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Old 08-18-2011, 05:16 AM   #15
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Oh, one last response from me before going 'postal' for the day, mentioned the 'borrowing' part to my Mom last evening. This woman KNOWS what life has been for me looking for my dream Airstream, her response was $4000.00 a week! Think that would send most running for the hills???
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:16 AM   #16
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But you will need to spend a weekend staying in the camper first. You see, most campers have a rodent problems. Snakes seem to be the best solution. Once the snakes are comfortable with you, I would be more than happy to rent it to you. Most of the snakes are harmless. For security reasons, we hide the keys in the black tank, but usually they are easy to find. If you smell gas, give us a call, as we don't need another explosion. Would you mind washing the bedding first, one of the dogs seemed to have had an accident, if you know what I mean. You will need to stop every mile or so to check the lugs on the front wheels, as they have been falling off lately, maybe the threads are stripped. And contrary to what the wife says, it's not haunted, so don't worry, although supposedly, there has been a few deaths in the camper. Oh and don't forget to leave the keys to your house so that we can check on it while you are away. Is there any beer in your fridge? How many bedrooms in your house? We are planning a toga party that weekend.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:26 AM   #17
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But you will need to spend a weekend staying in the camper first. You see, most campers have a rodent problems. Snakes seem to be the best solution. Once the snakes are comfortable with you, I would be more than happy to rent it to you. Most of the snakes are harmless. For security reasons, we hide the keys in the black tank, but usually they are easy to find. If you smell gas, give us a call, as we don't need another explosion. Would you mind washing the bedding first, one of the dogs seemed to have had an accident, if you know what I mean. You will need to stop every mile or so to check the lugs on the front wheels, as they have been falling off lately, maybe the threads are stripped. And contrary to what the wife says, it's not haunted, so don't worry, although supposedly, there has been a few deaths in the camper. Oh and don't forget to leave the keys to your house so that we can check on it while you are away. Is there any beer in your fridge? How many bedrooms in your house? We are planning a toga party that weekend.
By far, the best response......
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:30 AM   #18
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By far, the best response......
I second that!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:54 AM   #19
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As an old friend of mine says..
"@ss, Grass, or Gas... but nobody rides for free..."

Another GREAT way to put them off, would be.. "Well, I am going to polish it before I use it, so let me know when you have time to Donate a few weekend of hard labor to help."

Seriously tho, I have had people ask me to come along when we get traveling, and thats fine, but Borrow my 345... I dont think so.

I would say this...
"Well, its a 22 year old rig, and it has a few issues. When I have it done a few trips in it and am feeling a bit more confident, we can talk again... But if you do borrow it and it breaks, its only fair that you pay for the repairs."

I bet they wont ask again.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:50 AM   #20
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I HAVE TO VOTE NO! I recently had to say no to a neighbor who had a huge tree fall and punch holes in his roof. "I'm sorry,I cant. Its a very personal thing to ask to rent or borrow one's AIRSTREAM. I would ask your insurance company to rent you a trailer while you repair your house." He seemed to be ok with what I had to say. He still waves so I guess hes not mad at me for turning him down.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:02 AM   #21
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Completely out of left field

A possible response . . . . .

You can borrow my Airstream only after you have been able to recite, with perfect accuracy, all of Nicky's dialogue from the Long, Long Trailer . . . . and your travel partner or spouse must be able to do the same with Staci's dialogue. . . . . from beginning to end . . .

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:07 AM   #23
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Yeah, if any of my friends actually asked me, it would probably be because they didn't know how much it was actually worth or how much labor it required, etc.

I would respond with, "yeah, No."

And if they were persistent, I would just play it off with the insurance aspect.

I am a pretty generous guy to friends. For instance, I loan out my camping gear all the time because people know I have enough supplies for 10+ people. However, I never, ever, ever loan out my expensive backpacking gear. I'm sorry but if it is not treated right it will break, and they probably don't realize just how expensive backpacks and sleeping pads are when they weigh less than a pound.

Don't do it. For the sake of Airstreams everywhere, don't do it.
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Time to start looking for new friends!

Asking to borrow one's RV, and especially one's Airstream is right up there with asking for one's firstborn!

I've never been asked, but I guess my response would be to say that everything's for SALE, and quote a price of twice the actual value - a ridiculous request to BORROW one's AS is worth an equally ridiculous ANSWER!

If that doesn't calm the waters, a suggestion to loan them your phone book to look up an RV rental outfit should get the message across...!
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I had to wait to inherit my father's Airstream before I could "borrow" it!
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:46 PM   #26
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I guess you could call it an "heirstream".
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