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Old 06-09-2015, 10:55 AM   #15
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My motorhome no, my wife yes.

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:07 AM   #16
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I can't believe they'd want to borrow something that big and expensive. I don't borrow even small things (like a pressure washer, vacuum cleaner, etc.) as I'd feel so responsible to replace or repair if something broke. Chances are it was going to break anyway and would've broken no matter who was using it. It just happened to break when I had it, so I'd get the blame. No thanks. That's just plain dumb for them to even consider it.

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:14 AM   #17
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Wife yes (But she is very expensive) MH and Harley....not a chance!
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:21 AM   #18
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...to casual friends that ask to borrow/rent my motorhome:

"Sure, glad to help you out. Since things can break at any given time when using a motorhome, give me $10,000 cash that I can use to fix whatever breaks, and you'll get the rest back if there's anything left over. Let me know when you want it."

doubt we'd hear from them again.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:29 AM   #19
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I would also respectfuly decline to loan my RV.

I once had a buddy who found a deal he couldn't pass up on a gently used '95 Holiday Rambler Navigator down in Tucson Az and didn't have the money to buy it, so he asked if he could borrow $48,000 from me to buy it. He was like a brother to me, so I cleaned out my savings for him and he flew down and bought it. It was a beautiful unit and upon his return said that we could borrow it anytime we wanted. But knowing I would not ever lend my RV we said no thats ok but thanks for the offer. Some things you just don't lend out is my feeling on this and my RV is one of them...money? well, maybe not anymore, it took over 6yrs interest free to get it all back and usually had to ask for some when I was broke, in between him buying new Dodge Longhorn 1 ton, new Harley, new chevy pick up because he didn't want to put miles on the Dodge, pontoon boat, jet ski etc...you get the picture. So in the end I was the fool for being kind and generous.
Big Lesson Learned, as tough as it may be, just don't lend anything period.

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:32 AM   #20
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I would let them take it , no problem, all I need first is a 100,000 dollar NON REFUNDABLE security deposit, BEFORE you leave, cash, no credit, no chargecards!!!!. And upon return I'll inspect it, any damage it will be extra.
The last time I loaned a sawsall, came back, oh yea it stopped working. I never borrow anything, If I need something I just go buy it,sometimes never use it again., I can't imagine asking to borrow a motorhome....

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:33 AM   #21
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I would try this as my reply:

Sure, but I need a $2500 deposit for anything that breaks or blows, refundable, minus any expense.

$350 a day with a minimum four day charge

A full tank of fuel upon return

I will be your driver and get to sleep in the main quarters

Also, please don't forget to tip your driver at journey's end...

I would actually do this.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:17 PM   #22
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A neighbor came over about five years ago. His mother and dad were on vacation, His mother had collapsed and was hospitalized. They were in Indiana. The Doctor said she could come home, but could not come by car. They called the ambulance companies. They all wanted over $5,000.00 for the trip. They asked about renting a Van. The Dr. said no she must be in a bed for the trip. They asked about a motorhome. The doctor said that would be OK. He asked to borrow my motorhome. After getting my heart started again, I told him I never loaned my motorhome, not even to my own children. I said I would drive them up there and bring mom and dad home if he would pay for the gas. Of course he jumped at that. I drove up the next day, spent the night in the hospital parking lot and we returned the next day. I did not have to loan my motorhome but still got the good feeling of helping a neighbor.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:26 PM   #23
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^^^ good story!
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:57 PM   #24
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I have a wild nephew who is quite a partier. He called me one weekend and asked if he could borrow my two year old Monaco Diplomat so he could take six of his buddies up in the snow in Mammoth California and go skiing.

So let's think about that for a moment. He's going to take a 36'DP, in the snow, while his friends party in the back of my motor home for three days. It took me two seconds to ask if he had been smoking crack cocaine!

Then I thought about it for a minute and said, ask your aunt (my sister has a 34' DP). He did, she had the same response and I got a good laugh.

If someone asked to stay at my house for a few days while I was gone, I would be fine with that, but there is just too many things you need to know about a motor home to just borrow it. That why the rentals are smaller and have no awnings or hitches.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:16 PM   #25
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We don't have a MH, but do have an almost new 5er. Our SIL (yes, he is the one with the brass ones) has strongly hinted since we had our last one that it would be nice if I would let them use it some weekend. He didn't want to pull it, just have us haul it to the CG, hook it up then leave. I can just see it now - him inviting 30-40 of his closest friends for a party, and I've met some of them and know what I would have left of our 5er. Yes, he is the father of three of the best grandchildren ever, but there is the fact that he is a professional, in his late 40's, but thinks and acts like he is still 21 after 2-3 adult beverages. I easily understood his hint and he got THE WORD - N*W (and most of you know what that translates to..........) The OP - well I surely hope that his kinda friends are gently informed that that six figure MH is not available to be loaned.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:23 PM   #26
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As had already been said 'sure' as long as you have the $100,000 deposit of which $25,000 is non refundable. If these conditions can not be met then 'do not waste my time'!
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:30 PM   #27
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Oh, Absolutley. Give me a few minutes to get the bar stocked and the beer fridge loaded. I'm sure you'll need the toad so I'll get that hooked up right away and make sure everything is fueled up and ready to go.

THEN, when you wake up, I'll push you over the cliff and as you're falling you will hear me say "Not in your lifetime pal" before you hit the ground.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:46 PM   #28
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You want to borrow my what????

Not my class A bit I did loan my previous 40 foot 5'er out twice..once to my dad, who'd I'd do it for all over again, but once to my BIL...that there is another story. that trip resulted in a whole lot of damage, not intentional but his kids wrecked a couple things. love my nephews but never again. as I said though, my dad could take it anytime, damage or not, only person I'd lend it to.

oddly enough I am not sure I could let DW take it for a weekend on her own even if I drove it for her...hahahaha

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