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Popularity of motorhomes continues to grow

A study has revealed that the popularity of motorhomes and campervans continues to grow, with nearly 50% of Brits wanting to own one now

The popularity of motorhomes and campervans continues to grow, as it was revealed that nearly 50% of drivers would like one.

The study, conducted by Admiral van insurance, comes as staycations remain the holiday of choice for many Brits.

A motorhome driving down a country road

45% of drivers have said they would like to have their own motorhome or campervan, while 22% would consider one.

The freedom a motorhome presents is the main attraction for many (56%). Another factor is how easy it would make exploring and visiting new parts of the country (53%). 

The other reasons given were:

  • It would be more practical and comfortable than a tent (44%)
  • It allows you to camp in interesting places (40%)
  • It’s cheaper than a hotel or B&B (36%)

Brits were also fairly confident about driving one too, with 63% happy to do so. It’s worth remembering that to drive a motorhome that has a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of 3,500kg or more, you will need a category C1 license. This means that if you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997, you will have to take an extra test to qualify.

Clare Egan, Head of Motor Product at Admiral said “Although motorists seem confident in their ability to drive a motorhome or campervan, accidents do happen and as it’s very different to driving a car we’d recommend practicing on quieter roads to get used to manoeuvring and parking before setting off on your first road trip.”

“Always carry out regular maintenance checks to make sure the vehicle is in good working order and double check you’ve packed all of your essentials before you take to the road to have a stress-free trip.”

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