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Old 06-17-2016, 07:45 AM   #11
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No, and they wouldn't ask.

I'd have to haul it for them for starters to make sure it didn't get tore up.

Then explain every system in detail 5 times.

Then worry a lot the whole time it was gone.

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Old 06-17-2016, 07:50 AM   #12
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That's a tough call.

I have two sons.
One, my oldest, (just like me) is mechanical, meticulous and OCD about keeping things in tip top shape. The other... not so much.

I'd let my oldest son use ours in a heartbeat because it would likely come back better then when he took it. The other son would hog it up and drop it off in the middle of the night.

So... neither gets to use my stuff. It's just the way it has to be.

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Old 06-17-2016, 07:51 AM   #13
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Remember it is your insurance at risk when you loan your camper.
If they have an accident it is you who pays.

If they break something, it is you who will be stuck getting it repaired.

If their kids trash the camper, it is you that will be cleaning it up.

Long story short, no. Let them get their own camper and then travel together.

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Old 06-17-2016, 07:54 AM   #14
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No but they can borrow my tent.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:55 AM   #15
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Somewhat different here-- I would & have. Not had one issue. They had some questions and I was as close as the phone.

Just 2 kids. Both very responsible. So I'm different than some.

Anyone else --NOPE!!

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Old 06-17-2016, 08:00 AM   #16
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Sure , why not. What's mine is theirs. I have actually offered it to them, but they preferred their tenting experiences. I also encourage that, as you know, that's where most of us started.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:07 AM   #17
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I agree with the "they wouldn't ask". Our kids recognize how hard we've worked for the things we enjoy in retirement and how we take care of our things. We wouldn't ask to borrow their home or car while they're on vacation either. It's a mutual respect and love we have for each other! If your kids want to camp, they should buy a tent, pop-up or used RV that falls into their budget and have at it!
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:11 AM   #18
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No but they can borrow my tent.

When the tent is returned I have to repackage it and dump all the dirt out. Kind of clears the use of the trailer.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:33 AM   #20
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Hi Folks,

Simple question:
Would you let your children borrow your camper for week ends !

We have a new 2016 Roo 23ws and I personally don't agree. My wife on the other hand doesn't mind letting her daughter and her family use it .

What do you think !
My wife felt the same way about her family. She loaned our utility trailer to her sister. We got a phone call that she was at the side of the road with a flat tire. We drove an hour to get there, in the meantime sister had another relative pick her and her cargo (dirt bikes) up. She left us with the trailer and went on down the road. I fixed the flat and towed the trailer back home. Turned out she had somehow bent the frame, the axle, and the rim. I bought a new axle and wheel, but never did get the frame fixed. The aluminum panels wrinkled and the fender popped off. Sister never offered to help fix any of it.
Wife learned to say "no".

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