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Old 02-11-2016, 05:02 PM   #1
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Renting Out Our Lexington 300 GT Motor Home

Does anyone on this board have any experience renting out their motor home? For the past 3 years we have been full-timing in our 2009 Lexington 300GTS. For the next year, beginning in March, we are moving to an apartment in New Orleans. I DO NOT want to sell her. And I would rather she not just sit in a storage yard.

We have modified it to be very comfortable for two adults. The sofa has been replaced with 2 comfortable recliners and the dining booth has been replaced with a table, 2 swivel chairs and a storage credenza.

At this point I am interested in any experiences or alternatives you folks can suggest. Pros and cons. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-11-2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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There would be a lot involved and much I haven't thought of as yet but the biggest is insurance. Your standard policy would probably not cover the motorhome since it would be considered a business. I am sure some will come with ideas. Wear & tear / damages not covered by insurance. Taxes........


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Old 02-11-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
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There are agencies that will rent them out for you and cover the necessary insurance and such. Not sure of the return, or how it works entirely, but may be worth a shot.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:37 PM   #4
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We have our TT placed with a rental agency. They handle everything, maintenance, repairs, insurance and it's stored on their lot with 24 hour on site security. As part of the contract the wash regularly and wax twice a year.

The agency keeps 50% and we get 50%.

So far so good, we've been happy, especially when the checks come in the mail.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:52 PM   #5
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Your personal insurance policy specifically excludes you from running a business of rental. The reason is your premium is rated on your driving record, thus they will deny any claims against you for loss incurred by the renter. And, if it is determined that the renter was liable, you will be sued, opening up any and all assets to the claimant, if sucessful in a court of law. Lawyers rule number one is "go for the deep pockets". You do not want to be at the mercy of a lawyer, never a good thing IMO.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:54 PM   #6
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Hey Lex3000

Your comment........

We have modified it to be very comfortable for two adults. The sofa has been replaced with 2 comfortable recliners and the dining booth has been replaced with a table, 2 swivel chairs and a storage credenza.

Do you have any pics of the mod?????

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Old 02-11-2016, 09:31 PM   #7
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I don't know much, but will pass on what I DO know

I've considered this in the past. Even though we have yet to own an RV, other than a popup we used one time and just sold yesterday... Seemed to me to be a good way to pay off a motorhome.

I once talked to a local guy that rented out his motorhome. Not through an agency, but directly. He said that insurance is available, but I didn't find out details. Sorry.

His approach was to buy lightly used motorhomes, rent them out for a few years, then replace with another lightly used unit.

I didn't rent his because he only rented it for in-state use, and we were looking to rent one for a trip to Colorado.

He also mentioned that he had one with a slide-out, and had a lot of problems. IIRC he said that renters weren't taking enough care when deploying it, and it kept getting damaged. So after that he only bought MHs that did not have a slide-out.

What turned me off to the idea was when my wife, with her incredible insight, asked me how well I would handle it if someone damaged my MH.

Nope, I ain't got the personality for it...
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:55 AM   #8
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Don't do it!!

We were considering renting out our trailer a couple of years ago, and after studying all of the possible consequences, insurance, possible damage, wear and tear we considered it a very bad idea. Renting a house out is bad enough (from experience), but renting something that is mobile is downright frightful. Just my two bits worth.

Best wishes whatever you decide. (((shudder)))
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Talk with your insurance agent.
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You would be better off selling it and buy another. One when you get. Back on the road. I've ran into some rental people with those cruse America units it's not a pritty site
A matter in fact it's hurt full to watch them. rent my RV no way no how

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