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Old 05-30-2016, 09:26 AM   #1
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Does any Class A Diesel owner have experience renting their unit?

We have a 2010 Newmar Ventana 42' diesel pusher motorhome that we are thinking about making available for renting. Have any of you had experience doing that? I am interested in hearing both good and bad experiences. Also, how successful were you?

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Oh God No . . . We did that ONCE. What a nightmare. Came back with cracked dash. Your insurance probably won't cover any damages due to it being rented out.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #3
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Never considered it. Would not rent it/loan it to our kids let alone complete strangers who may or may not have the skills to maintain a complex machine.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:53 AM   #4
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We have a 2010 Newmar Ventana 42' diesel pusher motorhome that we are thinking about making available for renting. Have any of you had experience doing that? I am interested in hearing both good and bad experiences. Also, how successful were you?

Thank You,
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20 Years ago we did it, 3 years - NEVER AGAIN - the only one happy is the renting party and they usually did more damage than you can pay for in each and every rental.

Not a SMART IDEA............
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:58 AM   #5
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No, and not only no....BUT HELL NO.

A junky, beat up rig used only for deep woods boondockng, leaky roof, oil burning, sputtering, men only ....rig. Maybe, if the price was right.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:00 AM   #6
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I would never consider renting out our MH, no matter gas or diesel. We don't even let our kids take it out alone, as there are too many things that can/will go wrong if somebody does not use it properly. Check with your insurance, but I'm pretty sure they will not cover you if you use it as a rental, and if they do it would be a whole different policy and most likely pretty costly.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:05 AM   #7
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Never in a million years.... pride of ownership trumps don't give a crap.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:13 AM   #8
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I would sooner rent out my wife than my MH.
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Suggest you check out some of these videos to get the idea of a renter's state of mind:

DRIVE IT LIKE A RENTAL
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I would not.

But, if you do, be sure you have a very carefully written rental agreement and rental fees and substantial deposit before they leave. Call insurance to be sure the MH covered. This applies even for friends.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:39 AM   #12
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Remember what Robin Williams did to the motorhome in the movie? You don't want anyone trying to do that to yours, do you?
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I'm getting the impression the sentiment is a little negative here. In addition to the above concerns, I would not do it as there is just too much too know about each rig for a stranger (or family member) to be able to handle any issues.
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Three words...DON'T DO IT!!!!!!

You will be sorry.
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