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Old 01-05-2018, 02:33 PM   #15
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Thanks, for the feedback I think I will skip that idea!
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:49 PM   #16
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Do a search on "renting your RV" and there will be a lot of reading. The short answer is most people would never consider, myself included, and of the ones who have done it, most would never do again. . . There's a lot to be said for learning from other people's mistakes and life's lessons!
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:50 PM   #17
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Have a close look at all the rentals driving around and you will see that a lot of them have damage along the lower sides where newbies have cut a corner too close. True your insurance might cover the repairs but your premiums will rise and the rig will be off the road not earning money or available for your use.
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:59 PM   #18
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Appears Cruiseamerica does okay renting RV's but no one on here is as smart as Cruiseamerica workers are.
First, my rig is a lot nicer than anything you will get at CA.
Next, ever rented from them? I have, it was maintained well below my standards. Different tires in most of the six positions, some of which were showing signs of bad wear. Torn upholstery. Mismatched window treatments. Fresh water overflow line disconnected and gone.
Finally, just because someone else does it, doesn't mean I will. Not until after I'm done using it forever.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:03 PM   #19
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And... CA has no emotional ties to their RVs.

Buying an RV to rent out is one thing. Renting out your personal baby is entirely different.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:53 PM   #20
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And... CA has no emotional ties to their RVs.

Buying an RV to rent out is one thing. Renting out your personal baby is entirely different.
Guess I never fell in love with a RV. Saved my love for my family.
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Renting your motorhome

I take care of my stuff to the point Iíd never consider renting my personal items , but I donít love any of it or have emotional ties to any of it either .
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in a word....nope!
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I wouldn't rent my personal RV, but we're thinking about buying a few and renting them out. We're running the numbers now and talking to Good Sam, the insurance company and the lawyer to make sure every possibility is covered, such as a breakdown, accident, etc.

We would likely do a few 24-28' class C's. Small enough that most people should be able to handle them.
I know a fellow locally who does very well with a business doing the above. The key is he is setup as a dealer with a manufacturer. He cannot sell the units new but once they are a year old and used he is allowed to sell them. He buys them at dealer cost, rents them for season and sells them as used units with low mileage. He has an on-site repair person who fixes the RV stuff that breaks and the chassis is still under the factory warranty so it goes to a local dealer for any drivetrain repairs. He is not personally attached to any of the vehicles, this is strictly business and he gets new rigs each spring. He runs about twenty rental rigs last time I stopped in. I used to rent from him from time to time, before we got our own RV, and it was always a good experience.
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Guess I never fell in love with a RV. Saved my love for my family.


No need to be obtuse. Iím quite sure you understand the point I was making.
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I take care of my stuff to the point Iíd never consider renting my personal items , but I donít love any of it or have emotional ties to any of it either .
Same here. First thing I would do after it returned would be to go over it with a fine tooth comb and a camera.

Second thing would be to make contact with the renter and seek money for the damage.

Third thing would be banging my head against a tree after learning that everything I discovered was considered to be, "normal wear and tear".
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I told the wife NO when she mentioned letting one of her "kids" (40's) live in our 5vr short term... NO FRICKIN WAY !!!!! We work hard for our 'stuff' and take care of it... Some drive "beaters" and don't understand...... NO......
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I am sure a large percentage of us have entertained the idea of renting out to make some extra money. But the reality of some people not being able to properly drive or even those who "drive it like a rental" usually bring us back to reality. Most folks will not care for our units like we do. Case in point: I have seen how many torn up motor homes come back from Burning man! You can watch them as they come down the freeway. All torn up!
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Thanks, for the feedback I think I will skip that idea!
I would rather dive head first off of a sky scraper onto a thumb tack, then rent out my RV.

Good decision
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