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Old 07-21-2018, 09:19 PM   #1
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Tonight, As we returned to our motorhome, after working all day, the guy next door engaged my wife in conversation. He said he would like to tour our motorhome. She didn't know him from Adam. She declined, saying the mh was not ready for guests. She was afraid she hurt his feelings. How do others handle such a brazen request?
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Your wife made the correct decision. I never allow strangers inside.
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If I have friended someone at the CG I might let them see the inside. But a stranger, nope. It's a mess, I don't have time now. They should not feel slighted. I think it's a bit presumptuous for them to ask to start with.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:05 AM   #4
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I agree I need to know them a bit first. Lots of crazies our there.
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I had someone staying near us that had a Canyon Star I was very interested in so I approached the owner and simply asked him how he liked his coach and how it performed. After we talked for a while he invited me inside. However, I would have never asked to see the inside on my own as I personally feel that is rude.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:36 AM   #6
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I have a friend I've know for over 20 years. I think I've been in his motorhome like twice. Both times to help fix something.

When you have an 11 year old motorhome like we do, not that many folks are interested in a tour.
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I don't get it, were you and your wife together? If so why did he not talk with you? I would not approach a couple and only address the mans wife. I would address them both and hopefully have my wife with me.

Situations like that used to be very common. Especially if you had some upgrades you were proud of.

Unless he was asking for the tour without your presence I would not think much of it.

If you were not there then she did the right thing.
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I would have said “No,” also. No one I don’t know needs to see if we have valuables in our rig. Would you let a stranger into your sticks and bricks house who just came to the door asking to see inside? I doubt many would. Now I have volunteered to show my rig to people I have interacted with some first, especially if they had a specific question about space allocation. But a random stranger, no introductions, no common interests or friends? Nope.
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This spring, as I returned our coach to storage, I had a couple just walk into our coach! I had cleaned up the inside and put the stuff that was going home into the toad. The door was open while I was cleaning the bugs off the front. They walked right up the steps - I asked them "Hey, whatcha doing?". They were a bit huffy - said they thought it was for sale.... Oh well, probably should have given them a price!

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Old 07-23-2018, 05:28 PM   #10
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I don't get it, were you and your wife together? If so why did he not talk with you? I would not approach a couple and only address the mans wife. I would address them both and hopefully have my wife with me.



Situations like that used to be very common. Especially if you had some upgrades you were proud of.



Unless he was asking for the tour without your presence I would not think much of it.



If you were not there then she did the right thing.


I was in the shower.
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We were camped next to a couple from Europe while we were in Salt Lake City.

We had talked with them a couple times over the course of a few days and they asked to see the inside of our coach so we gave them a tour.

But that was only because I felt comfortable with them after talking and getting to know them.
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As a retired Police Officer with over 30 years experience, she did the right thing! The request for a tour was a scam or a rouse! He likely wanted inside to steal something, rob you, or worse. Either that, or his social skills are so lacking that he felt it was normal to ask a stranger for a tour, highly unlikely.

Don't worry so much about his feelings as your safety. I would never boldly ask to see someone's MH. If invited I would look to see what others are set up like, but never openly pursue entrance.
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My son has a seasonal site at a really nice campground 6 miles from their home. His Newell gets a lot of "Lookers" wanting a tour. He has a sign saying that the tour is tomorrow. When tomorrow comes, the same sign is still there. The "Tomorrow Tour" day just never gets there. People soon get the idea.
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Tell him the model number and he can look up the floor plan. Frankly I'm in so many different motorhomes at work they're beginning to all look alike.
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