Used car + camper car production cost including tuning fee 38 million won
Remove seats and install storage cabinets and sinks
Battery supplied electricity… Automatic charging while driving
The campervan tuning market is growing rapidly during COVID-19
Opening foreign travel routes this year, slowing down following the economic recession
Motorhomes are increasing significantly as the elderly population increases and travel patterns change post-COVID-19.
New vehicle registrations alone increased 14 times compared to 10 years ago.
Reporter Park Hong-gu covered the story.
Seo Un-yong, 66, feels happy when he thinks about the camper he will receive in a week or so.
I bought a 3-year-old used van for 23 million won, added 15 million won for the tuning fee, and entrusted the production of the camper.
[서운용 / 인천시 대청도 : 일 할만큼 했으니까 나도 이제 즐기면서 살아야죠. 영상도 많이 보고 6개월 만에 결정했죠.할멈하고 같이 가야죠. 할멈하고, 기대가 나보다 더 커요.]
In the seat where the existing seat was removed, a storage cabinet and sink were installed, and household appliances such as a fridge were also installed.
Electricity is supplied by the battery, which is automatically charged while driving, and the solar battery plays an auxiliary role.
[캠핑카 튜닝업체 대표 : 전기밥솥, 커피포트, 이런 걸 사용할 수 있습니다. (집에 있는 걸 가져와서 여기에 꽂으면 된다는 얘기죠?) 예!]
The motorhome tuning market grew significantly last year when traveling abroad was not possible.
However, this year, as the road to travel opened and the result of the economic recession overlapped, the situation has slowed down somewhat.
[이덕영 / 캠핑카 튜닝업체 대표 : 코로나 때보다는 좀 어려워진 것 같고요. 코로나 때는 해외 나가시던 분들이 국내에서 주로 생활을 많이 하셨기 때문에 캠핑카 수요가 많이 늘었거든요.]
As well as simple conversions, there are also cases where a new van or small truck is completely converted into a camper.
It usually takes more than a month to remove the body except for the driver’s seat and change the interior, and the purchase cost ranges from 70 million won to 100 million won.
Being expensive, it has a variety of amenities so that more people can use it comfortably.
The camper built this way is actually a miniature version of a home.
That is why they are also called motor homes.
Registration of new motorhomes, excluding tuning vehicles, increased from 638 in 2012 to 8,700 last year, and this year, it was above 6,500 by September.
Among the campers who have registered this year, Carnival has the most, followed by Bongo and Porter.
Recently, the used camping market is also active.
[이윤준 / 캠핑카 제작업체 이사 : 처음 캠핑카를 접하시는 분들, 캠핑 초보자들이 신차는 조금 부담되니까 중고차로 한번 경험을 해보시고자 많이들 오고 계십니다.]
Looking at this year’s camper buyers by age group, most were in their 40s, followed by those in their 30s.
In addition, 1 in 4 camper buyers were women.
The industry predicts that the camping population will become younger and more diverse in the future.
In line with this trend, new types of campers are expected to be released one after the other.
This is Park Hong-gu from YTN.
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