Sales of second-hand caravans and motorhomes rose sharply in March. This is evident from figures released by Bovag and RDC. Caravan and camper dealers sold no less than 40 percent more used caravans last month and even more than 85 percent more used campers than in March last year.
In March this year, specialist retailers sold 1,605 used caravans and 1,832 second-hand motorhomes, 37 and 86 percent respectively more than in the same month last year. According to Bovag, this increase in sales is related, among other things, to the fact that caravan and motor home dealers, just like regular car dealers, were able to open their doors by appointment again from March. Another factor is that due to the international corona measures and negative travel advice, we would like to go on holiday ‘corona-proof’.
In the first quarter of this year, 3,159 second-hand caravans were sold, 7 percent more than in the same period last year. In fact, it is the best first quarter since 2008. Sales of new caravans rose 15 percent in March compared to the same month last year to 992 units. It is the best month for caravan sales since 2012. However, total sales of caravans are lagging slightly this year. In the first three months of this year 1,540 new caravans were sold, 5 percent less than in the first quarter of 2020. The caravans from Hobby, Knaus and Fendt were the most popular and together accounted for a market share of 56 percent.
In the first three months of this year, 3,796 second-hand motorhomes were sold, 39 percent more than in the first quarter of last year. Bovag estimates that this year for the first time more second-hand motorhomes than used motorhomes will be sold. The sale of new motorhomes is also on the rise. 338 new motorhomes were registered in March this year, 40 percent more than the 240 units sold in March 2020. 665 new units were sold in the first quarter, 25 percent more than the 530 sold in the first three months of 2020. Motorhomes from Adria, Capron and Knaus accounted for a market share of about 33 percent. The increasing sales of caravans
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