Are camper vans considered RVs?
Yes and no; some are, but most are not.
While Off Highway Van's camper vans are considered RVs, most vans by builders across America are not due to the fact that small and mid-sized van customizers are usually not certified by the RV Industry Association (RVIA).
The Benefits of RVIA Certification
Off Highway Van's attainment of RVIA certification marks a significant milestone, not just for the company but also for van owners who choose OHV as their trusted provider. With this certification, all vans crafted by Off Highway Van are officially recognized as recreational vehicles (RVs), a distinction that carries substantial value and numerous advantages for van owners.
At the core of the RVIA certification lies the confirmation of the van's value post-build-out. This confirmation serves as a hallmark of quality, affirming that the vehicle meets stringent standards of construction, safety, and functionality set forth by the RVIA. As a result, van owners can reap several compelling benefits.
1. Access to Financing
The first benefit of having RVIA certification for your van purchase extends beyond mere validation of its value; it directly impacts your ability to secure financing for the acquisition. With RVIA's confirmation of your van's value, many financial institutions and lenders readily accept this certification as a reliable indicator of the vehicle's worth. As a result, you gain easier access to various financing options, which can be invaluable if you prefer not to pay in cash upfront or if you're unable to do so.
Having the option to take out a loan for your van purchase opens up avenues for individuals who may not have the immediate funds to cover the entire cost upfront. Financing offers flexibility in managing your cash flow while still acquiring the vehicle you need.
Furthermore, working with lenders who recognize RVIA certification can streamline the financing process. Since the value of the van has already been verified by a reputable third party, lenders may be more inclined to offer competitive interest rates and terms, as they perceive lower risk associated with the transaction.
For buyers, this means potentially lower monthly payments and more favorable loan terms, making the purchase of a van more manageable and affordable over time. It also allows you to allocate your funds strategically, whether it's for business growth, personal investments, or other financial priorities.
In summary, RVIA certification not only validates the value of your van but also serves as a gateway to smoother and more accessible financing options. By leveraging this certification, you can navigate the purchasing process with greater ease and flexibility, ultimately enabling you to acquire the van you need while effectively managing your financial resources.
2. Enhanced Resale Value
In addition to the initial advantage of establishing the value of your van upon purchase, there's a crucial long-term benefit: the enhancement of its resale value when the time comes to upgrade or sell. By engaging in benchmarking practices and obtaining third-party confirmation, such as RVIA certification, you're essentially providing prospective buyers with tangible proof of the quality and worth of your vehicle.
When potential buyers see that your van has been certified by a reputable organization like RVIA, it instills confidence in them regarding the vehicle's condition, safety, and overall performance. This confidence often translates into a higher resale value for your van compared to uncertified counterparts.
Furthermore, RVIA certification serves as a testament to the adherence to industry standards and best practices in the design, construction, and safety features of recreational vehicles. This assurance can be a decisive factor for buyers who prioritize reliability and longevity in their purchasing decisions.
In essence, investing in a van with RVIA certification not only ensures peace of mind during ownership but also maximizes the potential return on investment when the time comes to transition to a new vehicle. It underscores the commitment to quality and reliability, making it a wise choice for both present enjoyment and future resale value.
3. Peace of Mind
Perhaps most importantly, RVIA certification provides van owners with peace of mind knowing that their vehicle meets rigorous standards for quality, safety, and durability. With the assurance of RVIA certification, owners can embark on their adventures with confidence, knowing that their Off Highway Van is built to withstand the rigors of the road and deliver exceptional performance in any environment.
We're Proud To Be RVIA Certified
In essence, Off Highway Van's RVIA certification represents a commitment to excellence and a dedication to delivering unparalleled value to van owners. Through this certification, OHV sets the standard for quality and reliability in the recreational vehicle market, ensuring that every van produced is not just a mode of transportation, but a gateway to unforgettable adventures and lasting memories.
To start your custom camper van build, get in touch with the expert van builders at Off Highway Van.