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Old 02-26-2014, 02:40 PM   #41
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This thread reminds me of a comment by fellow Class A owner at Camp Freightliner last summer. When asked how many people his unit can hold, he replies: It entertains eight, seats six, feeds four, and sleeps two"

Just say no - the people who give you an argument are probably the same ones that won't tell you about damage they caused, or if brought to their attention will deny having caused it.

If you are looking for a kinder, gentler way to say "no", mumble something about liability. If they say they'll cover it, tell them about your million dollar liability policy. If they keep pressing, just say "No, I can't do that". If they start comparing you to body parts, get a new friend.

The twelve rules of assertiveness say that you don't need to - and should not give - any reason.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:45 PM   #42
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Ahhh.....No

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Old 02-26-2014, 02:52 PM   #43
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Nope, not at all. If they want to camp rent one from one of those rv rental places. I have told my wife that if anything ever happened to me just sell it, do not loan it ever.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:59 PM   #44
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I didn't use to at all but have softened up as "stuff" has become less important to me.

Now, I would lend my camper to certain family and friends and I have.

They have to be:
  • Dear family or dear friends
  • Experienced RVers
  • Competent with stuff (we used to call them handymen)
  • and who I trust to do the right thing if something does go wrong
Meet all four criteria? No problem. This tallies to a handful or two of people in the world that I know.

But, I will also allow other family and friends who I trust and are handy but are not experienced to use it. I will tow and set it up for them, run through the various systems, leave my cell phone number and wish them a good weekend. I will take down and tow away when its time to go
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:53 PM   #45
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NYET! It was several weeks before I even told my sons we'd bought an RV back in May of last year. I *knew* we'd be asked to borrow it, and I *knew* which son it would be.

I was correct on both issues. And DH *knew* what my answer would be. Now that same son has his own TT. Maybe I should ask to borrow it. /smirk

Our motto is as above; entertains a dozen, seats nine and sleeps two. We've never used the sleeper sofa and don't intend to unless there's an emergency type situation. We're not crazy about entertaining a dozen either. Crowding tends to result in something broken or damaged.

NO ONE will take care of what you've worked hard to get the way YOU DO.

I was taught from early childhood that if ever I *do* borrow something I should return it in the same or better condition it was in before I borrowed it. Unfortunately that level of integrity isn't very common any more.

RVing is a series of steep learning curves with lots of hair pins. It wouldn't be logical to expect anyone to learn something like RVing on a crash course basis, whether it's DH and myself, OR someone we're silly enough to loan our rig to.

Additionally, with the complicated towing systems on the bigger rigs we all enjoy these days, one would need to borrow the RV *and* the TV with the correct hitch set-up.

It just ain't happenin' here....best to lay that rule down firmly and succinctly from the git-geaux....and so we did.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:11 PM   #46
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One guy at work keeps bugging me about borrowing my 5er he said I want you to pull it 200-300 miles to a campground I'll pay you 500.00 for the for the entire trip I agreed but also told him it would require an 80000.00$ deposit he hasn't bugged me since
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:23 PM   #47
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The only way I would consider loaning out my TT would be if I were willing to accept the outcome no matter what. I'm not there yet.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:32 PM   #48
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I can count only 4 people I'd lend it to.

#1, (parents) have a seasonal, but no practical towing experience. I'd have to drive and set up.
#2 & 3, have their own TTs. We bought ours to go camping with them. No need to lend.
#4, trucker friend that I'd trust with trailer, but he'd only want to borrow it to join us camping anyways. Again, no need to lend.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:42 PM   #49
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I agree with Doug and triguy. I try and view stuff as just that. But, I still an responsible to be a good steward, and use a bit of sense.
I was fortunate enough to have two different friends offer the use of their campers before I had my own. It was a huge help to me as both times were for my wife's family reunion, and made it bearable for me. also, was a huge part of us getting our own camper.

I understand everyone's point of view though.
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I didn't use to at all but have softened up as "stuff" has become less important to me.

Now, I would lend my camper to certain family and friends and I have.

They have to be:
  • Dear family or dear friends
  • Experienced RVers
  • Competent with stuff (we used to call them handymen)
  • and who I trust to do the right thing if something does go wrong
Meet all four criteria? No problem. This tallies to a handful or two of people in the world that I know.

But, I will also allow other family and friends who I trust and are handy but are not experienced to use it. I will tow and set it up for them, run through the various systems, leave my cell phone number and wish them a good weekend. I will take down and tow away when its time to go


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Old 02-26-2014, 04:57 PM   #50
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No. 'No' now. 'No' tomorrow. 'No' next week. 'No' next year.

I would rather lose a "friend" because I told then 'no' that because I told them 'yes'.

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