The British are crazy about RVs as RV sales have increased more than 150 percent since the first lockdown in March
- Flash RVs – some with hot tubs – sell between £ 50,000 and £ 100,000
- According to surveys, 71 percent of Brits would love a trip to a fancy RV for Christmas
- Celebrity fans include Dame Helen Mirren, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce and Jay-Z
The British are going insane and RV and RV sales are up more than 150 percent.
With Covid disrupting "freedom of travel" in 2020, this important British holiday pastime is making a big comeback.
A study by Auto Trader found that sales of Flash RVs, trailers and Winnebagos – also known as "glampervans" because they come with all the modern conveniences – have increased since the first lockdown in March.
The British love for caravans has increased more than 150 percent with RV and RV sales since the lockdown
Flash RVs with smart TVs, loos, showers, kitchens, bedrooms and lounges Wi-Fi – some even with hot tubs – typically sell for between £ 50,000 and £ 100,000.
Auto Trader analysts found that sales of these posh caravans had increased 156 percent since the initial lockdown.
An accompanying survey of 2,000 British people showed that 71 percent would like to take a trip in a posh motorhome this Christmas.
Caravans were by nature "socially distant" and have always had their prominent admirers. In 1967, John Lennon bought one for his son Julian, which they used on family vacations.
And Dame Helen Mirren, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rick Astley and Jamie Oliver have all shown their love for trailers.
An Auto Trader spokesman said this week, & # 39; A new trend for glampervanning is on the rise this winter as Brits look for inventive ways to hang out with loved ones during the colder months of Covid-19.
Not so shabby: Flash RVs are like mini homes, outfitted with smart TVs, loos, showers, kitchens, bedrooms, and lounges – and can cost anywhere from £ 50,000 to £ 100,000
& # 39; The data shows that ad views for top-end models, RVs and trailers with more advanced technologies and features have increased 156 percent and cost between £ 50,000 and £ 100,000.
"Those in Tier 2 and below will be drawn to the ability to social distance from loved ones from different households in separate, side-by-side parked trailers while enjoying time outdoors."
Auto Trader's Erin Baker said: “Staycations will remain popular for some time as the UK coronavirus shows little sign of slowing down.
With the coronavirus showing little sign of slowing down for a while, vacationing in a trailer is becoming a popular choice
"Christmas caravan and RV vacations in particular are likely to grow in popularity as people seek inventive ways to hang out with loved ones while continuing to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions.
“However, the rusty trailer from people's childhood trips no longer cuts it.
& # 39; The new generation of caravanners we are seeing want all modern conveniences.
"They are following in the footsteps of famous people like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jamie Oliver and are looking for larger vehicles with the latest technology to offer all of the entertainment and comforts that they have at home."