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Old 07-15-2015, 08:24 PM   #43
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Well, at least now I have an idea what will happen to me when I am old enough to retire. Looks like I will get untrusting, even with my family.
Maybe you'll just have figured out who in your family can be trusted.
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A simple "I'm sorry, we never loan our motor coach" will be my response to anybody who asks - and will have no problem being a prick about it if the requester just doesn't get it.

To be honest - I'll probably relish the opportunity. I wouldn't mind putting more space between me and the only family member I have that would have the balls to ask.
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[QUOTE=Bucky1320;2651254]Well, at least now I have an idea what will happen to me when I am old enough to retire. Looks like I will get untrusting, even with my family.[/QUOTE

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Old 07-15-2015, 09:50 PM   #46
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It must depend on the kid. I guess we are blessed with responsible kids!
X2, so I'm not so concerned with my children being stupid or ignorant.
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Hey Mikey, Just noticed your home base. My wife (and B.I.L.) have two more siblings that live in Port A. We are coming down for a week soon and plan to look at some possible MHs' to buy. If you have nothing better to do I will buy you a beer. The one sis-in-law & husband own the Beachcomber motel and we get a small discount so we stay there. Later, Mike
Tks for the offer. Game on then. And yes, I do know where the Beachcomber Motel is. I sent you an email btw. /Mikey
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Well, at least now I have an idea what will happen to me when I am old enough to retire. Looks like I will get untrusting, even with my family.
I don't think it's an issue of "trust" at all ... I see it as an issue of "cluelessness".

Read the posts in this thread from the folks who would loan their coaches to family. Virtually every one of them talks about the tons of knowledge and experience their family members have with driving large vehicles.

In contrast - my bet is that most of us who've posted "Never!" responses are envisioning that request coming from a friend or family member who we know has no experience driving large vehicles or for that matter, with RVs of any size. If they did - they wouldn't be asking. Knowing what I've come to know about the complexities of driving and operating my rig in the little bit of time that I've owned it - there's no way in hell I'd be asking somebody if I could just "borrow" theirs!

While I may be a newbie coach owner - I've got hours and hours invested in reading the manuals that cover how to operate my coach systems, watching YouTube "How To" videos on pretty much anything RV related that I could find. Not to mention, I'm painfully aware of how long I sweated to afford my rig. I know that the "hey can I borrow your rig" folks I might encounter haven't done a bit of that!

It's not a matter of not trusting our friends and family members that elicit the "never" response. It's that their having the balls to even ask bespeaks a level of cluelessness that would make it damn near criminal to loan it to 'em!
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Got the same question. Setup my insurance so there can only be two drivers. Me and the Mrs. Problem solved.
Ours is set for only one, DW won't even sit behind the wheel to check lights!
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I gladly lend my stuff to my kids, they can use my camper and my pickup anytime . I think the 5er intimidates the beejeezus out of them, and they would be to scared to take it.
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I didn't read every post in this thread but the simple answer without dancing around too much is that if you don't want to loan it out for whatever reason, that is your preference and your right. You should never feel awkward or uneasy about stating your preference and frankly, if he really is your friend of 25 years, they he shouldn't want to make you feel awkward either and will be ok with a "no".

Funny thing about brother in laws. When I first bought our class A, the words that came from mine were to the effect "have fun putting gas in it". Amazing how not all that long later, he came asking to borrow the thing for his holidays. I did loan it once and although it came back just fine, I decided thereafter that I wouldn't do that again. And what it came down to for me was this. I worked hard to have the money to buy this unit. I have paid lots of money to put it into good working order. Why should I then give it over to someone else to enjoy the fruits of my money and labours. They didn't do the searching, they weren't around for the maintenance nor anything else for that matter. That same brother in law has a classic 69 Dodge Convertible, a Harley Davidson MC and has put a lot of $$ into those things. 1. I would never ask to borrow either and 2. if he really wanted an RV, he could have chosen to put his money towards that end rather than the choices he did make.
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I would let the kids borrow it if training was involved. Heck everybody on here had a first trip and survived probably with a lot less training than you would give the kids.
As for the DW, her comment has always been "If you die on a MH trip, it will be sold right where it is."
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I would let the kids borrow it if training was involved. Heck everybody on here had a first trip and survived probably with a lot less training than you would give the kids.
As for the DW, her comment has always been "If you die on a MH trip, it will be sold right where it is."
LOL. True for sure. With the trailer in-tow, I have mentioned to my wife that if something happens to me at the race track, she ought to know how to get the rig home. "I'll make other arrangements." Ha ha. Guess she isn't interested in driving 70' of stuff.
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Wow, can't believe so many non loaners. I would let my grown "kids" and their families borrow any thing they want. It's only stuff.
Well, it's not stuff, unless you consider a big pile of cash just stuff. It's a quarter million dollars, give or take. At $100/hour, that's well over a one year of earnings. I'll put them thru college so they can one day afford to buy their own motorhome, but they can rent a motorhome from someone who rents motorhomes, just like I did. I don't lend money either, that's what banks do. If the bank thinks it's a bad idea, then it likely is.
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