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Old 04-08-2016, 11:29 PM   #127
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A few years back some friends of mine thought I should 'Volunteer" my MH for a cross-country trip that they were planning. The idea was to rotate drivers so we could stay on the road for 40 hours straight. I said I would look into it. I came back with this:

Insurance company needs everyone's driver's licence number to verify that they have no moving violations in the past 36 months.

That stopped the idea dead in its tracks.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:25 AM   #128
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I am disappointed in humanity when I read this thread. Selfishness and the me me me attitude seems to be the consensus.
To me, people are more important than stuff. If a friend, whom I know is competent to operate my things, wants to borrow my coach, airplane, house, kidney, or any other wordly possession that I own, they are welcome to them. That is what a friend does.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:26 PM   #129
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I am disappointed in humanity when I read this thread. Selfishness and the me me me attitude seems to be the consensus.
To me, people are more important than stuff. If a friend, whom I know is competent to operate my things, wants to borrow my coach, airplane, house, kidney, or any other wordly possession that I own, they are welcome to them. That is what a friend does.
It is good for you that you have not had any issues.
Many of us know we live in a litigious society where it is never the person who causes the problem that is at fault it is that one that has the most money or insurance.
Have been to enough funerals (and other situations) to know that you do not know a person until they have a stressful situation, then the real person comes out (including suing their own family, not me thankfully).

Many you never have a situation (including them having a medical condition) where someone proves your trust misplaced (or bad luck).
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:49 PM   #130
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I am disappointed in humanity when I read this thread. Selfishness and the me me me attitude seems to be the consensus.
To me, people are more important than stuff. If a friend, whom I know is competent to operate my things, wants to borrow my coach, airplane, house, kidney, or any other wordly possession that I own, they are welcome to them. That is what a friend does.
I get the giving up a kidney, letting them stay at your house, or letting them stay in your MH that is parked at your house. I would do that in a heartbeat to help a close friend or relative out. I'm not selfish in any way and if they asked I would rather give them the money to rent one than let them use my MH.

But letting some one borrow a plane or a MH that may not have the knowledge or the ability to operate it in a safe manner is not being responsible to the rest of us. I have heard people say they have done a lot of things and have driven a million miles, but you really don't know until the problem arises. Talk is cheap. Letting them borrow something like a MH is selfish in some respects, as you have the right to jeopardize your own safety and "worldly possessions" but you don't have the right to jeopardize others.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:24 PM   #131
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My boss just returned my motor home from a 4 day trip. Not a scratch on it. I didn't have time to fill up the tanks before he left and he was kind enough to return it FULL in gas and propane. It is an inanimate object. I love it to death. I don't loan it out to anybody, but if I truly believe they will fix what they break I'd rather see it traveling than just sitting there rotting


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Old 04-09-2016, 10:00 PM   #132
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I get the giving up a kidney, letting them stay at your house, or letting them stay in your MH that is parked at your house. I would do that in a heartbeat to help a close friend or relative out. I'm not selfish in any way and if they asked I would rather give them the money to rent one than let them use my MH.

But letting some one borrow a plane or a MH that may not have the knowledge or the ability to operate it in a safe manner is not being responsible to the rest of us. I have heard people say they have done a lot of things and have driven a million miles, but you really don't know until the problem arises. Talk is cheap. Letting them borrow something like a MH is selfish in some respects, as you have the right to jeopardize your own safety and "worldly possessions" but you don't have the right to jeopardize others.
Notice in my comments that the qualifier was "whom I know is competent to operate my things."
That makes all of the difference in my decisions.
I still choose to be a friend rather than a collector of pricey things that my friends can't enjoy.
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My boss just returned my motor home from a 4 day trip. Not a scratch on it. I didn't have time to fill up the tanks before he left and he was kind enough to return it FULL in gas and propane. It is an inanimate object. I love it to death. I don't loan it out to anybody, but if I truly believe they will fix what they break I'd rather see it traveling than just sitting there rotting


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I have similar sentiments. Use selective judgement based on whom the request is coming from, and under the right circumstances, consider sharing.
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Exactly. My coworkers all know the boss uses it and 1 of them keeps hinting and joking about borrowing it. I tell him no ay in hell cuz you're an idiot and I wouldn't let you borrow my sons bike


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That'll be a $150,000 security deposit in cash!
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:25 AM   #136
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I am disappointed in humanity when I read this thread. Selfishness and the me me me attitude seems to be the consensus.
To me, people are more important than stuff. If a friend, whom I know is competent to operate my things, wants to borrow my coach, airplane, house, kidney, or any other wordly possession that I own, they are welcome to them. That is what a friend does.

I commend you for your attitude, however, my real friends would probably never even consider asking to borrow my motor home, for the very fact that our friendship truly means that much to them! If I offered to let them borrow it, that would be another matter.
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I am disappointed in humanity when I read this thread. Selfishness and the me me me attitude seems to be the consensus.
To me, people are more important than stuff. If a friend, whom I know is competent to operate my things, wants to borrow my coach, airplane, house, kidney, or any other wordly possession that I own, they are welcome to them. That is what a friend does.
My dog?...yes
My wife?...maybe
My coach?... never
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I commend you for your attitude, however, my real friends would probably never even consider asking to borrow my motor home, for the very fact that our friendship truly means that much to them! If I offered to let them borrow it, that would be another matter.

Exactly! My friends have some pretty cool things that I would love to try out, but I would never ask to borrow.
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I am disappointed in humanity when I read this thread. Selfishness and the me me me attitude seems to be the consensus.
To me, people are more important than stuff. If a friend, whom I know is competent to operate my things, wants to borrow my coach, airplane, house, kidney, or any other wordly possession that I own, they are welcome to them. That is what a friend does.
I would like to borrow your motor home , I don't want to put all the miles and wear and tear on mine. Hopefully you have a King sized bed so my Dog will have room for a good night's sleep. I have a small 70 pound American Pit Bull Terrier who is house broken . Thank you in advance
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i would ask to borrow your wife ,But iam afraid you would say yes
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