Caravan or fifth-wheeler? This is a question faced by some caravan buyers as they weigh up the pros and cons of all types of RVs, camper trailers and traditional caravans in making that all-important purchase decision. Fifth-wheelers are extremely popular in the US leisure and RV market but the traditional caravan dominates the Australian leisure vehicle market. To tempt more Aussies to consider a fifth wheeler, Sunliner is due to launch a new luxury model - the Houston.
For those unsure of the difference between a fifth wheeler and a caravan: a caravan is towed by the vehicle by hitching to the towing mechanism. A fifth wheeler attaches via a turntable or hitch which is over the rear of the vehicle, usually a ute style vehicle. The turntable is seen as resembling a wheel, hence the name fifth wheeler.
So the purchase decision may be determined by your towing vehicle or, as with decisions around caravan or camper trailer and many other decisions, it could come down to personal preference. Whichever RV you decided to buy, be assured that Jade Caravan Finance loans are for all types of caravans, RVs, fifth wheelers, camper trailers and campervans.
There are a number of Australian caravan manufacturers that include fifth wheelers in their range including Sunline. They have offered the Northshore for many years but now add to that with the Houston.
According to Sunliner, the new Houston has been designed to suit conditions in Australia and has a lighter weight to suit towing by many popular utes such as the HiLux, Ranger and Navara. It is a luxury vehicle, available in around 6 different layouts and has an impressive list of specs and inclusions.
Sunliner appear to have covered off on all the essentials in the Houston including a reversing camera, climate control, entertainment systems, two 9kg gas bottles, two 110 litre fresh water tanks, two 110 litre waste tanks and safety features. Features include extra storage with drawers cleverly included under seating, floor to ceiling pantry and an external table.
The layouts include slide-out versions and sleeping accommodation is for up to six, depending on the layout selected. Lengths cover from 7.18 metres through to 9.38 metres, width is 2.45 metres and height 3.1 metres. The feeling is light and spacious, the look and décor is contemporary and the quality high and typical of this highly regarded manufacturer. While full details are still to be released, you can request a Sunliner Houston brochure via the company’s website at www.sunliner.com.au
Sunliner has been operating for over 40 years and offers a range of motorhomes, fifth wheelers and campervans. The company has a manufacturing facility in Victoria and dealers in many locations across Australia.
Buying a Houston Sunliner
There has been much coverage of the demand for caravans in Australia due to the travel issues around coronavirus with some manufacturers are reporting long wait times for delivery of new caravans. So getting in fast to order your RV could be a really good idea.
It could be expected that Sunliner will be an exhibitor at some of the caravan and outdoor expos and shows throughout the year and the Houston may make an appearance. But the shrewd buyer, the one that is intent on getting their vehicle, will be making preparations to place an order with Sunliner ASAP.
To enable buyers to confidently place orders for a Houston or any other caravan, Jade Caravan Finance offers our fast secured caravan loan service. A pre-approved caravan loan follows the same loan application and processing steps as for all our caravan loans except it occurs prior to purchase. The loan amount is estimated and the applicant approved for that amount.
A pre-approved loan attracts our same cheap interest rate caravan finance as a post-purchase loan and the same loan features and benefits. There is no obligation attached to our pre-approved loan so if you change your mind on the purchase, it’s not a problem. To see what a pre-approved Jade loan on a Houston may work out for you in repayments, refer to our caravan loan calculator or caravan lender comparison chart.
Finance for Sunliner Houston Fifth Wheeler
Fifth wheelers can be purchased with the same type of loan as we offer for traditional, off road and camper trailers – the Secured Caravan Loan. The type of caravan does not affect the features and specs of this type of loan.
- The Houston or other fifth wheeler is put up as the security by the borrower against the monies being borrowed.
- No deposit finance is available, so you can borrow 100% of the purchase price of the Houston. Don’t forget to include any optional extras you may want at the time of ordering so they can be included in the loan amount.
- Jade’s cheap interest rates apply and are fixed for the complete fixed loan term.
- The repayments are fixed across the loan term, payable in monthly instalments. Extra payments can be made.
You can apply for a Jade Caravan Loan to purchase a Sunliner Houston online or over the phone with one of our consultants Don’t miss out, organise your pre-approved caravan loan ASAP.
For a quote on a loan for a Sunliner Houston fifth wheeler, call Jade Caravan Finance on 1300 000 003
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