Caravan auctions in South Africa offer bank repossessed caravans to buy at lower prices than at the dealerships. So it’s a good opportunity for you if you’re in the market for a cheap second hand caravan or motorhome. Whether you are in Gauteng, Western Cape or KZN, there are auction events online or near you.
The caravan auctions in South Africa offer:
- Absa repossessed caravans
- Standard Bank repossessed caravans
- Accident damaged caravans
- Second hand cheap caravans
- FNB repossessed caravans
- Repossessed motorhomes
Modern Caravans and Motorhomes in South Africa
Caravans and motorhomes are typically what people use for a holiday in South Africa. However some people live in them permanently.
They are self contained and provide a portable place to sleep and even live in. There are toilet facilities, cooking and dining facilities. And often a shower in most modern caravans.
Obviously the main difference between a caravan and a motorhome is one has to be towed but the other doesn’t. A motorhome is like a caravan with its own engine. So that you can drive from one place to another.
Both are ideal vehicles suitable for South African holidays.
Repossessed Caravans For Sale at Auctions in South Africa
Modern repossessed caravans are available for bidding on at online and offline auctions.
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Most of the caravans available to bid on are repossessed from Absa Bank, Standard Bank and FNB. Similarly the motorhomes are mainly repossessions from these banks.
In general the caravans are in a decent state. However you need to be careful when you buy a second hand caravan or motorhome from the auctions in South Africa.
What to be Aware of
When a caravan has been repossessed by the bank it is usually because the owner has defaulted on payments. Therefore that person is in debt to the bank.
Because of this sometimes they can do some irresponsible things. Such as deliberately damage the caravans or remove parts.
So some of the repos at the auctions could need a clean up, new parts and even keys.
Online Caravan Auctions Vs Offline Events
There are online auctions in South Africa that you can bid on and buy caravans at. It’s convenient to buy at an auction online. Because you can see makes and models of caravans available from various auctions in one place.
The downside to this is you can’t see any accident damage or get the best idea of what condition the caravans are in.
So this is where an offline auction event is better. You can see accident damaged caravans for sale and assess the damage properly.
However it takes time to visit physical auction events individually. Therefore we recommend firstly checking out the models for sale online.
After that, when you find a caravan you like you can go to an event on the date of the auction to have a closer look.
If you’re happy then of course you can get involved with the bidding process on the day of the event.
Sometimes the auctions in South Africa don’t have a lot of caravans on offer. Therefore you can check the makes and models in a digital showroom at an online dealership such as AutoTrader.
Some of the more popular cheap second hand caravans for sale include:
- Bush Lapa
Accident Damaged Caravans
Accident damaged caravans for sale at auctions usually go for a lower price than at scrapyards.
These are great if you want to buy a certain model to use for spare parts to fix up and repair a caravan.
Or you can buy, repair and sell an accident damaged caravan for a profit. Some of the makes and models for sale can’t always be sourced at a scrapyard.
Accident damaged motorhomes can also be bought at these auctions in South Africa.
To Summarize Caravan Auctions
In summary we have learnt that the caravan auctions in South Africa are a good place to buy cheap second hand and repossessed caravans.
So it’s up to you if you decide to use the online auctions or got to the offline events or both.
As we mention the best auctions to buy caravans are in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KZN provinces.
With events happening in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Centurion, Durban and Cape Town.
Check with Absa, Standard Bank and FNB for lists of their latest repossessed caravans for sale.
The caravan auctions are an ideal opportunity to locate makes or models you may not find at second hand dealers.