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.

Genuine family business.

Good honest communication.

June 2022

David Taylor

Would definitely recommend sharman’s caravan

Excellent service, no pressure at all, as completely new to caravanning Ben was a big help answered any questions we had, on collection we were shown how everything worked and again answered any questions we had, will definitely be returning to the shop and returning for servicing for the caravan, would definitely recommend sharmans caravans perfect service thank you Ben.

June 2022

Jeremy & Kerri Chittock

Excellent customer service and advice

Excellent customer service and advice, I would thoroughly recommend them.

June 2022

Adam Glencastle

Excellent service so friendly and helpful

Could not fault the service very helpful kept us updated and very happy with our new caravan.

May 2022

Bob & Liz Partridge

Sharmans caravan’s

I thought the service I received was fantastic. Really helpful. Delivered on time. Even presented us with a hamper basket, really nice touch. Small family business and really well run They appreciate their customers unlock some of the big suppliers I have delt with over my past seven years motorhoming and now caravaning.

May 2022

Glenn Lark

Very friendly people explained everything would highly recommend them.

May 2022

C Roberts

Exceptional service from an exceptional team.

Ben and the team at Sharman Caravans went out of their way to explain, inform and give healthy advice whilst we made our choice of a Coachman caravan. As ex- motor homers and new to caravanning, they made comparisons for us and made our choice easy. On collection day, the van was introduced to us and a full explanation was made of all the systems that were included. Exceptional service from an exceptional team. Very many thanks from a very satisfied customer.

May 2022

M Clayton

Top quality

Top place to buy from and so very friendly. Highly recommended by us .

May 2022

Paul and Nikki

Great customer service and very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Purchased a fabulous used VW Camper van from Sharman Caravan’s. Extremely happy with the service and demonstration of the vehicle. Ben was informative, polite and didn’t apply pressure and gave us a good time in which to look over this vehicle. Handover of the camper van was very good and comprehensive. Thank you to all the staff at Sharman Caravan’s, we love our camper van. Other caravan/camper van and motor home companies could learn a lot on how Sharman’s staff interact with their customers. They really do go that extra mile.

April 2022

Rick Benson

Very straight forward in dealing with and made to feel like a valued customer, which is rare these days.

April 2022

Daren Evans

Good polite friendly staff, good service and yes we would recommend them to our friends.

March 2022

Keith Ralph


Great customer service. They were happy to show us how everything works. Have booked in for a service next year allready. Will be dealing with them when we buy a new caravan again in a couple of years time.

March 2022

Acer Brien

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