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Old 07-14-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
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Partnership or timeshare motorhome

We continue to look for our first motorhome. We've found 3 scams so far but I digress. I've tried pretty hard to search for a thread already addressing my main issue but cannot turn up anything. IS IT UNUSUAL, RIDICULOUS, OR JUST TOO DIFFICULT TO OWN A MOTORHOME WITH ANOTHER FAMILY? From what I've seen so far I would rather drive and play in a $100k MH six months a year than in a $50k MH twelve months a year. Even if we wanted to full-time we can't for another couple of years. I have a friend that wants a MH and before I suggest the possibility of such a thing I'd like to know what others think and if they know of it being successfully done. Thanks in advance
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We bought our first motorhome in partnership with my nephew. It worked out well with us but remember that any partnership is much like a marriage.....both sides have to be very willing to compromise and work together. If the people you want to partnership with are very similar in their make up and their values to you then it can work. If not, then I would avoid it.

If you are going to go the route of a partnership in a motorhome you will need a very rock solid agreement. Who will pay for repairs? What if one of the partners caused the need for the repairs? How do you handle the sale of the motorhome? What if one wants to sell and the other does not? What about a divorce or a death or a disability?

That is just a smattering of what you need to think about. I've seen many close friendships torpedoed by partnerships and subsequent disagreements. I would that question to your potential partnership also....how would you feel about losing the friendship of your potential partner?
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I think I would rather buy a motorhome with a complete stranger than a friend. You wouldn't trust a stranger so you would build safeguards. A friend? "Aw heck We don't need to worry about that, we're friends!" Next thing you know he's no longer a friend. In theory it may work but I like to deal in realities and in reality something usually goes awry!

Most of all you have to get the wives on board to hammer out all agreements. You and Hank might agree on something but an irate wife can screw up a gentleman's agreement real quick. Just my 7.4 cents worth.....adjusted for inflation!


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I see nothing good in that arrangement. I think sooner or later, the relationship will end.
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:20 PM   #5
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Txice,
Here is what I think of the idea.......

NO NO NO NO NO NO, not with friends, not with relatives,no one, just asking for grief.I would rather sleep in a motel, oh, man I can't believe I just said that!!! . Maybe I would just stay home,
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I am surprised there isn't a dealer that doesn't offer it. Where I am, there is a Jayco dealer that you buy into the "pool" and get use x per year and the dealer looks after everything including all the rental agreements etc.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:22 AM   #8
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Thanks all.... Just a thought from a shallow mind. Will keep looking, I'm sure we will find something that makes us happy.
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