Demand for motorhomes in UK skyrockets

Due to the pandemic, more people are now buying motorhomes for staycations.

Still unconvinced by ads from Jet2Holidays and Ryanair encouraging people to go abroad to exotic locations, a record amount of Britons have begun buying motorhomes, with the sales tripling for the first time since 2000.

According to Alistair Norman, a motorhome dealer, he received 20 enquiries a week before the pandemic; now that number has skyrocketed to 500. Another dealer from Staffordshire has stated that buyers are waiting up to six months to receive their vehicles.

According to Louise Wood of the National Caravan Council - I don't know why there's such a thing - the reason why demand has increased exponentially is that they simply "became cool" and are also "great for sports and hobbies".

I don't know if it's just me, but I don't really get the idea and the appeal of going on holiday in a motorhome; in my opinion there is no single location in the UK to which you have to travel in a motorhome and spend the night there to fully enjoy the experience. Why not just book a cabin at Parkdean Resorts and arrive there in a car?

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  • "in my opinion there is no single location in the UK to which you have to travel in a motorhome and spend the night there to fully enjoy the experience"

    You have never been on Cliff Road between Newlyn and Mousehole then. Even rough sleepers like it there.

      9 days ago
    • Quite agree on that the UK is useless for motor home ownership. My parents have had two now but have found that they only work well in Europe. In France for example they have special car park area's in the towns called Aire sites which are...

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        8 days ago
    • I think the UK is a great place for small camper vans, it is the large ones that have problems. May as well tow a caravan.

      When I was at university, quite a few people lived in vans, was cheap living. Colleges have showers if you know where to...

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        8 days ago
  • Clarkson must be loving this

      7 days ago
  • Come on people, read the times. The new popularity is obviously coming from the crappy worldwide economic situation. People are buying motor homes as a cheap, mobile HOME in case they lose their primary residence.

      8 days ago
  • 3 vans on Cliff Road. There are probably another 4 as well.

      8 days ago
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