After a very disruptive and disappointing period for the caravan industry and the country in general, things are starting to return to something resembling more normal conditions. Many of the extremely popular caravan and outdoor shows had to be cancelled or postponed in both 2020 and 2021. Depriving manufacturers from showcasing their latest models and buyers from those much-valued in-person inspection opportunities.
But the good news for caravan buyers is, it's time to hitch up as the shows are back and caravan loan rates are still low. There are still some caravan shows scheduled for the latter part of 2021. In even more good news for prospective buyers, the RBA has kept interest rates steady at historic lows so lending on caravan finance is extremely attractive. Our caravan finance interest rates are as low as ever. So it’s time to hitch up and hit the road in a new caravan.
We update buyers with what is happening with RV shows, new model caravans and that all important caravan loan scene and how Jade Caravan Finance can assist buyers.
Getting to a caravan or outdoor and leisure show will depend on where you are located and the health orders in place. But we can report that Let’s Go Brisbane Show proceeded in late October with plenty of new releases on display.
As the 2022 calendar of events is released, we’ll post the dates and locations, so revisit our site for more info in coming months.
New Caravan Models
The caravan manufacturing sector has been busy keeping up with orders and developing new models. Here are a few newbies to add to your buying consideration list:-
- Exceed Campers new models in two versions.
- Vision VX hybrid range
- Sunseeker Caravans Marvel Golden Child: off-road model
- Johnnos Campers X-Treme models: pop-tops
- Altitude hybrid campers from VanHub
- Green RV: Regent and Orca selections.
- Paradise Motorhomes: Paradise Pinnacle
For those new to caravan buying, perhaps a smaller van could be a great way to get a taste of the lifestyle. One small model that has peeked our interest is the Little Gem Weekender. Not only does it look quirky and cute, it is small enough to be towed by a small sedan such as a Corolla. (Always check your vehicle manufacturer instructions in regard to towing capabilities.)
Little Gem Caravans are represented in NSW and Queensland by Hinterland Caravans. There are two current models in the range – the Weekender at 5m and the Long Weekender at 6m. These are described as micro pod caravans and include enough facilities and inclusions to have a lot of fun and enjoyment for a weekend or short stay.
The caravans are Italian designed and built with finishing touches completed in Australia. Ditch the hotel room and enjoy the flexibility that a Little Gem offers. Change location and route to suit yourself. These models include the essentials – a kitchenette, small bathroom with cassette toilet and dinette which converts to a bed.
The Long Weekender also has a separate bed so with the dinette converted, it has sleeping accommodation for 4. The Weekender is designed for singles and couples as you will need to convert the dinette each evening for sleeping. A relatively small compromise for the fun and convenience on offer.
The price doesn’t reflect the smaller size but probably more the Italian design elements. For the price yes you could buy a much larger van, but that would require a larger towing vehicle.
To see what the price tag on a Little Gem or any of the other new models may convert to loan repayments on a Jade Caravan Finance loan, just head to our caravan financing calculator and start inputting figures. For a firm quote, just give us a call.
Caravan Finance Rates Remain Low
It’s now a full 12 months that the RBA has kept the official cash rate at its current historic low of 0.1%. A rate which has enabled lenders such as Jade to offer extremely low caravan finance rates. But for how much longer will low rates last? The RBA is still talking 2024 before they expect inflation to be in the target range of 2-3% to signal a rate hike. But some finance and economic analysts from leading banks and other organisation are tipping a rise in 2023 and some even late 2022.
To avoid the additional interest cost of a rate rise, caravan buyers can lock-in their loan now with our fixed interest rate finance at our current cheap interest rates. Our fixed rate loans ensure that the loan repayments will remain constant over the up to 7 years of the loan term. If the RBA moves on rates during the loan term, your repayments won’t change. That makes for happy travelling for years to come.
So get out to a show or connect with a caravan dealer in the showroom to select your model and connect with one of our consultants to arrange your caravan finance.
To discuss a quote for a caravan loan, contact Jade Caravan Finance on 1300 000 003
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