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Old 10-01-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question Renting out my trailer

Are there any pitfalls or unknown specific info about renting out my 5th wheel as a primary residence to a friend.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
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hopefully he's a real close friend. i see what people do to rentals.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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Are there any pitfalls or unknown specific info about renting out my 5th wheel as a primary residence to a friend.
Hmmmm...may not be a friend for long!

I know that I wouldn't be interested in doing that.

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Old 10-01-2010, 03:05 PM   #4
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whatever can go wrong will.... I personally would not do it, if something breaks and as we all know something will break, who is responsible, also consider wear and tear. you might also have liability as a landlord (if you do proceed I would get advice from my insurance agent, etc). I just think it is a bad idea in general, but if your friend has no other options you need to do what is best.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:08 PM   #5
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I would be leery letting him use it for a week or so, but to use it as a primary residence??? That is asking for trouble. He may not intentionally do anything to it, but just the wear and tear of using it all the time will shorten its life. DO what you want but I would not do this. JMHO.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
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my best and only friend on the planet is coming to disney next month and I won't let him use mine. Nobody is going to take care of your things like you would.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:55 PM   #7
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You would be better served to sell it to him.
Then buy it back if all was ok. Your insurance would be invalid if you used your rig for commercial purposes (like a rental).
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:10 PM   #8
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Think long and hard before you do it. I would not loan my trailer to anyone for a weekend, let alone let someone live in it.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:38 PM   #9
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I personally would not. We have lived in our camper this past few months, while helping our kid build a house, we have found that it was really hard on the 5vr.
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Nope.........................

If you like this friend, and want to keep the relationship that way, don't do it.

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