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Old 09-20-2018, 08:31 PM   #1
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Has anyone considered, looked into renting their Interstate , when not using, to help offset cost? There are sites like RV Share that advertise and connect you with potential renters. Of course they would have to be screened and approved by owners. I know there are risk involved such as additional insurance cost, liability, etc.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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I have a 2016 Interstate. It has taken me over a year to learn the ins and outs of the house portion of the Interstate. Too much to mess up for a newbie. No way would I consider renting it out nor lending it to anyone to operate. Cost too much to purchase and repairs are costly when you finally figure out what the issue is.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:50 PM   #3
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I know, that scares me. It has to be a experienced over before i would do it.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:54 PM   #4
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No way. I wouldn't even let family members use it. Far too much chance of screwing something up.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:10 PM   #5
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No, no, no, no, noooo.


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Old 09-20-2018, 09:23 PM   #6
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Errhhh... nope... Heck, we have an apartment back home and I don't rent it nor let people borrow it... we have our clothes and personal items there so that we are able to just grab a backpack and go... Same as we do with the AI now...

As long as it is financially feasible... not renting nor letting anyone else borrow my house (mobile or fixed). If it ever comes to that I would just consider selling it...
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:35 PM   #7
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You can add me to the list of those that wouldn’t entertain renting or loaning my rig out. There are just too many things that could go wrong.
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:40 PM   #8
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Has anyone considered, looked into renting their Interstate , when not using, to help offset cost? There are sites like RV Share that advertise and connect you with potential renters. Of course they would have to be screened and approved by owners. I know there are risk involved such as additional insurance cost, liability, etc.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:12 AM   #9
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I rented an AI via Outdoorsy and the funny thing was that I knew way more about the rig from my internet research than the owner. We had a great experience and ended up buying one two months later. Part of my justification for purchase (to wife) included the idea of renting

Now after a few months of ownership? Not so sure. I’m still not ruling it out, like others here, but I know I will be need to very selective with potential renters
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:55 AM   #10
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We've been looking into it and rented to a relative for a month as a test. It went well and we're going to use GoCampCampervans as our "agent." They handle the calendar of available dates, collect the money, provide some additional insurance and keep a portion for their trouble. Right now they're only in Oregon and California but I'd suggest you contact them anyway. https://gocampcampervans.com/vans/
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:37 AM   #11
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No, no, no, no, noooo.

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Errhhh... nope... Heck, we have an apartment back home and I don't rent it nor let people borrow it... we have our clothes and personal items there so that we are able to just grab a backpack and go... Same as we do with the AI now...

As long as it is financially feasible... not renting nor letting anyone else borrow my house (mobile or fixed). If it ever comes to that I would just consider selling it...
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:02 AM   #12
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Well, it goes without saying that I would never do this, but I do have one question:

What is the middle man's take? In every scheme in which there is a middle manager, they are typically the only ones who make money. Land-based property management companies typically demand 40%, and they get it. If your van is renting for $220/night (Gocampervans), that kind of rate would leave the owner with $132/night. Hardly seems worth it.
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:19 PM   #13
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I’d consider it now that mine has a many miles on it and I’m no longer emotionally attached to it. But would do it through a service to help cover risks. Would also like to know what they charge.
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:45 PM   #14
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Put me in the category of not wanting anyone else to use our RV but I can certainly relate to the desire to offset costs. The idea has crossed my mind a time or two.

Renting your RV to another person is probably best handled through an agent - as others have said, they know how to schedule the rental, arrange insurance, etc.

When we had a 1998 B190 Airstream we did "loan" it to a relative for 6 weeks at one point. That particular relative was considering buying the van from us so it made sense for them to get some extended experience to know if they wanted to purchase the RV. During that time we specifically avoided referring to the arrangement as a rental. Instead, the relative agreed to give us some money to help offset our expenses. That was our way of avoiding a business situation that may have required commercial insurance. Was that the best way to handle the situation? Who knows. Fortunately, we did not have any issues during that time.
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