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Old 10-30-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Anybody ever rent out your toyhauler?

Considering renting out the trailer when I'm not using it to make a little extra income. Any thoughts? Good or bad experiences? Advice? I have a Cyclone 3800
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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So many risks involved. What if they wreck it? Break parts and don't tell you? What if it burns down and hurts someone?
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If you search on thread title "renting" you will learn much.

I would gladly rent mine with just one condition. It would be rent-to-own and the rental fee would be my full asking price, a very high asking price, full payment in advance.
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Check your insurance, most won't cover a rental rig.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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I am friends with the manager of a local rv park. I would just park it and rent it from there. Was thinking about getting a contract from a big rv rental place and using it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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People gripe when they hear how much it is to rent.
There is a major CC that needs to be on file, insurance on the trailer of so much, so much a day, so on and so on. It's a lot of hassle.
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This is an example thread. There are many more.

Renting out your MH

Search on title "renting" to see more.

Just trying to help.
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No one will take care of your RV as well as you would. Even parked, I would ahve a hard time letting someone rent my 5th wheel.

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I am friends with the manager of a local rv park. I would just park it and rent it from there. Was thinking about getting a contract from a big rv rental place and using it.
What good is renting a toy hauler if I can't take it to where I want to use my toys?
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Yeah-- I'd think it's more hassle then it's worth-- as a business advisor there is just so much you'd have to do to do it right it wouldn't be worth it. And the outfits that'll rent it for you are mist likely shady at best- certainly they will not be at risk and will make money from every angle. Generally people use rental stuff pretty severely-- ever heard the term 'RODE HARD AND PUT AWAY WET'?
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Had close friends who decided to put their class C in a rental pool to make a little extra cash. After all, it was just sitting there costing them money most of the time.

After less than a year they determined it was the worst mistake they had ever made. Every time it went out it came back with something broken. Sometimes it could not be proved who broke it (current renters or previous renters). The unit spent a lot of time in the shop and ended up not being available when the owners wanted to use it.

At the end if the year (rental pool agreement term), they had a worn out RV and little to no money to show for it as repairs ate up any profits.

If you feel you don't use your toy hauler enough to justify the price, maybe you should consider getting rid of it, and you do the renting as needed.

Just a thought.
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Thanks for all the input. I need the extra income right now but am rethinking my plan.
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If I ever rented mine out it would be parked on my property behind a fence as a rental unit under my watchful eye and contract.
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There definitely won't be extra income from renting that at all.
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