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valhalla360

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Posted: 02/10/21 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TexasShadow wrote:

our two sons, in their 50s now, have never asked to borrow our MH (20+years),
but both asked, years ago, if they could drive it to see what it's like, so Dad moved over to the passenger seat and let them have at it..on an Interstate. Both boys (men) lasted about 30 minutes and never asked again. I (wife) drove it for about the same amount of time the day we took ownership and started home...on an Interstate. I probably should have kept doing that until I got used to it, but sadly, did not, and now I sometimes think about what I would do if DH gets sick on the road, etc.


It's not too late.

While I do most of the towing, ever so often we swap out for just the reason you suggested...what if I am incapacitated and she needs to drive.


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I remember when I was a young boy, just before the earths crust cooled" I asked a friend if I could borrow his train set. My Dad took me aside and said "the best way to lose a friend is to borrow something. If anything happens, as it often does, you may have lost a friend or effected a relationship. There's only one thing you borrow"! And I asked "What's that Dad"? And he said "A hammer"... And I of course said "A Hammer"? My Dad says "you can't break a hammer"!

And yes, anyone can have an accident. But if its in my coach, I want me to be the driver. That way I'm the only one to blame. Plus some people have cats... I HATE CATS!!!

I don't borrow things and I don't say things like "What did you pay for that"? I figure if someone wants to loan me something or wants me to know what I paid? They would tell me. I know... Maybe that's just me?

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My dad always said, that if I wanted to drive his stuff, I should buy what he bought, we'd then be equals. I've been asked for the use of my truck, and our trailer, once. Truck, many times, by people who are moving. My standard answer is to tell them to buy a truck, just like I did, and the trailer borrower got the same answer, want to use one? Go buy one.
I also have a shop full of tools, go buy them, just like I did.....

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Posted: 02/11/21 05:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mondooker wrote:

There's only one thing you borrow"! And I asked "What's that Dad"? And he said "A hammer"... And I of course said "A Hammer"? My Dad says "you can't break a hammer"!


Thems fighting words...Nobody borrows my hammer. [emoticon]

Actually, I have broken more than one hammer.

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I’m sorry Thor, that was very wrong of me! [emoticon]

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Before you let anyone drive your coach in other than an emergency situation may sure you check your insurance policy.


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BobGed wrote:

Before you let anyone drive your coach in other than an emergency situation may sure you check your insurance policy.


That was my first thought also.


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Mondooker wrote:

I’m sorry Thor, that was very wrong of me! [emoticon]


That's awesome...I wasn't even thinking along that line. [emoticon]

God forbid your evil older sister gets her hands on it.

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And its a personal thing as well... If I was driving someones vehicle, regardless of what it is. And I had an accident I'd be beside myself. I'd not have to worry what the person thought I borrowed it from. I'd feel horrible! And I have no desire to put myself in that position. Maybe that's just me?

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