Supply and demand, good news bad news, upsides downsides - there are often two sides to every story, even with a devastating global pandemic. In Australia, the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on many businesses and individuals. It's changed the way we shop, holiday, travel, work and generally live many areas of our lives. In the caravan industry it appears to be a case of good news-bad news. Good news for manufacturers, some good news for buyers but also some bad news for buyers.
The manufacturers have seen a massive uptick in sales as Australians are forced to change their holiday plans due to international travel restrictions and state border closures. Many have turned to caravanning as an alternative and reports have sales spiking as Aussies flock to experience this style of freedom and relaxed holiday and travel. Some may also be looking to buying a caravan as a safer way of holidaying than staying in hotels and motels, in regards to coronavirus – possibly a consideration. Whatever their reasons, caravan buyers have been out in force.
Good news for buyers, interest rates on caravan loans are at historic lows and Jade Caravan Finance can offer loans at even cheaper rates than ever. Sounds like a plan – purchase a new caravan with a cheap interest rate loan. But there has been a downside…..
Good news for the caravan manufacturers with the spike in orders. Australia has a great caravan manufacturing industry and with many other businesses suffering due to coronavirus, it’s heartening to see this sector going strong. Bad news - many caravan manufacturers are located in Victoria, the extended lockdowns potentially impacting their production schedules and access to components from their suppliers.
As the majority of new caravans are built to order – bad news looms for buyers. The order books at some manufacturers are full and reports are that there is up to a 12 month waiting list to get your hands on a new caravan. Aaaggghhh, cheap interest rate caravan loans and nowhere to spend them?
We have good news – a new manufacturer has emerged onto the scene with reports they are offering quick delivery.
Australis Caravans – New Manufacturer
Reports in the industry news reveal that Australis Caravans has started production in the caravan hub of Victoria and will be producing a range of 3 caravan models with a quick delivery. Apparently the first model to be launched is a semi off road 20’ caravan suited to families with a 21’6” version next in line.
The design is described as ultra-modern with spacious floorplans and master plus bunk beds to cater for families. Features include L-shaped dinette, ensuite bathroom, kitchen located in the centre of the floorplan and contemporary interior styling.
The business has adopted Meranti timber for their frames, composite panels on the exterior, Roadking chassis and AL-KO enduro suspension, All highly regarded suppliers. To cater for those heading off the black top, the Australis caravan comes with a grey water tank and 2 fresh water tanks as well as solar panels.
Australis have pitched their brand with competitive pricing even for models that are packed with standard inclusion such as air-con, front loading washing machine, stereo sound system and other inclusions from big name suppliers.
Well the news is out that there’s a new kid on the caravan block offering quick delivery. If you want to be one of the first to secure your Australis and skip those other wait lists, you’d better get in fast and speak with Australis and with Jade to secure your finance.
Financing Your Australis
So we’ve covered the bad news – provided you with a way to possibly skip those 12 month waits for a caravan. Now for the good news – the low interest rate scenario for caravan loans. Yes! Jade provides Affordable Secure Caravan Financing at the cheapest interest rates available.
The Secured Caravan Loan has a standard format but when arranged through Jade, includes many above-standard features. The caravan is used as security by the lender against the monies owed and the borrower repays the loan in equal monthly instalments.
With a Jade loan you receive a fixed interest rate at our low rates so you enjoy that current low interest rate over the full term of your loan. That term is fixed so along with the fixed rates you receive a fixed repayment level.
In order to place a caravan order, buyers will be seeking to first confirm their finance. For that purpose we offer our pre-approved caravan loan. A pre-approved loan allow you to confirm your finance before you start discussions with the caravan manufacturer. You have the assurance that your loan is approved to a certain amount so you can ‘build’ your caravan to suit your loan.
More good news – there is no wait list for a Jade caravan loan. You can apply online right now or give us a call and apply over the phone. So skip the wait list and get your caravan purchase underway today.
To apply for a caravan loan call 1300 000 003 and speak with one of our Jade Caravan Finance consultants.
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