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Old 03-20-2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Just curious if anyone has ever loaned their camper to a family member? Our darling daughter asked if she and her husband could borrow our camper one weekend this summer my initial thought is no! We are very meticulous with our camper and I'm not so sure they would be. Anyone ever done this?
Quick edit: the summer before buying the camper we bought a new tent when we purchased the camper we gave them the tent second time they used it it rained for two days they packed up early because of the rain they didn't exactly pack the tent the way it should basically jammed it into its bag and tossed it wet in the garage where it sat for three months until I pulled it out and aired out and return folded it the proper way that's why I'm thinking NO.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:07 AM   #2
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I have. People, especially my family, are more important to me than things. I figure my daughter cares more about me than the trailer.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:16 AM   #3
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I've spent 10s of thousands of dollars to purchase - and two+ years learning how to drive and operate my rig. I don't see me simply turning it over to anybody because they'd like to use it for a weekend. That goes doubly for my children! I spent years and years and years picking up after them - and know firsthand how they take care of stuff. Ain't gonna happen as long as I'm alive!
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:37 AM   #4
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My signature pretty much says it all regarding my travel trailer...
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:53 AM   #5
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If they can't respect your tent, I can only imagine how they will repect your rig. I do have a problem with even the thought of loaning mine out. If they want to take an RV out so bad tell them to rent one. If you decide to go ahead and let them, I would ask for a large deposit and a firm contract the covers damage inside and out. But I think it is a bad idea, especially if they have been disrespectful in the past toward your stuff.

As a grown man with a job and responsibilities I can't even imagine asking my parents for something like that..... but I have a 40 year old sibling who has no problem feeling entitled to anything my parents have. They learned the hard way with her.

RV rental places are designed for people like your daughter and husband.
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Absolutely not for the reasons already posted and others that may have yet to post.




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Just curious if anyone has ever loaned their camper to a family member? Our darling daughter asked if she and her husband could borrow our camper one weekend this summer my initial thought is no! We are very meticulous with our camper and I'm not so sure they would be. Anyone ever done this?
Quick edit: the summer before buying the camper we bought a new tent when we purchased the camper we gave them the tent second time they used it it rained for two days they packed up early because of the rain they didn't exactly pack the tent the way it should basically jammed it into its bag and tossed it wet in the garage where it sat for three months until I pulled it out and aired out and return folded it the proper way that's why I'm thinking NO.
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Just curious if anyone has ever loaned their camper to a family member? Our darling daughter asked if she and her husband could borrow our camper one weekend this summer my initial thought is no! We are very meticulous with our camper and I'm not so sure they would be. Anyone ever done this?
Quick edit: the summer before buying the camper we bought a new tent when we purchased the camper we gave them the tent second time they used it it rained for two days they packed up early because of the rain they didn't exactly pack the tent the way it should basically jammed it into its bag and tossed it wet in the garage where it sat for three months until I pulled it out and aired out and return folded it the proper way that's why I'm thinking NO.
I think your post already answered your question, didn't it?
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Spent too much getting it the way we want it and there are too many things that can go wrong...Having said that No Way! I don't know how we could give a crash course on everything we do to go and drive it...you can always say Insurance won't allow any other driver except yourself or the rate would go up!

OOPS if it is TT, forget the part about insurance!!!
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You might offer to pay for a rental.
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If my kids or a close friend needed to borrow my truck,,thats fine.If they need a place to sleep,I have extra bedrooms,If they need money for something I will help all I can..But three Personal Items I DO Not loan are my camper,my ranger boat and my Teryx.

Im sorry, but when I get time to use my toys I dont want to find out they were broken when someone borrowed them and neglected to tell me about it.
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I've thought about this so I'd be prepared if and when either of my brothers might ask to use the motorhome. I've decided that if they want to be someplace within reasonable driving distance of me then I'll drive the motorhome there and set it up for them, but I'm not going to let them drive it or set it up or pack it up. There are just too many details to take care of and missing any one of them could have very costly consequences.
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No. Too much risk for hurt feelings or issues for me. If they want to join us when camping, be our guest. If traveling on own, need own equipment would be my thinking.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:51 AM   #13
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Only reason I posted this is my wife thinks we should let them I still say hello no!
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:21 AM   #14
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BTW, most tent companies recommend stuffing not folding a tent. It reduces the repetitive stress.
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