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DSteiner51

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Posted: 02/12/19 06:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A friend rented their class C out last year, early summer. Got it back with everything above the roof and roof membrane replaced just in time for storage last fall.


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I'm hoping to rent ours, but not for folks to take trips in. College football is big here, and I would take it out to the parking lot, set it up and show them how to use it. Hell for enough money I will even stock and provision it with beer.


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apr67 wrote:

I'm hoping to rent ours, but not for folks to take trips in. College football is big here, and I would take it out to the parking lot, set it up and show them how to use it. Hell for enough money I will even stock and provision it with beer.


I'm trying to envision this. In a parking lot, what exactly can you show them that they would pay money to learn? From my experience, the things people want help with are: backing up a trailer and emptying black/grey tanks. The rest is usually handled by the seller/dealer when they buy an RV.


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He's going to "show them" how to use the lights, toilet, the stereo and maybe the grill. They aren't going anywhere and they aren't dumping the tanks, it is a home base for tailgating.

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magicbus wrote:

He's going to "show them" how to use the lights, toilet, the stereo and maybe the grill. They aren't going anywhere and they aren't dumping the tanks, it is a home base for tailgating.

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Ah, so he wasn't serious about charging them to "show them" these things in that sense. My joke meter blanked out on that one... [emoticon]

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I didn’t read that he was charging them to show them, he was renting it to them for the weekend and would show them how RV St stems work.

Not a bad idea. We tailgated UF games for years.

I’ll bet you could get $750 a weekend, more for big games.


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chasloew wrote:

I’m a newbie with a question about rentals. Years ago, my wife and I spent over a month traveling in a friend’s motorhome. Now that we’re retired, we’d like to have our own for several trips a year. To help with expenses, we’d like to use a peer-to-peer rental service like Outdoorsy or RVshare. I’ve read glowing reports on their sites about the money that can be made, but I’m sure they’re biased. I’m also aware that many advise against this without having done it.

We’d like to get unbiased advice and experiences -- both pro and con -- from those who have actually used these services. We’re in a mid-sized city in the Midwest. We think a small used motorhome that sleeps at least 4 might be good, but want to know what makes the most sense financially and what potential there is. If you've done this, we'd really like to hear from you.

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With FEW small exeptions,
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Never would rent or let even my best friend use my RV.

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"I had rental property once and that was worst experience of my life..
With FEW small exeptions,
Renters dont care about others property
Never would rent or let even my best friend use my RV."

I've had rental properties for years. Yes, I had a few problems, but now I have renters who help shovel the snow, mow the lawn, weed the garden and take out trash. I try to treat them well and they treat me well in return.

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I don't think you can compare long-term renters, i.e., house or apartment renters, to one-time renters that you would rent an RV to. If you're going to compare I think you need to be looking at motel/hotel room renters. Plus RV's are terribly fragile when it comes to their infrastructure like plumbing and electronics.

If you have little money or care invested in the RV, then renting it out is not a big deal. OTOH if you've spent $40,000 on your RV and you plan on traveling in it, renting it out is a recipe for disappointment. Especially if you can't do a lot of handy man and repair stuff yourself.


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fj12ryder wrote:

I don't think you can compare long-term renters, i.e., house or apartment renters, to one-time renters that you would rent an RV to. If you're going to compare I think you need to be looking at motel/hotel room renters. Plus RV's are terribly fragile when it comes to their infrastructure like plumbing and electronics.

If you have little money or care invested in the RV, then renting it out is not a big deal. OTOH if you've spent $40,000 on your RV and you plan on traveling in it, renting it out is a recipe for disappointment. Especially if you can't do a lot of handy man and repair stuff yourself.


Thanks, You make a good point about long-term renters! My neighbor rents an apartment on air-b-n-b and loves it. If I had a vacancy, I would try that also. I would rather travel in an RV that I had rented out and maintained than rent one someone else had maintained.

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