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Posted: 09/29/21 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On the up-side - what better experience to see if you are up to the challenge to return to RV ownership.


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Super_Dave wrote:

My wife was recently diagnosed with cancer so we have decided to sell our 5th wheel and try Airb&b trips versus RV rental.


Sorry to hear of your troubles but...

We do Airbnb in most winters (usually overseas and exempting last year) and it's a great option. Takes a little more time going thru the property listing. We haven't found any outright false photos but some get creative in how they take pictures. Overall a really nice option.

If we are going to stay more than a few days, a hotel gets old really quick. Nice to have a separate living room with couch vs constantly sitting on the bed. Also helps control costs. We usually eat breakfast in, have lunch out and then something light for dinner back at the apartment. We also make sure to look for a place with laundry. Surprising how cheap it can be when you stay for 2-6weeks vs the normal tourist travels.


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Consider it a preview of what you will be up against if/when you buy your own unit.


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JoeH wrote:

Consider it a preview of what you will be up against if/when you buy your own unit.


No,If it was their own trailer,the mess either would not be there, or cleaned up when it happened. The black tank would have been clean, the fridge would have been running and cool, the maintenance and repair would have been completed.
Rental experience is not at all equal to ownership!

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JoeH wrote:

Consider it a preview of what you will be up against if/when you buy your own unit.


Fortunately, in the 3 campers now that we’ve owned, I wouldn’t consider the OPs issues with his rental tone indicative of all campers. Or even many of them.
Maybe I’m lucky, knock on wood…lol


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Posted: 09/30/21 09:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JoeH wrote:

Consider it a preview of what you will be up against if/when you buy your own unit.


Bet reply yet. The problems that the OP had pale in comparison to what I had to deal with on a new trailer.





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Atwood Air Conditioners are very quiet.


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pitch wrote:

JoeH wrote:

Consider it a preview of what you will be up against if/when you buy your own unit.


No,If it was their own trailer,the mess either would not be there, or cleaned up when it happened. The black tank would have been clean, the fridge would have been running and cool, the maintenance and repair would have been completed.
Rental experience is not at all equal to ownership!

Ownership is not just a breeze. While the OP discovered the issues last minute and had to deal with them. If he owned the unit he would still have had to discover issues and deal with them.


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Dang, I have owned three trailers. All of them have developed some problem or another.
I have owned probably twenty vehicles. all of them have had one problem or another.
I have owned four homes. All of them has developed one problem or another.
I have had three wives, all of them developed one problem or another
Life ain't problem free,when they are your own problems they are not as serious as problems caused by others.

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jdc1 wrote:

There again....you get what you pay for. A $7.25 minimum wage isn't going to buy much.

Paying that same person $15 an hour isn't going to make them a better employee, just a more expensive one.


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