Motor home sales soar in Sweden

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Motor home sales have doubled over the last ten years in Sweden, which now has Europe's second highest number per capita, after Finland.

2,500 new motor homes have been sold in Sweden since the beginning of this year, Swedish Radio News reports.

Swedes have already been the biggest owners of caravans in Europe for several years, but the per capita ownership of camper vans is now also getting closer to the top.

Last year, Swedes bought 3,600 motor homes, twice as many as ten years earlier.

"I think it has to do with the fact that we follow European trends. Europe is a big motor home market and we have followed the trend that exists mostly in Germany and France," Tomas Haglund, chairman of the Swedish National Caravan Association (HRF), told Radio Sweden.

According to a survey conducted by HRF, most motor home owners are between 50 and 60 years old, and one third of them used to have a boat but were disappointed with the short sailing season.