Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-16-2014, 11:40 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ted E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 148
Do You loan out your Baby (RV) ?

Our very goods friends, the other day had posted on Facebook, that they had made enquiries about renting a Motorhome to see if they would enjoy the Glamping experiance. After checking numerious Rental agencies, they determined it would be to expensive for their 2 day local trip.
The DW and I discussed this and knowing that the couple had gone through some very rough times as of late (death in family, lost job ect) that we would loan them ours. Well, today is the day that they leave for there local Trip (not so local, 4hr drive up the Coquihalla hwy) and 2days has turned into 4. Morally we believe, it was the right thing to do. What goes around comes around. I have given the driver a 3hr orientation on how the systems operate (how to set up and tear down) The driver has had limited large rig driving experiance. (uhaul) We know that costly problems could happen, but pray that they have a great Family experiance with no issues. Have you done this, and what was the outcome? If you haven't done this would you consider it?
Thanks,
Ted
__________________

__________________
Ted E
2013 Thor ACE 29.2
Ted E is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-16-2014, 12:13 PM   #2
Community Administrator
 
Clifftall's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,120
That's very nice of you . I would never do it and I don't think its because I'm not nice . They thought renting was expensive. I think loaning can be more expensive. I hope yours turns out well.
__________________

__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Randyman1's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 705
To me loaning out my RV would be like loaning out my wife. Not gonna happen, and as said previously it is not because I am not charitable. Just some things you don't do.
__________________
Randy & Kathy-n-Auggie
07 HR Navigator 43PBQ, 525hp Cummins ISX, 17 Ford Supercrew Ecoboost King Ranch 4x4
Randyman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ChallengerRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,079
In my opinion you are way-way-way too nice!!!! I hope this works out well for you. For sure not something I'd do.

Russell
__________________
ChallengerRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:18 PM   #5
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted E View Post
Our very goods friends, the other day had posted on Facebook, that they had made enquiries about renting a Motorhome to see if they would enjoy the Glamping experiance. After checking numerious Rental agencies, they determined it would be to expensive for their 2 day local trip.
The DW and I discussed this and knowing that the couple had gone through some very rough times as of late (death in family, lost job ect) that we would loan them ours. Well, today is the day that they leave for there local Trip (not so local, 4hr drive up the Coquihalla hwy) and 2days has turned into 4. Morally we believe, it was the right thing to do. What goes around comes around. I have given the driver a 3hr orientation on how the systems operate (how to set up and tear down) The driver has had limited large rig driving experiance. (uhaul) We know that costly problems could happen, but pray that they have a great Family experiance with no issues. Have you done this, and what was the outcome? If you haven't done this would you consider it?
Thanks,
Ted
Ted
My dog?..... yes.
My wife?..... maybe.
My coach?.... NEVER!
Mel
'96 Safari
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #6
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Anywhere I want to be.
Posts: 886
I'd sooner loan out my husband (if I had one) than my motorhome.
__________________
1996 Newmar Mountain Aire. 3760 CA
2006 to 2015 Boxer named Cash (aka Cassius Clay)
2016 - Boxer named Chevy
Afubar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Bdhicks's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 129
No way for me either. A very good friend of mine asked the same question, it's very hard to say no, but I did say no. He rented one and on his weekend trip turned a corner to sharp and damaged the rear of the rv on a light pole. Hope your generosity don't come back to bit you.
__________________
Bdhicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
aauummm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Altoona, Iowa
Posts: 1,588
No.
__________________
2010 Itasca Sunova 33C, mucho mods
2011 Honda CRV, 2004 Rubicon (mucho mods)
aauummm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:41 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 54
If something is going to break I want to be the one to break it. Too many expensive things to go wrong for me to lend out. I take friends and kids friends with us a lot , but another no here
__________________
Cspringsrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:44 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Thunderfoot's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 474
Nope, not a chance. However I might have contributed to their rental fund depending on the circumstances.
__________________
'98 Signature 42' Classic Suite purchased July 2000
Toads: (4 down) Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevy 2500HD 4x4, or Scout Terra
Trailers: 28' HRC Stacker, 24' Look; contents vary per trip
Thunderfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 12:56 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
WReeder's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 227
Three things you don't lone out you RV, Your boat and your wife!
Why?
All three can get a rod thrown in them...
__________________
WReeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 01:27 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ted E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by WReeder View Post
Three things you don't lone out you RV, Your boat and your wife!
Why?
All three can get a rod thrown in them...
Thanks for making me laugh. Worried sick already. Should have thought to have contributed to the Rental fund. Great suggestion Haven't heard from anyone who has done this and what the outcome was? I will update this thread when they return. In the mean time, it's going to be hard to sleep.
Thanks to all for the replies,
Ted
__________________
Ted E
2013 Thor ACE 29.2
Ted E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 01:33 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,796
WReeder x2!!! That is funny, having a Wife, boat and now our first Motorhome I agree. With our experiences it seems everytime we have loaned something out (never my wife) it never came back the way I would take care of it. The day we bought ours my idiot brother in law asked when they could rent it, and he had the nerve to say they were going on a 3 week vacation to Oregon in a few weeks and they would like to use it then(this guy hasn't worked in 20 years while my sister supports him). I not so politely told him no and that we didn't buy it as the family toy...it wasn't hard at all for me to say as I worked too hard for this and there are too many things that can happen quick with a MH.

We are not greedy, and are very generous to our kids and friends in need but I would rather help them out renting one than loaning ours out. My Wife and I decided to buy a used MH for our 4 kids to share so they could go with us/and or on their own and they won't have to ask us to use ours(they have to maintain it/insurance/reg ect). That sounds extreme but we would feel real bad telling them no, but we would if it comes up.

Ted, you guys are really nice people and I hope everything works out for you, but next time just give them the money if you can, at least you'll know what the worst you can lose is and won't worry...Good Luck...Mike
__________________
Mike & Charlotte
2014 Newmar Canyon Star 3610
Orange County, California
Mike and Cha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Kuzzy's Avatar
 
Triple E Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Nanoose Bay B C
Posts: 335
Hope everything works out.
As you know the drive from Hope to Kamloops has extreme grades both up and down. A cell phone call might be a good idea to remind him of the law of physics so nothing gets cooked. Also a constant reminder of both over height and tail swing.
Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Kuzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RV loan for fulltimers micki49 Full-Timers 3 07-01-2014 04:04 PM
Rv loan help ! JCMINIS iRV2.com General Discussion 13 04-19-2014 06:22 AM
Weber baby q 1000 macandphyl iRV2.com General Discussion 7 01-02-2014 11:18 AM
Florida Bound - Retired Baby Boomer with Toys! jabird56 Just Conversation 0 11-26-2013 07:48 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.