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nfoe84

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Posted: 01/20/20 05:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone!

We are going to be purchasing a TT in the near future. The last few years we have just been renting off rvhshare and it's been great.

We have a lake a few miles from our house and would like to go a little more often. That being said my work schedule doesn't allow me as much free time as i'd like.

We are planning on purchasing a trailer and putting it on rvshare to generate some income. I cannot justify buying a new tt and using it 5 times a year so i figure we'll give this a shot.


My question is does anyone else rent their tt? If so how has your experience been? The guy we rent from has had one bad encounter in 3 years. He ended up ahead at the end of the day.


My next question is the plan is to replace the camper every 3 years or so. Is it worth the money to get a more quality/more expensive camper? Pretty big price range on some bunkhouse tt.


Any input would be greatly appreciated!!


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Posted: 01/20/20 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome to the forum.

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when I was young about 25yrs old I bought a winnie just for this idea use it rent it. short story guy drove it to georgia blew the motor what a mess. never ever rent your toys. had all the protect me things in place yes they paid for the repairs but it was never right again. so my answer is if you can,t afford it don,t buy it.

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Posted: 01/20/20 07:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn’t ever rent my TT. It’s my second home. Interesting you are figuring to buy a new TT every three years based on the rental profits. IMO you’ll lose your shirt.


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Posted: 01/20/20 10:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I rented a TT to see if we wanted to buy one. Once we bought one, I never thought of renting it.

To me it is a hobby not a business.


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Never, ever would I rent my RV out again. There was a lot of damage which wasn't all caught at the end.

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Posted: 01/21/20 06:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, I know what others have rented out that didn't go well.

Let me ask do you have the skills to repair any damage yourself or take it to a repair service? If something is damaged you might be waiting for repairs unable to rent it or use it while being repaired. A dealer has a repair staff to maintain and repair rentals.

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I bought a MH for DW & myself to use, as rbpru said, not as a business, the guy you rented from coming out ahead, is a rarity.
I wouldn't rent mine out to a family member, let alone a stranger.


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If you're not the type that is real picky about your things (not an insult) then by all means, go for it.
I could never do it. I take pride in our RV's looking like new up to the day we sell them. You can't expect anyone else to care for your stuff and they'll beat the krap out of it.
If you move forward, don't forget to update your ins.


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Posted: 01/21/20 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Renters of these types of things are generally ones that don't know how a RV works, or don't care. Most will put more effort into making sure they don't run out of beer, than being careful with a rental.


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