The experts at Glass’s Guide are reporting an air of optimism amongst the exhibitors at last month’s Lawns Show. After two years of growth the static caravan industry is feeling confident about the future. The feeling at the Lawns Show was one of positivity amongst the manufacturers, parks and traders.
The good results so far this year have brought talk of increased manufacturing production levels for 2016. NCC figures show more new caravans being delivered in to UK Parks in the first half of 2015, in fact an increase of 16.5% more than last year.
With the credit crunch having less bite this year and a general air of economic recovery, customers are confident in investing in holiday homes. Specification continues to be the buzzword in caravans, with more Parks demanding units with double glazing and central heating. As a result manufacturers are continuing to improve the specification of their more basic ranges. This can make some of the more luxurious models can look poor value in comparison.
With these increases in the demand for higher specification holiday homes, older static caravans are becoming less desirable which has resulted in the value of caravans manufactured pre-2008 falling.
So if you are thinking about selling your static caravan don’t wait too long as the price will fall, particularly if it is an entry level standard caravan.