There is no doubt that purchasing a motorhome in today’s tough financial climate is a major decision, fortunately one of the UK’s largest camping clubs is offering prospective buyers a “try before you buy” scheme.
The Friendly Club, officially known as the Camping and Caravanning Club, is offering a service that is proving popular not only with would be purchasers but with motorhome manufacturers as well. The club has launched the Privilege Scheme which allows members to test drive a motorhome before they buy. The hire scheme will cost participants an agreed fee which will also provide the motorist with motorhome insurance for the term of hire. Almost all Camping and Caravan Club venues will accept people on the scheme and give them preferential rates. A spokesman for the Friendly Club said: “Buying a motorhome is not something you do on a whim. The scheme allows people to test out several models before making a decision, and the chance to actually drive and live in the vehicle is so much better than just looking round different makes at a motorhome show. The scheme is proving to be very successful from both sides of the equation.”
The scheme is also proving very popular with motorhome manufacturers. As the holiday season gets into full swing and the motorhome show circuit starts attracting new buyers, manufacturers know any edge they can get over rivals will help their sales. The Privilege Scheme certainly offers that and already over 100 companies selling motorhomes in the UK have signed up. Potential customers can get more information from the Camping and Caravanning club as well as from motorhome companies supporting the scheme.