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Old 12-29-2015, 06:41 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by SteveSkinner View Post
Funny that
A guy followed me to my hangar last week and asked if I'd cross hire (rent) my Mooney
I said sorry Buddy
He explained that he'd been doing his CPL training in a Mooney but they had discovered a cracked cylinder at the Annual.
Funny about that - second "no"
Then he added that. "the only problem with the Mooney is you get a saw back with a hard landing."
So with that I closed the hangar door and sent him on his way.
He'll be flying for Sri-Lankan airlines in the near future if anybody needs to keep that bit of info in the old memory bank

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Gee, I wonder how the cylinder got cracked. I don't suppose he was in the habit of chopping the throttle at altitude, making a steep approach to landing, and always neglected to close the cowl flaps, did he???

On another item, I notice you list a 2013 Subaru Outback as a toad?!? I was told there was NO WAY I could tow our 2014 Subaru Outback. Is yours a stick shift or automatic? And did you have to do anything special? Or are you towing on a trailer? Take care,

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Old 12-29-2015, 01:27 PM   #72
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On another item, I notice you list a 2013 Subaru Outback as a toad?!? I was told there was NO WAY I could tow our 2014 Subaru Outback. Is yours a stick shift or automatic? And did you have to do anything special? Or are you towing on a trailer? Take care,[/QUOTE]

The toad is a 6 speed manual.
You are correct about the auto not being able to be towed.
I bought a base model as it is only used as a toad.
Had the base plate fitted 500 meters from the dealer in Whitefish Montana.
Subby now has 15000 miles and been towed another 25000 miles. Tires are still like new
Like all Subaru's hasn't missed a beat ( or been near a dealer)

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Old 12-29-2015, 01:49 PM   #73
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We have loaned our Class C three times now to the same family. This is a friend of mine in whom I trust. He doesn't have money but is willing to help if something breaks.

The last time he used it both the propane and gas tanks came back full and the tanks were dumped. The furnace blower did stop the last day he used it but I knew it was going.
The joy I get knowing his family and grandkids had a great time was worth the risk.

It's a huge responsibility taking one of these on a trip. Most of us have a friend or two that would be ok....most of us have family members that would not!
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:42 PM   #74
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. Renting a DP gives you absolutely no perspective on what it takes to maintain a DP. You cannot compare renting a class C to owning a class A and you cannot get a feel for what it takes to maintain a class A by renting a class A.

Before I bought my DP I got a lot of people asking me why don't you rent one first? (Including my DW). The answer is: I know what it is like to "camp". I know we like to camp, cowboy cooking, hiking, fishing, wilderness star gazing. All wonderful activities that are made much better by not having to drive 3-4 hours home afterwards. I have spent time in motor homes (at work sites). I know the appeal of a motor home as opposed to a travel trailer.

What I didn't know is how much work it takes to fix broken switches, water pumps, GFCI circuits, etc. Our camping routine includes at least a half day of me "puttering". The rest of the family usually watches movies during this time. I am always done in time to barbecue dinner, play board games, and drink beer in the evening.

You can't get that from a rental.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:54 PM   #75
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Thinking about renting out a pop-up we bought for our kids to use.
I've looked into renters insurance and getting hooked up with a card processing company.
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:09 AM   #76
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I bought a rental and got a good deal,but it had lots of dings.Cabinet doors broke don't know how any one could tear up a motor home like that.But I knew what I was getting. I now have a class A. I have one nephew I would loan it to he has a cdl, and takes care of things better than I do. Would not rent my motor home.

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