The motorhome market covers all manufacturers and distributors of habitable motor vehicles.
In 2016, the number of recreational vehicles (RVs) in France was estimated at 417,238 motorhomes and 448,430 caravans. There was a 14.9% increase in the number of new registered motorhomes (+1291 units) and a 6.6% increase for used ones (+54,385 units, +3.34%) for caravans (+6670 units). France is the second largest European market after Germany. According to statistics from the French National Federation of Outdoor Hospitality, camping remains the preferred holiday mode for French people in 2016 and of the 113 million overnight stays recorded in 2016, 26% of campers preferred using the caravan.
The motorhome market, dominated by a few leading manufacturers, also includes around a hundred very small businesses, most of which are subcontractors, developers or repairers.
The financial difficulties experienced by some motorhome/ RV companies suggested poor performance in 2016.
The motorhome market, dominated by a few leading manufacturers, includes around a hundred very small businesses, most of which are subcontractors, developers or repairers.
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