According to a leading caravan and camper organisation, investors looking to upgrade or even buy a brand new motorhome should consider taking action right now.
The National Caravan Council (NCC) report that the trade in new motorhomes especially, has been very slack over the last couple of years and prospective buyers looking to spend their money now could land themselves a bargain, possibly getting a big enough discount off some models to pay for their motorhome insurance with the savings.
According to the NCC report less than 7,000 new motorhomes were sold in 2010-2011 which is the first time in 8 years that sales have dipped below the 7,000 mark. The report goes on to say that although 2011 figures are not complete yet, after a bright start they fell away drastically as the year progressed. Early indications show that trade in 2012 is slowing further and although this is bad news for manufacturers, punters looking for a good deal have every reason to be optimistic.
Mick Davies, who runs a motorhome business in Yorkshire, said “It’s true we have struggled over the last 12 months and bargain hunters can certainly get a good deal right now. They should not limit themselves to looking at one manufacturer but be prepared to consider any if they really want the best deal. There are still plenty of brand new unregistered 2011 models available and this may be where the real bargains are.”
Of course with the National Motorhome Show just eight weeks away prospective buyers could organise their finances now to be ready to clinch a deal when the show starts. All the top manufacturers will be present and competitive pricing is guaranteed.