Caravan, motorhome and camping enthusiasts head to China

It’s not just us Brits that enjoy a break away in our mobile homes, this week thousands of camping enthusiasts will be travelling from all across China, (and beyond) to attend the country’s first-ever international camping and motorhome rally. The 80th International F.I.C.C Rally is a chance for those in China’s emerging motorhome market to explore more about what’s on offer.

One guest spoke of the growing number of online caravan and camping interest groups which enable him to chat regularly with others of similar interests. These online interest groups are continuing to attract thousands of participants every year.

Li Sixin, deputy general manager for RV International Trade and Marketing says they have a strong faith in China’s market.

“Our sales figures grow by 30 to 50 percent every year. We sold 160 RVs last year, and we’re aiming for 300 this year. This year, we’ve already sold 150 in less than six months.”  (

For those that cannot afford to spend out on a brand new RV, retailers are now offering them a slice of the action by converting their SUV car roof’s into temporary portable camping spaces. With the total amount of automobiles in China being ranked amongst the highest in the world, it’s no wonder there is some much potential here.

The rally is currently underway in the Longwan International Motorcaravan Campsite, Yanqing County, near Beijing and the Great Wall of China and is on until Sunday.

Although we cannot offer you an insurance policy that stretches as far as China, here at Coast we can offer up to 90 days European cover in your motorhome at no extra cost and up to 180 days in your touring caravan. Call us for a competitive quote today on Freephone 0800 614 849.