Attending caravan shows and expos can be a great way to start the caravan buying process. They offer excellent opportunities to inspect multiple brands and models in the one place and can make comparing certain features much easier. But when making the final decision, how do buyers decide which are the best caravans and RVs on the market?
Sales staff are clearly going to point out their best features to prospective buyers and with so many models on the market, the buying process can become confusing. To assist in deciding on the best caravans and RVs available, prospective buyers can refer to annual awards for inspiration and direction.
There are a number of awards programs in the caravan industry including the awards run by the experts at caravancampingsales. Their 2022 awards program is now underway and the finalists in some categories have recently been announced. These awards cover a number of categories and all the finalists will be announced over the next few weeks with the big announcement of winners starting the first week in December.
Innovation Awards Program
This is the second year that caravan camping sales has run these awards which recognises what their judges consider are the leading services and products in the industry. As innovation awards, they focus on those in the sector that have shown to be the trailblazers with thinking ‘outside-the-box’ in their designs and concepts.
When buyers turn to awards programs to make purchase decisions, its important that they understand the criteria of the awards, the eligibility for entrants and what specifically the judges will be looking for in making their rulings in regard to finalists and winners.
The caravan camping sales awards for innovation focus on the advancements made in areas including design, tech, safety and quality. The judges look for efforts that result in new systems or services or products that will provide increased connectivity, sustainability and accessibility for RV users.
As editor Chris Fincham points out, these awards do not as a rule aim at the most impressive or expensive product as the winner could be a very simply concept or idea that advances the industry. This year’s categories include the Best New RV, Best New Tech, Best New Safety Feature and Next New Product or Accessory.
Eligibility includes being on the market after 1 September last year and must have been featured on the awards organiser’s website.
Innovation Awards Finalists
The six finalists in the Best New RV category have been released. As noted by the organisers, the contenders include an ‘eclectic mix’ which should be great for prospective buyers as they cover quite a broad selection. There’s a compact hybrid camper, a super lightweight travel-travel, a high-price tag off-grid model and a steel monocoque design which is a world first.
The finalists are:-
- Bruder EXP8, which we recently showcased in one our blog articles.
- Trailblazers Combat Wombat
- Masterpiece Optimum CRZR Edition
- Harvok Suit of Armour
- Offline Campers Ryder
- Road Warrior Adventurer
So there you have what the expert judges have decided are contenders for the Best New RV in the Innovation Awards. Do you want to wait until the winner has been announced or just get straight into making your own decision as to the best caravans and make a purchase?
If you choose not to wait, that could be a wise decision, especially if you are seeking caravan finance to make the purchase. Recent economic data and other developments are strongly indicating the RBA will once again lift interest rates at their 6 December Board meeting.
Finance for the Best Caravans
Purchasing what you or the expert judges consider are the best caravans and RVs won’t attract a premium when it comes to finance. Our Secured Caravan Loan is suited to most buyers and most new caravans and RVs. That’s all the different types available – camper trailers, traditional caravans, off-road, motorhomes and others.
When it comes to the interest rate for caravan loans, which of course is the key determinant of the overall cost of the finance, the type of new RV does not impact the rate. Caravan finance interest rates can vary across the range of banks and lenders that offer loans for these types of vehicles. But the rate offered to individual loan applicants is determined primarily on the assessment of the application, including the credit profile.
To ensure the cheapest rate is achieved and hence the most affordable overall, let’s say the best, caravan finance, buyers can ensure their credit score is in the good band and engage our services. We have the capability to secure the cheapest rates from across a vast number of lenders. Saving buyers time and hassle. Both issues which can be critical to expediting delivery times and avoiding RBA rate rises.
Contact Jade Caravan Finance at 1300 000 003 for better caravan finance on the best caravans and RVs.
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