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Getting a caravan loan

Written by

Shaun McGowan

A caravan loan is similar to getting a car loan, which can mean;

  • Lower, fixed rates
  • Flexible terms and repayment options
  • No deposit required
  • Simple and quick approvals

What should I look for when comparing options?

Always shop around and compare multiple options before committing to a loan.

There are a few things you’ll want to look at:

  • Borrowing amount- the amount of money you can get approved for
  • Interest rates - the standard, ongoing charge for borrowing money
  • Loan terms - how long you can borrow the money for. A longer term means cheaper repayments but more overall interest.
  • Fees - the most common cost that can be avoided!

While we’re talking about fees, there are four types you should be aware of. Some of these are one-off fees, while others may cause ongoing costs or complications down the line!

Caravan loan fees include:

  • Upfront costs - establishment fees and application fees
  • Ongoing fees - annual fees and monthly fees
  • Late payment fees - charged if you miss a payment
  • Extra repayment fees - charged if you make early repayments to reduce the amount of interest payable on the principal amount.

What lenders are looking for

Lenders love boring, or should we say, consistency!

They love it if you've had the same job forever and have been at the same house since you first left home.

Here's an example of how your employment history can influence your approval.

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How lenders view credit history

Here is how your credit history can influence your ability to be approved.

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Am I eligible?

You can apply for a caravan loan in Australia if you are:

  • Over the age of 18; and
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Employed or have a regular source of income over $25,000 per year

If you meet the basic eligibility for a caravan loan, you will then need to compare lenders and assess their individual approval criteria.

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Am I eligible?

You can apply for a caravan loan in Australia if you are:

  • Over the age of 18; and
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Employed or have a regular source of income over $25,000 per year

If you meet the basic eligibility for a caravan loan, you will then need to compare lenders and assess their individual approval criteria.

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Shop around before you buy

Just like you shop around for your caravan, be sure to do the same with the finance, you’ll have a better chance of negotiating if you know:

  • Exactly how much you can spend
  • The best interest rate you can get
  • How much your repayments will be

Here are the most popular questions people are asking about caravan, motorhome, camper trailer, RV loans

Can I get my caravan, motorhome, or RV loan pre-approved?

Yes, most lenders offer pre-approval for vehicle loans. Pre-approval is usually valid for one to three months so you’ll have plenty of time to find a caravan, motorhome or RV.

What if I have bad credit?

You may be able to get a caravan, motorhome, RV loan if you have bad credit but you may be charged higher interest rates.

Can I buy a caravan from a private seller using a loan?

Yes you certainly can. We all know you’ll get a better deal on the price, just make sure you get the caravan fully checked out by an independent party.

How much can I borrow?

Typically you can borrow up to $75,000. The average is around $35,000.

What is the loan term?

Loan terms range from 1-7 years. Longer terms will reduce your committed repayments. Find a lender who allows you to make extra repayments and pay your loan out early with no fees.

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About the Author

Shaun McGowan from money.com.au

Shaun

McGowan

Shaun McGowan

Shaun is the founder of Money.com.au and is determined to help people pay as little as possible for financial products. Through education and building world class technology. Previously Shaun co-founded CarLoans.com.au and Lend.

*Information about comparison rates Comparison rates are designed to allow borrowers to understand the true cost of a loan by taking into account fees and charges, the loan amount and the term of the loan. The comparison rate is based on an unsecured fixed rate personal loan of $10,000 over 3 years. WARNING: Comparison rates are true only for the examples provided and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.

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