Three-quarters of caravaneigenaren is 50-something

Three-quarters of caravaneigenaren is 50-something

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A large majority of the owners of caravans and motorhomes is fifty years of age or older.

Over-50s possess 71 per cent of all caravans and 78 percent of the campers, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) Thursday on the basis of new figures on the vehicle fleet in the Netherlands.

In only 2 percent of the cases is the owner of these vehicles under the age of thirty years. The average age of caravan and camperbezitters is 57.


The newer the vehicle is, the older the owner, says the CBS. The owner of a camper that is not older than seven years, is on average 63 years old. About 45 percent of the new rv is in the name of a 65-something.

The research firm counted at the beginning of this year, some 438.000 caravans and 98.000 campers in the Netherlands. On Wednesday reported BOVAG, Camping and Caravan Industry (CIP) and VWE all that this year more vehicles were sold.

More campers

The CBS concludes that the total number of caravans and motorhomes on the road in the last five years practically remained the same, but that the composition changed. So, the decline in the number of caravans with 5 percent, while the total motor homes with 27 percent grew.

Incidentally, has the province of Drenthe relatively the most caravans and motorhomes with an average number of 55 on each thousand inhabitants.

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