About Us

Proudly serving our customers for over 40 years.

About Us – Where it all began

In 1974 Barry Sharman started out as a mobile caravan repair & servicing engineer in the Ipswich and surrounding area. In 1982 Barry Sharman expanded his business and moved into our current site in Ipswich, Suffolk. This enabled him to offer caravan sales and accessories as well as caravan servicing and repairs.
Unfortunately in 1994 Barry passed away. Since then his son Paul Sharman has run the business and carried on Barry’s philosophy of offering great customer service as well as an expanding range of new and used caravans.

A company you can trust

Our highly skilled and experienced AWS approved workshop team in Ipswich, Suffolk carry out all types of work: caravan servicing, motorhome habitation servicing to full rebuilds.
We can supply and fit many types of motor movers, solar panels and Tyron bands as well.

The AWS accreditation allows us to service your caravan or motorhome under the terms and conditions of your manufacturers warranty. 

Barry Sharman Caravans has been known as Sharman Caravans since 2007.

Why choose us?

Trusted family run business

We’ve been trading in Ipswich for over 40 years and make time for all our customers.

We also have a large air conditioned well stocked accessories store in Ipswich for all your caravan needs

peace of mind

All caravans sold receive our extensive pre-delivery 45 point inspection in our independently AWS approved workshop.

Plus, unless marked otherwise, all our Used Caravans are offered with a warranty and will have a full service prior to our comprehensive handover process.

Comprehensive handover process

We offer a comprehensive handover process covering all key features you need to know about your caravan at our handy location on Colchester Road, Ipswich.


Competitive finance options

We offer a range of very competitive finance options including Hire Purchase and Personal Contract Purchase (PCP).

Paul Sharman Managing Director

We’re here to help…

“We’re here to help you find the perfect caravan. Come and see our extensive range of new and used caravans.

Your dream getaway is only a visit away.

Paul Sharman – MD


We pride ourselves on providing first class customer service!

But don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few testimonials from just a handful of our many happy customers.

To Ben and staff,


We would like to thank you for the support and patience in supplying our caravan.

Thank you for delivering our caravan all the way to Nottinghamshire.

We would definately recommend yourself and Sharman Caravans to our friends and family.

We are so happy with the caravan.

Our  “Adventure before Dementure” begins!

October 2020

Marie and Phil

To Ben and staff,


With thanks for your help and advice this past year!

December 2019

G & K Bull

To Ben, Paul and all the Team – we are over the moon with buying a caravan from you – well worth the 410 mile round trip!

Great Caravan, Great Price and Great Service!

November 2019

C and J Thompson

I would like to thank you and your staff for delivering a first class service to us over the last 4 years. A special mention for Teresa who has always been extremely helpful and friendly during our several incidents of caravan pitfalls.

August 2019

T Brewer

Please pass on our thanks to Ben who dealt with the reception of our caravan and provided excellent service when I collected it.

July 2019

D & P Cornwell

Just a line to thank you very much for your help and expertise in selling us our caravan. It’s just the job!

July 2019

P & P Stannard

Although only just within the warranty period, these repairs were made without fuss or question and in a friendly and efficient manner. It is all too easy to moan and groan but when a job is well done it deserves praise.

May 2019

Mr Rawlinson

Thanks for all the amazing help you have given us from day one!


April 2019

Michelle & Barry Vinyard

Thank you so very much for your help in getting us our lovely caravan. Thanks to Ken for his help also and all the rest of your team that have been so good when I’ve phoned or been in the shop. Its been a joy dealing with you!”

April 2019

Sally and Winston

I would like to thank you and the team at Sharman Caravans for the excellent service we received when we exchanged our Bailey caravan for a Clubman.

December 2018

Barry and Yvonne

Dear Paul, Ben and all the staff,

Just want to express our sincere thanks for all the help you have given us in buying our new caravan, which we are delighted with.

September 2018

Mr & Mrs Hill

Just been to see staff at Sharman Caravans and yet again greeted with a warm welcome and very helpful advice. Our leaking tap is resolved thank you very much, problem with blinds is work in progress.

June 2018

Mr T Smith

We would just like to say thank you very much for the professional manner in which the hand-over of our caravan was carried out this morning.

All your staff were very friendly and helpful. Particular thanks are sent to Ken, who explained the workings of the caravan.

The whole experience was very enjoyable.

We have to say that the caravan was presented immaculately and towed home like a dream!

February 2018

Steve and Marion

Thank you to you and your staff for all your help and advice in purchasing our new caravan. A long journey from Manchester but well worth it!

July 2017

Graham & Denise