NC500 totally over run.

#1
We are on our forth visit to the Highlands and shocked how buzy it is with motohomeing . Over the recent years it has quite rightly become More popular but we are shocked how many motohomes and campervan's there's hear now. A large number are on rental (very scary to see the lacking in training and experience ) Also a high proportion of foreign vans too. We experienced queuing to get on to some camp sites ! and on the way down from Scourie to Ulapool we're in a convoy of six other motohomes thats a first for us . We go to Scotland to enjoy quiet roads ,peace and quite and can still find that but Is the Motohome industry at saturation point now ?
 

vwalan

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#2
its been growing very rapidly for years .
i know that every where we used to go and only see a couple of m,homes now there could be a hundred .
mind it does seem abit quiet down here at the moment . went for a drive around newquay on sunday and it wasnt as busy as i thought it would be .
but yes the nc500 as put scotland on the touring map for everyone .
bit like eu and morocco in winter ,thousands doing it now . or will be in winter.
also as the pound value fell it makes it cheaper for eu folk to come to uk.
dare say if restrictions get put on us going abroad then more m,homes will be used in uk.
 

BigMomma

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#3
According to a few Caravan dealers who use our site, Motorhomes are now very often outselling Caravans. Once a mode of transport for the slightly younger generation, caravans being the preferred choice of most retiree's, it appears that a higher proportion of the more senior age bracket are now choosing Motorhomes and touring more, as opposed to sitting on one site for several weeks. A lot appear to be downsizing and purchasing the 6-7 metre long van conversions such as the 'Auto Sleepers', Knaus Travel Vans etc which are easier to drive than a car and Caravan outfit, especially on some of the narrower roads you find in Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall. I have certainly seen a big difference in just the last 5 years where the ratio of caravans to Motorhomes (Which includes van conversions) on our sites has gone from 80%-20% to 50%-50%
 

vwalan

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#4
be interesting to see what happens if we properly leave the eu, and vehicles etc could be dearer from eu countries . might change things abit .
best not buy things from eu at the moment , but things from the rest of the world . we dont need the eu.
mind most of their vehicles are made elsewhere just built or put together in the eu. crooks the lot of em. hee hee
 

vwalan

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#6
think overall it will be better.
there are several arrangements being made for uk to handle many items that the eu requires .
eu could be very short of food soon . unless it buys it through uk.
should never have joined the eec years ago.
but we shall have to wait and see.
 
#8
think overall it will be better.
there are several arrangements being made for uk to handle many items that the eu requires .
eu could be very short of food soon . unless it buys it through uk.
should never have joined the eec years ago.
but we shall have to wait and see.
Hi like you I said NO back in the 70's. Bad deal that was,
 

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