RV Loans Are They Hard To Get

RV loans are they hard to get and what does it take to get one if you need one. When you are in the market for a travel trailer and you have decided on one then it is a question of how do i pay for the purchase. If you have the cash aside then there is no more issue other than paying for your choice of travel trailer.

But if you are like most people you will not have the cash in hand in full but might have in part deposit or none at all so you have to decide how you are going to finance your purchase. With a partial deposit this will give you some equaty in your travel trailer which means that the percentage of the trailer to be financed will be slightly lower.

This will in tern make the interest or the the term of the loan shorter. With this it really comes down to what you can afford at the end of the day as to how long the term of the loan will be.  

What type Of RV Loan 

The type of RV loan you get will depend on your credit score and how much you have in loans already and whether you can really afford to take on any more liability at this stage. If you have just discharged some debts then your credit will be a lot stronger and you credit score will reflect that and allow you to take on more credit.

You will be in great shape and your loan for your travel trailer will be approved. If the case is the opposite and you have to much debt then the likely hood of you getting a loan will be decreased and may push the risk of default higher and therefore the interest rate will reflect that risk.

The best thing to do is to never get to much debt but wait until you have paid off some before entering into another loan of any kind. Using this strategy is always the best solution and shows lenders that you are a good credit risk which is what they are looking for. This also keeps your interest rate lower as well which means you pay less over the long term which is a win for you. 

Who does RV Loans

The main place for getting an RV loan is from a dealer who supplies finance for the travel trailer that you are buying. This is usually a private finance company and they are usually the most expensive with the highest interest rates on the loans they provide.

With these loans you have the ability if you have a good credit score to finance the whole amount for your purchase but of course your interest rate will be higher.

The other avenue is to approach your own bank if you have a mortgage with them. If you have owned a property for a number of years say ten to twenty years then you will have some equity in your home which you can borrow from at bank rates which are the lowest you can get in the market.

If you have enough equity in your home and meet the lending criteria of your bank which will probably be around thirty five percent of total income then your loan will be approved by the bank at mortgage rates.

Another place you could try is a Credit Union especially if you are a member. You can apply to see if you qualify for a loan with them but of course the loan interest rate will be higher than a bank mortgage rate.

Do You Qualify For An RV Loan

To qualify for an RV loan depends on a variety of things. The most important being your ability to repay the loan in a timely fashion. This is established by how much income you have and how much liability is against that income. After the income has had all the liability deducted from it then the surplus is how much you have left.

With the bank if the liability goes above thirty five percent of total revenue then you do not qualify for a loan. This is how it is in New Zealand it may be different elsewhere. If you are going with a finance company or credit union then it will depend on your credit score as to whether you get a RV loan.

if this is not within the criteria of the company then the loan will not be approved in most cases. You have to realize that the company that is lending to you has to access you as a risk to them of falling into default.

If the risk of default is to high then they will not lend to you until you have brought your liability down and are safely within their criteria. This is how it is with the lending institutions that are prepared to lend to people who want a RV loan.   

Final Thoughts

In many cases an RV loan is considered to be a luxury item so in this case you will be put under a lot more scrutiny to establish that you are a good risk for the loan. Previous history with a lender will hold you in good stead when applying especially if you have paid off a previous loan.

Another factor that may be looked into, is the fact that travel trailers depreciate quickly and can become worth less than the loan you are applying for very quickly. This fact will be weighed up as to whether you will default because of this reason.

If you manage to get past all of these obstacles then you will be a approved if your credit record is strong and you have no history of defaulting on a loan. With approval your dream of owning your dream RV will come true.   


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