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How to Maximise Caravan Rental Opportunities

How to maximise your caravan rental opportunities

At Rent My Caravan we promote our registered owners’ caravans not only via the website but also on a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to maximise their caravan rental opportunities. We are always open to suggestions as to how we can improve our service and we’d like to share some caravan rental feedback with you this month in the form of constructive criticism we have received from renters. Slow Response Time on caravan rental queries The single, most common complaint we get is that owners are slow to respond to queries.  Potential renters may love a caravan for hire and its location but if you don’t get back to them within 24 hours of their query it’s likely they will…

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What is the Best Way to Advertise My Static Caravan?

How to Advertise my Static Caravan

All static caravan owners will ask themselves this question when they first start letting their holiday homes out unless they have vast experience in the caravan rentals industry (which most don’t). Most experienced owners will tell you that the best way to “advertise my static caravan” is on the internet and it’s true. However, if you want frequent and regular bookings it’s not just a case of setting up a Facebook or web page. How will potential caravan renters find your holiday home? Many people believe that because something is on the internet everyone will see it but how will they find it if they don’t know the name (URL address) of the page? Maybe they’ll search on Google for “holiday caravans for hire”.  Why…

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Great Christmas Gifts for Static Caravan Owners

Great Christmas Gifts for static caravan owners

It’s quite difficult finding Christmas Gifts for Static Caravan Owners who have everything and the older we get the harder it gets because we collect so many things during the course of our lives. Quite a lot of those things are necessities and other indulgences but if you know someone who is a static caravan owner there’s a whole range of gifts that they would be grateful to receive. And it doesn’t matter whether they spend their holidays in the static caravan or rent the caravan out because all of the following gifts will be appreciated. Rent my Caravan annual advertising fee If the owner uses the holiday caravan for 2 to 4 weeks of the year but rents the caravan out for the remainder…

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Static Caravan Holidays

UK static caravan holidays

There are few things as British as Static Caravan holidays and with so much gorgeous coastline and countryside, you can see why so many people take their holidays in the UK. Statics are particularly good because there is a little more room inside but you still have the same holiday vibe. Renting a privately owned caravan is a brilliant option because you know that the caravan will be well cared for and that the interior will be homely rather than have that sterile hotel feel. Renting privately can also mean that you can find caravans suited to your particular needs. For example, private owners are much more likely to allow pets and may be located in a prime position.     How to Find the…

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Home Remedies to Take on a Static Caravan Holiday

Home Remedies on a Static Caravan Holiday

Isn’t it always the way when you go on holiday that if you lose a filling in one of your teeth or something happens whereby you need a chemist or doctor; it’s always likely to be on a Sunday when nothing is open or you have to travel a long way to be treated? Here are some great Home Remedies to take on a Static Caravan Holiday to tide you over until you can get treatment if necessary or to cure the problem entirely: Temporary tooth filling Before you set off on your static caravan holiday buy some zinc oxide powder from your local chemist or on the internet. It’s usually sold in containers of 250g and this could actually last you a whole lifetime…

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Preparing Your Holiday Home for Caravan Lettings

Caravan lettings

Spring is here and you’ll be looking forward to plenty of caravan lettings this year.  Here are some tips to prepare for them. If your static caravan has been closed throughout the winter you’ll need to check the interior and exterior for damage or leaks. Water, Electricity and Gas Many Caravan Owners use the maintenance team on their holiday park to drain up or down for them.  If this is the case, all you have to do is turn on the water supply back on. However, before you do, ensure that all taps, showers etc., are off.  When you have turned the stopcock on, check that all taps are working and that washers don’t need attention. If your holiday park turns electricity on from a…

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Top Tips for Renting With Pets on Caravan Holidays

Renting with Pets on caravan holidays

Renting with pets has become a lot easier on caravan holiday parks in the UK.  Many caravan owners now appreciate that pets are part of the family too! The most common pet we take on holidays is our dog. The fact that holiday parks have become more pet friendly is a bonus. We no longer have to go through the guilt trip brought on by our dog’s miserable face as we leave them behind. However, renting with pets brings with it certain responsibilities and here is some advice to ensure your pet will always be welcome. Vaccinations Caravan holiday parks will want to see a letter, pet passport or pet medical history card where a vet has certified that all vaccinations are up to date.  Some…

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Last Minute Caravan Holidays or Book in Advance?

Last minute caravan holidays, book caravan holiday in advance

A few years back people often booked last minute caravan holidays, waiting for cancellations in the hope of getting a cheaper deal. But is waiting until the last minute a good idea now? The short answer is “no”. There are now extremely compelling reason to book well in advance. Here are some of them. Last minute is not always cheaper Many static caravan owners rent out their holiday homes to assist with maintenance and running costs.  If a free weekend or week becomes available they often take the opportunity to use the caravan themselves.  It gives them a chance of a few days break. Free time can also be spent checking that the caravan is in good order. This particularly applies if they live some…

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How To Keep Up To Date With The Internet On a Caravan Holiday

Internet on a Caravan Holiday

We recently wrote a blog post about having a tech-free relaxing holiday at your rental caravan. However, what if work commitments require you to have access to the World Wide Web so you can keep up to date with your emails, accounts and work colleagues; and also have internet for recreational use?  These days there are many options to enable you to have access to the internet on a caravan holiday. The most important question for caravanners is how best to get online, from the many choices available, using the same factors that you would use at home to access the web: your location, how much internet data you need, and of course, how much would you like to spend. Most people have a device…

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What Would You Like to Find if You Rented a Holiday Caravan?

Renting a holiday caravan

We have been doing some research this month among our various social media followers and some of the owners of caravans on the Rent My Caravan website, asking them what they would like to be provided with when renting a holiday caravan. This is what they said: I rented a holiday caravan on Seldon’s Golden Gate Holiday Park, North Wales last year and was really impressed that it had central heating in all the rooms. I didn’t have to take bedding because bed linen and duvets were provided, there were some great DVDs, games for the kids and adults to play, some interesting books and an MP3 player with a good selection of music.  Our kids are older so we didn’t need the high chair…

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6 Benefits of Renting a Holiday Caravan in the UK

Benefits of Renting a Holiday Caravan

Holidays provide a much-needed break from work but also allow us to spend quality time with our families and friends. However, many families nowadays are finding it difficult to make ends meet let alone spend money on holidays. A cost-effective alternative to jetting off to one of the cheaper tourist hot spots in Europe (which are not so cheap anymore) is to rent a holiday caravan on one of the many parks in the UK. So what are the benefits of renting a holiday caravan in the UK? Benefits of Renting a Holiday Caravan With school restrictions being placed on when children can take holidays there isn’t the worry of not being able to find affordable flights in peak season. You can just get in…

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Do you Want to Rent a Caravan Next Year?

Rent a Caravan Next Year

Have you thought about where you are going to spend your summer holiday next year? Are you a city person who likes the bustle of a thriving metropolis or is the countryside more appealing?. Over recent years many Britons have chosen to rent a caravan either in the countryside or near the coast as an alternative to going on cheap package tours to places like Benidorm or Tenerife. This is not least due to a less than favourable currency exchange rate and the fact that the cost of living has gone up by around 80% in Spain over the past 5 years. Why not Rent a caravan next year? Static caravan owners usually find that reservations for holidaymakers wanting to a rent a caravan start…

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