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Old 02-26-2014, 05:17 PM   #61
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I have been asked twice. Once family members for a single overnight not far from where we live. I towed it over, set it up, showed them the ropes. They used it as a hotel room (bed and shower), I took it down and towed home.

The other time was for a Mom in my scout pack that was 8.5 months pregnant and wanted to camp, but not sleep in the tents. Same gig, I towed and setup, and she used the bed and shower.

But, no way I would let someone else tow/setup/etc my rigs, except my FIL. He is a camper, and knows the ropes.

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Old 02-26-2014, 05:26 PM   #62
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Yes. It is restricted to close friends and family that have experience towing, etc.

For instance I've actually been encouraging my sister and brother-in-law to take their grandkids with it for years. They store it for me at their house now so I've told them over and over to use it. I point out they're saving me $90/month.

I'm willing to accept some risk to see them enjoy it with the grandkids.

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:02 PM   #63
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No one will borrow my trailer. People, even family, usually are not as careful about things as with you. Would you let people borrow your whole house? While you are not there?

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Yes, you bet i would to some people. Why would i not share of my good fortune to responsible loved ones?
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:16 PM   #64
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I have found that people are "responsible" right up until they are not.

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:46 PM   #65
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I take real good care of my toy and best of care for my Z and Bertha.
Im the guy who parks in the boonies at wallyworld with nothing else around. Unless i have Big Ugly with me. (work truck)Then Im in the front row.
Look how others take care of there stuff, Thats how there going to take care of yours. May be good enough ....may not.
A lot of stuff I have no problem sharing/ But Z n Bertha, I know it cold out but hell hasn't frozen over yet.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:54 PM   #66
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Certainly not, of course not, not really, on no account/not on any account, by no means, hardly, no way, no dice, not on your life, no. It isn't going to happen so don't ask...
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #67
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No, no, no same goes for boat, car and motorcycle.
Once lent out our tent and next time we had to use it it stunk to high heavens of mildew.
Friend let his best buddy ride his pride and joy motorcycle smashed it up and as the usual story goes he never even offered to pay deductable let alone take responsibility
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:05 PM   #68
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I have a 25' Taylor shamrock I would let them use. It's 30yrs old and a good one to learn with.

My dad on the other hand would be more than welcome to take my Flagstaff... He taught me how to set up tow and use a camper the right way which is very carefully.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:56 PM   #69
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I lent out our 39' 2013 Sanibel to our son for a week. He returned it in a complete mess. The electrical system was completely fried, the carpet covered in mud and dog excrement, two of the tires had nails in them and developed a slow leak, the right side of the until was scrapped up from where he sided a tree, the awning was gone, the rear end was crushed in, two of the slam hatch doors were missing, one door on our refrigerator was torn from the hinges. I could go on, but am recently recovering over the heart attack this issue brought on. Any way, I was awaken by my wife who realized I was having a terrible nightmare. Thank goodness it was only a bad dream. My final answer is hell no!

That was so bad...I to show it to my wife. And heck no for me too.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:08 PM   #70
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no way if you want to go camping you can go rent one or start out in a tent like we did to see if its for you

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