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Fifth Wheel Financing Guidance

Looking at financing options for a new or used fifth wheel RV can appear to be overwhelming, which does not have to be the case. Already, by spending time researching fifth wheel financing options, as you have, you are making smart, educated choices that can help the end result be a positive one. There are many fifth wheel loan options for you to search from and sift through, so take some time to read these guiding suggestions so that your buying experience is a pleasurable event that puts you on the road with the fifth wheel you have been yearning to own.

Have you selected the make and model fifth wheel that you are interested in buying? This is the first step to being able to figure out how to finance the new or used RV. Once you know how big the fifth wheel RV will be and/or the added amenities you want, you will be able to gauge how much the average asking price of the fifth wheel unit will be.

If you have not yet come to this decision, stop and do further research. Take test drives of the different fifth wheel travel trailers available at your nearest RV dealership or RV wholesaler. Look online at different manufacturers to see which ones interest you and suit your traveling needs.

New recreational vehicles, as with new automobiles, are often easier to find good financing options with, rather than used ones. If you are looking at used RVs, then look at those that are not older than five years. The age of the RV camper will help determine the RV loan details, such as interest rate and warranty coverage.

You should also know that RV lending sources will be looking at your official credit report when you are looking for a loan. You can find financing opportunities with a low or poor credit score, but the higher the score, the better options you will have with the lending source.

There are several outlets that you can use when financing the purchase of a new or used motor home. You can finance the RV online, at the RV dealership, or even through your current neighborhood bank or credit union. Each company will offer different rates and application process. Some may even offer additional benefits or perks by financing the recreational vehicle through them. For example, if you choose to use the bank where you already have a savings and/or checking account, you may get a lowered interest rate.

Some RV dealerships require that you finance through them, so just double check before you commit to something you are not interested in doing. Also, be wary of fraudulent loan companies. Check with the Better Business Bureau before you commit to one motor home financing company.

Buying a new or used travel trailer should not be as overwhelming as it appears to many. You are the buyer, so remember, you have the power to say now and walk away from a bad deal, which includes financing. Financing an RV is a long term commitment, so you need to make sure you do your research and make a smart decision.

2 Responses to “Fifth Wheel Financing Guidance”

  1. Bonita Lau says:

    Great advice.

    We also found that when we went directly to the dealership and worked with someone in their internal office, that they had direct connections with outside loan sources. We were able to use a credit union for the loan, while going directly through the dealership. We had a great dealership, and it is worth asking for this service if you are shopping for finance options.

  2. EJG says:

    OKAY; THANKS. MY WIFE AND I ARE WORRIED ABOUT INTEREST RATES BECAUSE OF OUR POOR CREDIT SCORES. WE ARE WORKING ON INCREASING OUR SCORES, BUT WE ARE IN NEED OF AN RV NOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. EJDG