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Old 02-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #15
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You are truly blessed to have a great family and even better parents that made it so. Some of us are not so blessed.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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Thank you Jim! I agree on all points.
I have just worked out a deal with my nephew. He just purchased an Intrepid, his first car. It has a trailer hitch, and according to something I read from Can-Am, an Intrepid is a very good tow vehicle.
We are all going out to a family reunion at my dad's cottage on Manitoulin island, where my second Trillium 4500 is stored.
My nephew is taking my brother and my mom. He has agreed to tow back my second trailer if I install a brake controller and pay the difference in gas between going out with no trailer, and coming back with a trailer. This way, I can bring the 4500 that I use, out to Ontario. There will be a lot of us there, and extra beds will come in handy.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #17
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My thinking wasn't so much from the strictly monetary angle as from the thought that if something happened and the borrower had a different idea of what his responsibilities were than the owner's idea, it could cause a disagreement that could wreck a relationship. It has happened.

Monetarily, many people started talking about insurance. But plenty can happen to a trailer that insurance won't cover. Interior damage caused by misuse, for example. And how about stuff inside the trailer that can no longer be found when the trailer is returned? Sort of like loaning out a tool that never gets returned, and resentment can build up.

I've had good experiences as well as bad ones when it comes to trusting people. We gave a lady at our church several thousand dollars so she could put a down payment on a house; it was a big risk for us, but we saw it as a way to help a person of little means begin to put some equity into her life. That woman paid back every penny over several years. On the other hand, I helped a fellow usher, similarly in need of a financial break, with $2000 to buy some business inventory that he would sell and replenish and continue (we would share the profits as partners); he betrayed the trust by converting the money to his own use and buying himself something he wanted. I guess it all comes down to knowing what the person is really like.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #18
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In BC the trailer is just like a car and it needs its own plates and insurance - including liability insurance. My home insurance does not cover it when its parked in my garage.

Would I lend my trailer out - yes but it would have to be to someone I trust and I would trust the majority of members of my family with it. I have offered up my trailer to family members and they know all they have to do is ask if they want it. They have let me use trucks, cars, campers, trailers, boats over the years worth far more than my little trailer and they have never hesitated in handing over keys. So I have no problems trusting them to take care of what I lend them. If something was to happen whether their fault or not, that's what insurance is for ;-)
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by stevebaz View Post
You are truly blessed to have a great family and even better parents that made it so.
You are most certainly on the mark there, Steve. I am proud of the values my parents instilled in us, as we endeavour to pass on to my children and grandchildren.

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