Should motorhomes come with the hefty price tag? That was the question on our lips last month. We were interested to get your thoughts on the price of buying a new motorhome and whether you do in fact agree that you get what you pay for.
A few of you got in touch to tell us your thoughts…
Janet wrote to us to say, “I think some Motorhomes are overpriced as all that seems to be different from the previous year is the upholstery so why are they going up year on year?”
What you pay for a new motorhome usually depends on which type of model you choose but JT Thomas doesn’t think this is the case, “Why are van conversions sometimes the same price as or even more expensive than a coachbuilt? Lots of coachbuilts look like a caravan with a GRP adaptor joining them to the cab/chassis.”
Let’s find out how you voted
It was a close one this time around, but the majority of you feel that between £30,001 and £40,000 is an acceptable price for a new motorhome. What’s interesting though is that although 18% of you said you wouldn’t pay more that £30,000, another 18% told us £50,000 was their maximum.
Bill argues that whilst, “There is a lot of work in producing a motorhome and good quality materials are pricey as are good craftsmen; I sometimes think they are taking the mick with some of the prices.”
John Burgess suggests that it’s the economical climate that dictates prices, “Classical marketing suggests that convertors/manufacturers will charge what the market will bear so as long as they can sell them then they will continue to charge the prices they do. Big names sell in high-ish numbers so they should be able to take advantage of the economies of scale but their prices do not often reflect this. It is difficult for the smaller convertors to compete hence the relatively high numbers of insolvencies among this group.”
You can vote in our latest online poll now