New opening hours
We have just altered our opening hours to make it more convenient for customers at the
weekend. We will now close all day Tuesday but we are open longer on Sundays.
Monday 8.30 – 5.00
Wednesday – Friday 8.30 – 5.00
Saturday and public holidays 9.00 – 4.00
Sunday 10.00 – 4.00 (if its a rainy day or holiday weekend we may close at 2 so always worth checking)
Welcome to Christchurch Caravans
If you are going to own a caravan it is vital to choose wisely. That is where we at Christchurch Caravans can help you to make the right choice of caravan that will see you enjoy year after year of relaxing family getaways.
We stock all layouts of caravans and specialize in ages from 1995-2008, but we can import to your requirements. The UK is the biggest caravan market in the world with a number of different manufacturers and around 500,000 caravans in circulation, so there is a good selection of quality second hand caravans available in the UK.
UK caravans are generally lighter than the New Zealand or Australian manufactured caravans. Typically you can get a 23ft caravan weighing in at 1200kg so you don’t need a big truck to pull it. A 2-2.4 litre family car is usually fine to pull most UK caravans. They are also narrower at 7-7.5ft making towing on New Zealand roads a lot easier.
There is much to look out for when buying a second hand caravan and that is where we take the work out of the process for you. All our caravans are personally inspected by associates in the UK before purchase and shipping to New Zealand. We take great care to make sure that every caravan we import is thoroughly checked to ensure it is rust free and does not leak. All appliances are checked and will be in good working order and we see to it that the caravan is safely shipped to New Zealand. Best of all, we can see to it that you own a superior UK caravan packed full of incredible features at an affordable price when compared to its New Zealand counterparts.
All photographs which appear on each page of this site are actual photographs of the particular caravan.
UK caravans have the following features:
- Double glazing
- Fully insulated walls, roof & floor
- Blinds and fly screens
- Gas/electric heating
- Gas/electric heated hot water
- 3-way fridge
- Gas oven, grill & hob
- 240V & 12 V system with built in charger
- Numerous NZ 240V sockets
As most appliances run off gas or 12V, freedom camping is a real option.
Our aim is to provide good clean caravans with all the accessories you need to get going:
- Water carrier
- Waste water carrier
- Electric hook up lead
- Leg winder
And we see to it that you get all this at a price that won’t break the bank!
We source our caravans in the UK through a network of trusted dealers with whom we have had a long association, who ensure that all our caravans are in good condition and are free of any theft or finance issues. Our caravans are pre-inspected, then loaded for their ‘big adventure’ to the other side of the world. Once landed in New Zealand we go over them to make sure everything works as it should. Then we see to it that your caravan:
- Undergoes an electrical conversion
- Has all sockets and fuseboard changed to NZ specification
- Obtains an electrical certificate and electrical WoF
- Has a current WoF
- Undergoes a gas safety inspection and certification
- Is registered for 12 months