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Old 02-26-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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"Borrow" your camper?

Maybe this has been discussed in the past, but I wonder how other owners feel about family or friends wanting to borrow your camper? I want to share our TT with our camping buddies, but only while I tow it and set it up. What are your thoughts?

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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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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Old 02-26-2014, 10:35 AM   #3
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Just after we got the lite the oldest boy wanted to "borrow it", never thought it would take me that long to get off the floor after I stopped laughing.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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Not happening here. When we purchased this motorhome, some friends had offered to rent our vehicle to help us "offset" the payment costs. My feeling is that most people don't understand the systems and can cost you more in damage (to the vehicle and your friendship) than it is worth. And, if I can't afford the payment without help, then I shouldn't be buying it.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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The only people that I would ever allow to borrow our camper is our daughter and SIL. They have a camper, and know how all of the systems function, plus they are really particular, and take care of other's things like they are their own. To loan it out to someone unfamiliar with towing or campers in general is asking for trouble, IMHO.

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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Not to be selfish but NO. I'll tell them to call my brother who has an older pop up. If they want to camp with us; we'll talk about it.

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:46 AM   #7
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Ditto, no chance I'd let anyone borrow my camper. My old tent on the other hand...
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:48 AM   #8
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Questions I would ask myself are: Will they remember to attach the water pressure regulator? Will they turn on the water heater without making sure there is water in it? Will they think to bring the awning in when it's blowing a gale outside?

And 100 other things, many of them related to towing.

No one has ever asked to borrow mine, but the answer would be: You are welcome to be my guest anytime I'm using the camper, which is often.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:52 AM   #9
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There are places that rent campers and that's where I'll tell them to go. I could tell them to go somewhere else but it wouldn't be polite
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:55 AM   #10
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Ditto, no chance I'd let anyone borrow my camper. My old tent on the other hand...
I loaned a tent to a family member years ago. Came back dirty and covered with pine sap and he made no attempt to clean it up. Just told me it was dirty. Learned my lesson early on. Borrow my camper-----ain't goin' to happen.

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