Screen-Shot-2015-02-17-at-12.46.03-PM-300x97Park model builder Athens Park Homes has named Blue Bridge Equipment Finance as its preferred financing provider, the companies said in a joint announcement.

Athens Park Homes is a Champion Home Builders company with seven park model RV manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. Through this partnership, campground owners can purchase and obtain financing in one seamless process as they expand or upgrade their properties.

“I believe most all campground owners now know the value of adding rental cabins in their campgrounds,” said Dick Grymonprez, director of park model RV sales for Champion. “Not only is it a great source of revenue, but it opens up their campground to a whole new customer. Financing has always been difficult to obtain for campground and resort owners wanting to take advantage of this destination camping trend.”

“Many campground owners are trying to find financing through a local bank or their credit union, but often don’t have a lot of success through these traditional lenders,” said Jim Hofbauer, Blue Bridge’s director of manufactured housing and park model finance.

Blue Bridge has very competitive interest rates with terms up to 60 months, according to the companies. Blue Bridge will also advance the invoice plus 20% for qualified add-ons.

“New to the program will be up to three months of skip payments based on your park’s cash-flow models,” said Hofbauer. “We know that in some markets the rental business can be seasonal so we want to help the campground owner during times when their rentals may be slower.”