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Old 07-28-2016, 11:10 AM   #21
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If my rig was set up on a semi permanent site and was not going to be towed anywhere I would consider renting it with a hefty deposit. Otherwise I can't see how it would be profitable.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:11 AM   #22
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not worth the potential problems. also, before you even consider it, call your insurance co./agent to see what is covered. in most policies, you are only covered for you and your spouse driving and for personal use. renting it out takes on a commercial situation and you most likely are not covered for anything.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:39 AM   #23
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not worth the potential problems. also, before you even consider it, call your insurance co./agent to see what is covered. in most policies, you are only covered for you and your spouse driving and for personal use. renting it out takes on a commercial situation and you most likely are not covered for anything.
Excellent point!
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:28 PM   #24
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I vote a big no way!!!!
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:22 PM   #25
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Hi,

Another reason not to, in my mind, is the fact we owners know -- and take for granted -- the knowledge base that is discussed here every day.

We get it that the water heater should not run on electric unless there is water in it. We know how our preferred dump routine should go, in order to optimize emptying. We know that the TV antenna has to come down before moving. We are attuned to looking for low hanging branches that would rip a fabric roof. We (almost always) know the proper way to hitch, and the handling peculiarities our rights when making turns and going down the road.

Without complete confidence in someone else in these and numerous other operational areas, the answer for most folks will be a kindly "sorry, no."

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Old 07-28-2016, 02:36 PM   #26
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We rented a TT in June of 2015, a month before we bought the motorhome. We looked at the TT in March, looked nice, picked it up and brought it home, was extremely filthy, cleaned it, when we set up camp, things didn't work, all sorts of problems.

Owner offered to let us use it again for another weekend free....no thank you.

We would never rent out our 5'er, nor would I lend it to any of my responsible adult kids.

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Old 07-28-2016, 02:38 PM   #27
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I agree, renting your rig to a stranger to drive/pull/setup is insanity.
My wife and I were discussing my previous post and she reminded me of a friend who got into RV rentals and has done well. He bought 6 or so no frills bumper pulls from FEMA which he rents out. BUT, he delivers them to the site and sets them up complete with flowers and wine. He will also service fluids for a price. Works great for groups and events like concerts and NASCAR.

But then again, he doesn't rent out his personal RV
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:42 PM   #28
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As we all have discovered (or already known), these RV are pretty high maintenance. Mostly due to mediocre (at best) build quality. There is always some issue to deal with. Most of the time, those issues will get worse if ignored and continue to use/force. As owners, we pay attention and do what is needed. A renter will just forge ahead without a care in the world.

A renter is probably not a seasoned RVer. They will use and abuse.

Then there is the whole towing aspect. Hitches, WD systems, 5er hitches, etc.

No friggin way.


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Old 07-28-2016, 07:37 PM   #29
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:14 PM   #30
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Just say no ! No way no how . Renting is a very bad idea.
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