less warranty coverage
  • Higher maintenance costs 

Speak to the experts at camper_versions

If you’re still unsure which option is better for you, or you simply want to know more about the models, options and conversions available with us, make sure to get in touch by calling us on 01254 447404 or by filling out our contact form. Our friendly team is always on hand to help and would be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you have. Alternatively, you can browse our full selection of Campervans for sale on our website.

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