Lockdown fatigue may be affecting many people but caravan buyers are certainly not being deterred from securing their vehicle as COVID-19 outbreaks continue to impact many areas and many industries. The caravan manufacturers look forward to the annual calendar of caravan shows and outdoor expos to showcase their new vehicles. Buyers also eagerly await these events to inspect many makes and models in one location to streamline and finalise buying decisions.
Unfortunately, many caravan shows have been cancelled by the recent new outbreaks of COVID-19 across several states and buyers need to head online to secure their vehicle and their finance. Jade Caravan Finance provides an update on the RV expos and shows cancelled, how you can quickly and easily source caravan finance through online services and a new online caravan sales platform.
Cancelled Shows – Update
Despite a few donut days in Queensland, the recent coronavirus outbreak has caused Caravanning Queensland to cancel the Let’s Go Sunshine Coast Expo scheduled for 20-22 August. However, organisers are still hopeful of proceeding with the Let’s Go Brisbane Expo on 28-31 October.
Another COVID cancellation is the Border Expo scheduled for the Wodonga Racecourse in Victoria, also over the 20-21 August weekend. The Melbourne National 4x4 and Outdoor Show has been postponed from the original August timing to the new date of 26-28 November.
Also still on the Victorian show agenda for now is the Melbourne Leisurefest on 7-10 October and the Bendigo Leisurefest on 9-11 November.
While Greater Sydney continues with an extended lockdown, the Sydney 4WD and Adventure Show has been re-scheduled for the Western Sydney International Dragway on 4-6 March next year.
Both organisers and those planning to attend will be hoping all these events and the remaining on the caravan show calendar for 2021 also proceed as scheduled.
Revisiting Pre-Approved Caravan Finance
If you had arranged a pre-approved caravan loan through Jade Caravan Finance while planning to attend a show that has since been cancelled or postponed, please reach out to your Jade consultant to discuss the next step.
There is no obligation to proceed with our pre-approved loans but all pre-approved finance and quotes for finance do have an expiry date. They are active at the prices as quoted for the set timeframe as advised when secured. If the quote or loan is not proceeded with within that time, the offer will expire.
In order to extend or review a quote or loan prior to expiration, applicants will need to discuss the process with us. As the loan application has recently been addressed, the process of re-issuing a pre-approved loan through a review and possible re-quote process could be expected to be faster and less onerous than the initial application.
Quotes and pre-approved loans may be at the same price as the original offer or they may differ.
Industry Launches New Online Buying Platform
With fewer showcases to visit, buyers are heading online for virtual viewings of caravans available from manufacturers across Australia. Many manufacturers have made a concerted and significant effort to upgrade their online offerings in response to the COVID situation to ensure buyers can still see as much of their products as possible. In many instances, brochures with detailed specs can be downloaded or the specs listed on the websites.
In addition to the online offerings by manufacturers, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia has launched, in partnership with a provider, a new online buying platform, RV Boss. Presented as a classifieds marketplace for caravans and RVS, the site has been developed for members of the industry to showcase their products and sell to keen buyers.
Tip: before talking selling price with the manufacturer, talk to us about pre-approved caravan finance first. By having your finances securely in place, you may be better placed to negotiate on price and can confidently proceed to select the options and accessories you want, knowing you have finance approved to purchase.
Securing Caravan Finance Online
If you are in lockdown or simply just want a convenient and streamlined way to secure your caravan loan, Jade Caravan Finance provides the tools, resources and services you need right here on our website. Long before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19 and before many other lenders fully embraced online services, Jade has been actively providing lending services on an online platform.
- Over recent years we have expanded and developed our services in anticipation of our customer requirements and have covered what we consider are most of, if not all, the resources that loan seekers require.
- Our Loan Calculator for Caravans allows for quick, easy and free calculation of repayment estimates.
- Our Caravan Interest Rate Comparison shows what major banks and lenders are offering what loans for caravan purchases and at what interest rates.
- Our web pages are packed with details on loan features and other relevant topics.
- Our articles library is being added to on a weekly basis with up to date analysis and commentary on finance and RV industry topics.
- Our online loan application form and phone service allows for convenient and contactless quote requests and application submission.
- Our extensive accreditations allow our customers to be assured that we have covered off on the market when sourcing them the cheapest interest rate quote.
These services are backed and delivered by a highly trained and skilled team of lending experts who have the interests of our customers as the highest priority.
So shows or no shows, caravan and RV buyers should still be able to secure the finance and hopefully the vehicle of their choice and be ready to head off on their travel itinerary.
Call 1300 000 003 to discuss a caravan loan with a Jade Caravan Finance consultant
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