After many shows cancelled in 2020 and 2021, the RV industry is revved-up and ready to go for the 2022 caravan show season. Caravan, RV, outdoor and lifestyle shows and expos are great opportunities for manufacturers to showcase their new models and ideal for prospective buyers to see many brands in the one place at the one time. Prior to attending a caravan show, prospective buyers can do themselves a favour by preparing and particularly pre-arranging their RV finance.
The Gold Coast Caravan and Outdoor Expo is one of the first for the year so we take a look at what attendees can expect from this popular event. To assist caravan show attendees to plan and prepare their show visit we have a guide of tips and hints which we share.
GC Caravan Expo – Set to Go
The Gold Coast Caravan and Outdoor Expo is just days away, to be held over three days, 4-6 March at Metricon Stadium. On the Friday and the Saturday hours at 9am to 5pm and for Sunday the show will be open 9am to 4pm. Tickets are required and available only via online sales at the even website. Adults $14, Concession $12 and free for school-aged children with an adult.
Prior to attending, visitors should refer to the COVID-19 restrictions which apply to this event. Restrictions may vary as they are eased so make sure you have your vaccination proof ready if required.
Visitors will have more than 100 exhibitors to catch up with over the 3 days. That’s a great opportunity for those intent on buying at the show or at least narrowing down their wish list. Unfortunately Jayco and New Age will apparently not be on display but plenty of other big and new brands will be showcasing.
Exhibitors include Supreme, Viscount, Bushtracker, Avida, Regent, Harvok, Avan, Horizon and Frontline in the caravan category. For those looking for a new camper or a slide-out, you’ll have the chance to catch-up with the representatives from Cub, Traycon and Ultimate for starters. And of course RVs and motorhomes will be well represented over the 3 days.
Apart from inspecting vehicles to purchase, the GC show is a great opportunity to brush up on some essential skills with masterclasses on weighing and towing being staged. So get onto the website and book your tickets and if you’re keen to buy, get onto Jade Finance for a pre-approved caravan loan.
Pre-Show Visitor Guide
Pre-show planning and preparation is important to ensure that you achieve your objectives during your visit to all caravan shows. If a key goal is placing an order for a new caravan, then there are actions you can take to ensure you are well-positioned to sign the sale contract on the day.
Caravan shows are extremely popular attracting large numbers and with caravan stocks limited in recent times, the competition to get in first with an order can be fierce. Buyers with finance already confirmed may be the ones that get first chances on models with limited availability.
Pre-approved caravan finance is available through Jade Finance on our most popular and versatile loan product – the Secured Caravan Loan. The process of applying is the same as when applying after making a purchase deal. The key difference being that applicants do not always know exactly which vehicle they want the finance to purchase or exactly how much the caravan will cost.
So the loan amount is guesstimated and the application processed for that amount. When estimated the loan amount, remember to allow for accessories and options that may want to include on your caravan. Including these at the point of purchase and in the purchase price may allow your Jade consultant to include the costs in the overall caravan loan.
The interest rate and other loan conditions are the same as post-sale loans so there is no downside in that regard to a pre-approved caravan loan.
The upsides are many. Reassurance knowing your application has been approved for a set amount of the loan so you can proceed to order with confidence. This also saves you time in not having to have an initial conversation with a caravan dealer then go away to arrange finance and then come back to make the final commitment. Depending on that timeframe, availability and price may change!
Top Hints for Caravan Show Goers
In addition to pre-arranging caravan finance, we have a number of other tips for show attendees:-
Refer to the event website prior to review the list of exhibitors and make a list of which you are definitely keen to meet with. If you have a specific interest in purchase, try to set an appointment time with the representatives.
Ensure you have the Jade Finance Calculator quickly accessible on your smart phone. In the situation where you are offered finance from a dealer, you can immediately refer to our calculator to see how much cheaper our loan offer may be.
Put our contact number 1300 000 008 into your contacts so you can call us for quick quotes from the show.
The Gold Coast show is just one of the first on the 2022 caravan show calendar with the big one at Rosehill a few months later. So now is a great time to be across the planning and especially to start talking pre-approved caravan finance with us.
Contact Jade Finance 1300 000 008 to discuss pre-approved caravan finance
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