Eat, Shop And Relax At Reines RV Center

 

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As you approach the entrance to Reines RV Center, you may notice people relaxing and eating at a picnic table while music plays and the scent of grilling hotdogs is in the air. Someone may ask you if you’d like something to eat or drink.  It’s very welcoming! On Saturdays from 12 to 3 during the summer, Reines RV Center has a free cookout for our customers.

If you’re here to pick up your new motorhome or travel trailer, you could end up spending several hours at the dealership.  We’ll give you a thorough walk-through and demonstration of your RV and teach you how to use it.  And, you will complete the required paperwork for your purchase.  If you want to take a break and have something to eat and drink, we want you to relax and enjoy the refreshments.

If you come to Reines RV Center to look for an RV or shop in our camping store, you may spend a few hours looking at motorhomes and travel trailers and talking to our staff.  If you’d like a break, we want you to sit and enjoy lunch or a snack.  It’s a casual environment where you can take your time, relax and feel no pressure.

It’s wonderful to bring your children to the dealership so they can share your excitement and enjoy the RVs.  When they get hungry or thirsty, we hope they will sit and enjoy a snack or lunch here, too!

So, join us for our Summer cookouts every Saturday from 12 to 3!

 

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Motorhome, Travel Trailer or Fifth Wheel: Which One Is For You?

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You and your family have decided that it’s time to start having fun with an RV but don’t know whether to buy a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel. There are reasons you’d prefer each of these options, but you can only choose one! They each come in many sizes and floorplans with slideout rooms being a common feature.  And, RVs go from basic to luxurious and in between in all three types.  In our article How To Choose An RV, we discussed the different types of RVs.  In this article, we will discuss the advantages of owning a motorhome, a travel trailer and a fifth wheel.  Hopefully, this information will make it easier for you to know which option would be best for you.

Motorhomes

Virtually all motorhomes are equipped with generators, which give all the systems on the motorhome the power to function without hookups.  This means that campers can be completely independent while traveling.  If they choose not to camp at a campground with hookups, they have that option.  While the motorhome is being driven, passengers are able to move around in the motorhome and use the restroom, have a snack, take a nap, watch a DVD, play games and even watch TV!  Motorhomes can be equipped with “in motion satellite systems” that enable TVs to work while the motorhome is being driven.  Once the motorhome is parked, the cockpit chairs can be swiveled around and used in the living area. Motorhomes can tow a car or boat, which give you more options for fun once the motorhome is parked.

Travel Trailers

Travel trailers, especially small trailers, can be very affordable.  And, they are less expensive to maintain than motorhomes.  It’s important to choose a trailer that is in the weight range your vehicle can tow.  Lightweight trailers, compact and economical, can be towed by a family van or SUV and are easy to hook up.  Travel trailers are great for destination – type camping.  You’ll have all the conveniences of daily living as long as you are connected to water, sewer and electric.  A travel trailer is easy to use for casual or spur of the moment trips…. you just hook it up to your vehicle and go!  And, when you’ve arrived at the campground and unhooked your vehicle, you have something to drive for errands and sightseeing.  The space inside a travel trailer is all usable living space.  Some trailers (toy haulers) are equipped with a large storage compartment and a ramp.  These are excellent spaces for storing motorcycles, dirt bikes, bicycles, surfboards, fishing poles, coolers, patio chairs, grills, toys, etc.  People who exhibit in art and craft shows can store their tables and artwork in these storage areas.  Toy haulers are also wheelchair accessible, making the trailer useful for people who might otherwise be unable to travel in an RV.

Fifth Wheels

Fifth wheels have the same advantages of travel trailers, and they are excellent for extended stay vacations, snowbirds or full-time RVers.  They have more usable space and more storage space than other RVs. They also have a higher weight rating so you can carry more cargo.  The section mounted into the bed of your pickup truck is usually a master bedroom, sometimes with a bathroom. The living rooms often have fireplaces and there are normally 3 or 4 slideout rooms.  You can get an optional generator on a fifth wheel, so you can do remote camping.  If you like a lot of space or plan to be in your RV for an extended period of time, a fifth wheel is a great option.

Whatever you choose, you and your family will have the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime!

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What You Should Know About RV Financing

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This is a great time to buy and finance an RV because some of the best interest rates in ten years are available now!  Banks are loaning money and are eager to finance RV purchases!  Owning an RV can be very affordable on a monthly basis.

An RV loan is similar to a mortgage in that the interest is usually tax deductible as a second home mortgage.  As long as the RV is self contained and is used as security for the loan, it qualifies.  Unlike a mortgage, however, there are no closing costs or fees.  And, the process is much faster than a home mortgage.

If you arrange financing through an RV dealer, the dealer is not the lender.  RV dealers have relationships with several banks and they work with these banks to obtain the best rates for their customers.  Once the RV dealership submits a customer’s credit application and purchase agreement to the banks, it usually has a response in a day or so.

RV Finance Requirements

The requirements to finance the purchase of an RV are good credit and a down payment.  The down payment is usually a minimum of ten percent of the purchase price plus taxes and tags.  This is the same whether the RV is new or pre-owned.  Dealers accept trade ins as down payments, and they don’t necessarily have to be RVs.  Many dealers accept cars, pickup trucks and motorcycles in trade as well as RVs.  You can even have two trade-ins  And, For larger loans (exceeding over $100,000) banks require documentation.  This usually includes proof of income and tax returns.

Terms available for RV loans are from seven years to twenty years, depending on the size of the loan and the age of the RV.  Financing is available for pre-owned campers that are up to ten years old.  All are simple interest loans and most are without pre-payment penalties.

Great terms are available now, so if you’ve thought about buying a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel, this is the time!

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