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Old 05-12-2016, 08:10 AM   #29
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As my mom said "life is so much more peaceful now that my sister refuses to talk to me anymore." Or my favorite quote "Christmas is the time of year that reminds us why we avoid our relatives the rest of the year."

Never give reasons why you're saying no, as that makes it seem like it's open to debate. They're not young children that you're attempting to teach a life lesson.

My response to repeated inquires is generally "What part of NO don't you understand?"

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:16 AM   #30
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Take them with you once and announce that the a/c, the frig and the toilet/shower are broken. Find a good mosquito ridden cg with no pool and wait til it's really hot and muggy. You'll suffer too but they will not ask again. (Just kidding of course)
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:08 AM   #31
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I could always piss the sil off well in advance and then we would not have to worry camping with them,trust me I've thought about but I keep hearing my inner voice saying "a happy wife is a happy life!!!" Trust me I've learned not to be so rude and abrupt when it comes to things like this,it just makes things harder if ya know what I mean. we have camped many times with my side of the family and had fun,(I would let my brother take the trailer anytime if he asked)I've also told others NO you can't use our trailer and they understood why, it's always one bad apple in the bunch that tries to mess things up
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:38 AM   #32
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First of this week, the minister of music at my church (we are good friends) texted me and asked if he borrow my 5th wheel for an extra bedroom for the weekend. He said that both sets of their parents decided to come for a surprise visit and they don't have room at their house. I texted him back and told him that we had traded up for a Motorhome and that we are using it this weekend...going to out of town graduation ceremonies. But that since the house was open, that they were welcome to stay here. Guess what...I haven't heard anything back from him. He would have to know that I wasn't trying to blow him off since I offered the house instead. I went by his house earlier and saw another friend's TT parked by his house. I get the fact that it's nice to have everybody at the same location but a 'no reply' kinda bums me out.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:16 PM   #33
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I would just say, and have said, I'm sorry but I make it a practice not to loan my rig out. And I will never plan to sleep in a tent again.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:36 PM   #34
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I do not have any relatives including my kids that I would let use my MH. In fact I wouldn't let most of them even the door.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:40 PM   #35
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I just thought of another great answer. "Sure, if I can borrow all of your credit cards and your checkbook for a weekend."
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:57 PM   #36
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This is the second time my sister-in-law has asked or more so assumed they could borrow our travel travel when they are in town to take camping which would include the truck as well,last time i explained that since they have never used a travel trailer before and how much the trailer/truck costs that my wife and i are not comfortable letting them use it, she didn't take us seriously and was a little offended by our answer. this time they want to go camping with us next month but she was shocked when we said we don't have room for 3 more people in the trailer and that they can use our tent and blow mattresses,her response "can we sleep in the trailer and you guys sleep in the tent", i said hell no and that we got the trailer so we don't have to sleep in tents anymore. The DW and i want to go camping with them but not sure what else i can say to get through to them,normally i would say NO!!!!! and that's that but i'm trying to be a nice guy about this.I know this has been discussed on here before and i just curious how others on here have handled this type of situation
Your sister in law sounds like the kind of person that has the natural ability to piss people off with out even trying. She is inconsiderate and self centered and I personally would not even want to go camping with them even if they had their own rig. Especially since you have already addressed this situation at least once before. You have no reason to be a nice guy to her at this point because she is not worth it.
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:09 PM   #37
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Do you have room to put the blow up mattress in the floor or you could move over or take her camper shopping.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:31 PM   #38
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I think this is funny.... I am a teacher and when you tell a kid NO! It' sometimes ends up in a long drawn out reason why.... because kids of today don't think anyone should tell them NO. How dare you???? Entitlement generation??? I think you clearly stated NO and you don't have to give a reason, anymore then I need to give a reason. A simple I am not comfortable lending something I've worked really hard for should suffice. GOOD LUCK.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:49 PM   #39
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Looking for a polite way to say NO

Get a quote for a rental of an equal setup of TT and truck, with the same terms, conditions, insurance, penalties, etc. That's the price!
If they say yes, tell them they will need to pay for the setup of your LLC.

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Old 05-12-2016, 06:55 PM   #40
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Go to a campground that also has cabins.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:23 PM   #41
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I can't get past the fact that she actually asked YOU to sleep in a tent and let HER sleep in the camper. She's one nervy, self-centered woman.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:30 PM   #42
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I can't get past the fact that she actually asked YOU to sleep in a tent and let HER sleep in the camper. She's one nervy, self-centered woman.
No kidding! That takes some gall.....

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