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Old 08-17-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Anyone had any experience with renting out their motorhome through a company?

Hi, I am considering purchasing a barely used Class C motorhome and joining a rental fleet thru the dealership. It seems pretty straight forward ; i buy the RV , insure it, park it on the lot, and take it out when I want it ( with a few days notice) and when I'm not using it, they rent it out, and split the money with me. Has anyone had any good or bad experiences doing this?

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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Who pays for repairs??? Do not think I would be up to doing this with mine, but thats me.

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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I am curious about what happens to damages to the camper?

What is considered "fair wear and tear"?

I bought the camper mostly because after years of traveling with the military, "hot bunking" no longer appeals to me. I now hate staying in hotels.
So, how do you feel about strangers sleeping in your bed?
It would be a deal breaker for me.

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #4
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Watch the movie rv and it might help you make your decision. I own a condo on the beach that I rent out and it gets messed up all the time. I personally would hate to see what happens to an rv.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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You pay all the costs and the stealership gets half the money? Sounds like a good deal - for them!
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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Take your head, and slam a door on it very hard.

There. You have just experienced the same sensation as renting out your camper.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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Take your head, and slam a door on it very hard.

There. You have just experienced the same sensation as renting out your camper.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:36 AM   #8
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It scares me to think what some halfway knowledgeable people do to their campers , let alone some guy who wants to 'try' rving for the first time!!!! !
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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I wouldn't rent mine...EVER! I would lend it to a friend in need...but it would have to be a VERY good friend that I trusted a lot. Can't imagine letting a first timer practice by driving my motorhome or pulling my trailer. Have you seen some of the tailgating, weaving idiots on the road? Want that guy to drive your motorhome?

Your insurance might not cover damages if you rent the unit to someone. You would have to check into specific business coverage. It's no longer private owner use if you rent it. It's commercial use.

All that being said-if you can TRULY make money on it, I'd do it. By truly making money, I mean paying for the unit in full, covering commercial insurance costs and net of expenses such as maintenance, tags, etc. The only way for that to happen is to buy it REAL cheap, screen your renters, charge a hefty rental fee (and not split it), and have it rented so often you don't get to use it yourself.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #10
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Ive merely loaned my camper out twice to very good friends and each time I was boiling mad as I was repairing doors ect. Odd thing is I said 'Never Again!' the first time and so I got the chance to repeat 'Never Again!!' the second time. Maybe Im just to uptight though.

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