While state governments focus on road infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy and allow faster commute times, at Jade Caravan Finance we are well aware that not every driving experience is about getting there faster. Enjoying the caravan lifestyle can be as much about the journey as the destination. Taking the slow way around can be a major part of the experience.
But while slow is a great pace for the actual touring, you don’t want slow and time-consuming processes when it comes to sourcing finance to purchase a caravan. Any delays, hold-ups, paperwork jams as opposed to traffic jams and bottlenecks can mean delays in taking delivery of your van or missing out on a great manufacturer deal. In this 2 speed article we cover off on slow ways to tour and fast ways to secure finance.
Slow Touring Ideas
For some caravan owners, the van is for holidays at a holiday park and in those cases you probably do want to get to your destination within a certain timeframe and via the quickest route. But for many others, the caravan is a means to an end. The means to end every day in a peaceful, relaxing and possibly new place.
Caravan touring provides the opportunity to explore roads which car travellers may not choose. So they are usually less crowded which makes the drive that more enjoyable. These roads also lead you into many regional towns which have been by-passed with the building of the nation’s highway network.
These regional towns and communities can always do with support – whether due to drought, floods and bush fires or just due to lack of passing trade. But not every slow road will be of the high standard of a major highway so it pays to plan ahead and be aware of what the lies on the road ahead. It’s also worth checking on special conditions and restrictions in various areas in relation to coronavirus. Mark this link in your references https://www.australia.gov.au/#state-and-territory-government-information
Now, where to go? To assist travellers to find interesting slower ways to travel the NRMA has created https://www.nrma.com.au/sloways/ As the name suggests, the web page details slow ways to travel along the east coast through Queensland and down through NSW. It has a map and ideas for attractions and places to stop and take in on the way. A handy reference guide to assist in planning your travel itinerary.
The Right Van for Slow Travel
If you’re planning on taking the slow way along some less-travelled roads, then you will want to ensure that your caravan is built for that purpose. Caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes and RVs are available in models to suit a range of different road surfaces.
The industry-wide descriptions include:-
- On-road: designed for the black top, the tarmac and most paved surfaces.
- Semi-off road: designed for rougher, unpaved surfaces. You’ll need to check the individual manufacturer specifications for their definition.
- Off-road: these vans are usually designed to go off the beaten track and as well as suspension, chassis and other features to suit rough tracks and roads, they also usually include self-sustainable features and inclusions. Some are designed narrower, to be same width as a vehicle so they will go anywhere your vehicle will go without hitting branches etc. You will of course need a 4WD or decent off road vehicle to tow your off-road caravan.
Going off road or onto rougher roads doesn’t mean you’ll have to rough it. These vans include all the comfort and luxury you receive in on road caravans. Of course not every slow travel route will entail rough roads but when selecting a caravan, where you want to travel is a major consideration in the decision-making process.
Quick Finance Action
Enough about doing things the slow way! When you’re ready to get a new caravan, chances are, you don’t want to take the slow way. While there are ‘showroom-available’ stock to purchase immediately, many caravans are built to order so buyers can select the floorplan, layout, size and other fixtures and fittings to suit. Clearly, this means there is a certain amount of time between placing your order and taking delivery.
Any delay is securing your caravan finance may mean a delay in confirming your order and the build of your caravan may be pushed back in the production schedule. When buying a second hand caravan any delay in arranging your loan may result in someone else getting that van ahead of you.
Jade Caravan Finance offers a number of resources and service inclusions to expedite your caravan finance deal.
- Repayment Calculator. This is a free resource we offer, which can prevent you wasting time on viewing caravans which are not in your budget range. It also assists in budgeting for extras. Use the caravan loan repayment calculator to convert the manufacturer’s advertised price into estimated loan repayments based on our cheap interest rates.
- Quick Quotes. Call us for a no-obligation quick loan quote on the van you’re considering.
- Pre-approved Finance. We can arrange your loan before you make your final purchase decision so you are in a position to commit to your order then and there when viewing.
- Fast Approvals. When working with Jade, you’ll have your own consultant whose role it is to handle your loan application through the entire process. No flicking different stages to different people. Just one person to contact so we can arrange fast approvals.
- Streamlined System. As experts in lifestyle finance, we have developed our internal processes and systems around the needs of our customers. A streamlined, smooth process to save our customers time and hassle.
- Prompt Settlement. Your Jade consultant will handle the paperwork to ensure prompt settlement to expedite delivery of your caravan.
When you’re ready to embrace and enjoy slow travel, take the fast track to get there with Jade's low interest caravan finance.
For loan quotes on caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes and RVs, speak with a Jade Caravan Finance consultant at 1300 000 003
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