Self Sufficient 2021

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Re: Self Sufficient 2021

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Flo wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:52 am
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Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Another Covid spinoff - Apparently the huge demand for caravans, campers and boats is taking up all the materials
I wonder what will become of all these caravans, campers and boats in two or three years time? Will there be a glut of these on the market when self sufficient travel goes out the window?
They will go back to where they were prior to lockdown; rotting in front gardens up and down the country. Having done a couple of Cornwall runs over the last 6 months to see assorted parents (Mrs. Viper's family is best described as "a bit Jeremy Kyle") there's so many campervans tramping around the South West too, and lining the sides of the M5 where they have broken down. A lot of stuff has ben dragged out of storage and put back in to service. The 40-year-old MOT exemption rule hasn't helped a massive amount either for the real old dogs.

Just realised we're talking about new campervans etc. Who on earth can afford them? :O
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Viper254 wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:59 am

Just realised we're talking about new campervans etc. Who on earth can afford them? :O
People with no sense, less money and a large credit card bill/loan?

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Even the hire charges are more than B+B rates up here.
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My neighbours have a very old campervan and used it every year for their holidays... This year, they can't afford the charges; they've gone up threefold.
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That's sad, people being priced out :(
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Potentially it will also lead to people camping wild. I think that's a serious problem in some parts of the country already...North Coast 500, for example?
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Hah and the bane of Northumberland which is a large and wild in places county. The National Park regularly gets a snit on over it.

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Camping wild - if anybody can tell that anybody has done it, they're doing it wrong :|
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Hah but I didn't get caught.

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how can they afford it? Simple, they are no longer spending on dining out, international travel and entertainment. Not only are the boats and campers in vogue but house renovations have gone ballistic here - hundreds of thousands of dollars per reno around where I live - at least eight major renos in my block alone at the moment- house prices are through the roof and most don't even get advertised before they are sold.

I await with bated breath the inevitable 2 -3 % rise in interest rates on all these loans
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