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Old 03-31-2016, 09:16 PM   #113
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My Dh belongs to a club and the guys keep hinting about taking the MH hunting! Really? muddy, smelly, bloody hunters in my MH? LOL. I told DH if he even considers it divorce papers will be ready and waiting! And there's a line of darling family members who all want to "come camping" with us (meaning we get to pay for the site and meals)....
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:47 AM   #114
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My And there's a line of darling family members who all want to "come camping" with us (meaning we get to pay for the site and meals)....

Isn't that the truth!
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:19 PM   #115
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My Dh belongs to a club and the guys keep hinting about taking the MH hunting! Really? muddy, smelly, bloody hunters in my MH? LOL. I told DH if he even considers it divorce papers will be ready and waiting! And there's a line of darling family members who all want to "come camping" with us (meaning we get to pay for the site and meals)....

Just tell them that since you're providing the several hundred thousand motor home, the least they can do is pay the site rental, meals, and fuel costs!

Let's see, site rental estimate: $50.00/day
Meals: $100.00/day (not sure how many people involved, but steaks, grilling out, etc are probably involved, along with all the trimmings)

Fuel costs, 7 mpg, x miles driven x cost of fuel (don't forget to include propane if using gas water heater, furnace, or grill).

So bottom line, if they come with you, they can pay $150.00/day average, plus fuel costs, in advance, and you'd be happy to provide the use of the Coach for FREE! . . . . . what, you don't want to go now??? Why not?!?
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:31 PM   #116
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Just tell them that since you're providing the several hundred thousand motor home, the least they can do is pay the site rental, meals, and fuel costs!

Let's see, site rental estimate: $50.00/day
Meals: $100.00/day (not sure how many people involved, but steaks, grilling out, etc are probably involved, along with all the trimmings)

Fuel costs, 7 mpg, x miles driven x cost of fuel (don't forget to include propane if using gas water heater, furnace, or grill).

So bottom line, if they come with you, they can pay $150.00/day average, plus fuel costs, in advance, and you'd be happy to provide the use of the Coach for FREE! . . . . . what, you don't want to go now??? Why not?!?

Uhhh HUH

To that they'd probably administer the guilt trip. "What!? but we're family! After all, as good as we've been to you, and you know how much we love you, and you've always been our favorite, we thought you we going to leave us the motorhome in your will anyway, sooo"

God I'm cynical today. I'm sorry.

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Old 04-01-2016, 01:36 PM   #117
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So bottom line, if they come with you, they can pay $150.00/day average, plus fuel costs, in advance, and you'd be happy to provide the use of the Coach for FREE! . . . . . what, you don't want to go now??? Why not?!?
Isn't that the truth, a lot of people who don't want to put out the money for this type of lifestyle, don't have a clue what it costs to use and maintain a MH/RV. But they have no problem asking to borrow it, which if you let them is a bargain, but they would probably still complain about how much it cost them to use it for a vacation. It must be nice to save all your money(or spend it on fancy whatever) and use other peoples stuff, like eating your cake and having it too. It is not rude/bad to say no.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:00 PM   #118
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This thread reinforced my belief that a motorhome for 2 is best.
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Don't use the insurance card! Ya can get insurance on anything if you try. The "sorry but no" is the only response you should use. That way there isn't a "maybe" attached.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:21 AM   #120
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I have a motor home for 3 the wife, me and the dog.
No room for anyone else. No one else is going to borrow it. Use it come along with the 3 of us.
PERIOD ...... I can say No without thinking about it.
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To us is not so much about people not being able to drive it (nobody we know IS able!), or abuse it, but we would NEVER let ANYONE sleep in our bed! Period (or use our toilet). House guests have their own rooms, and bathrooms,..... our MH is used only by us (two of us, and the furry kids).
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Uhhh HUH

To that they'd probably administer the guilt trip. "What!? but we're family! After all, as good as we've been to you, and you know how much we love you, and you've always been our favorite, we thought you we going to leave us the motorhome in your will anyway, sooo"

God I'm cynical today. I'm sorry.

W.D.

W.D, The guilt trip only works if you allow yourself to feel guilty! Me, I would say, yep, I love you to, that's why I'm willing to let you use my (insert value) motor home for FREE, even though I'm making the mortgage and insurance payments as long as you're willing to cover the other expenses associated with the trip! You see how much I love you?
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On the non-light side check out: "vicarious liability"
for vehicles...This is when one person is liable for the negligent actions of another person, even though the first person was not directly responsible for the injury. As the owner of the vehicle, you are responsible for those who drive your vehicle, for what your vehicle damages, and those who get hurt (in your car, in another car, or as a pedestrian).

No here also. Don't even drive Dad's vehicle and he does not borrow mine.
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W.D, The guilt trip only works if you allow yourself to feel guilty! Me, I would say, yep, I love you to, that's why I'm willing to let you use my (insert value) motor home for FREE, even though I'm making the mortgage and insurance payments as long as you're willing to cover the other expenses associated with the trip! You see how much I love you?
I agree with you Scot. I was just giving a smart elecky knee jerk response regarding comments I've actually heard people say before. It's laughable.

I agree also with the other posts as a bottom line:
The liability is far too great, and, I don't want anyone sleeping in my bed either. They would also most likely bung up the dang toilets, because they wouldn't listen to or care to remember my instructions. It might look like a residential toilet, but it ain't. Remembering Nancy Reagan: Just say NO.
In my case I just plain agree with the "no's" and their reasons why.

And a good day to all,
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:33 PM   #125
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It has taken a long time for the wife and I to understand the nuances of our motorhome. How to use the jacks properly, the slides, the refrigerator. How the water system works, the septic works and all the other items. (generator, inverter, air brakes) Also, how to properly stow all the item to keep from crashing down (remember to put the shower sprayer on the floor of the tub). It would take weeks for someone else to learn how to get the whole unit ready for travel.....


Then even after all that, the answer is a resounding "NO".
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Velcro is our friend. Instead of letting anything like the shower wand dangle on the tub floor, we have a small piece of Velcro that keeps that guy in place and doesn't make noise while traveling the twisties.

I would let any of my family use my motorhome, but so far nobody that knows me wants to risk facing deductibles, I guess. For anybody out side the family, it would not be plausible.
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