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Grit dog

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Posted: 05/25/22 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Grit dog,

My line of credit loan is 3.45%. I guess things are different in USA.


Unsecured line of credit for 3.5%? Yup must be different than the US.

Cheaper than a car loan, which is a secured loan with collateral? Doesn’t compute.

Crickets, eh? I know you’re not too busy watching the Oilers still! Lol

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bsteinagel wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Surely you'll purchase it while you're still in your apartment (although very near the end of your lease) -- use that address.


Yes, but my credit union denied my loan application last month because they asked how much rent I paid and figured that into my debt-to-income ratio. That made my ratio too high and they denied the loan. I could re-apply and list my apartment address and rent as zero but that might look suspicious perhaps?


Well, considering most banks will allow a higher debt to income ratio than one should really maintain, either your CU is smart and strict, or you likely can’t afford what you’re planning to do.
In your 40s, don’t own a home, don’t have a job that requires you to be present in person, single, don’t have enough cash or equity in anything to take a secured loan against and wanting to live the #vanlife life and don’t have enough income to float an apartment and a glorified car payment (assuming your loan request was modest) are all signs that you may not actually be able to afford what you’re wanting to do.

PS they’ll require verification of expenses like rent so you can tell them whatever you want on the application but they’re not taking you at your word….
No different than any other loan. Have you not taken loans before?

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Grit dog wrote:


Lenders, in the many loans, for all types of stuff, haven't ever given a rats arse about what state or address is on a valid ID as long as it's a valid ID.

But thanks for the supposition agian and some paranoia about fraud...


Odd, have a friend going thru this right now but already moved out of her apartment and is using her parents address in another state (it gets complicate beyond that)

She had to do some explaining to the bank. Looks like she will get the loan but the bank apparently did give a rat's arse.


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bsteinagel wrote:

I don't know if it's possible to use my apartment address and tell them I pay zero rent. That could look suspicious?


While you may not want to highlight the situation, if they ask specific questions, it's time to explain the situation. Hopefully it doesn't scuttle the deal for you but not a good plan to lie about your situation.

PS: you do realize with your plan as described, you will likely still have rent.

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valhalla360 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:


Lenders, in the many loans, for all types of stuff, haven't ever given a rats arse about what state or address is on a valid ID as long as it's a valid ID.

But thanks for the supposition agian and some paranoia about fraud...


Odd, have a friend going thru this right now but already moved out of her apartment and is using her parents address in another state (it gets complicate beyond that)

She had to do some explaining to the bank. Looks like she will get the loan but the bank apparently did give a rat's arse.


And I was specifically talking about the address on a person’s ID. Maybe I should have said “ID” more than twice in the same sentence…lol.
Could be but not necessarily at all related to the actual address one claims as their residence on a loan application.
Maybe I’m all wet, but mortgage lenders, banks and CUs for vehicle or personal loans never question what is on my ID. And a lot of the time my ID didn’t match my current or new address, or even the same state.
If you know what or why someone is checking your ID you can tell what or why it may or may not be accepted. If you think about it.
It’s only just been in the last 5 years or so that all my “papers” line up address wise.

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Thank you for all the good info. My local credit union gave me some grief over having just started a new job (in the same field I've been in for several years--whatever :/) and that my debt-income ratio was too high because of rent, but maybe the dealerships can offer financing that I'll qualify for.

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bsteinagel,

You mention that when you have the RV you won't be paying "rent" any more. Have you priced campground fees lately? Specifically the cost and availability of campgrounds in the areas you are interested in staying? In our experience, campground prices vary quite drastically, as does the clientele that live there and the maintenance and overall safety of the area. Not trying to demean any specific group, but when you're researching available campgrounds, check the online reviews for those campgrounds as well.

Depending upon where you are planning on staying and your other plans, you might want to consider a Thousand Trails or similar membership to ease the expense. Do some research as there are ways of picking up those memberships at a considerably reduced cost. Of course, if they don't have any camp grounds in the areas you're interested in, they won't be of much help.

You should also know that RV's of all types can have issues, old and new. If you're handy and can repair them yourself, you can save a lot of money. But if you have to rely on repairmen, you should have a decent "nest egg" set aside for those repairs.

Compound all that with the fact that economically we're in the highest true inflationary period of our lifetimes, and things might get pretty tight in the coming months and years ahead. Just be sure to do your research and leave yourself options if things don't go exactly as planned.

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OP, appears my post got deleted that could have been considered financial advice, that apparently wasn’t acceptable to a moderator.
So, since you are asking for that advice, I’ll put it differently. If you’re looking to dealers for financing, for a luxury, not a necessity, then you should take into account the cost of that luxury or you risk never being financially self sufficient.

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I've been told owning a boat is like a hole in a lake you throw money into - I think an RV is similar. It's always something that needs repaired or replaced.

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Thermoguy wrote:

I've been told owning a boat is like a hole in a lake you throw money into - I think an RV is similar. It's always something that needs repaired or replaced.


Just need to buy the right boat…or RV and be smart about it.
I haven’t found any of our boats or RVs to be money pits.

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