Recreational Vehicle Loans

Buying a home is a huge investment in a person’s lifetime and as much as you would feel excited about finally having somewhere to live, you would also have the thoughts of having to pay for the home. A Recreational vehicle is either a full-time home or a secondary home. Buying an RV is quite a huge financial decision and you would want to ensure that you make use of it and not waste money. We will be discussing in this article, all there is to know about recreational loans.

The first thing you should know is difference in rates depending on the situation surrounding the purchase of your RV. Loan rate for recreational loans is dependent mainly on the usual factors that affect traditional loans. Factors such as amount of loan, duration of loan, value of the recreational vehicle you are purchasing, your credit score amongst others. Also, rates can be affected by the age of the RV.

Understanding the two types of RV Loan rates

 These two types of rates are variable rates and fixed rates. For fixed rates, you get to pay the same amount of principal and interest every month, but for variable rates, the amount changes over time. The duration of your loan also affects your interest rates; the longer your loan term, the higher the interest.

An Inspection may be needed before your loan gets approved

 Most lenders usually make it compulsory for an inspection or appraisal to be carried out on the Recreational Vehicle you are taking the loan for. This inspection is necessary in order to verify the cost or worth and age of the RV.

Do you have to make a Recreational Vehicle Loan down payment?

This is largely dependent on the dealer and many of them usually ask for a certain percentage down. Making a down payment reduces your interest rate and consequently how much you will have to pay back, moving forward. A down payment also says that you will be able to meet up with your payments.


What information do you have to present to the lender?


The following are the things you will need to provide to the lender in order to process a recreational loan:

  • How much loan you want and how much you want to put as down payment.
  • Your current employment status
  • Your gross monthly income and any other side income you might have.
  • Your social security number.
  • Your employment history.
  • The specifications of the recreational vehicle you want to take the loan for.
  • Your recent tax returns if you are self-employed.
  • Your W-2 tax form or pay stub to verify your employment.
  • A copy of the purchase order or sales contract which you have obtained from the dealer or owner of the recreational vehicle you are trying to buy.
  • The lender will check your credit score.


Once all this information is available, wherever it is you are trying to get the loan; whether a bank or credit union, whoever is in charge of your recreational loan application processing will give you insights on whatever else you need to do in order to get the loan approved.