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Old 07-24-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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Happy Friday all!!,
I'm sure I know the opinion most of you will have towards this, but here it goes.
I have a 2004 28' international and I'm thinking of renting it out daily/weekly. We were in a central Florida county park and there was a airstream next to us that was a rental. The renters did NOT tow it. It was delivered and set up for them... All they did was arrive and the trailer was ready to go. I live 12 miles from port canaveral fl, which is next to Cocoa Beach, 42 miles from Orlando. Pretty much the tourist capital of America. Our stream is sitting more than rolling down the road and I'm thinking why not rent it to families that want the experience of an Airstream. I WILL NOT rent it to be moved by the renter. I will set up and remove it when done. I've seen a few on line for rent and the pricing varies. Has anyone done this? Or has anyone investigated it?? I know I must be crazy, but it just might be a good way to supplement my disability SSI. Although I am getting richer by the day with SSI, it's very tempting.
Your thoughts??
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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If I had been having pretty reasonable luck with my trailer not breaking, I'd consider it. Those CCDs are sharp-looking, and I'd imagine you could get a hundred or more a day for it.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:51 PM   #3
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You might want to check with the agency or owner that is running the campground where you plan to do this to make sure that this will be OK with them. Also, talk to your insurance agent to see what they might have to say about this.

Personally, I would never do this, but taking the tow out of the picture would go a long way towards easing my mind.

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Old 07-24-2015, 01:53 PM   #4
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Sounds like an idea with potential. You might want to check with the campgrounds to see what their take on it is. You might even be able to negotiate some better rate, who knows.. I would lock the ball though to make sure nobody tries to move it.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:59 PM   #5
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Do a search on 'airstream aribnb' and you can see what is happening in this area. Biggest obstacle may be finding insurance, both liability and age to the trailer. Your regular policy probably is worthless.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:49 PM   #6
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Why not do it. I own 4 summer cottages on Lake Champlain that we rent out weekly in the summer and 2 night minimum during the shoulder seasons. I was hoping to rent out my AS on our property for overflow, but couldn't work out the septic (legally). It's now our retirement business and we make a decent income. Just limit the number of occupants and set a minimum number of nights. You can get a feel of future renters by corresponding with them.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:50 PM   #7
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The insurance is the key.. However, I see KOA is renting AS at certain places. Maybe "contracting" with a established companies at first to test the water is something to look at. Fall under their insurance. Also, advertising seems challenging, I don't exactly think Craigslist is the way to go.
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:20 PM   #8
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I think the guy above meant to type search air bnb airstream,

Where the problem lies is with the municipality, or area where you live, In mine, I called the bylaw department and asked about the legality of using my airstream as an AirBNB rental and the fellow said....Technically it is not allowed but it is complaint driven, he said give it a go as it sounds cool, but check with your household insurance in case you need to add anything...

Here are a couple links from searching AIRBNB...While I have looked in to it for at my home but haven't gone anywhere with the idea yet. My trailer insurance in British Columbia is good as without me adding anything extra it already includes for rental.

https://www.airbnb.ca/wishlists/airstreams

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here is another good one

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Happy Friday all!!,
I'm sure I know the opinion most of you will have towards this, but here it goes.
I have a 2004 28' international and I'm thinking of renting it out daily/weekly. We were in a central Florida county park and there was a airstream next to us that was a rental. The renters did NOT tow it. It was delivered and set up for them... All they did was arrive and the trailer was ready to go. I live 12 miles from port canaveral fl, which is next to Cocoa Beach, 42 miles from Orlando. Pretty much the tourist capital of America. Our stream is sitting more than rolling down the road and I'm thinking why not rent it to families that want the experience of an Airstream. I WILL NOT rent it to be moved by the renter. I will set up and remove it when done. I've seen a few on line for rent and the pricing varies. Has anyone done this? Or has anyone investigated it?? I know I must be crazy, but it just might be a good way to supplement my disability SSI. Although I am getting richer by the day with SSI, it's very tempting.
Your thoughts??
Have a great and safe weekend!!!
are you not worried about damage...things can get exspensive
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:58 AM   #11
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aren't you concerned about damage?
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:58 AM   #12
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I love this idea. Not with my primary trailer because we use it all the time but I've thought of doing it with another trailer. We live in Oregon and there is a commercial campground on the Oregon coast that has amazing bay views. It would be so cool to have another trailer parked there and rent it out in the summer. Give everyone a chance to have the Airstream experience. And for a dealer, it might be a great way to let people try it out - let the cost of a weekend be applied to a purchase or they would pay for it if they didn't buy a trailer - lots of potential there. And if you aren't using your trailer all that much, I think it's cool to let other's use it. Insurance would have to be checked out for sure, but what a great opportunity for all boats to float!

Oh, and if you use something like VRBO to rent it, you can use this insurance thing they have that covers damage - the renters pay it but you can get coverage up to $5,000 for each stay for about $100. You just add it to the cost of the stay.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:46 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone!! I'm going to dive in to this next week for sure. Updates to follow!!
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Similar thread,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f351...am-138584.html
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