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Old 02-12-2016, 12:33 PM   #11
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I would have to think long and hard before I loaned my unit to a family member. I would not want to rent my unit to a person I did not know.

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Old 02-12-2016, 12:58 PM   #12
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You may want to reconsider selling. The reasoning:
*You will be paying insurance on it, even more if you try to rent it out yourself. If it's not kept rented, the higher insurance rate keeps right on agoin'.
* Your Lexington will be depreciating for another year. Even more with added miles and wear/tear of renters.
* If a renter causes body damage to the unit, it is down indefinitely for repairs. And where will you have to go to get it back.The result is lost income an a lot of grief.
* If a repair is necessary during a rental period, will the renter have it repaired properly and who pays for it? Their fault or it just happened?
* Proximity. Are you near enough to meet with renters, clean it after rental, and have it ready on a short turn-around?
* Do you have a means of checking references of a prospective renter?
* What is your personal liability if you rent to an individual that did not divulge information, that known, you would not have rented it. Example: allowing another driver not listed that was not qualified to drive. Disclaimers and conditions on the contract may not get you out of litigation.
* If your Lexington goes AWOL under a rental, it may be considered civil rather than criminal.
* Keeping your beauty rest. Do you want to stay awake at night thinking about the what ifs?

My fourth career after retiring was a Realtor. There were a lot of incidents where the owners were trying to get their property back from renters. It was a total nightmare when trying to sell a listing occupied by renters. There are a lot of really good people out there to rent to, but you will also be dealing with some of the same types I encountered.

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Old 02-12-2016, 01:02 PM   #13
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Renting your RV

I haven't had any experience with renting RV's but I do know from having rental real properties that it will not be taken care of like it belonged to them or like I would take care of it if it belonged to me
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:24 PM   #14
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There is one of rental agencies in Ft. Smith, AR they do a complete inspection before renting and one after it comes back renter has to pay any/all damages interior and exterior. They carry insurance some way. I think you have to give them a notice so many days before you want to use it so it doesn't get rented.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:29 PM   #15
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I had a coworker that rented his class c out when not in use and got taken. He rented it to one of his neighbors and they kept it for 2 weeks and then told him were to pick it up and when he got to the RV it had been totally stripped and the neighbors moved out of there rental. RV was a total loss and the insurance never gave him any money for the RV and he was still paying on it. I would not recommend doing this you RV could end up on the other side of the country never to be seen again.
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:42 PM   #16
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If you want to keep your friends, don't rent/loan it to them
If you want to keep relations with your family good, do not rent/loan it to them
If you want to ever see your RV in good condition again, do not rent it.

Just think about all the things that can go wrong. Then realize that there are other things that can go wrong that you have not yet considered.

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