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Old 12-18-2005, 12:41 PM   #29
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I think Gary probably best summed up how I feel. It's not that I think others would intentionally abuse it, but there are things that you have to treat a little more gently. And yes, things do happen and one has to be prepared to fix them as they arise.
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:41 PM   #30
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NEVER, NEVER, NEVER would I loan out the egg as I am very attached to it. When it went to the welding shop last winter I actually send my husband over there after a few days to check on it. They thought I was crazy.

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Old 12-18-2005, 02:24 PM   #31
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I would loan out my Love Bug to a grand total of 4 people.

1&2-My parents, Dad was a truck driver and still can back a trailer anywhere he wants.
3-My best friend, we share projects and he helped my rebuild the Love Bug when I needed help.
4 My older brother-he takes good care of stuff and we have a pretty good relationship.

These are the same people that I would loan tools and my vehicles to.

Some things never get loaned out-my wife, and my Goldwing. If you even ask, the friendship is over.

Most people would not ask to use my chainsaws, they ask it I can help them with the work. Loaning out a chainsaw to an inexperienced person is like playing Russian roulette while holding the gun to their head. Working with with chainsaws is one of the most dangerous things people can do, even when you have experience.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:38 PM   #32
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Hi All
A big merry Christmas to all and the Best in the new Year

Yes I would loan out my trailer to only one person and that is my big brother.
He ran a garage and was a big rig driver. He knows how to fix things and is
super careful. I would trust him with anything even my life!!!! Soooooo I guess
he's the only one

CYA later
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:43 PM   #33
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I wouldnt rent mine out either. i have had a few people ask me... I just say No.. sorry.. If i had overnite guests I would let them sleep in it , as my house is small and i dont have any room for overnite guests....

I'm with Christi. I have always used my TTs for guest rooms and even made some accomodations, when needed. I would maybe loan a car to someone in an emergency but never a RV. We have to use one ourselves for all emergencies and that
could be any day of the week!
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Old 12-18-2005, 05:33 PM   #34
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Hi Y'all,

Think me nuts but we are too attached to Clarissa II. Charles Watts wrote about the Skin Horse...for us it has been too many years waiting, too much time planning...hey, how could I loan her out if I am always planning the next trip! That's my answer...I'm planning a trip that weekend/week!

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Old 12-18-2005, 06:50 PM   #35
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:44 PM   #36
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Loaning out a chainsaw to an inexperienced person is like playing Russian roulette while holding the gun to their head. Working with with chainsaws is one of the most dangerous things people can do, even when you have experience.
I loaned my chainsaw to my EX but, not my trailer

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:46 PM   #37
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If someone asked to borrow your FGTV, you could always send them to the net for some good info on that topic...

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=13699
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:52 PM   #38
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If someone asked to borrow your FGTV, you could always send them to the net for some good info on that topic...

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=13699
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:51 AM   #39
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I certainly wouldn't rent to a stranger, so I suppose we're talking about renting or loaning to people we know.

Friends presumably.

It's vaguely embarrassing, but what we seem to be hinting at is that we like 'em as friends but we don't really don't trust either their abilities or how they treat their own things.

And possibly we're feeling grumpy that they put us in this awkward position by even asking. I mean, if they were really sensitive they'd know how much our trailer means to us and would never ask. (Hmmm. I seem to left my toothbrush at home. Can I borrow yours? Thanks! Here it is back again. Oog!)

And there's the whole "what happens if something breaks" thing. It's like the towing a house trailer with a VW Beetle issue that keeps coming up. Most of the time you might be OK but the one time there's a problem, and there's going to be a problem eventually, you're out a friend.

I tend to handle the awkward question thing by sort of missing the whole point. "Gee, thanks for asking, but I'm going to pass." Sorta take it on myself, give them a face saving out.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:19 AM   #40
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Morning all, Many of us have $$$$$$$$, sweat equity, and lots of time invested in our little toys. We know how we are going to treat our trailers. I would however loan mine to a couple of friends, but only in an emergency situation. And that only because I know they would do the same for me. Rent it, no way. Loan it for casual use, no way. MikeB
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:26 PM   #41
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Oh, c'mon you guys! What a bunch of Scrooges! While I confess that I'm just as attached to my trailers as you are yours... they're only STUFF. STUFF, as many of us have found through various misfortunes, is replaceable. Perhaps not with the exact same STUFF but with STUFF that's eminently just as serviceable.

I've given this some thought since my first post the other day. What's really important? Your trailer? Or is USING your trailer to do what you enjoy more valuable? Is your trailer really more important than your friendships?

The ONLY thing you leave behind in this world is the opinion that others have of you. If your friends are truly friends, and the opportunity arises for you to offer them something, why wouldn't you do it? (Legal and competency issues aside). After all, how many of YOU trashed your trailer the first time out? Almost none of us. Just think how much good information you could send them on for their first outing with your trailer... and if they really like it, maybe you've got a new camping friend if they buy one of their own? Presuming their tow vehicle is properly equipped, they are responsible and have appropriate insurance, etc. etc. etc. (those things that responsible friends will do anyway...) why NOT loan your trailer out to a trusted friend or relative if they ask?

While I probably wouldn't loan my trailer to a casual friend or someone I didn't know well, I think I would let any of my close friends take it if they asked. None have yet, though.

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Oh, c'mon you guys! What a bunch of Scrooges! While I confess that I'm just as attached to my trailers as you are yours... they're only STUFF. STUFF, as many of us have found through various misfortunes, is replaceable. Perhaps not with the exact same STUFF but with STUFF that's eminently just as serviceable.

I've given this some thought since my first post the other day. What's really important? Your trailer? Or is USING your trailer to do what you enjoy more valuable? Is your trailer really more important than your friendships?

The ONLY thing you leave behind in this world is the opinion that others have of you. If your friends are truly friends, and the opportunity arises for you to offer them something, why wouldn't you do it? (Legal and competency issues aside). After all, how many of YOU trashed your trailer the first time out? Almost none of us. Just think how much good information you could send them on for their first outing with your trailer... and if they really like it, maybe you've got a new camping friend if they buy one of their own? Presuming their tow vehicle is properly equipped, they are responsible and have appropriate insurance, etc. etc. etc. (those things that responsible friends will do anyway...) why NOT loan your trailer out to a trusted friend or relative if they ask?

While I probably wouldn't loan my trailer to a casual friend or someone I didn't know well, I think I would let any of my close friends take it if they asked. None have yet, though.

Roger

I still say NO.
True friends would not ask as far as I'am concerned.Would I invite someone to come with me?YES
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