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Financing Your RV – It’s Smart and Easy

At Airstream of Chicago, we make it easy for you to finance your RV purchase so you can get on the road and enjoy the RV lifestyle. Our financing experts are available to answer all your questions and make the process easy. To get started, our secure Online RV Finance Application is the place to start. There is absolutely no cost to apply. If you have any questions about financing, please call us at 877.768.4678.

Why Finance your RV Purchase?

Trying to decide whether or not you should finance your RV purchase?  We believe that financing is an excellent option for many families because it can help you maintain financial flexibility. Your RV may even qualify for some of the same benefits on your taxes as a second mortgage. The RV must be used as security for the loan and must have sleeping, cooking and bathroom facilities. If you are interested in this tax benefit, please check with your own tax advisor for specifics on whether this will apply for you. Even if you think that you are a cash buyer, be sure to consider the lost earning power of the cash that you will spend. You may earn more than the RV financing would cost.

Worth a look: Tax advantages of owning or leasing an RV

Owning an RV has many advantages. there’s the freedom of the open road, camping, sporting events, the list goes on. However, there is one advantage that should be looked at further – tax advantages of owning an RV. If you are considering using a recreational vehicle for business activities, you should understand the various tax advantages that may be available to minimize your business’ overall federal and state tax obligations. Whether you own or lease an RV, understanding the various federal and state tax-savings associated with the RV’s business usage can help ensure your investment is as cost-effective as possible.

According to a statement from RSM McGladrey (a leading accounting and business consulting firm), over the last few years, business usage of RVs has increased considerably due to several factors including convenience, efficiency and increased productivity RV use offers. Heightened security concerns after Sept. 11, 2001, and recent legislation encouraging capital spending provides attractive tax incentives in the form of bonus depreciation and higher expensing limits for business asset purchases.

For additional insight into various tax advantages owning an RV represents, we can help put you in contact with Richard D. Wehrheim, Tax Managing director of RSM McGladrey (a US Adventure RV/Airstream of Chicago business partner.)

Benefits of Financing Your RV Purchase

If you own operate an RV – or if you are considering adding an RV to your list of assets – taking steps to control your cost of ownership is a necessity. Understanding the many tax-saving opportunities associated with RV ownership, can help ensure your investment is as cost-effective as possible. You should contact your accountant to understand how these suggestions affect your individual tax situation.

Use of an RV for business and personal travel has increased considerably over the past decade due to a number of factors:

  • A convergence of new legislation, court decisions and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) opinion have increased the value of corporate RV tax write-offs for personal and business use.
  • Recent legislation to encourage capital spending provides attractive tax incentives in the form of bonus depreciation and higher expensing limits for business asset purchases.
  • Business leaders and other frequent travelers have recognized the convenience, efficiency and increased productivity that RV use offers.
  • Heightened security concerns after September 11, 2001 have made RV travel more appealing for business and pleasure.
  • Other forms of travel and the inherent inconveniences (baggage fees, security checks) make land travel the ultimate in control.