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Old 04-09-2016, 11:22 PM   #1
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How many people have you transported in your MH?

So my DH has been asked by our future brother-in-law to use our MH as the "party bus" for the bachelor party. I think it's totally idiotic, but I think my logic falls on deaf ears. DH doesn't want to cause "hard feelings" and I think it's ridiculous to cart 15 people in our MH. background: our MH has one couch. So we only have a grand total of 5 seat belts (driver, co-pilot, and 3 on the couch) We don't have a dinette so we have a table and chairs. I have no idea where my DH thinks all these guys will sit/stand(?!) while the coach is in motion! I'm also worried about DH having to abstain from the festivities and be a "great driver!" But my biggest complaint is that I think of our MH as a "home" not a toy, party bus or camper. It's our future retirement home. Oh what to do!
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:35 PM   #3
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I'm with Mr D. Get the future son in law to rent one. They can be had and are worth the money not to have them in your unit.

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:43 PM   #4
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No, no way, uhh uhh, forget it. Fifteen drunks trashing your rig won't seem like such a good idea in the morning

Besides, if the future BIL has such little respect for you or your property as to actually get hurt feelings when you decline the request, he doesn't sound like anyone worth your time to begin with

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I have piloted a large houseboat with a bunch of partiers on it. I recruited a full-time helper-spotter, and it was still a hugely stressful job. Maybe it was part of my lifetime designated driver status.

On streets, I wouldn't. It just takes one person to throw a bottle out a window, someone bumping your steer arm or etc. to really change the tone of the evening.

I have transported a total of four in our motorhome. Second is wife, who is a seasoned co-pilot. The others are sober and mature RV owners.

Me, no way I would take that on.

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I would worry about the liability. I doubt your insurance policy would cover more occupants than can be seat belted in place while in motion. Besides, bachelor parties don't bring "sound thinking and caution" to mind.

The risk, in so many ways, is too great in my view.

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Old 04-10-2016, 12:49 AM   #7
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Just say no, have your husband read all these posts if he doesn't already. The MH isn't really a set up for that kind of thing. They can actually rent a party type bus with the appropriate seating, which in the long run will be more comfortable and potentially less expensive than it would be if they use the MH.
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The "The Hangover" comes to mind, and the FIL Benz! Are we talking about a bunch of college kids or grown responsible adults? I have used my MH twice to take a bunch (5/6) guys to a ball game, river boat/casino, adult club, and never had a problem?
That said, it depends on everyone own situation and the bunch of friends! I myself, do not drink, and have been the DD many times, and have set forth the rules, and make sure everyone understands them before hand! With the understanding that you get out of line, off the bus you go!
I think the OP has answered her own question, and that 15 guy's is way too many, period! In their case, I would say no, Hell No! As others have suggested, rent a party bus for that many guys! They come with a sober driver, but they do have rules also! And that way her DH can party too!
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This would be an absolute NO-brainer... ain't gonna happen no matter how many hurt feelings there are.

If they can't summon up enough common sense to understand that you're on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars for that thing and you're not gonna have it wrecked by a bunch of drunks, then those are exactly the type of people you DO NOT want in your rig.

They either respect you or they don't. If they do they won't ask. If they don't then why would you say yes?

Show your DH all these responses... he'll make the right decision.

By the way... 15 people at an average of just 150 lbs (and I'm betting they're bigger than that) is well over 2000 lbs of extra weight your rig is carrying. A lot of rigs don't have that kind of extra capacity, so if your DH really needs and excuse just tell him to say the rig can't carry that much weight.
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Tough love works. Too bad if feelings are hurt. They are grown men and I am sure they will get over it. DH needs some spine growing pills.
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So my DH has been asked by our future brother-in-law to use our MH as the "party bus" for the bachelor party. I think it's totally idiotic, but I think my logic falls on deaf ears. DH doesn't want to cause "hard feelings" and I think it's ridiculous to cart 15 people in our MH. background: our MH has one couch. So we only have a grand total of 5 seat belts (driver, co-pilot, and 3 on the couch) We don't have a dinette so we have a table and chairs. I have no idea where my DH thinks all these guys will sit/stand(?!) while the coach is in motion! I'm also worried about DH having to abstain from the festivities and be a "great driver!" But my biggest complaint is that I think of our MH as a "home" not a toy, party bus or camper. It's our future retirement home. Oh what to do!

Although it sounds fun maybe not a good idea I think of bachelor parties with a lot of alcohol and strippers. If it were parked maybe but not driving around. I might be ok if I was driving LOL.
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I say do it !!!

Naturally there needs to be a security deposit of the NADA high book value along with a notorized statement from each participant claiming that the RV owners are not held liable for any injuries. I'd request that waiver from your insurance company. If your insurance company says no then no deal.

Those options should put an end to that foolish idea.

DH ...... What the h*^l are you thinking ??????
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Rent a party bus.
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You can buy a bag of marbles for only a few $$. Looks like your DH and future BIL are short a few!

Just curious, what does your future BIL's future WIFE think of this idea?
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