Just when you thought everyone who was going to buy a motorhome had already bought one, the Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld dealership breaks a record for sales in a single month.
It sold nearly 100 motorhomes in August alone, which is twice as many as any previous August and up 30 per cent on the most successful month’s sales on record.
Ross Edwards, managing director of Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld, said: “The ongoing demand for motorhomes is quite staggering and demonstrates that people are adjusting their medium-term holiday plans and crave the freedom you experience when owning a motorhome.
“Yes, people will undoubtedly return to mainstream holidays abroad, but there is no doubt in my mind that there is now a growing trend towards people staying in the UK for their breaks and a desire to be self-contained and away from the crowds.”
He added that he thinks the trend is here to stay, having never seen such high demand for motorhomes in his nearly 30 years in the business.
While the dealership had expected sales to cool off, that certainly wasn’t the case in August, with stock delays not getting in the way of demand.
Many customers are looking ahead too and putting in orders that are due to be fulfilled in 12 months’ time.
Mr Edwards also highlighted the widening of the demographic of those interested in owning a motorhome, as more and more people are drawn by the flexibility and freedom it brings.
Interest in the dealership’s wares is unlikely to wane as it’s set to host an event at its showroom from October 2nd to 17th featuring new releases from Carado, Dethleffs, HYMER and Niesmann+Bischoff.
Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld is one of the largest motorhome dealerships in the UK, with the Edwards family having been in the industry for more than four decades.