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Old 09-10-2016, 05:06 PM   #1
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Renting Not Storing your RV

We joined this site about a year ago and our plans/dreams have been changing daily. Anyway, we live in Upstate NY, retired and thinking about Florida or getting an RV. I am not sure if this idea has ever been discussed but I want to put it out there. I know a lot of people often store their RV's during Winter. I wonder, instead of storing your RV would you allow [Moderator Edit] anyone to rent/lease it for a few months? I have checked several Rental Sites and they want so much money. Is this idea feasible, interesting to anyone or just downright stupid? Would appreciate any responses. Thanks
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:14 PM   #2
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Silence can be deafening. Assuming the lack of response is either lack of interest in renting or everyone is watching football. I think your sample is or will be weighted towards passionate RV'ers here so that might explain our silence and/or reluctance to rent out our RV's. We love ours and would trust no one including family nor friends with it.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:14 PM   #3
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Not being rude or harsh.
I don't have insurance coverage for rental
I would have to charge you more than a rental business would cause I would have to be able to cover ALL costs (individual vs business entity)

And I don't even loan my RV to family/friends....let along strangers (even ones from IRV2 )

RV Rentals are expensive for a reason......

I understand your predicament........
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:16 PM   #4
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There are a few on here that have stated they bought RV(s) as an investment to be rented but you will find that the vast majority of RV owners view their RV to be way to valuable or personal to ever let anyone use it.

There was a thread on this very topic not long ago, you might find it with a search.

There are many places across the country that rent RVs, mostly Class C, there are a few that will rent a Class A.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:35 PM   #5
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No. We'd never rent our our RV.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:49 PM   #6
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Would never rent out our MH, we don't even let family members use it unless they go with us. They are too complicated and too much liability to rent out to those who may not know how to operate it or drive it properly. We bought new so we wouldn't have to worry about how it has been taken care of. I worked too hard and saved too long to buy ours, so renting it out is not necessary, or even a remote thought for us. Plus living in California we can use it year round.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:50 PM   #7
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There are two kinds of vehicles that can go anywhere. A 4x4 and a rental.

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Old 09-10-2016, 05:51 PM   #8
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I've seen hundreds of RVs driven and used/abused by renters. It's VERY common in the Canadian Rockies and US west. NO WAY would I let any of those folks near my MH. I don't even like camping near them or having them park near us. A lot of it is prolly inexperience, but there seem to be just way way too many abuses and too much damage. Can't be worth the headache

There's a website (rvshare) that seems to coordinate for private owners renting out. Good luck!
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:54 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by twogypsies View Post
No. We'd never rent our our RV.
Same here. No way a renter would take anywhere near as good care of it as I do.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:58 PM   #10
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There is another issue to this, our insurance would not cover us renting our RV.

Some campgrounds have rental TT's on site. Check into that as it may be the answer you need.

Like many here I would not lend mine to family, as said they are complicated and no one will want to pay the repair bill when they damaged something.

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Old 09-10-2016, 06:01 PM   #11
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We loved our motorhome. I talked my dad into buying one. He went to Florida to visit my sister. Her husbands father had a fairly new motorhome. He had just started to rent it out. He told my dad what a great deal it was. He was trying to talk my dad into renting his. I was totally against it. A year later the guy sold his motorhome. It was using oil and the generator was giving trouble. The interior was looking tattered. He bought a new one and said he would NEVER rent again.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:38 PM   #12
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If you want to rent in Florida, check out this RV Park site for a RV park in a city you're interested in staying. Many of the RV parks rent out Park Model RVs for staying in their parks. You can't travel with it. It's stationary in their park but at least it would give you a 'RV experience' to see if you'd like to buy a RV for traveling in the future.

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Old 09-10-2016, 07:47 PM   #13
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There are several companies that rent RVs. Seems it would be much easier using a company setup for that
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:51 PM   #14
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For me to even consider it, I would have to get about $200 a day with a minimum 3 year rental term, PREPAID!

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