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maddog348

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Posted: 12/10/18 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Methinks they got more of the renters 'deposit' than they planned on.!!!!!!!

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Posted: 12/10/18 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mgirardo wrote:

How long was the floor left wet? One overflowing toilet, one time doesn't cause the floor to be rotted enough to allow you to leave foot prints. It takes a good amount of time with continually wet wood to do that kind of damage.


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PonyGrrl wrote:

Nutinelse2do wrote:

If you have to do that to make money from a 15 year old rig, you shouldn’t own one.


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I apologize. That was rude of me. Hope your insurance pays for the headache involved


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Nutinelse2do wrote:

PonyGrrl wrote:

Nutinelse2do wrote:

If you have to do that to make money from a 15 year old rig, you shouldn’t own one.
(There is no reason to be obnoxious & rude to strangers. Ever. Except if they ask for it.)
I apologize. That was rude of me. Hope your insurance pays for the headache involved
Recognizing a wrong done and "Making It Right" says a lot about a person. I commend you.

We could all learn something from Nutinelse2do.

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* This post was edited 12/10/18 05:56pm by ron.dittmer *


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Posted: 12/10/18 03:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ron.dittmer wrote:

Harvard wrote:

The bathroom vanity in some RVs empty into the black tank.
I like this answer best.

But the other answer is entertaining.

I would never rent our motor home. I won't even loan it to close family. Adding freezing temperatures is 10x trouble.


Me either. My power tools fall in there also.

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Posted: 12/11/18 11:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While pondering going full-time one of these days I debate about selling my home or renting. Check that. I would never rent my home or my RV regardless of deposit or insurance. I have never allowed my trailers or motorhome on the road without me as well. Enough can go wrong with me in it!


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My class A has the bathroom sink plumbed into the black tank as well. Kitchen & shower go to the grey.

Keep in mind, someone relatively unfamiliar with RVs may have simply tried to get the toilet to "flush" like a home toilet; ie LOTS of water used to rinse skid marks, etc. Yes, lots of water is desirable for trouble free dumping, but there is also such a thing as too much, especially with relatively small tanks found on most class Cs. Couple that with a bathroom sink plumbed into the black, letting the water run in the sink while washing hands and/or brushing their teeth...

However, I also agree that the floor has had to be wet for a significant amount of time for it to be as soft as the OP describes.


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mgirardo wrote:

No RV we have ever owned had the bathroom sink drain into the black tank. However, they are out there. My wife's sister owns a 2005 Chateau Sport that does that. The dealer told them it was part of the "winter package". Very annoying for a family of 6.

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, *every* RV I have owned had the bathroom sink drain into the black tank.


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We have a winner! Actually several of them:

1) The black tank was overfilled via the sink drain ("vanity" per Conquest's build sheet). Renters are just devastated that their intent--to prevent the valves from freezing--has destroyed my property. For future searches: black tank fills from toilet and bathroom sink drain.

2) Happily, the RV sharing platform did as they said they would. So the deductible on the insurance claim comes out of their deposit.

3) So far the insurance firm has done as agreed: they inspected, got 2 estimates on the damage and have estimated the cash value of my RV at a fair % of what we paid for it 5 years ago. Now, we got a good deal on exactly what we needed at the time, and I shopped it hard, and we had to spend 10% of the purchase price that week on tires & suspension work to make it safe to travel...but we got 5 years from that set of costs.

4) The guy upthread who went on the attack was a stand-up person of character who looked at it again & said, whoops, my bad. That's another winner in our increasingly harsh culture of negativity.

When we complete this process I'll post a thread for future owners considering a sharing platform, and include all the numbers from this 6 month adventure.

This board has helped me many times over the years & I want to give back by offering a transparent, ask-me-anything 'review' of the sharing platform rental experience from the owner side, so others can evaluate for themselves.

A lot of people say 'I'd never rent out my RV' based on something they saw someone do to a Cruiseamerica rental at a rally one time, their cousin who breaks things he borrows, or feeling that their RV is family/personal space. I'm not hoping to persuade anyone of anything, just want to offer the facts for your review.

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Posted: 12/20/18 02:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the follow up report. [emoticon]


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