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Posted: 08/03/21 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Recommend a Commercial RV rental company. All issues and problems eliminated. IMO

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Posted: 08/03/21 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rlw999 wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

rlw999 wrote:

I'd think insurance alone would be enough of a reason. If they "borrow" it for free, they *might* be covered under your policy (which means any insurance claims will be against your policy, even if it's their fault).


Not to be nit-picky, but if they rent it (signed contract + rental payment), then it will be covered under the renter's liability policy just like a rental car. It's a scenario that most people don't understand, but typical liability policies cover rentals. The renter's liability policy covers damage to the trailer as well as damage to any other parties (property damage and/or bodily injury) according to the renter's policy limits.

Having said that, renting out an RV sounds like a horrible idea to me.


Not all car insurance will cover a rental car, and may provide less or no coverage for an RV. And unlike a rental company that has an air-tight contract spelling out their liability, someone renting an RV to a friend has no such contract. If there's a catastrophic accident, I'd still expect the renter to come after the owner and his insurance.



"....the renter's liability policy."

You will never know *for sure* if the renter has insurance!!

IMO - renting to someone you know - is worse than someone you don't know....great way to make an enemy of a (former) friend when "things" go South..[emoticon]

Just say (a polite) "NO".

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Posted: 08/03/21 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Politely say no, with the excuse that your insurance coverage won't allow it, and suggest she check out Outdoorsy.com (or a similar site) to rent one.

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Politely say No. No reason needed. If they insist on a reason just tell them that you don't rent out your RV to anyone.
Keep it simple. No need to invent excuses.
We never rent or loan ours out. Not even to our kids.


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Posted: 08/03/21 01:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope.


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I recommend against it. Even with family there can be issues. I was in a family partnership. I wanted upgrades--the other "owner" did not. The other owner took it on long long long trips. I was concerned even though there was a "mileage charge" that went into a repair fund.


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This question has been asked here many times and at least 90% of the responses are NO!


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Tell them to go to Camping World, there are suppose to be starting a Rental sideline. If you don't use yours you can consign it to them to rent for you.
We use ours all the time so for us it would be a BIG NO.


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Just say No.

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Posted: 08/03/21 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An RV is not simply a bedroom on wheels.
How long did it take you to 'learn' it. All the systems, components etc. You don't pick that up in a weekend, especially if it's not yours.

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