Celebrities are pushing motorhome hire in Scotland up the popularity charts
Motorhome Hire / Rental in Scotland is the coolest of cool leisure pursuits right now, with celebrities like Robbie Williams, Gail Porter and Jamiroquai singer, Jay Kay, pushing motorhomes up the popularity charts.
And the many British manufacturers who produce motorhomes are feeling the benefit with increased sales.
But there’s even more good news – research by Standard Life Bank reveals that sales of motorhomes in Britain will grow by a further 50% in the future.
However, motorhome hire / rental clients are a demanding breed, giving designers the tricky balancing act of providing more space and equipment than Dr Who’s Tardis.
The motorhome also has to be versatile enough to suit varied individual tastes and lifestyles if it is used in a hire fleet.
Family members who face physical disabilities or other challenges also find that motorhomes offer the ideal holiday, and they are well-served by a range of hire / rental firms who offer specialist adaptations.
Vehicles for wheelchair users, for example, have an increasing presence in the motorhome market and interiors can cater for every type of access need.
A clutch of new models, from leading UK names such as the Explorer Group, and Auto-Sleepers, have also shown that designs are capable of crossing age boundaries, from the ultra-chic young generation to the early-retirement age group.
In particular, it is the 50s age group that is in the vanguard of the mobile leisure renaissance, evidenced by the growing number of ‘park full’ signs going up at the sites around Scotland, The Caravan Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club.
The clubs are also reporting record membership intake, plus, massive use of their related travel services.
It’s understandable, says industry organisation the Motorhomes Information Service (MIS).
A spokeswoman says: “Motorhomes know few boundaries – they’re not just holidays or a getaway weekend.
“They’re also used for mid-life gap years, six-month Spanish sojourns, and are quite definitely the leisure multi-tasker.