It’s a great time to be in the motorhome business. The increased popularity of the staycation since the pandemic have added to the public’s appetite for this popular mode of transport.
A consumer report from Mintel Store found that 29% of adults are more likely to take a camping or caravanning holiday since before the pandemic. However, the often basic bathroom facilities of campsites may put them off. 69% said they would pay more for one that has private bathroom facilities! These figures are good news for the motorhome market, as it opens up opportunities for a much more appealing and sanitary camping experience.
In 2021 and 2022, the number of pre-owned motorhome registrations jumped up significantly.
Owning a motorhome means that you can swan off for a weekend away with little to no prior planning. Why spend all that time researching places to stay when you’ve got everything you already need waiting for you sitting on the drive?
And if for whatever reason you need to cancel your weekend plans, that’s okay. There are rarely any complicated cancellation or refund procedures you need for campervan plans. If the past few years have shown us anything, it’s the value of freedom and spontaneity such as this.
If you’re thinking of buying a motorhome, you’ll want to ensure that it’s a worthy investment. You’ll also find it helpful to research your campervan insurance options.
Here are a few more reasons why a new motorhome could be a great investment:
1. You can stock up on the essentials before you go
If you’re someone who hates packing for holidays, we get it. Carrying heavy bags around? Also a no. A campervan is the perfect antidote to this problem. You can keep it stocked up with wardrobe essentials as well as non-spoilable kitchen and bathroom essentials at all times. That means that when you hop in for a spontaneous trip, there’s less packing to do!
2. No need to pay for expensive hotels
Yes, there’s an up-front cost associated with buying a campervan. But if you think about it, are you likely to go away for short breaks more if you know you don’t have to organise and pay for an expensive hotel? If the answer is yes, you should consider it.
3. See more nature, and fewer screens
Have you fallen into a social media scrolling habit you’re not particularly comfortable with? You wouldn’t be alone. Campervans are the perfect excuse to whisk your loved ones away to remote destinations where you may not have phone signal. But you will see more sunrises, sunsets and breathe fresh coastal air, and that makes it all worthwhile! You may find you have more quality time with the people who matter the most than you ever did at home.
It's encouraging to see how Brits are rediscovering the joys of the countryside with motorhomes. It’s usually quite straightforward to find a campsite, so you might say a campervan holiday is the ultimate stress-busting break.