Motorhome shortage expected next summer

Anyone who has already bought their tickets for the Glastonbury Festival or the British Grand Prix for 2013 are being urged to secure a motorhome or campervan as soon as possible because the two huge events will clash, meaning a shortage of motorhomes for hire is highly likely.

The British Grand Prix was scheduled for a different weekend in 2013 to avoid a clash with the Wimbledon tennis finals, but by scheduling it on 29th/30th June, the organisers have created a problem for fans of each event. It has been predicted that a large amount of fans are going to be disappointed while the lucky ones will find the price has gone up as motorhome hire firms are facing up to only having one fully booked weekend instead of two separate ones.

Lorraine Dunabin, of Landcruise Motorhome Hire, said “There are never enough motorhomes for Glastonbury and those who are successful always have to pay a premium. In 2013, having the British Grand Prix and Glasto on the same weekend will mean festival-goers may be disappointed if they don’t book well in advance. Glastonbury Festival is the biggest weekend for us, with Silverstone coming in a close second. Motorhome hire companies are always fully booked for both. A lot of fans for these two events are going to miss out.”

Glastonbury festival goers have traditionally booked their motorhomes much earlier in the year, but when Formula 1 fans hear about the shortage, they will join the scramble. Motorhome Hire is a growing industry in the United Kingdom as more and more festival goers and event spectators want the luxury of their own toilet and shower not to mention a comfortable bed to collapse into at the end of a long day of entertainment, and the mobile home will also come with motorhome insurance. In the past major events have occasionally fell on the same weekend, but never have has there been a clash in schedules as big as this.