An RV title loan is essentially the same as a car title loan. You use your RV or other recreational vehicles as collateral to secure your loan. That way you can get cash quickly and easily for whatever reason you need it. Ask any RV owner who’s ever had their rig break down in the middle of nowhere with no money (or worse) how much they wished they had an emergency fund set aside! For those with a fully paid off RV, this type of financing opens up access that isn’t otherwise available for someone with bad credit.
What’s Required For An RV Title Loan From Highway Title Loans
To qualify for an RV title loan you will need at the very minimum a paid off RV and a clear title to it. You can get a title loan for any amount from $1500 to $150,000 with rates starting at 20% APR and of course, these rates can end up being much higher. The RV must be able to tow a trailer and carry at least 8 people (and no more than 16). Your RV doesn’t have to be new or fancy; we’ve done title loans on everything from vintage RVs to motor homes. As long as it carries enough equity you should have no problem getting qualified.
If you own an RV but lack good credit you still might qualify for bad credit financing. Some lenders will allow you to keep your RV as collateral even if you don’t have perfect credit so inquire! With favorable interest rates, you can even try to pay off the loan early to avoid the interest or APR compounding as the loan matures.
How Long Does It Take To Qualify For An RV Title Loan?
In order to be approved, RV title loan lenders will need to authorize an RV history report. This can take up to 1-3 business days and is usually free of charge but may come with a small fee depending on the lender. Because online title loans are secured it means RV owners receive a lower rate of approval than someone applying for standard auto financing.
If you have bad credit you can convince a buddy or family member to vouch for you and this goes a long way toward getting approved. The more information you provide about yourself the easier it is to get cash. Established title loan lenders have access to your DMV records and can often check for damage or other issues like a salvage title to see if there will be problems during underwriting. They can also see if your RV actually qualifies according to the DMV as a recreational vehicle or a trailer. If you have bad credit just expect that RV title loan lenders will be taking higher risks so expect higher rates for your loan.
How Much Money Can I Get With A Title Loan For My RV
The cash available with an RV title loan can range from $1,000 all the way up to $100,000. This amount is much more than you get with typical online title loans and can approach the loan amounts with classic car title loans or those that are older with low mileage. The amount you can borrow solely depends on the value of your property. The higher value RVs typically bring in more equity so owners will usually have much more cash available through RV title loans versus standard car title loans. RVs with a book value over $10,000 are also the ones most likely to qualify for RV bad credit financing.
Will I Be Able To Keep Driving My RV After I Take Out The Title Loan
Yes, established title loan lenders will still allow you to drive around your RV even after the loan has gone through. An RV title loan is just like any other secured car title loan it’s supposed to be an emergency fund of sorts so you really shouldn’t have to worry about RV title loans affecting your ability to maintain use of the RV.
Keep in mind, you will face a difficult situation if you can’t make the monthly title loan payments. In this scenario, you are still driving the RV, but your title lender has every right to repossess the RV for lack of payment. As with any major financial decision it makes sense to read up on the latest repossession laws for title loans before you commit to making payments for months at a time.
Apply For An RV Title Loan Today With Highway
We are proud to offer cash for the equity in your RV or recreational vehicle. Similar to car title loans, we’ll strive to get your application underwritten in the quickest amount of time possible with a funding pre-approval in less than an hour. All this without affecting your RV’s registration. Apply now with Highway Title Loans and access the paid off equity from your RV! Give us a call anytime at 877-433-5454 or apply online right now!
Janet Patterson is VP of Marketing Communications for Highway Title Loans and the feature editor of its Lending Blog. Janet has worked in the financial service industry for over a decade, with 7 years of experience in the car title loan industry. She previously managed a customer service team that helped and advised consumers on all their lending related questions and concerns.