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Recession Road: South Witham

Phil Coomes | 11:09 UK time, Tuesday, 15 September 2009

This post is from our Recession Road series, part of our special report on the global downturn.

Forever Leisure Motorhomes

As we left the Little Chef near Colsterworth this morning (having not yet succumbed to its "legendary Olympic breakfast"), we popped into a business next door called Forever Leisure.

Manager Jason Bloor emerged from one of a forest of motor homes, parked neatly in rows.

He said the downturn had hit sales of their new vehicles - which go for up to £80,000 - and that had also left a bit of a shortage of trade-ins of good-quality two- or three-year-old models.

But overall, the used market is going okay and things are generally "buoyant", he says. This sales garage at South Witham is a new start, at just four months old, and last month they sold 50 vans across two locations, he says.

"It's a bit different for the motor home sector - a lot of our customers are pension-based. At the moment, they are thinking they may as well take their money out of the bank and spend it."

You can read an explanation of our Recession Road series here. Words: Paula Dear; Images: Phil Coomes.

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