April 23, 20233 Minutes reading time

Market for used motorhomes shows clear slowdown


Selling a motorhome is becoming increasingly difficult

The Federal Motor Transport Authority recently published the official registration figures for the transfer of ownership of used motorhomes in Germany. A change of ownership refers to the change of ownership of an already registered vehicle. In simple terms: How many used motorhomes were sold in a certain period of time and therefore changed hands?

The ownership registrations of used motorhomes provide a more realistic insight into the market than the registrations of new motorhomes because the availability of motorhomes does not play a role here. This means that the statistics cannot be distorted one-sidedly, as "supply bottlenecks" do not usually affect the availability of used motorhomes.

Sobering interim results

Unfortunately, the current registration figures show a sobering interim balance: for the first time since 2020, the number of new registrations of ownership in the 1st quarter of 2023 rose only slightly compared to the 1st quarter of the previous year. While strong growth of 9.9% was recorded in 2022 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, growth in the first quarter of 2023 was very low at 2.1%. Conclusion: After almost three years of "boom", the market for used motorhomes is showing signs of a trend reversal for the first time.

The question remains as to whether we will see the first decline in motorhome sales or changes of ownership in 2023 rather than growth for the first time in four years. The figures for the second quarter of 2023 will certainly shed light on this and provide a better estimate of the trend for 2023 as a whole.

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Is it the best time to sell your motorhome?

From a sober point of view, now seems to be the right time to sell a used motorhome at the best possible price before prices are likely to fall. Take your chance to sell your motorhome now, before the market for used motorhomes (and new motorhomes) deteriorates significantly. There is already a considerable reluctance to buy new motorhomes, which is reflected in falling prices, as you can read in detail in our guide article Price analysis 2023 motorhome prices in decline.

Our tip: sell your motorhome promptly

If you are thinking of selling your motorhome, you should act sooner rather than later before the market finally collapses. Dealers are currently still paying good prices for used vehicles. Demand for used vehicles will soon fall as soon as new motorhomes are back in stock at dealers.

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