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Posted: 10/12/13 09:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just found the 5th wheel we're about to call our own and so now it's time for financing. We've been approved by Good Sam RV Financing, which is great, but it seems they're making it a little inconvenient. I was curious if it's common to have to have the inspection done prior to getting the financing? They're calling this "closing costs," similar to when one purchases a "stick" home. I say inconvenient, because we're currently in Kansas City and the rig we're about to purchase (from a private seller) is down in the very southern tip of Texas. Do all RV financing companies require an inspection? Is this just for full-timers?? Is there another financing company someone else could suggest? Thanks in advance, we're just looking forward to getting our rig and hitting the road this January!

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Posted: 10/12/13 10:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who is doing the inspection?

Since it's a used unit I'm not surprised that they would want the inspection done prior to releasing the funds. I'm assuming the 5th wheel is collateral for the loan so they have an interest in knowing the condition of the trailer before making the loan.

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Inspection also includes verifying Vin # to make sure it's not stolen or a scam. As well as no major damage shows up.

The main inconveniences would be to have the sellers take it somewhere in TX for the Inspection. You on the other hand, still need to pick it up or arrange for delivery. The same inconvenience we're getting ready to do next month.


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Posted: 10/12/13 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We financed with our credit union and there was no inspection required. The book value of the RV just had to meet or exceed the amount we were asking to borrow.

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Posted: 10/12/13 01:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We used Good Sam. The RV was a private sale in TX and we live in AR. Good Sam sent someone out and did the inspection, no big deal for me. I did not do anything. They just want make they have a secure loan.


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Posted: 10/12/13 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No lender will hand over money without assuring themselves of the value of the security, and it sounds like in this case it's the rig itself.

You might be able to forego the inspection if you put up some other collateral such as real estate.


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Besides the vin number, USAA asked for nothing when I recently financed our used toy hauler.


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We brought out of state, had pre-approval for loan, we just had to show a sales agreement with all pertinent information, we had insurance coverage lined up, check was made out to seller. We had inspected the rig so we sent check to seller they sent back the title we then retitled the trailer and had plates for it before we picked it up the following month. It was kept in secure lot.


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Posted: 10/12/13 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks so much for all your guys' help and advice! Because we got such a great rate at 120 months we plan to stick with Good Sam. Helps to know they can just send someone out to do the inspection!

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I just went to my bank. Called them and told them how much I needed and what it was for and they called me back in an hour and told me to come sign the papers the next day. No inspection needed. 6% for 120 months and on my way to paying it off in 3 years.

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