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Old 04-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #71
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Two things you do not do, spit in to the wind and ask to borrow a motor home.

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Old 04-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #72
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Since the overwhelming response here is NO FLIPPIN WAY...

Let me add a wrinkle...
Tornado comes through and eats up HALF of Witchita Ks,
1000's left homeless just like New Orleans and Katrina.
Friends/family in the devestation ask to borrow MOHO
Do you do it?

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Old 04-24-2011, 05:18 PM   #73
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mythplaced, this is easy. As some have already noted...you drive it there, park it and give instructions on the frig, tanks and such. The keys for the ignition leave with you.

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Old 04-24-2011, 05:27 PM   #74
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It amazes me how often I am approached with absolutely insane requests by people I barely know and are not "friends" or family. The last request was, "Several of us (doctors) are going on a hunting trip and we'll need your RV to stay in; we shouldn't be gone more than a week, two weeks tops." He actually wasn't kidding and had a fellow hunter there to back him up.

Put like that, to me it is like someone saying, "You OWE us to give us anything you have that we want." These are generally people who are so cheap they wouldn't give you the time of day.

My response is always a firm, clear, unhesitating No.

I have a neighbor who would mooch anything. He sends his wife to ask my wife if they can borrow my (new) truck, my ladders, my power washer, you name it, they want to borrow it. I ALWAYS say No. They wanted to "borrow" a can of paint one time.

I have a new 20" concrete cleaner that I was using to powerwash the street in front of my house. A woman walking past, who I don't even know and maybe have never even seen before (!!), stopped me and said, "I'm going to send my husband over to get that so we can clean our sidewalk. We should have it back by 7 this evening." I laughed at her until she was out of sight.

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Old 04-24-2011, 05:36 PM   #75
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First and foremost, those that would ask ARE NOT your friends !

Say NO and drop it like a bad conversation !
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:38 PM   #76
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No Never ah No and on third thought...NO!!! If an emergency happened like a lost of a house due to tornado, hurricane etc. I would drive it to wherever, towing my car. After I show them how to use the appliances I drive home, as it was said earlier...WITH THE KEYS! Until someone knows how to drive these rigs you are asking for a problem.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:08 PM   #77
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:20 PM   #78
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Henrik ... I hope you and Anne are doing well - but I think everyone here on the forum is pretty much in agreement - The damage that could be done by someone who really doesn't have any vested interest in the coach or any real RV knowledge could be catastrophic.
I would give them the phone number to one of the RV rental places located in the area they plan to tour instead.

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:28 PM   #79
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Absolutely not !!!!!!!!

If pushed I tell them the insurance covers only me driving...which is true.
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My vote too, is NO
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:41 PM   #81
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Got to go with the crowd on this one! NOOOOOOOO! I have brought mine to friends houses to let them stay in her while their family stays in the house but I keep the keys.
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You know when I was much younge,r I have had items borrowed and never returned or loaned money and had to ask for a return. And over the years have let brothers stay with you during hard times with hardly a thank you. I too have borrowed, but never did I bring back something without it being clean or better then recieved, because I know what could happen to a friendship even tho its a small issue. I have made it a point to not ask to borrow anything ever...if I need it, I save and buy it..or do it another way. All though I may loan things out, I would not loan out my MH. And would NEVER ask another to borrow theirs. And I might add, unless it's an extreme emergency it is really kind of rude to ask to borrow something that damn near cost what your house did. After losing a 16 year old son in 94, I would, however loan to my older son and grandsons if needed as its unconditional love. But then he and his family have one so to answer this question NOPE.........
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NO....As said, to many things could go wrong.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:43 PM   #84
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...No, no, no... forget you even thought about it.

But, could I use it, just for a while?

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