House swapping has become a popular way of taking a cost-effective holiday in last 10 years, and the trend is now extending to mobile homes. Plenty of motorhome owners are now arranging swaps that allow them to travel to a different part of the world and have use of a motorhome without need to rent, and motorhome insurance providers are now being asked in increasing numbers to provide policies that cover such circumstances.
The internet is by far the best way to arrange an exchange and there are plenty of websites and forums that offer advice on the formalities necessary. Lots of motorhome exchanges are taking place over very long distances and there are a large number of exchanges taking place between UK and Australian owners. The concept of exchanging is a fast growing market with some online companies dealing with 2,000 motorhome exchanges in the last 12 months. This figure is up 3.5% on 2011. The truth is that holidays are expensive, and so if mobile home owners can save a large part of the cost of the holiday by taking part in an exchange, there is no reason for them not to do it. By exchanging motorhomes, owners save money on transport and accommodation in one fell swoop. It’s a great way to see a different part of the world without it costing a fortune and the thousands of happy customers prove the scheme is working.
The arrival of a huge network of cheap flight operators has opened up Europe and to some extent the world to millions of people. They are able to holiday in places which 10 years ago they were only able to dream about. With a motorhome holiday swap people can now have the savings, convenience, comfort and flexibility that they have enjoyed in their own mobile home for many years, only this time on trips many thousands of miles from home. Research has shown that by exchanging motorhomes, a saving of between 36%-47% can be made on a 2 week holiday. Of course travelling overseas and using somebody else’s motorhome will require insurance. The exchange will not be able to take place without motorhome insurance being in place and most providers will allow the exchange partners to be added as named drivers. Exchanging is not 100% risk free, however, so make sure that the motorhome and contents are properly insured. Exchanging is a great way to see to the world and make that trip of a lifetime truly affordable. An exchange can be a very exciting way of touring and it’s not just for the free spirited, many people are choosing to save money on rental costs and prefer just to swap.