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Old 04-07-2015, 10:54 PM   #1
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Renting out your RV/MH

Finally considering replacing our stolen MH. We are still a relatively young family of 5 and use our RV for the occasional weekend and week long vacation. I am considering buying a coach and allowing it to be consigned to a company that rents it out when we do not use it. I can buy a used MH on my own, or I can purchase a new unit via this company at a wholesale price direct from the manufacturer, as they put it. I have researched the company, their insurance, etc. They say on average their units generate $18k in revenue per season, of which the owner receives 45%, or $8k-10k per season. They take care of general maintenance (oil changes, etc)....They also say that in general, the units would be used for 7-10k miles per season. Honestly, we would only use our MH 10 weekends per year plus 1 maybe 2 weeks per year for our vacation. Seriously considering this to recoup some of the investment.

Anyone out there with advice and/or experience??

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Old 04-07-2015, 11:09 PM   #2
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Run away!! Not worth the worry and wear and tear on the rig. Think about how rental cars are treated.

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Old 04-07-2015, 11:15 PM   #3
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thanks...I see someone else posted the same question...think I have my answer.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:33 PM   #4
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I would never consider it
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #5
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Uh, no. One of the best things about having our motorhome is knowing that our vacation home on wheels is always ready to go. We have all our stuff in the coach and no packing is required. Throw some food in the refer (or stop at the grocery store) and we are good to go.

And, I would never be comfortable that any renter would be able to properly manage all the fairly complex systems on our motorhome.

Run, and I do mean run away from this idea! Renting is for cheap Class C motorhomes with advertising down the side. It just doesn't make sense for a nice privately owned unit.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:07 AM   #6
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After seeing the condition of some rental cars when I travelled for business there is no way I would rent out $200,000.00 plus motorhome. I am amazed by the condition of some that I see that the owners don't take care of.
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:59 PM   #7
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Personally, I would never do it!
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:23 PM   #8
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I would never rent out my RV! I would take on a second job if needed!
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:31 PM   #9
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If it's a newer rig with a warranty or an older one with a service policy it might even void them out. You would have to read the documents to be sure though.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:32 PM   #10
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I just met a guy that did this and he told me that he would never do it again. At the time they did it they could not afford the motor home so they did it to allow them to own it. It was wrecked several time and the rental company takes the money from te wrecks and had sub standard repairs done. The people that us it do not take care of it so the furniture gets ruined so at the end of their contract they had to gut the ubit and have several repairs done to the body to bring it up to snuff.

Obviously that does not mean that this would happen to you but I thought it was worth relay what I was told last week.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:04 PM   #12
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"Wholesale price direct from the manufacturer" Yup, for sure. No way is that gong to happen.

Now, if you are interested, I have this bridge........
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:43 PM   #13
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So what do you do if they bring fleas in...or worse...lice or scabies or something like that....

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