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Motorhomes UK

Here at motorhomes campervans, we take a look at motorhomes UK with great interest. Let’s face it things are always changing. We need to keep ahead of the game, so to speak. We find that by looking at as much information on motorhomes and campervans sales, is most helpful.

Cheap New Motorhomes For Sale

We also like to see information about cheap new motorhomes for sale. As well as motorhome holidays and motorhomes for hire. All these are key areas that are beginning to shape the leisure vehicles role. Also, private motorhomes for sale do they sell? In addition, how people view buying from, motorhome dealers UK. As well as how they are doing, in selling used motorhomes UK and renting out motorhomes.

Other Motorhome Publications

We look at other publications like Autotrader motorhomes and motorhomes for sale Gumtree. Along with MMM magazine. All useful parts of understanding, what is and is not working. Motorhomes UK is a diverse search and marketing term. So, we hope the information helps any first time buyers find that dream motorhome.

Motorhomes UK

No doubt todays motorhomes UK market is evolving fast. However, there are historic likeness to the UK car industry, of the past. The facts then were that dealers, had multi franchises. For example, Ford, Vauxhall, Rover, Jaguar all being part of various development plans.

Many, dealerships were then located in good central prime sites. With a lot of businesses family owned and 2 generations deep. There had to be change, but, it was all fuelled then by oversupply of new car inventory.

Larger Dealer Groups

Larger groups evolved as families sold out. However, many of the new groups lacked a clear strategy or management structure. (nothing new here).  All backed by manufacturers, wanting to sell inventory. (is this the case facing motorhomes UK sales in 2019 and beyond?)

Motorhomes For Leisure Time

Will we see a motorhome hire business take a more dominant role? Will people follow the US, RV market? Where going to an airport two hours early, with limited luggage and load of security checks, makes RV rentals more attractive?

Key similarities today compared with the past?

  1. dealers on prime sites.
  2. many family owned.
  3. some sites ideal for residential development.
  4. very few dealer groups.
  5. today only (Marquis Leisure with 12 UK outlets).
  6. European manufacturers poised to sell in the UK.
  7. motorhome rental companies expanding.
  8. shortage of used motorhomes.
  9. no pcp (personal car plans) for motorhomes.
  10. finance led sales just beginning.

Motorhomes For Hire UK and Beyond

Will our addiction to leisure time, drive us on the rent a motorhome instead of buying one? This happens to be a leading question right now. With a screen price of £20K to over £100K, renting should appeal. However, where will the motorhomes rental figure in the motorhomes UK business model?

So, far we have seen a limited amount or motorhomes holidays rental evolve. We have seen the likes of unbeatable hire and just go become established in the UK and attract investment.

Are You Ready To Rent A Motorhome?

We believe that marketing motorhome rental has only just began. The popular places to go are events and festivals, Glastonbury for example. The fact is are there enough motorhomes available to fulfil the rental demand.

Motome rental appeals to the family as it can be very cost effective. No hotel bills, no planes or trains to catch, and you can take the kids, as well as the granny! Motorhome rental in Europe is and has been popular for many years. Motorhome holidays in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are well established destinations.

Why Rental Makes Sense

Try before you buy a motorhome is a good idea. Therefore, taking a motorhome holiday, is going to help you a lot. How things work and getting used to all the controls. Make this an ideal way to find your way round a motorhome.

  • go where you like.
  • take the family.
  • no hotel bills.
  • stay where you want.
  • no planes to catch.
  • see the world.
  • go to events.

Autosleeper Motorhomes UK

Auto-Sleeper Ltd are based at the Autosleeper Factory, in the Cotswolds, in the UK. They are unique as they have been one of the UK’s oldest motorhome manufacturers, in business for over 56 years! And still going strong!

Motorhomes UK

First Time Motorhome Buyers UK

All first time buyers  better known as (newbies) are important. They are unique, as they need help and guidance, in buying that first motorhome. If a dealer dedicates time, they will be rewarded. Because, as a first time buyer they usually buy more than one motorhome in a lifetime.

Trigano Group

Trigano Group the French group has grown as a brand in Europe. Mainly by the acquisition of buying other motorhome manufacturers. They have brought out established brands in Italy, Spain, France and the UK.

The Chairman François Feuillet, joined Trigano in 1981. In fact, the company was floated on the French stock market. The group has continued to grow ever since.They sell huge range of leisure related products, throughout Europe. Latest acquisitions being Adria 2017. UK Auto-Sleeper motorhomes and Marquis Leisure 2017. The Trigano Group takes in many established caravan brands as well as trailers.

Trigano Brands

For the motorhome brands and motor caravans see below the current list.

Hymer Group UK

The Trigano UK acquisition, appeared to be quickly countered by the Hymer Germany. They just brought Elddis a UK manufacturer in the North East. They then set up Hymer UK. No doubt with the intent of developing better dealerships.

  • Elddis brand is a price led.
  • established coachbuilt range.
  • bridges other Hymer models.
  • strong following.
  • easy to develop ideas.
  • establish a better dealer network.

Hymer Brands

The Hymer motorhome brands and the ones sold in the UK. Being part of the Edwin Hymer group provides a wide access to many of the Hymer motorhome brands.

Hymer AG one of the largest motorhome and caravan manufacturers in Europe. The head office is located in Bad Waldsee, Germany. As time has gone on they have developed some sophisticated models.

In addition, to the listed company Hymer AG owns the brands that are sold throughout Europe. The UK have virtually all of the brands for sale via a dealer network that is growing.

Motorhome Brands Representing Hymer in the UK; 

Motorhomes UK 2019

The UK new motorhome sales are growing and 2018 were only circa 13,000 units. This does not reflect all the van conversions, that are becoming popular. Also, there are many van conversions on new VW transporter vans.

The NCC (National Caravan Council)

Here are the basic numbers of new sales that are available from the NCC.

  • 13,162 new motorhomes July 2016 to June 2017.
  • previous 11,559.
  • sales exceeded 13,000 for first time.
  • estimated 6,000 were European motorhomes!
  • estimated van conversions 2,000 units.
  • Campervan VW conversions numbers unknown.
  • used sales hard to pinpoint in actual numbers.

New Motorhome Chassis UK

Some chassis sold in the UK.

  • Peugeot.
  • Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis.
  • ALKO chassis.
  • Fiat Ducato.
  • Peugeot Boxer.
  • VW Conversions on T6.

Other Motorhome Manufacturers

There are also other manufacturers taking up new positions in the UK and looking for market share;

Franchised Manufacturer Dealers

Motorhomes from well known manufacturers developing their own conversions and with branded partners;

American RV UK

There are a number of dealers in the UK who specialise in selling used American RVs (recreational vehicles). There are others who will sell you a new RV and organise every aspect of importing the motorhome to your home.

Whilst American motorhomes are popular they are a bit restricted on the smaller roads in the UK. However, that does not deter people from buying that American RV. There is quite a bit of compliance to understand, however when carried out, you really will have a hotel on wheels.

New American Motorhome UK

There are some very interesting American RV motorhomes for sale from a wide range of prices! There are also rules and regulations to comply with when importing an American RV in the UK or Europe. American RVs of interest;

Other Motorhome Manufacturers

There are also other manufacturers taking up new positions in the UK and looking for market share;

Franchised Manufacturer Dealers

Motorhomes from well known manufacturers developing their own conversions and with branded partners;

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Yes, it works well I told you so! Here at motorhomes campervans .net we like to try and be that bit different. So, after 30 years flogging cars we discover motorhomes and as they say the "rest is history"! When it comes down to motorhome articles, motorhome buying can be a very large subject, With the likes of motorhomes for sale and where to find them. We set out not just to track motorhomes for sale, but, link to where to find good honest motorhome advice. Especially, for first time buyers and how to find motorhome finance and other key parts of the motorhome supply chain. We hope you find some motorhome blogs that are topical and helpful. That is what I want to see happen. Please let us know anything that will help any motorhome owner or potential customer. Regards John