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Old 11-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Do you loan your RV to Family Members?

My brother-in-law emailed me saying he, his wife and two teenage girls want to plan a camping trip next summer and was wondering if they could borrow our motor home for a week in July. They want to go about 1000 miles away - 2000 miles on our Newell round trip. We take very good care of all our vehicles as well as our house. They are opposite - drive old cars and their house is a mess. He is also prone to car accidents - had 3 in 5 years.

I have not mentioned this to my wife yet. I am leaning towards saying no. Just wondering if others loan out their Newell's to family members?


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Old 11-01-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. Hopefully saying no won't cause friction between you and your wife. BTW, there are some family members I would loan my Newell to and others that I would not because of exactly the same reasons you stated.

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Wouldn't want to. But can't anyway because this is our home. Unless we want to be homeless.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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I don't know if I would because a coach is one of those larger more expensive items compared to a say a camera. And the saying "if you break it you replace it" would be a little on the harder side to enforce.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Nope, I wouldn't do it.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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I have in the past and I will continue to do so but only to my sons who help me work on the coach to begin with.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:21 AM   #7
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:52 AM   #8
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Never have because they all have their own coaches.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:13 AM   #9
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:29 AM   #10
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That's a huge investment to let someone (anyone) use. Especially with the background you describe. Personally I would come up with any excuse to NOT loan them your rig. One option (probably even the truth)is that your insurance company will not cover them (neither will their auto only coverage) and getting a separate policy that would cover just this trip would be very expensive. They would be better off renting a rig for their use.

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