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What you need to know when buying your next caravan from Leisure Sales

What warranty will I receive if I purchase a new or used caravan?

All new caravans come with a manufacturer’s warranty.  If you are buying a used caravan we offer a 12-month warranty as standard with all our second-hand caravans, offering you peace of mind that you don’t get with a private sale.

Can you arrange finance?

There are loads of options suit all pockets. For more detailed information please visit our finance page or call Sales on 01477 535 264 for a bespoke personalised finance quote.

Will I need a special license to tow?

In order to be able to tow a caravan a driver must hold at least a Category B on your driving licence. If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you are generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM).If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B licence, you can:

  • Drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
  • Tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as it is no more than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle (with a combined weight of up to 3,500kg in total)

Do you need an MOT for a caravan?

This is not something that is required for your caravan, however all manufacturers recommend an annual caravan service.

What will I need with my caravan?

Most modern caravans have all the latest home comforts, however if you are new to caravanning you will need some basic essentials, that we would call a ‘starter kit’. You can find all essential items and more, in our on-site Accessory Store or visit our large online shop –

Will I need to buy a new car for towing a caravan?

No, probably not, most family cars are perfectly capable of safely towing an average caravan, all you’ll need is a tow bar and some extra overtaking mirrors.

Can I go abroad?

Yes, and it’s easier than you think. Mainland Europe is even more into touring than us.

Where can I get spare parts for my caravan?

You will be able to source most parts you require for your caravan from our on-site Accessory Store, online shop or Service Workshop.

What does MRO (Mass in Running Order) mean?

Mass in Running Order (MRO) The weight of a caravan ready for the road, without personal effects is called the Mass in Running Order (MRO). Changes to how this is calculated took place in 2010, so depending when your chosen caravan was built will depend which rules apply.

Why should I buy from an NCC Approved Workshop?

By being a member of the Approved Workshop Scheme Leisure Sales demonstrates to existing and potential customers that it makes a conscious and tangible commitment to protect their interests, treat them fairly and honestly, operate to best industry practice and maintain high standards.