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colliehauler

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Posted: 07/21/19 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I purchased another RV for friends and family to use. The people who I will selectively let use the RV will do so with the RV already set up and they understand how a RV functions. No way in hades I would let John Q Public use it, I know how people treat rentals.

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I would never take mine to an RV repair shop. Ive always and only seen incompetence. Im sure there are good ones out there too, I guess.
I bought a used RV from a dealer and found copious amounts of duct tape used for weather stripping and waterproofing and many other idiotic fixes.

I am wanting to buy a used RV just to rent out now. How much $ can be made? Unlike OP, I can fix everything myself so am not slave to mechanics and unwilling RV shops.

Your tanks should be fixable to infinity. If it broke in half, fix it. If the pipes broke off, fix it….

I imagine or hope his insurance is gotten as insurance for renting out vehicles. This does exist.

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Posted: 07/21/19 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

colliehauler wrote:

No way in hades I would let John Q Public use it, I know how people treat rentals.


Please enlighten us with some first hand documentable evidence.

* This post was edited 07/21/19 10:48am by IAMICHABOD *


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fitznj wrote:

A friend of mine does repairs on boats hulls both fibreglass and poly vinyl(?);
Take the tank out, take it to a boat shop and get their opinion.

They should be able to help you out.

Clean it real good first and you might get a better deal to fix it [emoticon]

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

No way in hades I would let John Q Public use it, I know how people treat rentals.


Please enlighten us with some first hand documentable evidence.


Read through some of the posts on these forums to see how biblically ignorant some people can be of the systems in a TT and how they work and you'll have all the evidence you need that there need be no malicious intent present when people destroy a rented anything. Then, for fun, imagine people unlike yourself that simply don't give a rat's arse about the item they are renting "because I've paid for it" and you'll get a clue.

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Some times even lending an item can be returned in a broken state, wife lent her slicer to the neighbor and she managed to close it backwards breaking a small plastic pivot, how she managed that is a complete mistery to both of us.

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Posted: 07/22/19 09:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I told CRUISE AMERICA that they were CRAZY in renting RV's. They will never make money or find Insurance for their rentals. [emoticon]

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There is/was a RV rental place about a mile from my home. He threw in the towel after a few years, couldn't take it any longer. He couldn't schedule renting because of all the cleaning and repairs that a RV needed before the next customer.





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I've heard of folks having good luck with eternabond for fixing tanks,and that might allow you to get it on the road (and rented or used) while you wait for the replacement tank to be made.

Maybe a mobile RV service guy would be more interested in working for the money.

With the tank out for repair it can be measured, and you will find who made it probably imprinted on the tank. I doubt Roadtek made the part, but its possible. Worse case scinaro is a fiberglass duplicate would have to be made, easy peasy for a boat place.

BTW, I rent my RV as well, try to ignore the 'nay sayers'. At least we won't have to compete with them.


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1968mooney wrote:

I told CRUISE AMERICA that they were CRAZY in renting RV's. They will never make money or find Insurance for their rentals. [emoticon]


Who would of thought,47 years later and a net worth of over $78 million[emoticon]

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