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Old 07-31-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Putting our RV into a rental pool..

Hi fellow RVers,
We have been approached about putting our class A RV into a rental pool and wondered if anyone out there has had any experiences with this. Would be very appreciative of advice, warnings or encouragements.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I wish I could offer the encouragement you're looking for, but there is absolutely no way I would put my coach in a rental pool... and I don't even own a Country Coach!

Just too many potential problems for my taste.

Best of luck.

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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Make sure your insurance is paid up, 'cause there WILL be "accidents" with which to deal.

There WILL be "depreciation"!

Is this what you want?

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Old 07-31-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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My advice is to take a good hard look at how you view your RV.
Can you honestly look at it as a business transaction, and accept that damage, abuse and just plain wear and tear is a "cost of doing business"?
Or, do you have a special affection for your motorhome, much as you would your house? Granted it won't love you back, but if you're the type that will get upset over every ding, scrape and stain, you won't be happy.
Personally, I like my Winnie too much to ever consider it.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Mine is a 1989 Pace Arrow with 80k, worth peanuts, and I would not rent or loan it out. May be old, bit everything works, not beat up and I want to keep it that way.
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thanks

thanks guys, we do appreciate the feedback, will give it very careful consideration before leaping in. (or not)
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:00 PM   #7
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Hi fellow RVers,
We have been approached about putting our class A RV into a rental pool and wondered if anyone out there has had any experiences with this.
No way. One of the reasons I have an RV is I don't have to deal with what other people do. My beds, my carpet, no one to break my stuff.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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If you do this, be sure your insurance co. will cover it under commercial use. If there is a lender involved they may have some objection to using the MH in a commercial endeavor. Not a good idea to rent out and then try to collect on a damage claim.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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Aside from the possible accidents mentioned above, I'd be worried about just normal use. These are complicated systems. No way can a renter have enough knowledge to operate properly. Secondly, if through some kind of network where an agent is involved, they'll be reporting to taxing authorities. Risk, possible damages, paperwork and paying taxes... you would have to get a REALLY high rate of pay to offset all that. Personally, I wouldn't do it no matter what the rate is.
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If it is financed I'm pretty sure you can't do it unless its a business loan. I'm sorry I like mine to much to have it messed up. It would be like staying in a hotel again after its rented.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #11
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Not in my lifetime! Have you ever seen how a rental is treated by some renters? Mobile meth lab perhaps?
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x2, I agree with blang
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:32 PM   #13
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I started off renting motorhomes, classe c and class a. I had to buy insurance that the rv dealer had a contract with. Was cheap and not a big deal. I rented a class c from a private party once, the rv was in good shape but the owner got it back cleaner inside and out than when I picked it up.
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We have some friends who bought a Windsport gasser new and put it in the dealer's rental pool (American Dreams) They have actually made some money on the deal but report that the inside looks like it is many years older than its actual age of "2". Plus, some noticeable dings on the exterior. Scrapes from trees, etc.

Still, they are not really avid RV'ers so it works for them. They do say that the dealer will not let it stay in the rental pool past 3 years.

On some trips we have made we have witnessed rental units nearby being mistreated by their users. Slamming doors, leaving compartment doors open during a rain storm, slamming awnings, etc.

Windsport.........rental.......OK.

Country Coach.........rental.........no way, Jose.

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