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Posted: 11/23/21 07:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

covered wagon wrote:

I wouldn't do it if your camper is anything nice. I would hate to clean up after others and then show up everytime they can't get something right or pulling tools at midnight to fix something wrong after driving for a long time. Additionally, I just don't want my camper feeling like it's been a public restroom.JMHO

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Posted: 11/23/21 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bedlam wrote:

Oregon has a number of parks that are supplied by third party RV rentals. They haul in a trailer and set it up and then haul it away and clean it up for the next rental. I have friends that have rented like this in OR and NV because they used their tow vehicle to bring off road toys and didn't have a truck camper.


....a major RV rental company (international: Canada and US) rents truck campers, and the truck(s) under them. Not sure if permitted to post commercial names here, but easy to look up their website.

However, this is a commercial outfit, not a one-off private owner rental.

Insurance IS possible if lending out your rig (I know this). But as a previous Poster mentions, you need to approach an insurance company, and make sure in writing that they will cover your rig when it leaves your driveway with someone else at the wheel...that driver paying you for a rental, under your signed rental agreement.


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Posted: 11/23/21 07:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Back in 2014 we did a TC Alaska trip from Calif. We saw well over 100 TC's on the road that were Canadian rentals... All were Adventurer campers on 3/4 ton trucks.
Not sure if they are still doing that but I did talk to some of the renters and they really liked the TC idea.

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Posted: 11/23/21 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim:

....I just checked. "That" Canadian RV rental company is still renting Adventurer truck camper sitting on diesel trucks. Looks like 4 or 5 Canadian Provinces (out of 10 Provinces) are served with rental facilities...

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I see 1 major danger with renting TC. As all TC owners experienced, backing up and setting camper on the truck require some skills and patience. What are the chances the renter will smack the camper with a truck, or won't secure it well to have it bouncing on truck bed?
The US rental campers I have seen all come with no jacks, so the renter can't remove it from the truck.





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Posted: 11/23/21 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

As all TC owners experienced, backing up and setting camper on the truck require some skills and patience.


....yeah. Good point. If I was going to rent out our unit (off-property), and it was going on someone else's truck....I would absolutely load it myself, then with an air wrench, quickly remove the 4 jacks.

Also, I think that all the modern truck camper rental companies rent their "rigs" with high-quality back-up cameras. Imagine renting a tow trailer, or Class A diesel pusher, or, 28 to 31 foot long Class C without a back-up camera and rear bumper proximity sensors?

Getting back to a private owner rental, I would also make sure that a substantial "refundable damage fee" is in my agreement contract.

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I think the answer you're going to find here is an overwhelming, "No."

Everyone here purchased their camper for their own personal use. We want to use it when we want to use it, planned or spur of the moment. Not, oops can't go this weekend the camper's rented out.

You'll also find that it does not pencil out financially unless you operate "under the table." Maybe you're one of those Teflon Don types who can get away with not being properly licensed/registered/incorporated/whatever, properly insured, etc.. Just slap an ad up on Craigslist, and if someone has a problem, you can just ignore them and disappear. Make sure you don't have anything the lawyers can come after.

You'll also need to have the camper rented out 100% to make it pay, which then means you can't use the camper, so what's the point of owning it?

Remember your time has value. The time you spend marketing, dealing with the customers, moving the camper around, cleaning and preparing the camper for every weekend...

Also note that the big national rental agency, C...seA....ca, does not rent TCs in New York state. If anyone would know demand they would.


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Posted: 11/23/21 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of the reasons I have a TT is so that only DW and I sleep in that bed.


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Posted: 11/23/21 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What are you going to use as a vehicle while they are living in your TC with your truck underneath regardless of whether they drive it or not?

After you drop it off at the campsite, how are you going to get back home?

If you are going to cater to folks who want to experience "fulltiming in a TC", how are you going to ensure they don't refuse to leave it? What will you do if they decide to hotwire the truck?

Are you going to choose the campground(s)? Or will they choose? If the latter, how far are you willing to drive to get it to them?

When the heater stops working at 3 am, are you prepared to drive that distance to fix it?

If they run out of propane midtrip how will you deal with that - have them remove and fill the tank or have you go and do it?

How will you handle the tanks? Will you allow them to fill and empty? Or will you come out and do that?


And as said above, you need to make sure your insurance will cover it being rented. Even without driving the truck, insurance may consider it being used to support the TC against policy - if anything happens, even if not due to user error (tree limb falls, etc), the insurance may refuse to pay out.


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silversand wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

As all TC owners experienced, backing up and setting camper on the truck require some skills and patience.


....yeah. Good point. If I was going to rent out our unit (off-property), and it was going on someone else's truck....I would absolutely load it myself, then with an air wrench, quickly remove the 4 jacks.

Also, I think that all the modern truck camper rental companies rent their "rigs" with high-quality back-up cameras. Imagine renting a tow trailer, or Class A diesel pusher, or, 28 to 31 foot long Class C without a back-up camera and rear bumper proximity sensors?

Getting back to a private owner rental, I would also make sure that a substantial "refundable damage fee" is in my agreement contract.

Loading TC or hooking up a trailer is 1 thing, but operating it on the road is another.
When you have 28 minutes to spare, this is something LOMLO
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